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The Projet d’Aménagement des Petiits Permis Forestiers Gabonais (PAPPFG) is the result of a long maturation process that started in 2001 on the impetus of the French Ageny for Development (AFD) who felt the impact of its activities in the field of sustainable management of large-scale industrial logging licenses weakened if the smallholder licences (covering up to 40% of the forest surfaces alllocated for timber use in Gabon!) were not included in this process. 

A first study was conducted on Small and Medium Logging Companies implemented in the region. It helped to draw a classification of the license-holders, and to gather preliminary data indicating weak organisational structure, lacking knowledge of legal framework's evolution and limited access to forest resources. A second study put forward proposals for a framework setting favouring the effective management of the smallholder license areas while underlining clearly that the overall efforts are pointed at structuring and managing a complex economic sector where sustainable planning and management techniques would simply have a catalytic function. 

From now on, the instruction of a project aiming at spreading the dynamic of sustainable planning and management towards forest license smallholders continued throughout 2005 and 2006. A Feasibility study specified the project outilines and finalized the insitutional ( contract owner is the Gabonese Ministry of Forestry) and  financial set-up (Gabon with French Development Agency for loan and grant-in-aid, grant by the French Global Environment Fund and smallholders).

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international-climate-initiative-Nature often provides the best solutions for tackling climate change

The Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) is supporting adaptation to climate change via projects which benefit people and strengthen ecosystems at the same time. The restoration of mangroves and coral reefs protects coastal areas from increasingly heavy storms and the impacts of rising sea levels. Planting hillsides prevents erosion and floods during rainfall. On the occasion of the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the BMU is increasing its financial commitments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) by around 60 million euros.

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Unenvironment-African Ministers of the environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development

Durban, 15 November 2019 – In a ministerial declaration issued today at the closing of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to make the Conference the forum for making regional environment policies with effective mechanisms for implementation.

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First GCF Green Champions to be announced at COP25

The GCF Green Champions Awards was launched in August this year to recognise and promote the most noteworthy and successful efforts to fight climate change in developing countries. The nominees, which include outstanding individuals and organisations driving climate transformation, are among the prime examples of initiatives that exemplify environmental, social and business-led commitments to combat climate change.

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Thegef-The next challenge for business: adapting to climate change

The private sector must begin preparing for climate change and the ensuing disruption to operations and services with new approaches. The future success of the private sector may not only depend on how successfully it can mitigate, but also on how it can adapt to climate change. Extreme weather events are already causing havoc to operations, supply chains and commerce all over the world.

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GEF to showcase power of partnerships at Madrid climate summit

As financial mechanism of the UN climate convention (UNFCCC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will play a central role in Madrid in helping advance negotiations on topics such as finance and technology transfer, and in highlighting examples of where climate change action is bearing fruit, where it can be scaled up, and where more work must be done, especially in least developed countries.

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Adaptation Fund at COP25

The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), as well as CMP15 and CMA2 will be held from December 2-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile, but the venue was changed due to the difficult situation the country was undergoing. However, Chile remains as the COP25 Presidency with Spain stepping forward to host this conference of “action”, demonstrating the spirit of cooperation and partnership in the fight against climate change.

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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

The new grant window projects approved by the Board include small innovation grants for Armenia (through its NIE, EPIU) and Chile (through its NIE, AGCID), and one project scale-up grant for Rwanda through its NIE, the Ministry of Environment…Through its concrete project funding process, the Board approved six concrete adaptation projects totaling over US$ 52 million in Congo, El Salvador, Georgia, Malawi, the Republic of Moldova, and a regional project in Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda

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GCF-Green Climate Fund Board commits an additional USD 407.8 million to combat climate crisis

No mobilization for Central Africa during the 24th GCF Board meeting which allocates USD 407.8 million, raising GCF's total portfolio to USD 5.6 billion. The Board 24th approved 13 new projects. Similarly, for Central Africa no projects were approved under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP) as well as accreditation during the 24th GCF Board meeting…

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2019

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