International Mother Earth Day-22 April 2016

International Mother Earth Day, 22 April 2016. Mother Earth Day Coincides with the Signing of the Paris Agreement. With this year's theme, looking forward to its 50th anniversary, it sets the goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next five years. Resolution, schedule, action… 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

Conclusion on Environmental Security - 12th Annual Heads of INTERPOL NCBs Conference

Following the recent annual conference of the Heads of INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs), the Environmental Security Programme (ENS) is pleased to announce the outcomes which call for enhanced collaboration with the INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee to address transnational environmental security threats. The Heads of NCBs adopted outcomes on 3 main areas :

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IIED: Artisanal and small-scale mining and agriculture. Exploring their links in rural sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) employs tens of millions of people directly. Most of the region’s ASM activities are informal because registration is often costly and bureaucratic. The resulting illegality, along with the sector’s numerous social ills and environmental impacts, has overshadowed its importance, in particular how many subsistence farmers now rely on ASM for their disposable incomes. This paper explores the links and symbiosis between ASM and subsistence farming in the sub-Saharan Africa, and suggests ways in which to harness more effectively the former’s ‘livelihoods’ dimension in policy.

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TV documentary highlights conservation and poverty links in Cameroon

Making a TV documentary about great ape conservation allowed the PCLG project in Cameroon to focus attention on the impacts on local communities. 

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IIED: The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10)

The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10) focused on enhancing urban community resilience. -  „Praparing communities for the future... Creating leaders and Champions for tomorow...“ video address at the closing ceremony by UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres

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IIED: Accessing climate finance in Kenya--- We can learn from Kenya

Devolved powers are allowing communities greater access to climate finance in four counties in Kenya. In Kenya, four arid and semi arid counties (Isiolo, Garissa, Kitui, and Wajir) are at an advanced stage of approving their County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) legislation. These new measures are providing local communities with access to climate finance and greater say in how it is spent. 

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GEF : Consultative Dialogue on Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency

Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency As part of the Paris Agreement, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed to establish a Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT). CBIT will aim to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to meet the enhanced transparency requirements in the Paris Agreement.

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UNDP-CAFI Signature of US $200 million agreement for DRC forests takes place in Geneva on April 22

Geneva - April 22, 2016 - The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) and the Minister of Finance of the DR Congo today signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 200 million US dollars to address deforestation and forest degradation in the country and to promote sustainable development.

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UNEP-Countries Make Further Progress towards Curbing Potent Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

11 April 2016 - Only two weeks ahead of the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the 197 parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer have taken steps towards amending the Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which will help curb global warming.

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Upcoming Events

06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 50th Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

Postdoc UCLA- Ecology and Sustainability of West African Ebony

We seek a highly qualified and enthusiastic individual with a background in the ecology of tropical rainforest trees or their dispersers/pollinators and an interest in the conservation and sustainability of African hardwoods to join our team. 

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Adaptation Fund-Helping developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change

Please begin the proposal submission process by reading the Operational Policies and Guidelines for Parties to Access Resources from the Adaptation Fund. Next, fill out the form entitled “Request for Project/Programme Funding from Adaptation Fund,” which can be found on the Project Proposal Materials page.

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RAPAC: TOR for service delivery: monitoring certification of RAPAC's "Public Administrative & Financial operations"

Offers must be submitted before Friday, 22 April 2016 in a sealed envelope bearing the reference AO/Certif-Adm/04/2016 at the front  desk of RAPAC in Libreville, Haut-de-Guégué, Gabon. Electronic submissions may supplement but will not substitute for hard copy paper submissions and should be sent to the following e-mail...

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RIFFEAC- Recruitment Notice: Procurements Officer; Secretary, Project Manager.

As part of the launch of the ADB-funded PEFOGRN BC-II project, the Network of Forestry and Environmental Training Institutions of Central Africa (RIFFEAC), is seeking: A Procurements Officer, a Secretary and a Project Manager. 

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Establishing a partnership Foundation between ICCN and WWF for the co-management of Salonga National Park, DRC

The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide recommendations on the key features (legal status, governance, funding) of a Foundation as a strong management and sustainable funding mechanism for SNP, together with a clear action plan leading to its creation and operation. The consultancy is the first step of a process that is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 at the latest.

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