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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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Libre Afrique-DRC: Virunga National Park under renewed threat from oil exploration

Two years after the departure of Soco, the nightmare is back. The Africa Energy Intelligence (AEI) letter in Paris recently revealed that the Congolese Government is not done with oil exploration in the Park. The state-owned National Hydrocarbons Company of Congo (Sonahydro), has "agreed in principle" to reassign Soco’s license to an unnamed company, called the 'Oil Quest International, a subsidiary of oil Quest Holdings....

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TRAFFIC: Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

Pretoria, South Africa, 18th September 2017—A TRAFFIC report released today reveals disturbing new evidence that some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa are now processing rhino horn locally into beads, bracelets, bangles and powder to evade detection and provide ready-made products to consumers in Asia, mainly in Viet Nam and China.

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TRAFFIC REPORT SPECIAL: Shift in rhino horn trafficking revealed in new TRAFFIC report

A new TRAFFIC report reveals a disturbing new shift in how organized criminal networks smuggling rhino horn from South Africa are operating to avoid detection.

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Recent evolutions of forest concessions status and dynamics in Central Africa

This article takes stock of the forest concessions and management rules in Central Africa, the slow progress of forest certification, and the difficulties facing the FLEGT/VPAs process, and proposes a preliminary assessment of the impact of the log export ban imposed in Gabon since 2011. Examples are given of the mounting influence of Asian companies, and the growing concentration of large corporate interests.

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Nytimes: The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo — On the verdant savanna of Virunga National Park, a herd of elephants clustered near an umbrella-shaped acacia tree to seek shelter from the blazing morning sun. From a Cessna far above, the giant animals looked like brown-gray miniatures.

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worldbank : 5 key sectors for innovation and increased smart climate investments

Investors are only too aware: if they want to be efficient, companies in emerging countries can no longer overlook climate change related risks The growing frequency and severity of weather events, new regulatory frameworks, changing consumer preferences : climate change is profoundly changing  the ways business is done. Companies and investors are increasingly seeking new ways to build climate resilient portfolios

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UICN Magazine trimestriel d'information du Programme Cameroun : Issue no. 8

In this issue: Thematic resources maps of the Chari Logone Sub-basin in the Lake Chad Basin validated; Cameroon Ecology spearheads a community forest management  initiative in the Manoka mangrove; Awareness campaign conducted in Yokadouma on sidelines of International Day for Biological Diversity ; China -Africa Dialogue on closer collaboration with a view to achieving legality; European Parliamentarians visit the Ngog-Mapubi-Dibang forest area…

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CBFP News Archive

2017

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