Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Forests-Action-at-France-Afrique-Summit-27MZIFGVJ3M.htmlConceptually similarForests Action at France-Afrique SummitGP0Z9ACompleted★★★★Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitGP01D2SCompleted★★★★Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitGP0UBACompleted★★★★Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitGP024RCompleted★★★★Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitGP0OUWCompleted★★★★Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitGP0STJCompleted★★★★★★★Holding Banner - Forest Action at European HQ of World Bank (Paris, France: 2007)GP01DL5Completed★★★★Banner on Building - Forest Action at European HQ of World Bank (Paris, France: 2007)GP0LXTCompleted★★★★Activist and Banner - Forest Action at European HQ of World Bank (Paris, France: 2007)GP015ZCCompleted★★★★View AllGP0Z99Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitActivists climb a crane and hang a banner reading "Non-pillage des Forêts Africaines," which translates to English as "Don't Plunder Africa's Forests" outside the opening of the France Afrique Summit in Cannes. The police climb the crane to attempt to remove the activists.Locations:Alpine Countries-Cannes-France-Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'AzurDate:15 Feb, 2007Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:1708px X 2616pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Climbing actions-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Greenpeace activists-Industrial cranes-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-SunnyShoot:Forests Action at France-Afrique SummitGreenpeace activists protest outside the opening of the France-Afrique Summit in Cannes, a conference of heads of state from France and Africa. Greenpeace is calling on Chirac and leaders of other donor countries to stop promoting industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following the protest, President Chirac announced his support to maintain the moratorium on industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo until the DRC government is able to fully manage its forests. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in this region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.