GEF Newsletter | August 2019

 

 

IPCC Special Report reflects urgency of better land management to combat climate change

A new special report released Thursday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that better land management is necessary to tackle climate change. “In response to such challenges, the GEF has secured $430 million for its FOLUR Impact Program, which aims to help transform the food and land use system,” said Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the GEF.  Read more

 

 

From Ridge to Reef: learning from holistic best practice

More than 150 people from 17 countries gathered in Fiji for the GEF's Pacific Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) to meet with regional counterparts, review GEF strategies, and discuss policies, procedures, and experiences from GEF projects. The ECW also included a visit to the GEF-funded Ridge to Reef (R2R) project site where participants had an opportunity to engage with communities who have benefited from the program implemented in partnership with the UNDP. Read more >>

 

 

Three steps to meeting the climate and nature emergency

There are growing calls to declare climate and nature emergencies. The latest scientific assessments on the state of Earth’s climate and biodiversity provide robust evidence. In a recent blog from the GEF-Telegraph partnership, Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, highlights three major steps to move from incremental to exponential action on climate change without sacrificing economic development. Read more

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CNN- Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

(CNN)Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change...The European Union's satellite program, Copernicus, released a map showing smoke from the fires spreading all along Brazil to the east Atlantic coast. The smoke has covered nearly half of the country and is even spilling over into neighboring Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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The CBFP in the heartland of Malabo: Sixth CBFP Council mobilizes stakeholders

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) 13 June 2019 - Sixth CBFP Council Meeting.  The High-Level Policy Dialogue was chaired by His Excellency Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea, Minister of State, CBFP Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium. The meeting was graced by politicians, Ministers of Forests/Environment of Central African countries and senior representatives of ECCAS, COMIFAC, OCFSA and GVTC.

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High-Level Policy Dialogue between members the Regional College and CBFP donors, a resounding success

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 12 June 2019:  A high-level Policy Dialogue was held between the members of the CBFP Regional College (Member states, COMIFAC and ECCAS) and the technical and financial partners of the CBFP Donors’ College. 

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Abidjan Resolution on REDD+ in Africa: The Executive Secretariat of COMIFAC to provide the Secretariat for the REDD+ Investment Forum in Africa...

Experts representing countries engaged in REDD+ in Africa, meeting in Abidjan on 13 and 14 of August 2019, at the international workshop on the formulation of REDD+ project investments in Africa... The participants decided also to establish regional focal points to facilitate the work of the Interim Secretariat...

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The Business of Conservation Conference, September 8-9, 2019. Kigali, Rwanda

Since we opened registration for the 2019 Business of Conservation Conference, the response has been overwhelming and spots are filling up very quickly! We hope you are as eager as we are to power Africa’s wildlife economy together. At BCC2019, we aspire to bring together doers who are actively driving benefit to both nature and people.  If you are such a doer, you may be wondering: “How can I actively participate in the event and tangibly build relationships?” There are 5 concrete ways you can do this…

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FSC-Second Congo Basin Community Report

With this second Community report we would like to update you on the progress of the action points identified at the Libreville Gabon meeting in June 2019 and general developments. If you have information, views or opinions that you want to share in this quarterly report please do not hesitate to send us your content.

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Sciencedirect-Certification of tropical forests: a private instrument of public interest? A focus on the Congo Basin

This article takes stock of the current process of institutionalising forest certification in the Congo Basin and analyses current interactions between the FLEGT process and certification. The article highlights the limitations of the VPAs concluded between the Congo Basin countries and the EU, and proposes a new distribution of roles between public and private instruments, namely the FLEGT/EUTR combined apparatus and certifications, and a mechanism of financial incentives based on differentiated forest taxation to support certified companies and encourage new ones to follow suit.

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COMIFAC National Coordination Units hold consultations in Brazzaville

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 04-06 June 2019. The 9th consultation workshop of the COMIFAC National Coordination Units took place at the Mikhael’s Hotel.The meeting’s overall objective was to strengthen the capacities and performance of the COMIFAC National Coordination Units in the discharge of their mission in line with national, regional and international agendas in the forestry and environmental sectors.

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