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Conclusion of the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue

The aim of this year's Petersberg Climate Dialogue was to introduce new ideas into the negotations and discussed new strategies in preparation for the World Climate Conference in Peru in 2014 (COP20/CMP10). On 14-15 July 2014, about 35 Ministers and their representatives, the Co-Chairs of the  ADP, as well as the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, met in Berlin at the invitation of the governments of Peru and Germany. In an informal setting Ministers discussed how to accelerate progress in the UN climate negotiations and how to enhance climate action in their respective countries. 

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Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program: Readiness to Engage: Stakeholder Engagement Experiences for REDD+ - Available in French...

...As the REDD+ countries move into the implementation of their stakeholder consultation and participation plans, donors should keep close oversight of how well the countries follow their plans and the results of stakeholder input. If collected, this information could be shared across countries. Countries that are leaders in stakeholder engagement could help to create peer pressure so that other countries aim to live up to international standards for the quality and extent of stakeholder engagement...

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ECCAS : Towards the establishment of the Green Economy system and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa

In order to finalize the implementation of the Green Economy System in Central Africa and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa, the ECCAS General Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Congo, the COMIFAC and the BDEAC, decided to hold the Conference of ECCAS Ministers, on the topic of the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa and the structural transformation of the natural resources economy. The chosen theme is: DIPLOMACY, INTEGRATION-GOVERNANCE AND THE NEW TIMBER ECONOMY...

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COMIFAC/FAO -MRV Project: Launch of the regional network of permanent plots for COMIFAC member countries

From July 10 to 11, 2014, the premises of La Falaise Hotel in Douala served as the venue for a regional meeting on the establishment of a regional network of permanent plots for COMIFAC member countries. The gathering was hosted by COMIFAC, through its MRV project. Participants consisted mainly of representatives of the forestry administration, scientific experts, representatives of academic institutions and of institutional partners, both financial and technical.

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Will Oil Palm’s Homecoming Spell Doom for Africa’s Great Apes?

...More importantly, 39.9% of the distribution of great ape species on unprotected lands overlaps with suitable oil palm areas. There is an urgent need to develop guidelines for the expansion of oil palm in Africa to minimize the negative effects on apes and other wildlife. There is also a need for research to support land use decisions to reconcile economic development, great ape conservation, and avoiding carbon emissions...

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COMIFAC - Extraordinary Session of COMIFAC Counsel of Ministers shall take place on July 16-18, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo

The Executive Secretariat of the COMIFAC informs national, sub-regional and international opinions of the holding of the next extraordinary session of Ministers’ Council which shall hold on July 16-18, 2014 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. The overall objective of this conference is to assess COMIFAC performance by examining the financial accounts audit report for 2013 by the Executive Secretariat and the revised document of the Convergence Plan validated during sub-regional forum last June...

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COMIFAC-OFAC: Discussion on the improvement of OFAC database supply by national groups

Organized by COMIFAC Executive Secretariat within the framework of collaboration between OFAC and the MNV regional project implemented by FAO, the regional discussion meeting held in Douala (Cameroon) on July 8-9, 2014 on the improvement of Central African Forest Observatory (OFAC) database supply by different national groups. This meeting was attended by representatives of the different COMIFAC countries, international organizations involved in OFAC, as well as representatives of sub-regional projects and initiatives...

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Pooling efforts, skills and synergies: CEFDHAC - APEGG (Association for Environmental Protection of the Gulf of Guinea)

APEGG and CEFDHAC advocate for the establishment of an observatory to monitor health and environmental risks in coastal parts of Congo Basin countries, the Atlantic coast serving the Congo, Gabon, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon...

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