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CBFP News $500 million initiative to boost large scale climate action in developing countries

PARIS, Nov. 30, 2015 – Four European countries - Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland - today announced a new $500 million initiative that will find new ways to create incentives aimed at large scale cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries to combat climate change. The World Bank Group worked with the countries to develop the initiative.

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newsroom.unfccc/Government Leaders Endorse Forests as Key Climate Solution : Announce New Actions, Expanded Partnerships

Paris, 30 November 2015 - Heads of Government from major forest countries and partner countries joined together today to endorse forests as a key climate solution. They recommitted to providing strong, collective and urgent action to promote equitable rural economic development while slowing, halting and reversing deforestation and massively increasing forest restoration.

Read more … /$248 USD million pledged to GEF climate fund for most vulnerable countries

PARIS – Monday November 30, 2015 – Eleven donors have pledged close to $250 USD million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris.

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The Presidents of the Congo Basin speak at COP 21 in Paris 2015

Please download the speeches of Presidents of countries of the COMIFAC during the opening session of the COP 21 in Paris...

Read more … As Paris Climate Conference looms, public officials and business executives advocate for carbon pricing

WASHINGTON, 19 October 2015 - For the first time, heads of state and government as well as local community leaders backed by major business executives pleaded with their peers around the world to set a price on carbon.

Read more … Africa Climate Business Plan: a project to fast-track climate resilience

WASHINGTON, 24 November 2015 With climate change and variability hampering Sub-Saharan Africa’s development, a new plan developed by the World Bank sets out measures to improve climate resilience and promote low-carbon development in a bid to preserve future growth and maintain poverty reduction objectives.

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Mayombe Transboundary Initiative: Final Communiqué

On 25 and 26 November 2015, the Skyna hotel in Luanda (Republic of Angola), provided the setting for the Validation Workshop of the Subregional Action Plan for conservation and sustainable use of Mayombe forest ecosystems and the draft text instituting the Mayombe Management Board.

Read more … Fabius hands over the keys of Le Bourget to the UN

The Conference Centre, a space for negotiations also called the “Blue Zone”, was officially placed under the responsibility of the United Nations at 2 p.m. on Saturday 28 November. French Minister of Foreign Affairs and incoming COP21 President Laurent Fabius symbolically handed over the keys to Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. This Zone, which is only open to accredited persons, will from now on be managed by the United Nations, with security handled by UN Blue Guards.

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