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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Douala- Cameroon, 04 February 2019- The 5thand last session of the decision-making committee of the GIZ regional project to support the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) funded by the German Ministry of Cooperation (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) took place on 04 February 2019 in the meeting room of the Prince de Galles Hotel.

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COMIFAC: Fourth meeting of decision-making committee of the "Implementing Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in COMIFAC countries” Project.

Douala, Cameroon, 24 October 2017- the Prince de Galles hotel hosted the fourth meeting of the decision-making committee of the "Implementing Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in COMIFAC countries” Project. Chaired by Mr. Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, Executive Secretariat of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), in his capacity as the Committee Chairman, the purpose of the meeting was to validate the financial and technical report (2015-2018) and provide guidelines for the new project.

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COMIFAC: Steering Committee of Project for "Promoting conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and measures to combat climate change in COMIFAC countries" assesses level of achievement of activities

Douala, Cameroon - 1 February 2019: The members of the Steering Committee of the Project for "Promoting conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and measures to combat climate change in COMIFAC countries" held their fourth session at the Prince de Galles Hotel. Chaired jointly by the COMIFAC Executive Secretary, Mr. Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, and the Resident Representative of the JICA in Cameroon, Ms. Masuda Junko, who was represented at the meeting by Ms. Kenmiya Misa, Environment Director at the JICA headquarters. the Steering Committee aimed to review the progress of project activities in 2018 and validate the budgeted Annual Work Plan 2019.

 

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Meeting between the Sahel and northern Equatorial Africa: International Anti-Poaching Conference of Ministers of Defense, Security and Protected Areas, a huge success

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February 14, 2019 The President of Suriname declared the adoption of the document known as the “Krutu of Paramaribo Joint Declaration”. This followed two days of presentations and appeals from delegations representing international organizations, civil society groups both local to Suriname and international, and official delegations of HFLD nations and other nations concerned for the protection of forests.

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USFWS - MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins) : Happy World Pangolin Day! - Pangolin Conservation in Central Africa

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Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

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