The outgoing (Kingdom of Belgium) and incoming (Germany) CBFP Facilitations wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019 and all the best for the year 2020!
Recruitment notice at GIZ: Co-Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) M/F - Yaoundé - GIZ Cameroon
WWF-TDR: Study of Models of Socio-environmental Contracts Provided for under the Forest Law (and FSC), RSPO Certifications in Gabon and Good Practices Existing in other Countries of the Congo Basin
9th Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of ECCAS: Opening of the Deliberations of the Council of Ministers
The Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium of the CBFP, visits the CBFP authorities and partners in Yaoundé (Cameroon)
The COMIFAC Working Group on Financing in the Forest-Environment Sector in Central Africa is launched in Douala, Cameroon!
National Sustainable Financing Strategy for Protected Areas for the Conservation and Enhancement of Biodiversity (SNFDAP/CVBD) of Cameroon adopted!
international-climate-initiative-Nature often provides the best solutions for tackling climate change
Unenvironment-African Ministers of the environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development
Rwanda and Republic of Congo receive project funding approved during Adaptation Fund Board meeting - Adaptation Fund Board Approves US$ 63 Million in New Projects, Including First Innovation and Scale-Up Grants
AF-Adaptation Fund’s New E-Learning Course on Direct Access Designed to Help Countries and Stakeholders Unlock Climate Finance
Climate Investment Funds and International Solar Alliance Unveil Partnership to Drive Global Solar Investment
Alwihdainfo-Environmental innovation: Chadian national Hindou Oumarou wins Pritzker prize worth USD 100,000
fern-Event report: “Tackling the global deforestation crisis - the urgent need for EU regulation of supply chains”
Thirteenth meeting of Central African Biodiversity Working Group (GTBAC): Common position is adopted.
Africasustainableconservation : Chad – the role of African Parks at Zakouma; is privatisation and greater militarization a good long-term idea, though?
African biodiversity highly valued at sub-regional experience-sharing forum on ABS between COMIFAC researchers and the Japanese private sector.
Preparatory workshop of the 18 December Civil Society Day within the framework of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).
Huge turnout of CBFP members in Shanghai, China: Minister of State and CBFP Facilitator François-Xavier de Donnea strengthens dialogue between Congo Basin and key Chinese actors of the Forestry-timber sector
Sub-regional guidelines for tracking the contribution of forests to sustainable development goals in Central African countries
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COMIFAC negotiators get drilled in preparation for COP 25 In Santiago, Chile.
Afriquenvironnementplus- Nagoya Protocol: Congo validates ABS procedure manual on communications strategy and action plan...
Afriquenvironnementplus-Natural disasters: the Congolese people are challenged to build solidarity and climate resilient communities
Several African countries are implementing a mechanism to overcome the enormous challenges of restoring degraded land
Transforming food systems and pursuing healthier diets are key to achieving food security and reducing environmental degradation in Africa?
FERN- Our Forests Our Lives: Stories of hope and resilience from forest communities around the world
Climate Summit 2019: African Heads of States sound the alarm and urge developed countries to get serious about supporting efforts of African countries
COMIFAC countries together at COP 18 CITES: The CITES Secretary general, Ms Ivonne Higuero granted a high-level audience to Mr. Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, Executive Secretary of COMIFAC
GCF-UN Climate Summit paves the way for an ambitious and successful replenishment of the Green Climate Fund
Sixth International Bamboo and Guadua Symposium – SIBGUADUA “Consolidating Regions from the Middle of the World”
International Africa-China Workshop's success story: Towards an ongoing and structured China-Africa dialogue on Forestland Governance, Investments and Sustainability
OFAC-Brief : Contributions of Central African countries to combat climate change: The urgent need for intersectorial coordination
CIFOR- Sustainable development of the palm oil sector in the Congo Basin: The need for a regional strategy involving smallholders and informal markets
OFAC-International financial flows to support nature protection and sustainable forest management in Central Africa
The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020-Nature: essential to achieving global goals, Marseille, France
Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - List of Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources
Forest Watch September 2019-Commission Communication opens door to regulation of products that destroy forests, but proposed Mercosur trade deal throws fuel on the Amazon fires
Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries, Chad: Wildlife rangers of the Forest and Wildlife Guard come under attack - Seven (07) elephant carcasses found
JIPA 2019: REPALEAC promotes linguistic and cultural diversity among DRC’s indigenous pygmy populations
