Unccd: 17 June Observance: Our Land. Our Home. Our Future.

 

 

The number of international migrants worldwide has continued to grow rapidly over the past fifteen years – reaching 244 million in 2015, up from 222 million in 2010 and 173 million in 2000.[1] Behind these numbers is the links between migration and development challenges, in particular, the consequences of environmental degradation, political instability, food insecurity and poverty.

 

 

The 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification (#2017WDCD) will look closely the important link between migration and land degradation by addressing how local communities could build the resilience against existing multi-fold development challenges through combating desertification and land degradation. It will be the Day to remind everyone of the importance of productive land for securing food, generating local employment and contributing to the sustainability and stability, security of desertification-affected places.

 

 

The global observance of the 2017 WDCD will be scheduled in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 15 June, hosted by le Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Economie Verte et du Changement Climatique (MEEVCC).

 

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REFADD prepares for COP 23

From 3 to 5 July 2017, in Douala, Cameroon, the African Women’s Network for Sustainable Development (REFADD) will be hosting a sub-regional workshop on feedback from COP 21 and 22, and to prepare the Network for COP23. The final communiqué of this workshop is available for download.

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National Tourism Conference of the Republic of the Congo from 17 to 18 July 2017.

The first Conference on the development of tourism in the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville aims to provide a unique opportunity for exchanges and of discussions between the sector’s key players, both national and international, in order to help the government lay the groundwork for policy implementation.

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tempsreel.nouvelobs/Urgence pour la biodiversité : Sixth extinction is underway

'The sixth extinction" which poses a threat to the world’s animal and plant diversity  could be worse than previously thought, according to a study published on Monday 10 July 2017.

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blogs.mediapart abon/Conférence mondiale sur les Océans : Creation of 20 Marine Protected Areas

New York, 5 June - The President of the Republic, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba announced Monday, in a speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters, that the Gabonese Government has just created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including 9 marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon’s territorial waters.

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actualite.cd : DRC: 5 forest concessions’ contracts cancelled by the Minister of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Amy Ambatobe Nyongolo, announced Friday, 07 July 2017, during a press conference, that  the contracts of 5 forest concessions had been cancelled. These include the Bâtisseurs duCongo Sarl Group, the Ondika group with two concessions, Isolado and Action for the Congo.

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Final Communiqué /Sub-Regional Workshop on the sustainability of village hunting and bush meat supply in Central Africa

The sub-regional workshop on the "sustainability of the village hunting and the supply of bush meat in Central Africa" was held from 21 to 22 June 2017, in Librevillle, Gabon.

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OSFACO Newsletter - July 2017

In this issue: REQUEST FOR IMAGES SPOT6/7 images are now available for West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea and Benin)…. RESEARCH PROJECTS The 20 projects selected as part of the 2016 call for research projects have launched their activities… NEWS: License for distribution of SPOT satellite products signed by the Minister of the Environment, on 14 June in Conakry.

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forumdesas : Agricultural settlement activities begin in Salonga park

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has officially launched agricultural settlement activities in the Salonga National Park landscape (SNP). The launch comes after 48 hours of deliberations with its partners.

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CBFP News Archive

2017

REFADD prepares for COP 23
CBFP Flash News July 2017
unep: Annual Report 2016
MEFDDE Newsletter, May 2017
greenclimate.fund : Careers
IUCN: Annual report 2016
Infosylva 09/2017
Sixth SGTAPFS meeting
EU Forest Watch April 2017
What is World Water Day?
GCF- Get accredited
IAF and the 2030 Agenda