Unccd: Climate Change and natural resources depletion are increasingly undermining sustainability, stability and security in Africa

 

 

Please download the Document here below: 3S Initiative-brochure_0.pdf (990.0 KiB)

 

 

The cumulation of increasing food and water insecurity, mass population movement and more extreme natural disasters undermines efforts to reduce poverty and boost prosperity. Land and water use conflicts increase, as do migration flows and the number of vulnerable people. Economic losses from disasters have grown steadily since 1990, reaching an estimated annual average of USD 200 billion.

 

 

All of this could overwhelm the coping capacity of fragile regions and the capacity of a number of governments to meet the basic needs of their people. Social upheaval and sometimes violent conflict could follow…

 

 

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Progress report on COMIFAC activities (January - March 2017)

During the first quarter of 2017, the work of the Executive Secretariat of the Central African Forest Commission  (COMIFAC) focused on the  following components of its sub-regional action plan: (i) planning, monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the Convergence Plan 2; (ii) communication, sub-regional consultation and capacity building; and (iii) coordination of implementation of Convergence Plan 2 and partnerships.

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TRAFFIC: Wildlife Traffickers Exploiting Airlines Worldwide

MorganWASHINGTON, D.C., USA, 15th May 2017—A new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.

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Adaptation Fund In South Africa

In the rural northwestern Namakwa District of South Africa’s rolling Northern Cape, the negative effects of climate change are becoming commonplace. Climate change projections have indicated that both the Mopani District, in Limpopo in the north east of South Africa, and the Namakwa District, in the Northern Cape in the north west of South Africa, will be subject to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

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Adaptation-fund: ECO-NGO Newsletter May 8, 2017: Strong Support for the Adaptation Fund

“ECO is also concerned about the Adaptation Fund. We expect negotiators to agree that the Adaptation Fund has plenty of experience when operating with developing countries in need of small-scale adaptation projects. And that it deserves immediate replenishment in the pre-2020 period while the Green Climate Fund (GCF) resolves its shortcomings and operational problems. It is definitely not the time to engage in unnecessary political battles that may delay the required work necessary for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement.

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GCF: Empowering Direct Access workshop 23–25 MAY, SONGDO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

GCF’s Empowering Direct Access workshop will focus on supporting the Fund’s direct access entities – national and regional entities nominated for accreditation to the GCF by National Designated Authorities – to develop strong project proposals and strengthen their capacity across several programmatic areas.

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TRAFFIC: European Union suspends the re-export of raw ivory

Brussels, Belgium, 17th May 2017—The European Commission has published a guidance document under which the European Union (EU) will suspend re-exports of raw ivory from 1 July 2017, even if they qualify as old/“pre-Convention” specimens as well as recommending tougher scrutiny of worked ivory movements.

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Infosylva 09/2017

We would like to draw your attention to a new knowledge-sharing platform launched by FAO and partners earlier this month. This open-access platform aims to guide policy makers and practitioners through the entire planning, management, and implementation stages of a forest and landscape restoration project.

 

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CAFI: Eq. Guinea, Cameroon & Congo share progress

The 6th CAFI Executive Board meeting, held 27-28 April 2017, was an opportunity to exchange with government representatives of three countries (CAR was unable to participate due to connectivity issues) in the process of developing National REDD+ investment frameworks.

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CBFP News Archive

2017

Infosylva 09/2017
Sixth SGTAPFS meeting
EU Forest Watch April 2017
What is World Water Day?
GCF- Get accredited
IAF and the 2030 Agenda