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Introducing a Natural Capital Asset Class in Global Exchange Markets: The...

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 19:19
Project Status: APP. Country: Suriname. Project Number: SU-T1096. Approval date: Dec 06, 2017

Forest Fires And Landscape Restoration: An Agenda For Chile

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 16:44
In November 2017, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform organized a study tour in Chile to discuss the process of landscape restoration and resilience following the catastrophic fires of the previous summer.The following document summarizes the main proposals put forward by participants on the study tour. We hope government agencies, forestry companies, NGOs and others working in Chile will consider these proposals and take them forward in order to strengthen landscape resilience.

Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 15:55
Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to geographers.

Register now for the IMPACTPapeRec project final conference

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 15:09

Join us on 24 January 2018 for the final conference of the IMPACTPapeRec project, a two-year EU-funded project set up to improve the separate collection of paper for recycling in Europe. It will be organised at the Committee of the Regions premises in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference will take place from 9h00 to 13h15, followed by two workshops in the afternoon, one for municipalities and one for entrepreneurs. You can download the conference programme here.

Don't miss the chance to hear the outcome of this very special project that involved 19 partners from across the value chain!
Registration link: impactpaperec.eu/en/24-january-register/

Anti-corruption tools exist – now they must be used to help fight illegal wildlife trade

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 14:21

Fourteen years ago, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly, entering into force two years later in 2005. Once adopted, December 9 was…

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Africa-EU summit ends with declaration to address wildlife trafficking and promote sustainable management of natural resources

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 13:48
Nairobi, Kenya, and Cambridge, UK—Representatives from African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) nations meeting last week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, have ended their summit with a commitment to “address illegal exploitation of natural resources and wildlife trafficking as well as promote sound and sustainable natural resources management.”

SHARED knowledge to promote sustainable woodfuel

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:19

Workshops in Tanzania to better understand the context of woodfuel (charcoal and firewood) systems and plan for sustainable interventions brought together communities, governments, NGOs and businesses in three regions. We have just returned from Tanzania where we witnessed...

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Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Prevalent Across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 06:01
Foreign armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Janjaweed (a Sudanese militia), and other non-State militias, are the main perpetrators of wildlife poaching and trafficking across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape, a region that straddles the northwest border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the southwest border of the Central African Republic, according to a new TRAFFIC report.

Resilience in face of climate change theme for Mountain Partnership Global event

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 00:00

More than 150 representatives from mountain countries, intergovernmental organizations and civil society will endorse concrete measures and policies to strengthen the resilience of mountain people and environments in the face of climate change during meetings at FAO Headquarters in Rome next week.


Climate Adaptation Finance Update: COP 23 Spurs Action on Resilience

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 20:15
During the month of November, a number of large development projects with climate resilience benefits were approved by MDBs. Support was also confirmed to support disaster risk resilience and recovery in small island states. The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn served as a launchpad for a number of new funding and project launch announcements.

Integrated Benefits Calculator Enables Decision Makers to Estimate Benefits of Mitigation Action

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 20:10
The Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning tool was updated with several new functions, including an Integrated Benefits Calculator to assess impacts of emissions reductions for the climate, health and crops. Launched during the 3rd session of the UN Environment Assembly, the tool can now also account for the effects of land use change, including deforestation, reforestation and agricultural expansion. The enhanced tool enables users to estimate impacts of mitigation strategies without expert support, thus making the outputs of complex modelling accessible to a broad range of decision makers and the general public.

Designing Gender-Responsive Forest Programs

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 16:57

This brief is part of a series about PROFOR’s Forest-Smart programs, which identify opportunities and promote solutions for mutual benefit across sectors.

Forests are the key to fresh water

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 15:50
Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as much of an impact on global water resources as climate change.

#UNEA3 Side Events: Pollution’s Threat and the Role of Youth

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 13:50
A brief story about two interesting side-events at UNEA3. by Max Krombholz, UNEA-3 Delegate The first panel was the hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Observation, Building and Nuclear Safety with the topic tackling air pollution – challenges for government and industry. After Mr. Jochen Flasbarthan gave an interesting introduction to … Continue reading #UNEA3 Side Events: Pollution’s Threat and the Role of Youth

Seminars on NTFP in Ussuriysk, Primorsky Province, Russia, 28-30 November 2017

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 12:39
Under EU-funded project “The Amur Coalition for Participatory Governance over Natural Resources”, CTFC has participated in two seminars on honey and medicinal and aromatic plants in Ussuriysk, Primorsky province, in the Russian Far East and with the participation of local producers, academicians, government and other stakeholders. The project is working […]

Scaling up deforestation-free production and trade with jurisdictions

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 12:32
This book chapter, written by Focali members Javier Godar and Toby Gardner together with other members of the Trase team, outlines steps to facilitate implementation of supply chains free of deforestation. One key challenge is transparency; seeing who trades forest-risk commodities and when and where they do so. Here, Trase could be part of the solution.

Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 11:16
PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the South African national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is one of our newest...

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Appointment of Dr. Friederich for second term

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 07:00

Dr. Hans Friederich will serve another three-year term as Director General of INBAR. At its Tenth Meeting in November, the INBAR Council unanimously accepted the Board of Trustees’ proposal to appoint Dr. Hans Friederich, Director General of INBAR, for a second three-year term ending in 2020. Dr. Friederich joined INBAR as Director in 2014. During […]

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Lack of knowledge may impede economic potential

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 06:59

Farmers in Java and Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia lack information on teak cultivation and non-timber forest products, leaving them with inadequate skills to improve their livelihoods.   By Enggar Paramita*   Aside from irrigated rice, horticulture and plantation crops, both...

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INBAR HQ welcomes Fiji delegation

GFIS - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 06:37

On Wednesday 6 December, INBAR was delighted to welcome Hon. Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. Minister Vuniwaqa and a delegation – which included Dr. Josefa Koroivueta, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary; Dr. Maria Doton, President of the Ba Women’s Forums; as well as representatives from the Embassy of Fiji in Beijing […]

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