Congo Basin Community Report 3



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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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WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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