Climate change is already posing a threat to the development of the poorest countries and its impacts will make it far more difficult for them to achieve progress in future. So climate action and development policy are bound up closely with each other. Without external support, developing countries and emerging economies are often not able to afford the measures needed to achieve their national mitigation targets and to adapt to the consequences of climate change.
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The GEF’s adaptation support for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is delivered through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The LDCF is the only multilateral fund that focuses exclusively on the unique climate adaptation challenges of LDCs and is embraced by LDCs as their own. The fund has a strong track record of supporting LDCs to address adaptation priorities over more than two decades. It delivers targeted support to the world’s most vulnerable countries, and their people and ecosystems.
18/04/2023 A major meeting this week brought together farmers, bankers, governments and development partners from across Africa and beyond to discuss ways to ensure smallholder farmers, the backbone of the region’s food system, have access to the finance they need to improve and scale up sustainable forest and farm management practices.
The final quarter of 2022 was particularly busy and memorable for us. Earlier in the year, during the first staff meeting I held as project manager, it was clear that perhaps the greatest concern for the LWC staff was the lack of a reliable source of fresh water....
The SWM Programme’s latest 3D virtual photographic exhibition is now online, and features two new exhibition rooms with images from Gabon and Madagascar by the award-winning photographers Brent Stirton and Rijasolo! Through a careful selection of photographs and videos you can get a first-hand glimpse of the SWM Programme efforts to improve wildlife conservation and food security in both countries.
Consumers are concerned about rising packaging levels. Dealing with outsized delivery boxes is frustrating. Discarding dirty food containers is inconvenient. Deciphering recycling symbols can be bewildering....Today we release case studies from Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Chile and Indonesia which un-veil the environmental and human cost of switching to paper-based packaging.
The UN has released an advance unedited version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. This year’s “special edition” report updates on progress made since 2015 against the global SDG indicator framework. It will inform discussions during the July 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the SDG Summit in September.
How innovative shared labels are promoting diversity, biocultural heritage and sustainable production - IIED
Shared labels used by smallholder producers can promote biocultural diversity, build climate resilience and drive social justice. An IIED report explores trailblazing shared label initiatives by smallholder organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has announced a contribution of USD 1 billion to the Green Climate Fund. Responding to the news, the Executive Director ad interim of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Henry Gonzalez, stated, "GCF welcomes President Biden’s announcement of a significant contribution from the United States. This money will provide urgently needed climate finance for the most vulnerable countries in the world. The USD 1 billion will increase the resilience of populations in Least Developed Countries, protect Small Island Developing States threatened by climate change, and support the transition to low-emission, climate-resilient development around the world."
Four pillars for action in the 2020s. To support preparations for upcoming major events such as the COP28 Climate Change Conference, the IEA is releasing Credible Pathways to 1.5 °C: Four pillars for action in the 2020s, a new report on the key actions needed to keep within reach the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C. That possibility is narrowing rapidly, with energy-related CO2 emissions continuing to rise in 2022 despite declining costs for clean energy technologies and the dynamic deployment of renewables, electric cars and other solutions.
FACT SHEET: President Biden to Catalyze Global Climate Action through the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate - Whitehouse
April 20, 2023. Today, President Biden will convene leaders of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) for the fourth time since taking office to galvanize efforts needed to tackle the climate crisis and keep a 1.5°C limit on warming within reach.
From poaching to seed collecting: the promise of indigenous fruit and food trees in Zambia - Worldagroforestry
“I was introduced to poaching by my father when I turned 20. It put fast money and food on the family table,” said Abraham, a Zambian man who served five years in prison after wildlife officers caught him in the act. “Many of my peers and I could not find work after graduating from high school,” said his contemporary, Noah. “The only option we had was to hunt”.
2nd International Conference of Ministers on cross-border transhumance: the technical departments of the West and Centre Blocks hold their meeting in Ndjamena
N’Djamena April 14, 2023, the technical meetings of the experts from the Centre and West blocks of the N'Djamena Declaration on cross-border transhumance between the Sahel and North Equatorial Africa regions ended today at noon. These last meetings of the three geographical blocks of the CBFP (East, West, Centre) had among other objectives to finalize the Action Plans and Country Investment Plans related to cross-border transhumance, Zoonosis, security and sustainable development.
With the pent-up need for countries to agree how to address climate finance, plastic pollution, biodiversity loss, and other pressing environmental issues, a tidal wave of in-person negotiations swept through 2022.
The year 2022 has been quite a year for ANI. In Gashaka Gumti National Park (GGNP), in the 3 years following the signing of the agreement with the National Parks Service we devoted our energy to putting in place basic infrastructure (office, accommodation, park roads) and deploying our first batch of rangers. The focus was on bringing security back to the area. In this past year, we conducted a big community recruitment drive to double the size of the ranger force on active patrols under the Gashaka ANI Project (GAP). A real highlight of the year was the arrival of our Robinson R66 helicopter.
As the second most heavily forested Amazonian country, Peru has attracted a steady stream of programmes aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land-use change, the country’s largest source. Despite these conservation efforts, however, annual forest loss has increased over the past two decades, from about 84,000 hectares in 2001 to a record 200,000 in 2020.
The German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) convened an online event to discuss the UN Secretary-General’s policy brief on future generations, prepared as an input for the Summit of the Future in 2024. Experts shared perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of the policy proposals contained in the brief and offered recommendations going forward.
