Linkedin: Relaunching the international ambition for biodiversity - A three-dimensional vision for the future of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

 

Biodiversity is an increasingly important issue on the political agenda. Many believe that the process initiated regarding the climate must now be undertaken for biodiversity. Everyone remembers the excitement triggered by the conclusion of COP 21 on climate and the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

 

 

We now naturally turn our attention towards the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, adopted, like the Climate Convention, at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit), with the hope that within it can be found a similar international dynamic that will give a strong momentum to the actions of States and civil society, providing them with visibility and duration, which can mobilize opinions and above all allow biodiversity to resist political decisions that even today tend to relegate it to the level of a minor issue. Indeed, we are approaching a crucial event in Beijing at the end of 2020, during which the international community will see how the objectives it set itself in 2010 have not been achieved, and will have to find the terms for an agreement that is commensurate with the challenges.

 

 

A recent Issue Brief clarifies the challenges that must be faced at this event by focusing on three issues: the regime of objectives and targets; the mechanism of the convention; and other legal initiatives or instruments that can be envisaged and linked with the CBD.

 

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REFADD Position Paper for COP 14

Gathered in Libreville, Gabon, from 30 July to 02 August 2018, within the framework of the regional operationalization workshop on REFADD’s Strategic Action, the network’s members met on the sidelines of the workshop and presented the Position Paper for the Fourteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 14) on Biodiversity as follows....

 

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Proposed action plan to enhance transparency in VPA-FLEGT and REDD+ processes

In a bid to help increase transparency in VPA FLEGT and REDD+ processes, a proposed three-year action plan (2018-2020) was submitted for consideration to forestry and environmental sector stakeholders who were meeting in a workshop to assess transparency in both processes  (VPA and REDD+). The workshop was organized by the Forests and Rural Development association (FODER) last July as part of the Voice of Citizens for Change Project; Forest Observation in the Congo basin (CV4C) implemented by a consortium of Congo Basin organizations, led by the CIDT with the financial support of the European Union and project partners.

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International conference “Research for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services (CIBES 18)

Following the release of the results of the first IPBES Africa assessment, an international conference was held in Kinshasa from 24 to 26 July 2018, entitled: International conference “Research for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Current situation, stakes and solutions for the DRC”, abbreviated CIBES.

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Press release: Workshop on participatory assessment of transparency in the forestry and environmental sector in Cameroon

From 3 to 4 July 2018, the conference hall of Le Paradis hotel’s Chalet Bantu in Kribi hosted a workshop on participatory assessment of transparency in Cameroon’s forestry and environmental sector.

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CBFP MOP 18 - CBFP Scientific and Academic Day - November 27, 2018

The organization of the scientific day is fully in line with the road map of the Belgian CBFP Facilitation. Research on the Congo Basin forests should be used to set priorities for action and to sound the alarm bells so that policy makers become aware of the situation and act accordingly. In addition, research must be able to guide; in a responsible and sustainable way, investments related to the forest / biodiversity sector and other economic sectors whose uncontrolled impacts can significantly affect natural resources in the Congo Basin.

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REDD+ in GCF

REDD+ refers to a process moderated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which supports countries' efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. Learn more about REDD+.

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GEF: Ensuring a world where elephants aren’t the next dinosaurs

On August 12, we celebrate World Elephant Day to raise awareness on the plight of the world’s elephant population. This is an important day for me, as the Program Manager of the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) that started two years ago to combat illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries in Asia and Africa. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a grant of $131 million, the GWP is a global partnership on wildlife conservation & crime prevention for sustainable development.

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LANDSCAPE NEWS: Africa’s Great Green Wall: A work in progress

BONN, Germany (Landscape News) — Much has changed since 2007, when the African Union launched the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) as a bulwark against the encroaching desert.

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CBFP News Archive

2018

REDD+ in GCF
GCF Recent Activity
FTNS Annual Report 2017
Cidt : FGF Brazzaville 2018
Fourth CBFP Council meeting
Forest Watch - April 2018