COMIFAC Guidelines on monitoring forest-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): document drafting underway
Nestlé going beyond the “No”: Transforming supply chains through RE-storation, RE-forestation, RE-generation
Cites-CITES conference responds to extinction crisis by strengthening international trade regime for wildlife
Programme First Africa-China AFORPOLIS Workshop on Forestland Governance, Investments and Sustainability, Yaoundé- Cameroon, 3 - 5 September 2019
Solutions for sustainability: how the international trade, energy, and climate change regimes can help
FINAL COMMUNIQUE- Workshop to determine scope of socio-cultural evaluation of ecosystem services provided to indigenous people and local communities in BSB Yamoussa and TNS
IFR: Agriculture, forestry and other land uses in Nationally Determined Contributions: the outlook for Africa
High-Level Policy Dialogue between members the Regional College and CBFP donors, a resounding success
Abidjan Resolution on REDD+ in Africa: The Executive Secretariat of COMIFAC to provide the Secretariat for the REDD+ Investment Forum in Africa...
Sciencedirect-Certification of tropical forests: a private instrument of public interest? A focus on the Congo Basin
Gabon: Lee White, the new Minister of Forests, the Sea and the Environment, in charge of the Climate Plan
First Africa-China Workshop on Forestland Governance, investments and sustainability 3-5 September 2019, Yaoundé- Cameroon
Forest restoration: Study reveals high potential for successful forest restoration in six African countries
CBFP Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - Opportunities and Resources- May/June 2019 : Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources
On August 12 World Elephant Day asks you to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face.
GEF : Close to $1 billion approved for environment and climate action at GEF meetings GEF 56th Council and 26th LDCF-SCCF meetings signal “new way of doing business”
Final press release of the GIZ-COMIFAC Brazzaville Workshop: Participants prepare draft operational matrices of the two pilot initiatives to be implemented in the TNS landscape.
GCF : Green Climate Fund Board approves USD 267 million for climate action, agrees decision-making procedures
IISD-ENB: 20th Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea
IISD – ENB: 41st Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 41)
IISD-ENB : High-Level Dialogue on the Implementation of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2019: A Mid-Point Review
Adaptation Fund : Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund Convene First Community of Practice Meeting of Direct Access Entities to Climate Finance
GEF Council approves largest-ever single batch of projects and programs New investments to help bring about transformational change in key economic
COMIFAC: Fight against poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife species: TWIX implementation is reviewed in Kigali
Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in Cameroon: First steps taken towards adopting the draft bill on ABS in Cameroon
Fern: Pressure mounts on President-elect as EU Commission opens door to regulating supply chains to tackle deforestation
Enb-56th GEF Council Meeting, GEF Council Consultation Meeting with CSOs, and 26th Meeting of the Council for the LDCF and SCCF
IISD -ENB : Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: 17-21 June 2019
IISD – ENB : 14th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF14)Summary and Analysis report published on 13 May 2019
IISD-ENB : 6th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019)Summary report published on 17 May 2019
Linking local people's perception of wildlife and conservation to livelihood and poaching alleviation: A case study of the Dja biosphere reserve, Cameroon
Summary of the Public Consultation Stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation
IISD- 2019 Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
IISD- Stakeholder Day and 7th Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-7)
IISD-5th Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 5) Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality
ESP regional conference Africa 2019 "Management of Ecosystem Services for Nature Conservation and Human Wellbeing in Africa"
Ecology and Society-ICRAFT: Twenty Years of Community Forestry in Cameroon: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development
BAD-African Development Bank approves strategy for Central Africa - “crucial for the economic integration of the region”
CPLC-Africa Climate Week: Carbon pricing seen as key tool to drive sustainable development and social benefit
Program for the Promotion of Certified Logging (PPECF) holds seventh Decision-making and Steering Committee Meeting (CDO)
CBFP Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - Sharing Recent Training Opportunities- March 2019
Usatoday: Fueled by climate change, extreme weather disasters hit 62 million people in 2018, U.N. says
Worldbank-World Bank Group Announcements at One Planet Summit. Ambitious new plans to scale up climate action in Africa include $22.5bn in new finance
voices.transparency-Corruption and illegal deforestation go hand in hand. The best way to tackle them is through stronger community land rights and greater democracy.
