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CBFP-Bringing new momentum to the Congo Basin

The College of Donors within the CBFP close ranks to give fresh impetus to the Partnership! The European Union met in Brussels on 27 January 2016 with financial partners within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). The aim was to review all the relevant elements before the expanded meetings with other colleges and partners which will take place in the course of the year 2016.

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unipid-Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC Region

FinCEAL Plus is a project financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture with the purpose of increasing support for Finnish researchers focusing on Africa, Asia and the LAC regions. The project is a continuation and expansion of the FinCEAL project (2013-2014) and aims to enhance Finnish expert participation and influence in the EU-Africa, EU-Asia and EU-CELAC Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogues.

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ITTO-New timber trade portal launched

With support from ITTO as part of its Biennial Work Programme, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has launched a one-stop, online information platform designed to enhance and facilitate legal trade in (mainly tropical) timber. 

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wildlifecrimetech.org -Challenge announcements

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with support of its partners National Geographic, Smithsonian, and TRAFFIC, has selected 16 Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Prize Winners. Winners will each receive $10,000 as well as technical and networking assistance.

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IISD-UNFCCC Identifies Next Steps Following Adoption of the Paris Agreement

28 January 2016: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a statement, titled 'The Paris Agreement: Next Steps,' which outlines actions to take place following the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21).

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Fao –Infos news No.36

To read: Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals–supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda…North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration…Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission…Sub-regional workshop spurs action on restoration of West African degraded drylands…Consolidating action to restore the integrity of the Zagros and Caspian forests…

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IUCN-Final Report of the project for the promotion of inclusive participation and presentation of stakeholder groups in REDD+ discussions

 The project aims to mobilize and organize civil society at regional level so that it actively participates, effectively contributes and actually impacts the development and implementation of national REDD+ strategies in Congo Basin countries, at regional level and in line with the implementation of the Convergence Plan.

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"Crime" Wildlife - Germany undertakes ...

...BMZ, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), therefore commis-sioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam-menarbeit (GIZ) through a dedicated fund for cross-cutting political cooperation (Polifund) in order to implement the project “Combating Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade (Ivory and Rhino Horn) in Africa and Asia”.

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2016

Fao –Infos news No.36