International Mother Earth Day-22 April 2016

World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2016. The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought.2016 Theme: Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality. 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

bonnchallenge-The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration

The Bonn Challenge is driven by the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, a proactive network that unites governments, organisations, communities and individuals with a common goal: restoring the world's degraded and deforested lands. 

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FAO/The agriculture sectors in the intended nationally determined contributions: summary

The Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) served as the basis for negotiations at COP21 and helped produce the Paris Agreement on climate change. The INDCs will guide country-level climate action for the coming years.1 INDCs include not only targets, but also concrete strategies for addressing the causes of climate change and responding to its effects. As at 31 March 2016, 188 countries2 had submitted their INDCs to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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New edition of Infosylva

Welcome to this new edition of Infosylva. The 23rd Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) opens its doors at FAO Headquarters in Rome on Monday, 18 July and will be in session through Friday, 22 July. The session will coincide with the Fifth World Forest Week (WFW). The rich programme with more than 60 events aims to help “shape a new agenda for forests” in order to strengthen the role of forests and sustainable forest management in the achievement of the SDGs as agreed in Paris in 2015. See the COFO 23 alert in English and the programme on the COFO 23 website

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“Towards Thematic Reviews for an Integrated Follow-Up & Review of the 2030 Agenda” Summary Highlights, 7-8 July 2016

On Friday morning, participants discussed concrete actions and recommendations to inform the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) negotiations. Jes Weigelt, IASS, recalled that thematic reviews are uncharted territory and offer room for input. Ivonne Lobos Alva, IASS, outlined suggested recommendations, including: encouraging member states to support the draft resolution and proposed themes for review in 2017-2019; encouraging the use of informal processes and reports; and encouraging member states to consider adding principles for the inclusion of stakeholders in voluntary national reviews.

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Adaptation Fund to Gather Climate-Vulnerable Countries at Annual Global Climate Finance Readiness Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2016) — The Adaptation Fund will host its third annual Global Climate Finance Readiness Seminar July 13-15 at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., bringing together its accredited entities that are implementing adaptation projects in developing countries throughout the world, as well as partner organizations and interested stakeholders.

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Adaptation Fund Launches Calls for Grants under the Climate Finance Readiness Programme

Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2016) — The Adaptation Fund has launched calls for several small grants under the Climate Finance Readiness Programme. The announcement was made during the Fund’s third annual Global Climate Finance Readiness Seminar held July 13-15 at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

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IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of CoP17 Proposals available

Cambridge, UK, 6th July 2016—The IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the CITES Appendices at the 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17), which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24th September to 5th October are now available online. 

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Traffic- Officials receive CITES enforcement training relevant to “One belt, One Road Initiative”

Tianshui, Gansu, China, July 2016—Around 50 enforcement officials, including representatives from the Forest Police, Customs, State Administration of Industry and Commerce and Forestry Department in Ningxia, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan provinces attended a training event on the Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) last month.

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Upcoming Events

51st Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

WWF-Technical Advisor - Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme

we are looking for a dynamic and committed Technical Advisor - Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme, for the Cameroon Country Programme Office. The incumbent is assisting the Programme Manager in providing technical and scientific advice on the overall development and implementation of the Lobeke Programme, in line with the Management Plan of Lobeke National Park, and the WWF Cameroon Country conservation Strategy.

 

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Call for proposals : To host a side event and exhibit in the Africa Pavilion Marrakesh, Morocco 7th – 18th November 2016

While Side Events are an excellent means to communicate progress on selected initiatives and, feedback from the Africa Pavilion in COP21 was that there were too many of them from which to choose, it is therefore strongly advised that suggested fewer and more linked/or coordinated events will have to be organised at Africa Pavilion during COP22. It is important to note that the proposing organization will serve as the lead organizer and responsible for everything during the side event.

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Validation of the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project implemented in 04 community forest, in the Ngoyla Sub-division, in Cameroon

The selected validator must produce a validation report based on information collected both in the PES projects documents and the field and transmit it to Plan Vivo Foundation. Email a C.V and a cover letter to RecruitConsCab@wwfcam.org cc mnjayou@wwfcam.org. The subject should read PES project Validator. Deadline for application: 5 th August 2016

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WRI Manager, Forest Transparency Initiative, Application deadline: July 31, 2016

The FTI Manager will be based within WRI’s Forest Legality Initiative team – working closely with the WRI-led Global Forest Watch initiative.  The post will be based in either Washington D.C., Kinshasa, or Brazzaville, depending on unfolding demands of the position. The post will require travel within Central Africa, Europe, the United States and to other relevant timber export markets. 

 

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Nouveau concours MacArthur avec un prix de 100 millions USD pour résoudre un problème critique de notre temps.

Un nouveau concours lancé aujourd'hui attribuera une bourse de 100 millions USD à une seule proposition visant à contribuer à résoudre un problème critique qui touche les gens, les lieux, ou la planète. Le concours de la Fondation, appelé 100&Change, est ouvert aux organisations qui travaillent dans un domaine d'activité n'importe où. Les candidats doivent identifier à la fois le problème qu'ils tentent de résoudre et la solution qu'ils proposent. Les propositions concurrentielles devront être pertinentes, vérifiables, durables et réalisables.

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connect4climate/Film4Climate Global Video Competition

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites aspiring filmmakers from around the world to express their vision for a sustainable future by creating a short film or video about climate action. The competition calls on filmmakers to explore Climate Action, the 13th goal under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing what individuals and communities around the world are doing to promote action, offer solutions and inspire positive change to combat climate change and its impacts.

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WWF-Terms of Reference Evaluation of the Central Africa Regional Forest Program

Due to time constraints and fund, the evaluators will have to travel to Cameroon and DRC and organise emeetings with forest officers and relevant stakeholders in the three other countries of the region. During his/her stay in the region the consultant will have interviews with key partners, including logging companies, forestry ministry officials, professional organisations like ATIBT, local stakeholders (NGOs, CBOs, etc.). The logistics around these meeting will be facilitated by Cameroon and DRC offices. The emeetings with the countries not visited will be facilitated by the RFO in collaboration by countries’ forest officers.

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OFAC-Expert in Geographical Information Systems

In a bid to cater to the growing responsibilities assigned to the Observatory of Central African Forests, the OFAC support project is recruiting an "Expert in geographic information systems". The deadline for submission of applications is 8 July 2016.

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