Call for participation in the SIFEE training holding in Yaounde, Cameroon from April 29 to May 4, 2019.
Welcome to our new partner the Earth and Life lnstitute of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)!!!
Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea takes part in sub-regional workshop of climate negotiators of the COMIFAC Climate Working Group.
High-level working luncheon between Heads of EU Diplomatic Missions in Equatorial Guinea and Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Belgian Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership
Malabo’s (Equatorial Guinea) highest authorities rally around organization of 7th CBFP Council Meeting scheduled for June 2019
CBFP Mission to Libreville: CBFP Facilitator meets with Vice-President and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Gabon
CBFP Mission to Libreville: Minister of State François Xavier de Donnea discusses with technical and financial partners
Minister of State François-Xavier de DONNEA, Belgian facilitator of the CBFP provides Gabon’s highest authorities with an overview of cross-border threats to the country’s forest resources and biodiversity.
CBFP and UN Central Africa move towards fruitful collaboration in fight against climate change and poaching
Morebooks: Comparative views on the Congo Basin forest ecosystems. What roles should actors and institutions play?
diplomatie. belgium: Belgium supports the fight against corruption related to wildlife and forest crime in Africa
Le Minister d'État De donnea-Belgium launches efforts to fight corruption related to wildlife and forest crime in Africa
Green Climate Fund Board meeting sets stage for successful replenishment: allocates USD 440 million for climate action, strengthens governance, and selects new Executive Director
GEF: Financing environmental priorities: how recipient countries are taking centerstage in delivering GEF-7 strategy
Abcg: An In-Depth Analysis of the Land Tenure Status, Socio-Economic and Biodiversity Profiles: Kilombero Cluster, SAGCOT, Tanzania
GEF: US$ 20 million financing to private Lebanese electricity provider BUTEC: EBRD loan and GEF facility to support investment programme
COMIFAC: Members of decision-making committee of GIZ regional project to support COMIFAC hold consultations in Douala
COMIFAC: Fourth meeting of decision-making committee of the "Implementing Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in COMIFAC countries” Project.
COMIFAC: Steering Committee of Project for "Promoting conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and measures to combat climate change in COMIFAC countries" assesses level of achievement of activities
Meeting between the Sahel and northern Equatorial Africa: International Anti-Poaching Conference of Ministers of Defense, Security and Protected Areas, a huge success
USFWS - MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins) : Happy World Pangolin Day! - Pangolin Conservation in Central Africa
COMIFAC: Presenting results achieved by JICA project on fostering conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
MappingForRights info briefs: “Securing Forests: Participatory Mapping and Community Forests in DRC”
Central Africa’s forests can serve as a buffer against looming global water crisis, says report released by more than 50 scientists from 20 countries.
Ensuring village land security in national land use plan is top agenda item of Brazzaville meeting...
Adaptation Fund Breaks Single-Year Resource Mobilization Record with Nearly US$ 129M in New Pledges Received
Summary of the First Substantive Session of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Working Group towards a Global Pact for the Environment: 14-18 January 2019
Adaptation Fund-Innovative Visa Platform and Partnership with UNFCCC at COP 24 Generated About 59K EUR for Adaptation Fund
Adaptation Fund Launches New Grant Funding Windows to Accelerate Action, Innovation and Learning in Adaptation
Who’s going to save the planet in 2019? The Nature Conservancy names 10 unexpected groups influencing environmental action.
Ipsnews-Climate Change: In Africa, extreme weather conditions threaten food security for millions of people.
His Excellency François-Xavier de Donnea, CBFP Facilitator wishes you a very joyful holiday season 2018 and extends best wishes for 2019!
What can people do with, to, and for, Congo Basin forests to ensure a sustainable quality and quantity of water necessary to the health and wellbeing of both?
Quantifying the potential for consumer-oriented policy to reduce European and foreign carbon emissions