The CBFP US Facilitation Team wishes you a very joyful holiday season and extends best wishes for 2015!
CIRAD: Report - Potential causes of the contraction of the demand for FSC certified tropical timber in the European Union
REDD+ Academy launched -- new video explains programme and includes interviews with REDD+ practitioners participating in first session
FAO-PFLN: Information note N° 3 (November 2014) Importance of forests and trees outside forests for food security and nutrition in Central Africa
Operationalizing Safeguards in National REDD+ Benefit-sharing Systems: Lessons on effectiveness, efficiency and equity
ENB: COP 12 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) and First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (NPCOP/MOP 1)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Beyond Enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade - Symposium to be held February 2015, South Africa - Symposium to be held February 2015, South Africa
Fighting illegal logging and improving forest governance: Brazil, Ghana and Indonesia make progress and provide an example for Laos
OFAC-COMIFAC: A partnership's success story! Discover to learn more about the Forests of the Congo Basin - State of the Forest 2013 online / Etat des Forêts 2013 (EDF) en ligne
CIFOR-Forests-News: Cameroon research adds to growing consensus on sustainable climate change strategies
IISD: Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Four Committees - Yokohama, Japan
World Parks Congress - Save the dates : New Flyers Available for Download - (1) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and (2) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) - Side events
ATIBT: International forum launches initiative on how tropical wood can meet construction and design in an environmentally friendly way
New Notice of Funding Availability and Application Instructions : ...Conserving Conkouati-Douli National Park, Republic of Congo -... Improving Wildlife Security in Central Africa...
IISD: Sixteenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change – “Investments, Communities and Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities”
14th CBFP Meeting of Partners: Important conclusions were adopted firstly to coordinate discussions on the theme "Opportunities and Challenges: Climate and land use in the Congo Basin " and secondly to give new impetus to COMIFAC, the Facilitation and CBF
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
CIFOR: Policy options for improved integration of domestic timber markets under the voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) regime: Lessons from formalization case studies
RRI-IISD: Sixteenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change – “Investments, Communities and Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities”
UNESCO - World Heritage site: Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Economic Forum (WEF) - 2095: The Year of Gender Equality in the Workplace, Maybe - The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 is available...
Conference of ECCAS Ministers of Economy and Finance: 3 Million US Dollars to launch the Fund for the Green Economy in Central Africa (FEVAC)
CIFOR: Is REDD+ coming to the rescue of forest concessions? A financial analysis of the main land use modes in the Congo Basin
CIFOR: What are we talking about? The state of perceptions and knowledge on REDD+ and adaptation to climate change in Central Africa
TRAFFIC-Sustainable use and conservation of wild plants critical to achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets
IISDRS-IISD:COP 12 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) and First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-shari
Brazzaville - CBFP Meeting: DECLARATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY GATHERED WITHIN CEFDHAC ON LAND REFORMS AND THE REDD + PROCESS IN CENTRAL AFRICA
14th CBFP Meeting of Partners- Experience "Innovation Alley- Showcasing successful projects" as though you were there...
The SNV REDD+ Corner, Issue #5, October 2014 :...Converting palm oil into clean energy: A waste-to-energy process through the re-utilisation of POME...New publication: An approach to promote REDD+ compatible wood-fuel value chains...
October 2014 - CBFP Partner of the Month: Rainforest Alliance - The Rainforest Alliance in the Congo Basin and Great Lakes region
FAO-CBFF: Contribution of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
COMIFAC-FAO-FFBC: Moving into Phase two of the National M & MRV with a regional approach Project, what was achieved in Phase 1?
ENB News: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) Which Type of Partnership for their Economic Development
CIFOR: T20Q - top twenty questions for forestry and landscapes is a project within the broader Evidence-Based Forestry (EBF) initiative, led by CIFOR and its partners.
