International Mother Earth Day-22 April 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 - 10 May. This year’s theme is the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds. World Migratory Bird Day is an annual, global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats....find out more

About the partnership

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership was launched by Colin Powell at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg as a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative. The Partnership brings together some 70 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

Unfccc-Synthesis report on the aggregate effect of intended nationally determined contributions

Updated synthesis report on the aggregate effect of INDCs - published 2 May 2016. The COP, by its decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 19, requested the secretariat to update the synthesis report prepared to decision 1/CP.20, paragraph 16 (b) to include all INDCs communicated by Parties by 4 April 2016, a total of 189 Parties (96% of all Parties to the UNFCCC).

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List of Recent Climate Funding Announcements

Updating in Interactive Graphic - A number of climate funding announcements by developed country governments, multilateral development banks and multilateral climate funds have been made in the run-up to and at the COP 21 UN climate change conference. The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has compiled the list below from public sources and produced an interactive user graphic to show the essential details of each. 

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Bonn climate Conference : Long-term climate finance events in 2016

An in-session workshop on long-term climate finance was organized on Wednesday 18 May 2016 during the Bonn Climate Change Conference session in Bonn, Germany. Building on the constructive discussions held during last year's in-session workshop, this year’s workshop continued to focus on the issues of adaptation finance, needs for support to developing country Parties … and to inform the second biennial high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance, which will be convened at COP 22…

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Paco News-Fight against wildlife crime: AFRICA-TWIX platform is operational

The information exchange platform AFRICA-TWIX is operational since 15 March 2016. It has more than 70 operators responsible for the implementation of the CITES in four pilot countries covered by the project (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo). 

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Main conclusions of special session of COMIFAC Council of Ministers.

Towards implementation of the provisions of article 20 of the COMIFAC Treaty on the loss of voting rights- (2) Towards a new Acting Presidency of COMIFAC and renewal of COMIFAC statutory staff  - a plan of action adopted for the implementation of the Paris Agreements in the Congo Basin - organization of the Third Summit of COMIFAC Heads of State in Equatorial Guinea taking shape…

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Paco news- The Great Green Wall: part of the solution to fight against desertification in Africa

The first conference on the Initiative of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel (GGWSSI) was held in Dakar from 2 to 7 May 2015 under the theme "Restoring Africa Landscapes - The way forward". The ministerial segment of the May 3, 2016 ended with the reading of the Final Declaration of the Conference. 

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GEF-Women key agents for tackling climate change

SONGDO, 28 APR 2016 GCF’s direct access country partners take part in UN Women training session on women’s empowerment to scale up climate action….“Women are key agents for tackling climate change. They have an important role to play, not only in addressing the effects of climate change but also in contributing to the other Sustainable Development Goals,” she stated. “At UN Women, we are pleased to see that GCF has put women at the centre of its work with countries, demonstrated through this one-day workshop on women’s empowerment to scale up climate action.”...

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GCF Dispatch: A roundup of news from the green climate fund may 2016

GCF Dispatch is a short compilation of news related to the Fund. This roundup is published periodically to keep partners — Board members, National Designated Authorities (NDAs), Accredited Entities (AEs), contributors, civil society, and private sector actors — up to speed on GCF activities. 

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Upcoming Events

06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 50th Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

Opportunity: Technical Working Groups and Review Groups

ICAT seeks expert input on its methodological framework. The framework will help countries transparently measure and assess the impacts of climate policies and actions. Input is sought on guidance across these topics...

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WWF-Head of policy Central Africa, Wildlife Crime Programme (WCP)

WWF-Regional Office for Africa- Yaoundé Hub seeks a Head of Policy Whose major functions will be developing and delivering the Central Africa strand of the WWF and TRAFFIC WCP, securing high level political and corporate commitments as well as programmatic impact delivery. S/He will do this through two primary functions...

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U.K. Director

Description: The African Wildlife Foundation's UK Director works as an integral member of the global philanthropy team, with the primary responsibility of expanding AWF's philanthropic reach to new global regions by growing the individual and institutional donor base in the United Kingdom. The UK Director will play a lead role in crafting a comprehensive fundraising strategy for AWF UK, ensuring that funding in the UK continues to increase.

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Chief of Party

Description: AWF is looking to identify an experienced Chief of Party for its anticipated Biodiversity program in South Sudan. This program is part of USAID's objectives to build foundations for conservation, anti-trafficking, land and natural resource management, conflict mitigation, and security, and will enhance women and youth with livelihoods and economic opportunities, through fishing, vegetable gardening and small scale micro-enterprise activities to disengage them from wildlife poaching.

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Senior IT Service Manager

The Sr. Manager of IT Service Management is responsible for the IT infrastructure and information systems for the Africa and Madagascar region. He/she will work with the Country IT technicians within the region to develop sustainable support structure addressing the support needs of the users in the country and program offices. The Sr. Manager of ITSM also works in conjunction with the other Sr. IT Service Managers to ensure that global "follow the sun" technical support and network operations coverage are maintained. The individual will also address escalated problem resolution when necessary. 

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Coordinator, Kids & Nature Grant Administration & Evaluation

The coordinator is responsible for coordinating the proposal process, processing agreements and payments, collecting and organizing reports and corresponding evaluation data for both types of grants. In addition, the coordinator will serve as a primary moderator of a special community of practice designed to promote best practices for leveraging the Roots & Shoots model to create meaningful experiences for young people in nature.

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Conservation Business Models Associate

Location: Arlington, VA (DC Metro Area). The Conservation Business Models Associate designs and implements new business and investment models that promote sustainable production of global commodities, while also conserving and restoring critical landscapes, and protecting natural capital, including carbon, water  and biodiversity.

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