Journée internationale des forêts

Our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. The current rate of soil degradation threatens the capacity to meet the needs of future generations.  The promotion of sustainable soil and land management is central to ensuring a productive food system, improved rural livelihoods and a healthy environment... ..-.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...

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Norway commits additional US$ 11 million to UN-REDD Programme, US$ 600K from Spain

The future of the UN-REDD Programme was strengthened at the Programme's 13th Policy Board Meeting, with new donor pledges of approximately US$ 600,000 from Spain and US$ 11 million from Norway.

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Keep the forests standing for people and the planet

The Ayoreo people of western Paraguay, who include the last uncontacted indigenous peoples south of the Amazon, have an enemy that they call the beast with metal skin and an attacker of the world. Their spears cannot penetrate its flanks, although they have tried...

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Climate Finance Overview

The World Bank Group’s focus on climate change has resulted in significant financing to support low-emissions and resilient development. Some recent highlights include:

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New World Bank Green Bond Is a Story of Market Growth and Innovation

  • Green bonds have created a new way for investors to achieve the return they need while also supporting climate-friendly development projects. Many long-term investors today consider climate risk and sustainability in their investment choices.
  • The investor base in green bonds is expanding quickly, as the World Bank's new US$600 million benchmark green bond shows.

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GCF Executive Director highlights role of Green Climate Fund in supporting climate adaption in developing countries

MANILA, 26 Feb. 2015 — As one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world that are at-risk from climate change, the Philippines is among the main countries that could finance priority adaptation investments through the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This is one of the messages the Executive Director of the Fund, Ms. Héla Cheikhrouhou, conveyed to senior officials of the Philippine government as part of her participation in a high-level mission to the country led by French President François Hollande.

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The Adaptation Fund Clears Proposal ‘Pipeline,’ Welcomes Contribution from Government of Flanders

(Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 2015) The Adaptation Fund has received a contribution from the government of Flanders (Belgium) of EUR 1 million (US$ 1.2 million), which had been pledged to the Fund in 2013. This contribution, combined with the German government’s recent contribution of EUR 50 million (US$ 62.3 million), will enable the Fund to clear its‘pipeline’ of pending climate adaptation project proposals from multilateral implementing entities (MIEs), and to finance more projects by national and regional implementing entities (NIEs and RIEs).

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ATIBT - Newsletter 02/2015 | Timber buying policies in Europe, ATIBT and WWF France place tropical wood firmly back at the heart of the action

In this Edition: (1) Timber buying policies in Europe, ATIBT and WWF France place tropical wood firmly back at the heart of the action -  (2) An increasing number of retailers and brand owners have started to require their suppliers to provide wood products from responsible sources (3) Many public procurement policies make certification a prerequisite for selecting suppliers of construction materials ...

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Global Environment Facility (GEF): TRIDOM project finetunes concept notes for submission.

Douala (Cameroon): From February 23 to 24, 2015, the regional workshop for the validation of PIFs (Project Identification Form) from Cameroon, Congo and Gabon was held in preparation for submission of said forms to the Board of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The submissions would be developed based on achievements garnered by the TRIDOM project as recommended by the July 2014 Extraordinary Session of the COMIFAC Council of Ministers and the last TRIDOM project workshop which took place in December 2014.

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Upcoming Events

09.03.2015 - 12.03.2015 UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference
18.03.2015 - 20.03.2015 IWPA's World of Wood Convention 2015
22.03.2015 World Water Day
02.05.2015 - 04.05.2015 BUILDEXPO AFRICA, Nairobi, Kenya
05.05.2015 - 08.05.2015 INTERZUM , Cologne, Germany
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 SYLVA WOOD, Shanghai, China
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 LIGNA, Hannover, Germany
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 3rd World Teak Conference 2015
19.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 Forest Biotech for Smallholders
05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 Forum ATIBT , Milan, Italy
12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 UNCCD COP 12
26.10.2015 - 29.10.2015 IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015
15.11.2015 - 16.11.2015 G20 2015 Leaders' Summit
30.11.2015 - 11.12.2015 UNFCCC COP 21
05.12.2015 - 06.12.2015 Global Landscapes Forum 2015

Job offers

Liason Assistant, Congo Landscape

AWF is seeking a motivated and high performing Liaison Assistant to establish and maintain positive long-term relationships with both internal and external stakeholders in the Congo Landscape Program. 

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Jane Goodall Institute: Operations Manager, Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, Republic of the Congo

The Operation Manager is a full time position assigned to the Jane Goodall Institute Republic of Congo and will supervise the team leaders of each department; generally oversee and appropriately modify in consultation

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Associate Biodiversity Scientist

The Associate Biodiversity Scientist is responsible for managing and working on research projects and/or serving as a technical resource to help implement Conservation International's (CI's) mission of empowering societies to sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Job duties incorporate a range of research and technical responsibilities. 

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Call for Applications: WRI - Africa Forests Associate II, Global Forest Watch, US-DC-Washington

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being...

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Call for Applications: WRI is seeking a Congo Basin Regional Coordinator, Global Forest Watch, location - CD-Democratic Republic of Congo

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being...

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CONGO BASIN GRANT PROGRAM, deadline for Applications is May 1, 2015

The Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP) has been established to provide competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.

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Conservation Pilot, Cameroon-Chad

The position is based out of Bouba-Njidda and Sena-Oura Transboundary Parks in northern Cameroon/southwestern Chad. Occasional work in CAR may also be undertaken.

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Project Manager for USAID-DOI Partnership to Combat Wildlife Trafficking in East Africa

The U.S. Department of the Interior's International Technical Assistance Program (DOIITAP) is seeking qualified applicants to fill a full-time, long-term, fully reimbursed detail with our office to serve as a project manager for an East Africa regional program focused on wildlife trafficking.

 

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VARIOUS WATER RESOURCES, WASH, AGRICULTURE, NRM, AND CROSS-CUTTING POSITIONS , Tanzania

International Resources Group (IRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Engility, seeks candidates for an anticipated USAID project in Tanzania.

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WWF - Communication Manager, Tanzania

WWF Tanzania is seeking a high performing candidate with extensive experience in managing conservation to ensure that WWF is highly influential and relevant and is able to shape the conservation agenda in Tanzania...

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WRI - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Global Forest Watch

WRI is seeking a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of Global Forest Watch (GFW).

 

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TNC - Loisaba Wilderness Project Manager, Nairobi, Kenya

... The Project Manager will work closely with TNC Africa Conservation Director and TNC Africa Operations Director to ensure that Loisabas operations meet TNCs requirements and needs. The Project Manager will work very closely with the Loisaba CEO and partners to help manage the Loisaba Board of Directors. S/he will be responsible for key discussions with fundraising trips and help with all aspects of making Loisaba a sustainably run conservation area and a model of success in east Africa.

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JGI: Program Performance Analyst, Africa Programs, Vienna, VA (Washington, DC Metro Area)

... The Program Analyst will lead the process to transition JGI's current line-item based budget to a performance-based one within AP.  S/he will also support the work and operations of Africa Programs in terms of creating quarterly budget forecasts, managing semi-annual portfolio reviews (programmatic) in AP countries, working closely with the Senior Director of Development to align budget gaps with the grant proposal pipeline, and training field-based staff in the principles and implementation of performance-based budgeting...

 

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AWF - Community Development Program Officer, Mbeya, Tanzania

AWF is seeking a program officer to work with different stakeholders and  assist local communities living within the Mkoji Water Sub-Catchment Project area to implement AWF's "Safeguarding Ecosystem Services and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture" in Tanzania's to improve the livelihoods of the communities. 

 

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