Journée internationale des forêts

Welcome to the Congo Basin Forests Partnership Anchor Conference  Brazzaville,  Republic of Congo, from 8th to 9th October, 2014  - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED-.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: AUGUST 2014
 

 

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CIFOR: Climate Summit statements: Agriculture + Forests = Landscapes?

Taken together, two statements on Forests and Agriculture released at the UN Climate Summit provide a compelling action agenda for the world’s landscapes, writes CIFOR Director General Peter Holmgren. The trick, he says, will be combining them for joint solutions.  

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CIFOR: New York Declaration on Forests elicits praise, concerns

NEW YORK—For forests, it was a historic moment -  The New York Declaration on Forests, signed last week at the UN Climate Summit, was notable not just for its ambition—halving deforestation by 2020 and ending it by 2030—but also for its broad-based support from governments, corporations and indigenous groups...

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FAO short films covering the whole landscape

In this Edition: Vietnam is increasing its forest area by one percent every year. In Finland, one of the leading countries of sustainable forest management...Forestry and the forest industry in a green economy ... Mapping Forests — The Path to Green Growth… Forests for food security and nutrition… Russia’s Far East: pathway to sustainable forest industry… Soil carbon and climate change… Adaptation to climate change through land and water management… Changing Landscapes of the Mediterranean… Taking stock of Panama’s forests

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Lessons for REDD+ from Cameroon’s past forestry law reform: a political economy analysis

...We focus our analysis on three factors considered necessary for REDD+ success: (i) autonomy of the nation state from interests behind deforestation and forest degradation, (ii) national ownership over reform processes, and (iii) inclusiveness of policy processes. We find that the REDD+ policy process in Cameroon is repeating the weaknesses of the earlier forestry law reform, as seen in the minimal ownership of REDD+ by national actor groups and low inclusiveness among domestic actors at both national and local levels, as well as the absence of a national coalition for REDD+...

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Review of the legal ownership status of national lands in Cameroon: A more nuanced view

This paper revisits the legal status of land tenure in Cameroon in response to many publications which claim that 97% of land belongs to the State. In fact, the current Cameroonian land-tenure system is based on the distinction between public/State lands; private lands and national lands...

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UNEP: Momentum Building for a Greener and more Inclusive Economy

A quarter of the world’s countries are now pursuing green economy plans Three new reports to support governments in building greener and more inclusive economies unveiled at the Green Economy Coalition annual meeting...London, 1 September 2014 – Green economy policies are spreading worldwide at an increasing pace, with more than 65 countries now actively pursuing green economy policies and 48 of them taking steps to develop national green economy plans.

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Lessons for REDD+ from Cameroon’s past forestry law reform: a political economy analysis

"...In this paper, we view the REDD+ policy arena in Cameroon within a political economy framework and conduct policy network analysis to explore the factors that will enable or hinder efforts to implement the broad policy change required to realize REDD+. As the REDD+ context is shaped by the history of Cameroon’s forestry sector, we draw lessons for REDD+ from the forestry law reform undertaken in 1994. We focus our analysis on three factors considered necessary for REDD+ success..."

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Upcoming Events

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Job offers

Call for Applications: Rainforest Alliance is looking for an „Associate Manager“, Congo Basin

...The Associate Manager, Congo Basin,will beresponsible for providing technical leadership in the sub-region to include overseeing staff andteams that providecertification services for FSC, legality verification, carbon, agriculture and other services to Rainforest Alliance clients...

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FCPF: Nominations open for Northern CSO Observer to FCPF

The nomination process for selecting four (4) Civil Society observers UNREDD (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America and developed countries) and three (3) CSO Observers to the FCPF (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America) has opened today.

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TRAFFIC - Job Vacancy: TRAFFIC is currently recruiting for the role of Senior Programme Officer

This is a new role which will be based in either Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or Nairobi, Kenya. The role will assist with implementing TRAFFIC’s regional large mammal conservation programme. This is currently being advertised with a deadline of 1st September 2014 for applications to be submitted...

 

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FAO is seeking applications for P4 Programme Officer (XIV World Forestry Congress) position

Deadline For Application: 25 August 2014 - Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged - Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization...

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