EU Citizen Voices for Change project

 

 

Introducing the Citizen Voices for Change: Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Project (CV4C)

This 4-year project aims to strengthen the contribution of non-state actors (NSA), such as civil society, Indigenous Peoples and community organisations, to improving forest governance, sustainable forest management and the contribution of forests to development in five Congo Basin countries.

 

 

Funding for £5 million rainforest project secured

A new £5 million project is to be launched by the University of Wolverhampton to transform the lives of people in the Congo rainforest and protect the endangered environment.

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has secured funding of 6.25m Euros from the European Union to support forest governance in five Congo Basin countries.

 

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UNCCD: An Impact Investment Fund for Land Degradation Neutrality

To achieve the target of a land degradation neutral world (SDG target 15.3) by 2030, large amounts of financial resources must be mobilized. Public resources alone will not suffice, as acknowledged in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

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GEF: Global action is needed

There is no doubt that science is increasingly expanding our knowledge of the problem of environmental degradation (including our role in it) and the extent to which it affects our ability to continually improve our living conditions.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update

Please, find attached the last edition of Nouabalé Ndoki National Park's newsletter in 2017. It has been a very productive year for the Park Management Unit with its many great successes that we are extremely proud of, and some minor disappointments from which our team has been able to draw lessons.

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sciencedaily: The ecological costs of war: Conflict a consistent killer of African megafauna

Researchers report that war has been a consistent factor in the decades-long decline of Africa's large mammals. But the researchers also found that wildlife populations rarely collapsed to the point where recovery was impossible, meaning that even protected areas severely affected by conflict are promising candidates for conservation and rehabilitation efforts.

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NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES: NIGERIA Verification of permits and certificates issued by Nigeria for export of specimens of the species Pterocarpus erinaceus

At its 69th meeting (SC69, Geneva, November 2017), the Standing Committee considered exports of specimens of rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) from Nigeria, based on information contained in paragraphs 21 – 29 of document SC69 Doc. 29.1 (Rev. 2) and additional information provided by China and Nigeria, subsequently.

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UN-REDD: Integrating sustainable supply chain initiatives and REDD+ finance

Assuming full implementation of the current round of NDCs, land-use and forests are clearly a key component of the Paris Agreement, providing approximately a quarter of total emission reductions planned by countries. In order to achieve those intended emission reductions, agriculture commodity production will need to be a focus, as the main driver of deforestation and forest degradation worldwide. Sustainable forests and land-use management and a green agriculture economy offer tremendous opportunities which we can take advantage of by working closely with stakeholders in key commodity supply chains, from the producers to government and market actors.

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RANSAR : World Wetlands Day 2018, 2 February.

he Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future" as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2018.

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2018