UNEP-NEWS CENTRE : Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report
Forest Stewardship Council Re-Associates with Danzer Group Independent Verification Confirms FSC Conditions Have Been Met
Earth Negotiations Bulletin: thirteenth and last session of Open-Ended Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development objectives (SDOs)
Earth Negotiations Bulletin: Report of the thirty fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer
IUCN - West and Central Africa Programme (PACO) 2013 Annual report is available „Building the future through nature-based and innovative solutions“
IISD: Chinese views of African forests: Evidence and perception of China-Africa links that impact the governance of forests and livelihoods
Reporting on the Environment: Biodiversity and natural resource management in West and Central Africa through accurate, accessible and informed broadcast journalism
Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program: Readiness to Engage: Stakeholder Engagement Experiences for REDD+ - Available in French...
ECCAS : Towards the establishment of the Green Economy system and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa
COMIFAC/FAO -MRV Project: Launch of the regional network of permanent plots for COMIFAC member countries
COMIFAC - Extraordinary Session of COMIFAC Counsel of Ministers shall take place on July 16-18, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo
Pooling efforts, skills and synergies: CEFDHAC - APEGG (Association for Environmental Protection of the Gulf of Guinea)
USFWS: Wildlife, fish, and plants do not recognize national boundaries. Wildlife Without Borders: Working with people to conserve nature.
First time ever: Summer School on National Forest Monitoring Systems (SNSF) - The final Report is available...
COMIFAC: Annual Report 2013 now available- Outreach coupled with international visibility and management strategy bring recognition…
First session of the Binational Committee for Planning and Execution of the Sena Oura - Bouba Ndjidda (BSB Yamoussa) Binational Complex
Position Paper of the Network of Parliamentarians for the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa (REPAR) on the REDD + Mechanism
Position Paper of the Network of Indigenous and Local Communities for the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa (REPALEAC) on the REDD + Mechanism
The first global conference on approaches to avoid, minimise, restore, and offset biodiversity loss: "To No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond"
An example to be followed by the Congo Basin? - Working towards NNL of Biodiversity and Beyond Ambatovy, Madagascar – A Case Study (2014)
ITTO Tropical Forest Update 23- Number 1: International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests
The World We Want In partnership with the UNDP - Peter Dörrie: Pickaxes into plowshares? Two visions for development in the DR Congo
INTERPOL – UNEP: The Environmental Crime: Crisis – Threats to Sustainable Development from Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources
UNEP-NEWS CENTRE: First-Ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), Ground-Breaking Platform for Policy Leadership, Gets Underway
FCMC: Tenure Rights, Human Rights AND REDD+: Knowledge, Skills and Tools for Effective Results report
UNEP NEWS CENTRE: Rwanda Restores Ecosystems, Generating Record Tourism and New Opportunities for Growth
Green Climate Fund - 7th Meeting of the Board: „Initial Modalities for the Operation of the Fund’s Mitigation and Adaptation Windows and its Private Sector Facility“, Songdo, Republic of Korea
Article The World We Want In partnership with the UNDP - Peter Dörrie: Pickaxes into plowshares? Two visions for development in the DR Congo
CIFOR: The domestic market for small-scale chainsaw milling in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Status, opportunities and challenges
New GIZ publication: Measuring, Reporting and Verifying Climate Finance. International State of Play and Future Perspectives
IUCN: Program on African Protected Areas & Conservation (PAPACO) - Wildlife monitoring practices and use in Central Africa
CIFOR Polex- Dr Denis Sonwa: Sustainable development in the Congo Basin: Moving beyond the biodiversity agenda
ECCAS: Annex VII to the VPA on contents of information to be made public: Progress status of implementation process
Summit explores opportunities and challenges of climate change, green growth for Southeast Asia’s forests
2013 CIFOR Annual Report - Forestry in the Global Landscape - Celebrating 20 years of forestry research
U.S. Embassy Program Spurs Discussion Of Environment And Sustainable Development In Equatorial Guinea
T20Q - top twenty questions for forestry and landscapes is a project within the broader Evidence-Based Forestry (EBF) initiative...
