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The Belgian director of Africa’s oldest national park - of Congo’s Virunga shot

DAKAR, Senegal  - Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded...

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EU FAO FLEGT Programme calls for concept notes from countries engaged in VPAs

The EU FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (EU FAO FLEGT Programme) is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU. Grants of up to €100 000 are available through the call...

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TRAFFIC : Wildlife TRAPS - Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting

Wildlife TRAPS will: “Protect global biodiversity from the threat of illegal wildlife trade through strengthening the knowledge base, resolve and cooperation of governments, inter-governmental organisations, the private sector and NGOs, in tackling wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia

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UNEP-UNDP: PRESS RELEASE: AFRICAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES GATHER TO FOCUS ON LONG-TERM PLANS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

Climate change adaptation is the focus of high-level regional training and knowledge exchange in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this month. African government ministerial representatives from more than 30 least developed African countries are meeting to consider National Adaptation Plan (NAP) requirements, which aim to address the long–term climate change challenges for Africa.

 

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UNEP-PRESS RELEASE :New Study Shows Kenya’s Shift to Green Economy Should Generate USD 45 Billion by 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security

Nairobi, 25 March 2014 – Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits – equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030 – as well as greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources, according to a new study launched Tuesday by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme. 

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Main Conclusions of the EU-Africa Summit 2014

The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents. In the summit declaration, leaders highlighted the close nature of EU-Africa relations and the shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, the rule of law and good governance as well as the right to development.

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UNFCCC : Report on the workshop on technical and scientific aspects of ecosystems with high-carbon reservoirs not covered by other agenda items under the Convention

The report summarizes the information provided by scientific experts and representatives of Parties, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and international and regional research programmes and organizations on the technical and scientific aspects of ecosystems with high-carbon reservoirs, such as coastal marine ecosystems, in the context of wider mitigation and adaptation efforts...

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RAPAC: Takeover at RAPAC Executive Secretariat

Mr. Sébastien Luc Kamga Kamdem took office as the new Executive Secretary of the Central African Protected Areas Network (RAPAC), on Monday, March 31, 2014 in the meeting room of the OAB building which houses the Institution’s headquarters.

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