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Good news for Congo Basin: Record funding for the GEF - Global Environment Facility yesterday in Geneva pledged a record sum of 4.433 billion USD for the next four years!

The developing partners/donors of the Global Environment Facility yesterday in Geneva pledged a record sum of 4.433 billion USD for the next four years, the sixth replenishment period of the GEF -"Today's decision is a powerful signal from the global community about the importance of urgently reversing the negative environmental trends in order to ensure a sustainable future for everybody"...

 

 

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Call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2015

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat has the pleasure of launching a call for nominations for the sixth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, which will be presented at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in June 2015.  

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Comments on the UN-REDD Programme’s Draft Practical Guide to the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA)?

The PGA is one of several tools developed by the UN-REDD Programme that countries can use to address governance challenges related to their REDD+ processes. The PGA is an inclusive and multi-stakeholder process that aims to produce robust and credible governance information as a first step in addressing weaknesses in governance and eventually, as a basis for policy reform. 

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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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