The 2023 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed how the WBG and IMF could respond to the overlapping crises that are reversing development gains. Participants pledged to explore new solutions to risks in the banking sector, inflation, rising debt, the war in Ukraine, and climate change, among other shared challenges.
Investments in climate change mitigation continue to grow, driving the energy transition and rapid growth in net-zero technologies. At the same time, a lack of reliable data and a loose regulatory environment have led to declining investments in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) funds, while some nervous managers are shifting assets away from ESG funds to avoid future claims of greenwashing.
From July 10 to 12, 2023, Yaoundé will host the second International Conference of Ministers on Transboundary Transhumance between the Sahel and North Equatorial Africa regions
This is one of the decisions taken on Monday, April 10, 2023, 11 am at MINREX Cameroon, during the preparatory meeting of the second International Conference of Ministers on Transboundary Transhumance, Nexus: transhumance, protected areas and natural resources, development, peace and security.
The High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism (HLAB), appointed by the UN Secretary-General in 2022 pursuant to Our Common Agenda, has published a report that outlines “an ambitious plan to strengthen the multilateral system,” so it can better address current and future challenges, including climate change, rising inequalities, the lack of finance for sustainable development, and growing threats to democracy and stability.
Central African countries – which emit relatively few greenhouse gases on a global scale – have committed to conserve, protect, and restore the health and integrity of the Earth’s ecosystems under the principle of common but differentiated responsibility. But their mitigation commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) do not translate to effective engagement at national level, according to Chapter 7 of the Congo Basin Forests – State of the Forests 2021 report produced by the Central Africa Forest Observatory (OFAC). Specifically, inadequacy in reporting is constraining the sub-region’s governments from accessing critical funding streams that are intended for developing countries like them.
The G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment is fast approaching, with ministers due to gather in Sapporo, Japan, at the end of this week, ahead of a leaders-level gathering next month in Hiroshima. At these meetings and throughout the rest of the year, G7 ministers and leaders have a key opportunity to make concrete progress on fossil fuel phase-out, which could in turn encourage other economies to follow suit.
The CBFP Flash News from January to April are available in French and in English.... Please consult them...
Read : Final Communiqué of the eleventh ordinary session of the COMIFAC Council of Ministers… Burundi takes over the chairmanship of COMIFAC … Multilateral partners of the CBFP are satisfied with the performance of the Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany and are ready to work with the France – Gabon Facilitation…. Coordination meeting of the Center Block of the N'Djaména Declaration on Transhumance...
The 2023 edition of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum discussed the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs and building back better. The WSIS stakeholder community, representing governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, and international organizations, also assessed implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for sustainable development.
Before the UN SDG Summit to be held in New York, US, this September, UN Member States must decide on their priorities for accelerating progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We argue that Member States can prioritize some Goals above others, to boost progress on the 2030 Agenda. To be able to do this, while keeping to the commitment to achieve all SDGs, they need to incorporate “systems thinking” into SDGs and national decision- and policymaking processes.
Meetings of the CBFP Facilitator, Honourable Dr. Christian Ruck with Cameroon's High Level Administrators
February 22-28, 2023 - Yaounde - The Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honourable Dr. Christian Ruck stayed in Cameroon to prepare for the 2nd International Conference of Ministers in charge of Forests/Protected Areas/Environment, Livestock, Agriculture, Peace/Security, on cross-border transhumance Nexus: transhumance, protected areas, natural resources, security and development from July 10 to 12, 2023 in Cameroon.
2nd International Conference of Ministers on cross-border transhumance: the technical department of the East Block holds its meeting
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the technical department of the East Block held a meeting in the heart of nature, in the calm and quiet premises of The Regional Post-Graduate Training School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands (ERAIFT) in the DRC.This inaugural meeting of the technical departments of the three geographical blocks of the CBFP (East, West, Central) had among other objectives to finalise the preparations of the 2nd International Conference of Ministers in charge of Forests/Protected Areas/Environment, Livestock, Agriculture, Peace/Security, on cross-border transhumance Nexus: transhumance, protected areas, natural resources, security and development from July 10 to 12, 2023 in Cameroon, for the East block.
A Quest for Legal Clarity: What the International Court of Justice's upcoming advisory opinion means for climate action
On March 28, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a historic resolution asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ)—the UN's principal judicial organ—to provide an advisory opinion clarifying what governments' obligations are under international law when it comes to tackling climate change.
The Project-specific Assessment Approach (PSAA) Pilot is one of two approaches to GCF accreditation, approved through updates to the Accreditation Framework of the GCF (decision B.31/06). The PSAA is a capacity assessment of an entity to meet GCF accreditation standards to implement one climate project or programme. The proposed project or programme is aligned with developing countries’ priorities and GCF’s strategic objectives.
The Green Climate Fund’s Group of Friends convene to discuss climate action urgency and show support for GCF’s second replenishment - GCF
GCF leadership met with ambassadors and representatives of its partner countries in the Republic of Korea as part of the 4th meeting of the ‘Group of Friends of GCF’. Representatives of 36 countries engaged in networking and discussed the latest climate change developments and the Fund’s vital work. It was also an opportunity to bid farewell to the GCF Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec who completed his term on 2 April 2023.
In a study by scientists from IITA–CGIAR and the University of Ibadan, in Nigeria, deficiency of micronutrients in the diet leads to ‘hidden hunger’, necessitating the need for the consumption of foods enriched with adequate content of bioavailable micronutrients. With micronutrient deficiency prevalent in developing countries where there is high reliance on maize-based foods, the low cost of maize production and its growing use in processed products in these countries make it a suitable means for biofortification.