TRAFFIC: Main conclusions of the workshop on ‘strengthening the national process for controlling illegal logging and the related trade’
Forests Asia Summit 2014: Indonesian president calls on successor to continue moratorium on forest concessions
Forests Asia Summit opens today, watch it live online - Live streaming of Day 1 of the Forests Asia Summit begins in 2 hours
Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program –USAID : Lessons Learned from Community Forestry and Their Relevance for REDD+
Central African Forest Commission: Quarterly briefing note on progress status of COMIFAC activities 2014 (January-March 2014)
World Migratory Bird Day 2014 Spotlights Pioneering Sustainable Tourism Initiative - World Migratory Bird Day 2014
National Geographic : Confronting Threats to Virunga, Africa's Oldest Park - Rangers in new documentary risk their lives to protect the national park.
Dr Ngandjui Germain: Inventory and sustainable use of mammalian wildlife in the equatorial forest milieu: Case of the western sector of the Dja Biosphere Reserve (South-Cameroon)
Programme FCMC (Carbone Forestier, Marchés et Communautés) - USAID : Leçons tirées de la foresterie communautaire et leur importance pour la REDD+
Dr Ngandjui Germain : Inventory and sustainable use of mammalian fauna in equatorial forest areas : Case study of the western section of the Dja Biosphere Reserve (South Cameroon)
FCMC –USAID: Lessons learned from Community Forestry and their relevance for REDD+, General reports on Latin America, Asia and Africa and a comprehensive summary
Elephant tusks - Cannes Enchères auction house: Elephant tusk auction hits record prices, Cannes - France
COMIFAC-PREREDD: Finally, a regional methodology for establishing allometric equations in Central Africa
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) – USFWS : CMS Notification 2014/015: Funding opportunity: USFWS call for proposals
World Bank : US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence to Help Transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Africa
A new issue of the Afrique Environnement Plus (AEP) magazine is out - Le FIPAC un nouveau Défi pour la CEEAC (FIPAC: A New Challenge for ECCAS)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Belgium: Didier Reynders condemns cowardly attack on Emmanuel de Mérode in DRC
Good news for Congo Basin: Record funding for the GEF - Global Environment Facility yesterday in Geneva pledged a record sum of 4.433 billion USD for the next four years!
Comments on the UN-REDD Programme’s Draft Practical Guide to the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA)?
UNEP-UNDP: PRESS RELEASE: AFRICAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES GATHER TO FOCUS ON LONG-TERM PLANS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
UNEP-PRESS RELEASE :New Study Shows Kenya’s Shift to Green Economy Should Generate USD 45 Billion by 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security
UNFCCC : Report on the workshop on technical and scientific aspects of ecosystems with high-carbon reservoirs not covered by other agenda items under the Convention
New Version: The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process in Central and West Africa: from theory to practice
CBFF-FAO: Information Note N° 1 (March 2014) - Project Presentation : Enhancing the Contribution of Non-Wood Forest Products to Food Security in Central Africa (GCP/RAF/479/AFB)
TEREA: FSC-certified REDD + Concession in the Upper Nyong area - DMAs and FSC certification on the rise
CIFOR Occasional Paper 103: Social impacts of the Forest Stewardship Council certification: An assessment in the Congo basin
International Forestry Review Vol.16(1), 2014 : What is the role for forest certification in improving relationships between logging companies and communities? Lessons from FSC in Cameroon
Burundi’s highest authorities take ownership of COMIFAC and the CBFP: CBFP Facilitator meets His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi
IUCN -PACO: The International Forum on Indigenous Peoples of Central Africa (FIPAC) 2014: IUCN plunges into the heat of the action
GTC-COMIFAC: Joint submission of views of Congo Basin countries to the 40th session of the subsidiary bodies to the Convention
GEF- WRI -UNEP- RA- COMIFAC : Main Conclusions of the Second Meeting of the Regional Steering Committee of the Project: Harmonized Regional Approach to Sustainable Management of Congo Basin Production Forests
CIFOR-Media Advisory: Compensation project pays off for forests and people ‘Forest allowance’ protects Brazilian Amazon by incentivizing sustainable land use
Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) - Summary of the Partners Meeting - Washington, DC January 27-28, 2014
RAPAC - ECOFAC : Monitoring the efforts of the ECOFAC V Program on the Rumangabo Site (Virunga National Park)
IUCN-PACO: FIPAC 3 – Celebrating the traditional know-how of Central Africa’s indigenous peoples and local communities: Impfondo 2014 - The foundation for a bright future
IISD.CA: Tenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WGII-10) and Thirty-eighth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-38)
Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ)
Main conclusions of the second meeting of the Sub Working Group on Protected Areas and Wildlife in Central Africa ( SGTAPFS )
COMIFAC -FAO- FFBC: Second Steering Committee meeting of "Regional approach to National MRVs” project
UNEP - International Resource Panel Report : Building natural capital: how can REDD+ support a green economy?
