International Mother Earth Day 22 April

International Mother Earth Day 22 April. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth. Read more…

CBFP News

Forestsnews-New online platform tackles agency duplication in the Congo Basin

The Central African Forest Observatory (OFAC) – whose mission is to provide data to decision makers so they can create evidence-based policies –  recently launched an interactive project monitoring platform. The “visually appealing” online tool enables sign-ups to access data and projects in the region, to promote collaboration and put an end to wasted resources.

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ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2019

To read: Improving Effectiveness of Protected Areas Globally Using SMART Tool; Conservationist Kimberly Holbrook Shares on the Value of the ABCG Collaboration; Conservationist Kimberly Holbrook Shares on the Value of the ABCG Collaboration; How ABCG is Engaging Communities to Integrate Biodiversity with Global Health...

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CPLC-Africa Climate Week: Carbon pricing seen as key tool to drive sustainable development and social benefit

On Tuesday, March 19 at Africa Climate Week, the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) hosted a Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) workshop on Carbon Pricing, Markets, and Sustainable Development in Africa. This all-day event showcased how policies and programs to put a price on carbon can mobilize climate investment, drive social benefit, and reduce carbon pollution.

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International Mother Earth Day 22 April

The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth. International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

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Just released: Living in the tropical forest in the 21st century

As the 21st century begins, key ecosystems in combating climate change, biodiversity hotspots, tropical rainforests provide shelter more than 700 million people. Considered as gatekeepers of the forest by some and drivers of deforestation by others, there are many preconceptions surrounding these forest communities. But who are they really and how do they live in today’s world?

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Program for the Promotion of Certified Logging (PPECF) holds seventh Decision-making and Steering Committee Meeting (CDO)

Douala-Cameroon, 19th-20th March 2019-the 7th Decision-making and Steering Committee Meeting of the Program for the Promotion of Certified Logging (PPECF) took place at the Sawa Hotel.  The meeting was attended by close to thirty people representing the following entities: the Executive Secretariat of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), the  German Technical Cooperation (GIZ)...

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Fern-Chocolate companies and MEPs call for EU due diligence regulation

Major chocolate companies and MEPs are calling for the EU to pass a due diligence regulation addressing environmental and human rights impacts in commodity supply chains.

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Forest Watch April 2019

To read : 50+ forest experts and NGOs ask EU candidates to stand for forests… EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?... Historic legal win against corporate bullying in Paris … Chocolate companies and MEPs call for EU due diligence regulation… 

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Upcoming Events

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Communication Officer for its Programme Dzanga Sangha

The subject should read COMS-DSPA2.  Deadline for applications: April 28, 2019. Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

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IUCN BIOPAMA-Consultancy Project: Assistant Editor for a multi-author publication

Under the technical responsibility of the Regional Coordinator of the RIOFAC project, under the administrative responsibility of the BIOPAMA coordinator and in close collaboration with the Editorial Board established for that purpose, the Assistant Editor’s specific duties shall be the following...

 

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uottawa-Climate Finance Course 2019

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the tools, methods and approaches to access climate finance and invest in climate mitigation and adaptation actions. It will analyse the global climate finance landscape and present options and challenges for financing the nationally determined contributions (NDC) of developing countries and economies in transition. COURSE DATE 12-21 August 2019. DEADLINE TO APPLY June 30, 2019.

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Terms of reference of consultancy assignment tackling corruption in the environmental sector in Cameroon

WWF seeks a consultant to carry out an analytical study analysis on the nexus between environmental protection and corruption in Cameroon. This study will focus on the Cameroon component of the Tri-national of Dja, Odzala Minkebe (TRIDOM) and Sangha Tri-national (TNS) landscapes with the aim of proposing strategies to promote transparency, auditing and accountability in the environmental sector with focus on the role of civil society organizations. The deadline for the reception of bids is 18th of April 2019.

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Call for proposals for the Climate Chance Summit – Africa Accra - 16-17-18 October 2019

Local authorities, businesses, NGOs, trade unions, scientists, representatives from agricultural, youth, women and indigenous organisations, educators, citizens, you are invited to submit your initiatives to feed the work of the Climate Chance Summit Africa that will take place in october 2019.

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Call for participation in the SIFEE training holding in Yaounde, Cameroon from April 29 to May 4, 2019.

The Secrétariat international francophone pour l'évaluation environnementale (SIFÉE) and its partners, CRESA Forêt-Bois, the University of Yaoundé, the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable and the Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), are pleased to announce that the next training session will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from April 29 to May 4, 2019.

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Call for Papers: 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Nairobi, Kenya 23rd-24th January 2020

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the "African Handbook of Climate Change  Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa"  will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a further volume of the award-winning  book series “Climate Change Management” ...

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Call for Applications: Mentoring for Research Programme (2019 Cohort)

The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) invites applications from graduate (master’s and doctoral) students in universities across all African countries for the 2019 Cohort of its Mentoring for Research Programme. Qualified and interested applicants for the 2019 Cohort of the programme are invited to read the Call for Applications and submit their applications on or before April 30, 2019 (11:59 GMT).

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