Congo Basin Community Report 3

 

 

Please download the report here below:

2019 3rd report Congo Basin Community.pdf

 

 

"We are happy to inform you about the activities of this unique community. Our FSC colleagues did a great job at the Gabon Wood show in June. It is an example of how to approach other potential stakeholders and bring the positive message of the increase of sustainably managed forests in Gabon. And consequently growing opportunities to supply markets with sustainable FSC timber."

 

 

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  • Joubert Plywood and CBG Conference in Arnhem (NL)

 

On Tuesday June 25, 2019, JOUBERT Plywood in collaboration with CBG (Compagnie des Bois du Gabon), their historical forestry partner, organized a conference in Arnhem on Environment and Sustainable Development, a fundamental theme, clearly a highly topical issue of major importance and crucial to the future.

 

 

On this occasion, Thierry Joubert and his team Michael Geoffroy, Group Sales Director and Sylvie Wiciak, Sales Manager Netherlands presented all their commitments to Sustainable Development: to produce and deliver Okoumé plywood 100% legal and sustainable and to participate in the creation of better cities and buildings with ecological and sanitary performances...

 

 

  • FSC Congo Basin at the Gabon Wood Show: A must do!

The Gabon Wood Show 2nd edition took place from 24. To 26. of June 2019 in Libreville, Gabon.

 

After its successful launch edition in 2018, the fair had gained the reputation of being the only dedicated platform for the wood, forestry and machinery sectors in the West and Central African region. This unique and exciting platform offers visitors and exhibitors the chance to meet wood, woodworking machinery and forestry professionals, develop ideas for increasing the range and quality of one’s business, and learn new techniques and sources of supply. The exhibition is organized in partnership with Gabon Special Economic Zone based on the outskirts of Libreville. GSEZ is a business partnership between Olam International and the Gabonese government...

 

 

  • Database for lesser known timber species has expanded

FSC Denmark’s database for lesser known tropical timber species has grown. This means, among other things, a new design, more cases, new functionalities, and not least full language versions in: English - Spanish - French - Dutch - Mandarin.

 

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ITTO- More collaboration and participation needed to achieve the SFM in the Congo Basin

The Tokyo International Conference on development in Africa (TICAD) is an international meeting hosted by the Japanese government and jointly sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the African Union Commission and the World Bank. Taking the floor during the opening of this ITTO event, Ms. Matondo pointed out that international partners can help the Congo Basin population to overcome various hurdles impeding the sub-region’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 (zero poverty) 13 (Measures to combat climate change) and 15 (land life) using innovative technology, know-how, entrepreneurship and capacity building.

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COMIFAC- Shanghai international forum: COMIFAC goes on charm offensive

Shanghai, Republic of China, 21-25 October 2019- More than three hundred and fifty delegates including about sixty members of the International Technical Tropical Timber Association (ITTTA), sixty conference speakers and panelists took part in the 21st ITTTA forum. COMIFAC was represented at the gathering by Mr. Georges Moucharou, 2nd Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife and representative of the Acting President, Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, Executive Secretary and Mr. Valery Tchuante, a monitoring and evaluation expert.

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COMIFAC member countries make progress and develop innovations in implementing Nagoya Protocol

30 September to 1st October 2019, Douala Cameroon-: Sub-regional experience-sharing forum on ABS held between COMIFAC researchers and the Japanese private sector.

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African biodiversity highly valued at sub-regional experience-sharing forum on ABS between COMIFAC researchers and the Japanese private sector.

Douala, Cameroon, 30 September- 1st October 2019 “The sub-regional Convergence Plan projects a 25% increase in absolute terms in the forestry-environment sector’s contribution to the GDP of the COMIFAC countries by 2025” said Mr. Ludovic ITSOUA MADZOUS, Deputy Executive Secretary of COMIFAC, as he welcomed the holding of the first meeting between a developed country and researchers of the Central African countries.

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Preparatory workshop of the 18 December Civil Society Day within the framework of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

Saturday, 2 November 2019, End and closing of the preparatory workshop of the 18 December Civil Society Day held within the framework of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

 

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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

From 15 to 21 November 2019 in Shanghai, China), Minister of State and CBFP Facilitator, Francois-Xavier de Donnea, took part in the International Forum on Green Supply Chains for forest products industry, entitled : “Together towards Global Green Supply Chains - A Forest Products Industry Initiative”

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Sub-regional guidelines for tracking the contribution of forests to sustainable development goals in Central African countries

The deadline for submitting comments is 31 October (to allow time to include them in the version to be submitted to the participants of the validation workshop slated for 26 and 27 November in Libreville) Contacts: Valerie Tchuante (tvtchuante@comifac.org ) and Jean Claude Nguinguiri (JeanClaude.Nguinguiri@fao.org).

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forestsnews.cifor-Despite size, Congo Basin attracts less funding than other major forest areas

The study shows that Central African forests received $2 billion from bilateral (52.5 percent) and multilateral (47.5 percent) sources, with Germany accounting for 25 percent of funding, followed by the European Union and the Global Environment Fund (GEF). Most funds went to Democratic Republic of Congo (40 percent), Chad (17 percent) and Cameroon (14 percent).

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CBFP News Archive

2019

BCC 2020 Save the Date!
Forest Watch October 2019
World Bamboo Day
China goes green again!
GEF Newsletter | June 2019
The Cafi Dialogues
Forest Watch April 2019
Forest Watch March 2019