IAF and the 2030 Agenda

 

 

While forests contribute and are affected by all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda contains a goal and various targets on forests. In light of the objectives of the International Arrangement on Forests, and the specific mandates and functions of the arrangement, the UNFF and UNFF Secretariat play a role in assisting countries to achieve the goals and targets.

 

 

Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.

 

SDG 15 - In Sustainable Development Goal 15 member states declared to “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”. 

 

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Forest Watch - April 2018

To read: Commission finds that new legislation is needed to tackle deforestation effectively… The Council presses the Commission for a decarbonisation strategy… Everyone agrees: It’s time to talk about meat! Ensuring sustainability is too broad a task for forest certification alone…

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update

On March 8th, to celebrate International Women's Day, women from Bomassa marched through the village during an event organized by the Bomassa Women's Association (AFUBB), followed by a volleyball tournament at the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park headquarters and a round table discussion on Women's Rights, held together with the Park's gender focal point.

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ITTO-New SFM training modules for practitioners

The conventional concept of sustained yield forest development has recently evolved towards sustainable forest development (SFD) and more broadly, sustainable forest management (SFM).

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Tourism and Environment: Launch in Rabat of prefiguration studies on Congo Basin Blue Fund

The State Secretariat for Sustainable Development hosted, yesterday in Rabat, a workshop to validate the terms of reference of the prefiguration study on the Congo Basin Blue Fund. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Nezha El Ouafi, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, and Arlette Sudan Nonault, Minister of Tourism and the Environment of the Republic of the Congo and Technical Coordinator of the Congo Basin Climate Commission, with a view to launching the study.

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Documents of 3rd Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative

Under the Distinguished Patronage of their Excellencies the Presidents of the two Congos, Denis Sassou Nguesso and Joseph Kabila, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo jointly organized the 3rd Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative, with the support of UN Environment.

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Documents of 3rd Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative

The 3rd technical Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI) opened on Wednesday in Brazzaville, in the presence of the Congolese Minister of Environment and Tourism, Arlette Sudan Nonault, and his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Amy Ambotobe Nyongolo.

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Adaptation Fund Launches Pilot Initiative Providing Enhanced Support for Climate-Vulnerable Countries to Access Climate Finance

Washington, D.C. (April 3, 2018) — In an effort to help more climate-vulnerable developing countries gain access to climate finance under the Fund’s pioneering Direct Access modality, the Adaptation Fund is launching a pilot programme to empower countries through the accreditation process by providing enhanced, targeted and tailored readiness support.

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GCF: Climate change hurting the poor, Mali President says in call for action

Bamako, 06 Apr 2018 Republic of Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta called for a united approach to tackle the inequalities of climate change at GCF's Structured Dialogue with Africa, which concludes today.

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Forest Watch - April 2018