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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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GEF - Council Consultation meeting with Civil Society Organization (CSOs), Forty-seventh meeting of the GEF Council, and 17th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council

On Wednesday, 29 October 2014, the 47th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council convened for a second day. The following Executive Secretaries of four conventions addressed the Council during the morning: Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions; and Fatoumata Keita Ouane, Executive Secretary of the Interim Secretariat, Minamata Convention...

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Welcome to our New Partner The “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture” (IITA)!

The “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture” (IITA) officially joins the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) - Croydon (UK), October 13th 2014 – The “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture” (IITA) joins the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). IITA has submitted the required documentation and thus agrees to abide by the CBFP cooperation framework to advance sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

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RRI-IISD: Sixteenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change – “Investments, Communities and Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities”

This Dialogue, hosted by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), will bring together key stakeholders to assess the opportunities and challenges related to access, use and ownership of land and resources in the context of efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions, such as those under REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, a mechanism under negotiation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Participants will discuss initiatives from governments, private sector, investors, and community-based organizations, and address opportunities and challenges presented by development policies. Participants will also discuss strategies to ensure that the rights of Indigenous Peoples, ethnic minorities and peasant communities are enhanced and protected. 

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UNESCO - World Heritage site: Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has launched an emergency appeal for funds to tackle an upswing in poaching activity in Garamba National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a World Heritage site inscribed on the World Heritage List in Danger.

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The Congo Basin "markets" itself in China

On September 15 and 16, 2014, Qingdao, China provided the setting for the International Timber and Wood Products Trade Conference. Marking its fourth installment, the conference organized by the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association aimed to enhance understanding and trade ties between Chinese timber industry players and the international community...

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) - 2095: The Year of Gender Equality in the Workplace, Maybe - The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 is available...

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. Based on the nine years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its inception, the world has seen only a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2014, launched today, the gender gap for economic participation and opportunity now stands at 60% worldwide, having closed by 4% from 56% in 2006.

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CIFOR: Is REDD+ coming to the rescue of forest concessions? A financial analysis of the main land use modes in the Congo Basin

...In Central Africa, while logging under sustainable management was the predominant form of forest area management for many decades, several concurrent activities were taking ever-growing proportions. This is particularly true for industrial and peasant agriculture. In Cameroon, in the medium term there are 10 forest concessions, forest reserves and 14 national parks which 6 that stand to  impacted by the expansion of existing agribusiness plantations. The scope of the phenomenon is lesser in Congo with only two significant cocoa and oil palm development projects...

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CIFOR: What are we talking about? The state of perceptions and knowledge on REDD+ and adaptation to climate change in Central Africa

The results demonstrated that: (1) although workshops on REDD+ and adaptation to climate change are held with increasingly frequency in Central Africa, stakeholders in the region are still struggling to understand the key concepts of climate change, (2) the issues of climate change are evolving so quickly that those who are called upon to defend the interests and positions of the central Africa region are lagging behind the discourses, hence the need for continuous capacity-building, (3) decision-makers in the Congo Basin need frequently updated information and knowledge to be up to the task of supporting the regional position held by Central African Forestry Commission and to defend national interests...

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27.10.2014 - 31.10.2014 IPCC-40

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Centre for Social Excellence (a TFT Initiative) to hold new training session, in French, on social aspects of natural resource management

TFT is pleased to announce that the Centre for Social Excellence (a TFT initiative) will be holding a new training session, in French, on the social aspects of natural resource management for professionals of logging and agro-industrial companies based in Africa.

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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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