RRI Dialogue - Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
South Pole Media: China Carbon Market Research Report 2014 - Profiling China’s emerging emission trading schemes
ISDRS Briefing Note: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation
ECOFORAF: Certified forest management: a new guide with recommendations for forest companies from Central Africa
Fish and Wildlife Service and Garoua Wildlife College in Cameroon Launch Conservation Capacity Building Program
Cameroon’s Anti Corruption Unit hard at work-Corruption perception index in Cameroon’s forestry sector slumps
SEEAC: Changing environmental impact assessment systems in Central Africa: The role of national professional associations
The first China ETS focused market research report is now available : « The Environomist China Carbon Market Research Report 2014 »
IDDRI: Issues and options with regard to the renewables target in the context of the 2030 EU Climate and Energy Package
SEEAC - Changes in Central Africa's environmental impact assessment systems: The role of national professional associations
Environmental Assessment: a key tool for enhancing populations’ living conditions in a context of balanced and sustainable development, Newsletter No. 002/December-2013 -
One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change (UN CC:Learn) : NEW: Free e-Course on Climate Change
African Parks - News Release : Chad burns 1.1 ton ivory stockpile at Zakouma National Park’s 50th Anniversary and bestows accolades on African Parks
HCV Resource Network: Now Available: Common Guidance for HCV (High Conservation Value) Identification (French Version)
Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide -More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system
Canada: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development -Media Relations Office: Canada Fights Wildlife Trafficking
African Parks: CNN REPORTS ON AFRICAN PARKS ANTI POACHING SUCCESSES AT ZAKOUMA NATIONAL PARK IN CHAD
The White House - FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking & Commercial Ban on Trade in Elephant Ivory
Stimulating interim demand for REDD+ emission reductions: the need for a strategic intervention’ from the Interim Forest Finance project
COMIFAC-FAO: Expert consultations in Brazzaville on the development of the Central African wildlife management strategy
GEF-WB-COMIFAC: Enhancing institutional capacities on REDD+ for sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin Project: 2013 report
New Publication: The misuse of metaphors - Are payments for environmental services instruments for the commoditization of nature?
Covering New Ground : State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2013 - Molly Peters-Stanley, Gloria Gonzalez, and Daphne Yin
Reports Released: Lower Mekong Climate Study Projects Significant Impacts to Region’s Ecosystems and Livelihoods
Report of the technical workshop to validate the methodological tools and structure of the revised convergence plan
GIZ: Monitoring and Evaluating Adaptation at Aggregated Levels: A Comparative Analysis of Ten Systems
What's new- A Palm Leaf for RIFFEAC: “La revue scientifique et techinique Foret et environnement du Bassin du Congo, Vol. 1, 62 p” (Scientific and technical journal of the Congo Basin Forests and Environment Vol 1, 62 pgs.)
Government Security News: Killing Animals, Buying Arms: Setting the Stage for Collaborative Solutions to Poaching + Wildlife Crime
AfriquEnvironnement Plus: Special Issue: ECOFAC V - Inclusive and multisectoral program in the heart of Central Africa