16th Meeting of Parties of the CBFP in Kigali, Rwanda on 21-26 November 2016

16th Meeting of Parties of the CBFP in Kigali, Rwanda on 21-26 November 2016. If you are interested in participating in the 16th Meeting of Parties of CBFP and related events, please register at the latest by 20 September 2016 by completing the Registration and clicking on  "register". 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

UNU-IAS -New Publication on Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes & Seascapes in Africa

The new UNU-IAS publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa explores the role of SEPLS in human well-being and development in the region. It compiles 12 SEPLS-related case studies from six African countries — Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.

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IISD- Transparency and Compliance Update: Final Reports on Developed Countries’ Kyoto Protocol Compliance, 2014 GHG Emissions Released

25 August 2016: During the month of August, the UNFCCC Secretariat released a compilation of developed country Parties' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on their latest inventory submissions for 2014, as well as the final compliance reports for the first commitment period (CP1), 2008-2012, of the Kyoto Protocol. 

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greenpeace - UNESCO fails to protect Cameroon’s Dja Reserve from multiple threats including the Sudcam rubber plantation

In late 2015, UNESCO and the IUCN conducted a joint field mission to monitor the impacts of these threats on the Dja. Its report explains in detail the serious negative impacts of each of these pressures, but inexplicably, lists only the Mékin dam and poaching as “Ascertained Dangers” to the reserve’s “Outstanding Universal Value”.  

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Invitation to register for the 16th Meeting of Parties of the CBFP in Kigali, Rwanda on 21-26 November 2016

If you are interested in participating in the 16th Meeting of Parties of CBFP and related events, please register at the latest by 20 September 2016 by completing the Registration...

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IISD- Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot

17 August 2016: Recent weeks have brought news about our energy system as it grows and changes. A report on integrating solar and wind into the grid calls for taking whole system value into account. Kenya's counties are preparing and planning for sustainable energy systems, and solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are being highlighted.

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Gabon: Rwanda officially returns to ECCAS

Rwanda has returned as a member State of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Its Minister of Foreign Affairs on 18 August 2016 in Libreville, handed the country’s letter of reinstatement to the Secretary General of the sub-regional organization.

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COMIFAC- Concept Note on Motion 65 FSL

As part of the implementation of Motion 65 on intact forest landscapes (IFL) adopted in 2014 by the FSC General Assembly, the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat has launched stakeholder consultation among Congo Basin actors to develop the sub-region’s position on the Motion. Statements of position coming out of the consultation are presented in the attached concept note.

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IISD-Inaugural African Drought Conference Issues Windhoek Declaration, Adopts Strategic Framework

19 August 2016: The High-Level Meeting of the inaugural African Drought Conference, comprising African member States and Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), adopted an overarching Strategic Framework to enhance resilience to the impact of drought events in Africa, issued the 'The Windhoek Declaration,' and underscored the importance of drought resilience in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Upcoming Events

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Job offers

WWF-RECRUITMENT PROJECT MANAGER For Tridom Gabon Conservation Program

The project targets the conservation of populations of flagship species for WWF. To this end, WWF Gabon actively seeking a Project Manager based in Makokou.

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FAO-Terms of Reference for Consultant, International Consultant, Community-Based Wildlife Management in Central Africa, Libreville, Gabon with travels to the projects’ pilot sites in Congo, Gabon, CAR and DRC, Deadline for applications: 09 September 2016.

Under the general supervision of the Sub-Regional Coordinator (SFC), and with direct technical guidance from the Forestry Officer (SFC), the consultant will be responsible for project management and reporting and will also have the primary responsibility for all technical aspects of the project with an emphasis on the need to document best-practices and lessons learned from the pilot sites. The specific tasks are as follows:

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WWF: Chief of Party, CAFEC, Kinshasa DCR

World Wildlife Fund seeks a Chief of Party to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID's Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Phase III, to support the goal of CAFEC which is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity, specifically in four Landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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ABCG: Engagement Internship, Washingtonn DC

ABCG, via its host organization the Wildlife Conservation Society, seeks a motivated part-time Engagement Intern to support this consortium of seven U.S. based non-governmental organizations NGOs. The Engagement Intern will have the opportunity to learn about communicating key messages, building brand awareness, and deepening stakeholder engagement that will protect wildlife and natural resources across the African continent, and learn about the environmental communications and conservation landscape in Washington. S/he will work closely with the ABCG Coordinator to support ABCG's efforts to explore emerging and high priority themes affecting biodiversity conservation in Africa.

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Climate Change Job Vacancy: Renewable Energy Specialist, ICF International

Special Requirements: 5+ years of off-grid renewable energy project development; Knowledge of load forecasting, demand side management, and energy efficiency optimization and energy/environmental markets is an advantage; Technical knowledge of micro grids and other isolated grid systems...

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Climate Change Job Vacancy: Climate Impact and Adaptation Expert, Implementation Strategies / National Adaptation Planning, CA

Requirements: PhD in geography, economics, development, environmental sciences, or a related field; Minimum three years of experience, preferably more, in cross-sectoral climate adaptation, vulnerability and development research

 

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WWF Vacancy: Chief of Party, CAFEC Job at World Wildlife Fund in Kinshasa – 17011

WWF seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID’s CAFEC of the CARPE Phase III... WWF is looking to fill this position as quickly as possible and it is currently funded until November 2018...

 

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WWF- Preparing regional strategy document on sustainable development of palm oil value chain in the ECCAS zone

In order to stem the conversion of large swaths of high conservation value areas into oil palm plantations, ECCAS and WWF are seeking a consultant to develop a regional strategy for sustainable development of the palm oil value chain in the  Member States based on a review of the two results mentioned above. Complete application files should be submitted no later than August 31, 2016...

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