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To read: Celebrating the benefits of the world's forests

On 21 March, countries, communities and organizations across the globe will celebrate the most important date in the forestry calendar: the International Day of Forests. Inspired by the 2017 theme of "Forests and Energy", awareness-raising and educational activities will encourage visionary thinking about forests as a source of renewable energy, now and in the future...

 

 

The United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014‑2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, underscoring the importance of energy issues for sustainable development and for the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda....

 

 

Forestry Communication Toolkit

The forestry communication toolkit provides a wealth of resources and key messages on issues of central importance to the forest sector. Explore the toolkit to access expert interviews on key forestry topics, videos from the field detailing macro issues and individual projects, FAO publications, images, comprehensive statistics, maps and other useful resources. Browse by themes or by resource type to gain access to a host of information and communications materials to help you with your own forestry communications efforts...

 

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Monthly update Octobre 2017

This last month, about 100 fishermen along the Sangha River received training by the Park Management Unit on the construction and use of Chorkor ovens, promoting a fish-smoking technique that maximizes its conservation and helps reducing of harvest rates on fishery resources.

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COP23: Italy and UN Launch Fellowship Programme for Climate Vulnerable Countries

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 16 – The Government of Italy and UN Climate Change have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a new Fellowship Programme aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change.

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EU: The EU remains the main and most open market for African food and manufactured products

Africa's exports to the European Union (EU) amounted to more than €116 billion in 2016. Europe is by far Africa's largest export market (35% of Africa's exports), followed by Africa itself (18%), China (11%), the USA (8%) and India (7%).

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cop23.unfccc : Bonn Climate Conference Becomes Launch-Pad for Higher Ambition

Momentum Builds With New Financial Commitments on Insurance and Forests to Scaled-Up Climate Action by Governments, Cities and Companies. UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 18 November 2017 - Nations agreed today to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020 at the close of the annual UN climate conference held in the German city of Bonn.

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Dja Side Event at the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP)

During the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) that took place from 24 th to 27 th October 2017 at Sawa Hotel in Douala, Cameroon, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UNESCO, IUCN, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF), organised a successful side event on the Dja landscape.

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GCF and GIZ sign partnership agreement

Bonn, 15 Nov 2017 The Green Climate Fund signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) today with German development agency GIZ. This agreement will allow Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to carry out climate finance projects approved by the GCF Board.

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GCF: Focus on adaptation planning at COP 23, surge in requests for GCF support

Bonn, 15 Nov 2017 Uncertainty should not be a pretext for putting off preventative action, a leading UN figure in adaptation said during a seminar supported by GCF at the global climate change conference in Bonn.

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Adaptation Fund Side Event Showcases Environmental and Social Policies in Helping Ensure Focus on Most Vulnerable

Bonn, Germany (November 11, 2017) — An Adaptation Fund side event during the COP 23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn brought together speakers from Fiji, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Tanzania and the World Food Programme to discuss concrete examples of Fund projects to the most vulnerable communities and applying environmental and social principles that further enhance adaptation actions.

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CBFP News Archive

2017

Thegef: GEF-7 Replenishment
SEP2D web site launch
GCF: Mainstreaming gender
REFADD prepares for COP 23
CBFP Flash News July 2017
unep: Annual Report 2016
MEFDDE Newsletter, May 2017
greenclimate.fund : Careers
IUCN: Annual report 2016
Infosylva 09/2017
Sixth SGTAPFS meeting
EU Forest Watch April 2017
What is World Water Day?
GCF- Get accredited
IAF and the 2030 Agenda