The U.S. CBFP Facilitation looks forward to working with all of you in 2015 on an exciting line up of events and gatherings.  During January, the Facilitation Team will be attending the COMIFAC Ministerial in Bujumbura to encourage our Burundian colleagues as they take over the rotating Presidency of the Commission for the next two years...-.Find more...

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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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UNEP News Centre: Applications Now Open for Start-up Eco-enterprises to Win Top Award

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. Nairobi, 2 February 2015 - Enterprises that incorporate social and environmental benefits in their business model can apply from today for the 2015 SEED Awards...

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UNEP-Carbon Pools and Multiple Benefits of Mangroves in Central Africa Assessment for REDD+

This report presents the results of a study carried out to assess the carbon pools, ecosystem services and multiple benefits of the mangroves in the Central African countries of Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo (RoC) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 

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UNEP – GRID Geneva: Monitoring the Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems from Space

... It also has to be noted that mangroves and  tropical vegetation can be easily confused, and such distinction from space therefore remains challenging. Overall, the study showed that remote sensing is a good tool for monitoring mangrove recovery...

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UNEP news Centre - New Report Identifies Key Innovations to Bridge Sustainable Development Investment Gap

Nairobi, 21 January 2015 - A new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) identifies critical innovations in the US$300+ trillion global financial system, which, if brought to scale, could help close the widening sustainable development investment gap. The report is being launched at the World Economic Forum at Davos – at the outset of what promises to be a momentous year for sustainable development  

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UNEP: Aligning the Financial System to Sustainable Developement

Turning innovative potential into system-wide change requires the creation of viable pathways to scale. Barriers to achieving a rapid, widespread realignment of financial rules are considerable, and include complexity, incumbent interests, fragmented governance, and conventional wisdom. Great vision, ideas and technological breakthroughs can and do transform the financial system, but often unexpectedly,  and with unforeseen consequences along the way.

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FAO: Genetic diversity a hidden tool in coping with climate change

Raw material of food systems are key to helping agriculture adapt to volatile weather and rising temperatures...

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XIV World Forestry Congress : Reminder - last call for abstracts

Don't miss the fast approaching deadline - Friday 30 January 2015to submit your abstract for papers, posters and videos. The XIV World Forestry Congress will take place 7-11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa and will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry...

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Press Release: IPBES forges ahead with its mission to assess the planet’s state of biodiversity and ecosystems

Green light for strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, and adoption of a policy addressing conflict of interest -   Bonn, Germany, 19 January, 2015 – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia...

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Upcoming Events

02.02.2015 - 05.02.2015 CODATU XVI Conference
02.02.2015 - 03.02.2015 G20 Development Working Group Meeting
09.03.2015 - 12.03.2015 UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference
18.03.2015 - 20.03.2015 IWPA's World of Wood Convention 2015

Job offers

Zoological Society of London (ZSL): Technical Advisor

...The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation...

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WRI: Job opportunity at WRI: Timber Tracking Technology Associate

The World Resources Institute's Forests Program is seeking a full-time Associate to work on innovative tools and technologies for exercising due care in supply chain management systems, for detection and prevention of illegal logging, and for identification of species and origin of wood and wood-based products.

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WWF CARPO: Call for expressions of interest - TERMS OF REFERENCE – STATUS REPORT: Extractive Industries in the Congo Basin - Governance, Accountability, Sustainability

The file should contain two documents: 1. A technical offer featuring a description of the firm or consultant. - 2. The financial offer in CFA, Euros or dollars. Send the document to the following email address: recruitccpo@wwfcarpo.org, CC to: MNzita@wwfcarpo.org, FMboringong@wwfcarpo.org ... 

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Civil Society Specialist, Global Forest Watch

The World Resources Institute is seeking a full-time Civil Society Specialist for Global Forest Watch (GFW) ...

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Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund Now Accepting Applications

Global Forest Watch and the World Resources Institute are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund. The fund is open to civil society organizations working to strengthen local forest management and conservation practices, conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning, and/or promote transparency in the forest sector. The submission deadline is March 1, 2015...

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Call for tenders to support the Observatory of Central African Forests - OFAC

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre hereby launches an international tender for an 18-month service contract aimed principally at consolidating the Observatory of Central African Forests (OFAC) in Kinshasa and Yaounde. The contract will comprise the long-term and short term provision of experts (local and international)...

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Job Opportunity: Africa Programme Manager, Fair Water Futures, Water Witness International

Water Witness International and its partner Shahidi wa Maji are seeking an experienced Regional Manger to lead their growing portfolio of collaborative work to advance water security and justice in Africa.  From our regional headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania ...

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