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Corruption, forests, and what the EU can do

Corruption exists at all stages of the timber trade. This exacerbates the destruction of forests, with devastating consequences for local communities, biodiversity and the environment. The EU is uniquely placed to tackle the problem. Read more...

 

 

Climate Action Global Gathering

In the lead-up to the OGP, we helped organise the two day, pre-OGP Climate Action Global Gathering. It led to concrete actions to collaborate on advancing climate transparency and accountability agenda through the OGP.

These actions included the proposal to create of a working group on climate openness, and groups to share best practices on climate project monitoring and how to protect climate activists. Around 100 people were present from a wide range of CSO actors including WRI, The Access Initiative and Hivos. TI Chapter staff from Mexico, Kenya, Korea, Ghana, Cameroon, Peru and Costa Rica were also present. Read more...

 

 

Open Government Partnership

At the OGP itself, we held a session dedicated to how open government tools can help tackle the climate crisis. See a summary of the event here...

TI also collaborated with the Hivos Foundation to share initiatives about tracking climate finance through open data platforms. Read more...

 

 

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CBFP News

Traffic: Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Prevalent Across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape

Foreign armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Janjaweed (a Sudanese militia), and other non-State militias, are the main perpetrators of wildlife poaching and trafficking across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape, a region that straddles the northwest border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the southwest border of the Central African Republic, according to a new TRAFFIC report.

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ABS GIZ COMIFAC Project: Training on managing ABS Clearing House Mechanism in Cameroon

 22 Heads of Units in charge of environmental information from the regional delegations of MINEPDED have received training on techniques for collecting and publishing information at the ABS Clearing House in Cameroon.

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Summary of REPALEAC side event at CBFP MOP: How to strengthen regional coordination and effective support of indigenous peoples and local communities

The Network of Indigenous and Local Communities for the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa (REPALEAC), a member network of CEFDHAC, hosted a side event at the 17th CBFP MOP on Wednesday, 25 October, which drew over 80 participants from all sectors, around the topic of participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) in sustainable forest management in Central Africa.

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Minutes from the third meeting of the CBFP Council (English language version)

The English language version of the Minutes from the third meeting of the CBFP Council is now available at the CBFP Website... The meeting was chaired by the EU Facilitator of CBFP, Mr. Anders Henriksson, assisted by the Deputy Facilitator of CBFP, Mr. Maxime Nzita and Notes were taken by the EU CBFP Facilitation team....

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Book - Central African Forests Forever

Central African Forests Forever about opportunities and solutions for conservation and sustainable use of the Congo Basin rainforest, in balance with sustainable economic development in the region. The Book is now considered to be ‘an ambassador of the Congo Basin’ ...

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biopama: Protected areas across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific boosted with €60 million investment

Gland, Switzerland, 28 November 2017. The European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have invested €60 million in the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme over the next six years – making it one of the largest EU biodiversity programmes. The programme is being implemented by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

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WRI: Colombia’s Climate Finance Tracking System Registers $6 Billion Worth of Action

As in business and politics, it’s essential when dealing with climate action to follow the money. Acknowledging the benefits of more and better information about climate finance, Colombia worked with WRI and its partners on a new system that helps measure, report and verify (MRV) how much funding goes towards climate change projects.

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GEF Council approves $500 million work program focused on least developed countries and small island developing states

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) 53rd Council wrapped up today after approving a work program of more than $500 million that puts a strong emphasis on support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

 

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CBFP News Archive

2017

Thegef: GEF-7 Replenishment
SEP2D web site launch
GCF: Mainstreaming gender
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