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IISD- Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot

17 August 2016: Recent weeks have brought news about our energy system as it grows and changes. A report on integrating solar and wind into the grid calls for taking whole system value into account. Kenya's counties are preparing and planning for sustainable energy systems, and solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are being highlighted.

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Gabon: Rwanda officially returns to ECCAS

Rwanda has returned as a member State of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Its Minister of Foreign Affairs on 18 August 2016 in Libreville, handed the country’s letter of reinstatement to the Secretary General of the sub-regional organization.

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COMIFAC- Concept Note on Motion 65 FSL

As part of the implementation of Motion 65 on intact forest landscapes (IFL) adopted in 2014 by the FSC General Assembly, the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat has launched stakeholder consultation among Congo Basin actors to develop the sub-region’s position on the Motion. Statements of position coming out of the consultation are presented in the attached concept note.

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IISD-Inaugural African Drought Conference Issues Windhoek Declaration, Adopts Strategic Framework

19 August 2016: The High-Level Meeting of the inaugural African Drought Conference, comprising African member States and Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), adopted an overarching Strategic Framework to enhance resilience to the impact of drought events in Africa, issued the 'The Windhoek Declaration,' and underscored the importance of drought resilience in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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FSC-Open for consultation: Chain of custody certification standard and transaction verification requirements.

The chain of custody certification standard FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 is now open for consultation. For easy consultation by our stakeholders, we’ll be using   aweb-based consultation platform to  collect feedback. Both documents will be open for public consultation from 15 June to 31 August 2016. 

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FSC-Status of national forest stewardship standards

Progress has been made towards finalizing national forest stewardship standards for several countries: Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) ...

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FSC- Working group established to revise FSC Pesticides Policy

A balanced-interest working group has been established to revise the FSC's Pesticides Policy. The working group comprises six stakeholders and three technical experts who together represent Northern and Southern perspectives on the FSC’s social, environmental and economic interests.

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FSC-New book to foster FSC certification in Central Africa.

A new book by environmental activist and author Meindert Brouwer offers a first-hand interesting account of the realities of FSC certification in the Congo Basin as experienced by Congolese workers. “Central African Forests forever" is Brouwer’s third book. It explores topics ranging from forests to climate change and women’s empowerment.

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2016

New edition of Infosylva
HCV & IFL Consultation
IUCN Cameroon Program news
Africa Climate Change Fund
Infos Infosylva
Climate Change Daily Feed
Fao –Infos news No.36