CBFP News

cop23.unfccc : Bonn Climate Conference Becomes Launch-Pad for Higher Ambition

Momentum Builds With New Financial Commitments on Insurance and Forests to Scaled-Up Climate Action by Governments, Cities and Companies. UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 18 November 2017 - Nations agreed today to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020 at the close of the annual UN climate conference held in the German city of Bonn.

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Dja Side Event at the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CPFP)

During the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) that took place from 24 th to 27 th October 2017 at Sawa Hotel in Douala, Cameroon, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UNESCO, IUCN, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF), organised a successful side event on the Dja landscape.

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GCF and GIZ sign partnership agreement

Bonn, 15 Nov 2017 The Green Climate Fund signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) today with German development agency GIZ. This agreement will allow Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to carry out climate finance projects approved by the GCF Board.

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GCF: Focus on adaptation planning at COP 23, surge in requests for GCF support

Bonn, 15 Nov 2017 Uncertainty should not be a pretext for putting off preventative action, a leading UN figure in adaptation said during a seminar supported by GCF at the global climate change conference in Bonn.

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Adaptation Fund Side Event Showcases Environmental and Social Policies in Helping Ensure Focus on Most Vulnerable

Bonn, Germany (November 11, 2017) — An Adaptation Fund side event during the COP 23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn brought together speakers from Fiji, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Tanzania and the World Food Programme to discuss concrete examples of Fund projects to the most vulnerable communities and applying environmental and social principles that further enhance adaptation actions.

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AF: Germany Opens UN Climate Conference with EUR 50M Pledge to Adaptation Fund

Bonn, Germany (November 6, 2017) – Germany, the top contributor of the Adaptation Fund, announced a EUR 50 million pledge to the Fund during the opening plenary of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, signaling its continued strong support of developing countries in climate change adaptation.

 

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Devex : COP23 UN Climate change conference

For more than a week, negotiators in Bonn have been buried in the technical details of turning a complex treaty into meaningful action for communities at the frontlines of climate change. Country delegates have fought to link scientific evidence of a changing planet with the international response needed to mount a global, cooperative effort that rises to the occasion.

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GEF Secretariat - CBFP MOP 17: Towards a GEF initiative for Congo Basin landscapes?

"This 17th meeting of the CBFP provides an excellent opportunity for broad consultation and information-gathering on a future GEF-funded initiative in the Congo Basin” said Jean-Marc Sinnassamy , Senior Expert at the GEF (Global Environment Fund) Secretariat,

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Call for tenders: TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO LAND USE PLANNING IN DRC AND CAMEROON

The consultant will support the work of the DRC Programmes team on work related to participatory land use planning in DRC, which will be implemented in synergy with projects on community forests in the region. Closing date: 8th December 2017.

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RFUK INTERNSHIP: Research support for study on infrastructure developments in the Congo Basin

We are looking for an intern to undertake and support desk research on a number of pre-identified ongoing and planned infrastructure projects, under the supervision of RFUK’s policy team.Closing date: 20th November 2017

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WWF: Recruitment of a Consultant for evaluating a field conservation program in the Complex of Protected Areas of Gamba (Gabon).

WWF Gabon is seeking an international consultant to undertake the evaluation of a WWF funded field conservation program in the southern of Gabon (Complex of Protected Areas of Gamba Landscape). All candidates interested in conducting this evaluation on a consultant basis should submit, no later than 30 November 2017...

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Central African countries are invited to submit proposals to the Adaptation Fund

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15th. The designated national authorities (focal points) of adaptation funds that are called upon to work in synergy with national implementation entities identified in the preparation of such proposals ....

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europeaid/news: Faces2Hearts - Travel far, get closer

We are looking for 4 bloggers in total (our faces) with one face to be selected from each of 4 global regions (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America). Each winning face will travel and meet fascinating people within his or her own region, except for the European blogger who will be travelling in Eastern & Southern Africa.

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Career Opportunities: Marine Technical Advisor Location: Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo

The Wildlife Conservation Society is looking to fill a Marine Technical Advisor position. She/He will support a team of government and other NGO partners in the design, evaluation and implementation of a marine spatial plan. The Marine Technical Advisor will coordinate and support the design of a national fisheries strategy, as well as a national plan of action to address illegal unreported and unregulated fishing with the Direction of Fisheries.

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Career Opportunities: Technical Advisor Biodiversity Action Planning Central Africa . Location Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is looking to fill a Technical Advisor Biodiversity Action Planning Central Africa position. She/He will lead on-site field operations and will oversee the implementation of the key Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) components which include the improvement of the biodiversity baseline, the assessment of direct and indirect impacts on biodiversity and the identification of relevant and feasible mitigation measures to address these impacts.

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Fundraising Consultant - Kasanka Trust, location: Lusaka, Zambia

The Civil Society Environment Fund 2 is looking to fill a Fundraising Consultant position. She/He will develop a solid understanding of the current fundraising capacity of the Kasanka Trust Limited (KTL), including its two sister trusts (UK and Netherlands), analyze the current strategic angles and approaches used by KTL to raise funds as well as review the conservation financing landscape available to KTL.

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