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Towards a community-based concession model in the DRC. C. Vermeulen et A. Karsenty

The explicit recognition of the duality of a customary de facto local community forest and a modern legal entity (concession) is an innovation. However, viewed from the perspective of the long-established habits within the country, the question remains whether these legal measures can be sufficient for ensuring the sustainable development of these community-held forested areas.

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carbon-mechanisms: New Carbon Mechanisms Review presents Carbon Market negotiations outlook 2017, CDM transition, and more

February 2017 – This issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review analyses the outcomes of the Marrakech climate summit and looks at the Carbon Market negotiations ahead. Also in this issue, the possible transition of CDM activities, credits, rules and institutions to the Paris Agreement architecture is analysed. The issue also features, among other things, the situation concerning the voluntary carbon market under the new Paris architecture as well as an initiative to set up a regional carbon pricing scheme in the Caribbean…

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Invitation to join Congo Basin' World Pangolin Day 2017's Celebration and Social Media Campaign

"...Join us to get the word out and be a voice for Central Africa's pangolins! Together let’s protect our pangolins! ... The Social Media Campaign  to celebrate World Pangolin Day 2017 and show your support for pangolin conservation by spreading messages through Facebook and Twitter and encouraging..."

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COMIFAC Operational 2017: New statutory team sets priorities for 2017

From 7 to 8 February 2017, the city of Sangmelima located in the South region of Cameroon hosted the deliberations of the operational planning workshop on the annual activities of the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat (CES). Organized with the technical and financial support of the GIZ COMIFAC support project, the workshop saw the participation of 34 people, including COMIFAC staff, the representative of the Acting Presidency of COMIFAC, the COMIFAC National Coordination of Cameroon, and...

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Cameroon pledges to restore 12,062, 768 hectares of forest landscapes and degraded lands by 2030

Yaounde, 01 February 2017: Just like Burundi, the Congo, the CAR, the DRC and Rwanda before her, Cameroon has issued a statement expressing its interest in joining the ranks of the beneficiary countries of the "Bonn" challenge, and its commitment to work to restore forests and degraded lands covering an estimated surface area of 12,062,768 hectares, spanning all of Cameroon’s ecosystems, and encompassing both the permanent forest estate and the non-permanent forest domain.

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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.

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UE Forest Watch Febraury 2017

Read: Time to decide: Civil society points to advances delivered by Cameroon VPA, and its potential…Hailing some positive changes in the Republic of Congo…Climate change linked to animal products: Germany proposes action, the EU thwarts its own goals…Palm oil plantations in Cameroon ‘took away families’ crop land and burial lands’, participants at EU Parliamentary event hear…News in brief.

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Transparency International: latest news updates

Corruption, forests, and what the EU can do… Recap: TI @ COP22: A selection of reactions and resources from TI's participation at COP22…. Climate Action Global Gathering… Open Government Partnership… International Anti-Corruption Conference…

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IAF and the 2030 Agenda