Journée internationale des forêts

Welcome to the Congo Basin Forests Partnership Anchor Conference  Brazzaville,  Republic of Congo, from 8th to 9th October, 2014 - Register Now...Find 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 Updates: JUNE 2014
 

 

CBFP Partner for the month

logo CUSO International
CUSO International

CBFP News

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund - Tenth Meeting (C10) - Chair’s Summary

CFPs provisionally selected the ER-PIN from the Republic of Congo into the pipeline of the CF, and provisionally allocated up to $650,000 for development of an ER-PD. The inclusion and allocation are subject to a condition specified in the respective resolution...

Read more …

Read again: FAO: Participatory land-use planning for priority landscapes of the Congo Basin

Central Africa’s conservation approach is based on land-use planning in 12 priority landscapes, involving establishment of core protected areas surrounded by multiple-use zones...  The large landscape conservation approach adopted in the Congo Basin is aimed at effective management of a network of protected areas along with promotion of sustainable use of natural resources in surrounding forests for economic development, livelihood support and the well-being of surrounding local communities...

Read more …

WRI-RRI: Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change

How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change - World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Resources and Rights Initiative (RRI) unveil the report Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change...

Read more …

ENB : Summary of the first UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

The first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was held at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-27 June 2014. More than 1,200 participants, including environment ministers, heads of international organizations, government representatives, civil society representatives and business leaders, attended the assembly. The overarching theme of the session was “Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including sustainable consumption and production.”

Read more …

IISD – Summary of the Bonn Climate Change Conference

The Bonn Climate Change Conference took place in Bonn, Germany, from 4-15 June 2014, and included the 40th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The fifth meeting of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-5) also took place. The meeting brought together approximately 2790 participants, 1689 representing parties and observer states, 1068 from observer organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and 37 media.

Read more …

Conclusion of the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue

The aim of this year's Petersberg Climate Dialogue was to introduce new ideas into the negotations and discussed new strategies in preparation for the World Climate Conference in Peru in 2014 (COP20/CMP10). On 14-15 July 2014, about 35 Ministers and their representatives, the Co-Chairs of the  ADP, as well as the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, met in Berlin at the invitation of the governments of Peru and Germany. In an informal setting Ministers discussed how to accelerate progress in the UN climate negotiations and how to enhance climate action in their respective countries. 

Read more …

Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program: Readiness to Engage: Stakeholder Engagement Experiences for REDD+ - Available in French...

...As the REDD+ countries move into the implementation of their stakeholder consultation and participation plans, donors should keep close oversight of how well the countries follow their plans and the results of stakeholder input. If collected, this information could be shared across countries. Countries that are leaders in stakeholder engagement could help to create peer pressure so that other countries aim to live up to international standards for the quality and extent of stakeholder engagement...

Read more …

ECCAS : Towards the establishment of the Green Economy system and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa

In order to finalize the implementation of the Green Economy System in Central Africa and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa, the ECCAS General Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Congo, the COMIFAC and the BDEAC, decided to hold the Conference of ECCAS Ministers, on the topic of the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa and the structural transformation of the natural resources economy. The chosen theme is: DIPLOMACY, INTEGRATION-GOVERNANCE AND THE NEW TIMBER ECONOMY...

Read more …

Upcoming Events

Job offers

Operations Assistant, Congo Basin Forests Fund (CBFF) - (Based in Abidjan)

Grade: GS 7 - Poste N°: 50072380 - Référence: ADB/14/017 - Date de publication: 18/06/2014 - Date de clôture: 08/07/2014

Read more …

CARPE US/TCN PSC Global Climate Change Specialist GS-14/15 recruitment

Interested applicants must submit:  (1) His/her most current curriculum vitae or resume; (2) Signed form SF 171 or OF 612; (3) Three to five references, who are not family members or relatives, with telephone and email contacts; and (4) A one-page written statement (in readable, legible font) that addresses the Evaluation/Selection Criteria in this solicitation...

Read more …

Project Leader, Selous Game Reserve

To support all aspects of Protected Area Management for the conservation of the Selous Game Reserve and its Outstanding Universal values by working with SGR management team to provide direct technical support to build systems and capacity for resource protection, monitoring and effective and efficient management and to ensure that the logistics are in place to facilitate implementation of the strategy.

Read more …

Project Coordinator and National Biodiversity Strategies & Action Plans Forum Website Moderator

The Project Coordinator & Website Moderator will support the UNDP-GEF EBD Senior technical advisors responsible for the NBSAP / BD EA portfolio in leading the direct technical implementation of the project within UNDP.

Read more …

Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences. Deadline for applications: 15 August, 2014 

Read more …

IUCN WORLD PARKS CONGRESS - Stay involved in the world's most important protected areas event

Register before 30 June 2014 for early bird rate - Submit your proposal for content before 15 March 2014 - Apply for sponsorship to attend -  Receive news through social media or the newsletter

Read more …