CIFOR: To survive in climate change, look past targets and focus on the long game

 

 

United States - Under the theme “Building the Investment Case for Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration,” the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum Investment Case Symposium took place at the World Bank in Washington D.C. on 30 May. Attracting more than 500,000 listeners and engagers, the Symposium brought together local communities, scientific experts, investors and politicians to discuss how public and private finance can better partner to address climate change.

 

 

Center for International Forestry Research Director General Robert Nasi opened the Symposium, urging those across the environmental sector to act now, if we are to survive in a “3-degree warmer world.” The following is a transcript of his welcome address.

 

 

ROBERT NASI: Welcome to the third edition of the Global Landscapes Forum Investment case. Many of you here and online attended the first two at the Royal Society in London, and we are very pleased to hold today’s event on the premises of one of our founding members, the World Bank. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them profusely for their leadership, continued support and commitment to the GLF community and its mission.

 

 

Launched six years ago in Warsaw, the GLF has evolved and grown in parallel with global developments. The key turning point came in 2015 with the adoption of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. This opened the door to a new era in our quest for sustainable development and set clear targets for action on climate change.

 

 

These two developments recognized that we need to rethink the way we go about development. We must work in an encompassing and holistic way that stops jeopardizing nature for human development and creates more equitable, more just and more resilient societies and landscapes. And we also must stop the increase in global average temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius, and preferably below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The private and financial sectors have also embraced these goals and targets, beginning with the New York Declaration on Forests.

 

Read more...

Go back

CBFP News

COMIFAC: Members of decision-making committee of GIZ regional project to support COMIFAC hold consultations in Douala

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.

Read more …

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.

Read more …

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.

 

Read more …

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

The International Conference of Ministers of defense, security and protected areas on the fight against poaching and other cross-border criminal activities, held from 23 to 25 January 2019, N'Djamena, Chad, was a resounding success (success story): "Off to a flying start!!! ": Fruitful meeting between the Sahel and northern Equatorial Africa...

Read more …

Hfldclimatefinance : Adoption of the Joint Declaration

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.

Read more …

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

Happy World Pangolin Day! - Pangolin Conservation in Central Africa - Pangolins are the world’s most heavily trafficked mammals. In 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins) in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London to give a voice to Central Africa’s pangolins.

Read more …

Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

The launch steered awareness and visibility of the upcoming conference to be held on 18th to 23rd November this year. NAIROBI, Kenya, February 14, 2019/ -- This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) (www.APA-Congress.org) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. Kenya’s Principal Secretary - State Department of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margaret Mwakima accompanied by Dr.John Waithaka the Congress Director and Mr. Luther Anukur Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), East and Southern Africa presided over the launch.

Read more …

CBFP News Archive

2019