GCF: Focus on adaptation planning at COP 23, surge in requests for GCF support

 

 

Bonn, 15 Nov 2017 Uncertainty should not be a pretext for putting off preventative action, a leading UN figure in adaptation said during a seminar supported by GCF at the global climate change conference in Bonn.

 

“Rather, the uncertainties of climate change should serve as an entry point for the use of risk sharing mechanisms and other similar contingency arrangements,” said Youssef Nassef, Adaptation Director at the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

 

“We are dealing with uncertainty all the time in our daily lives. Just look at the stock market, much of its transactions reflect a form of hedging against uncertainty.”

 

Mr Nassef said the development of accurate and precise data is necessary to quantify risk. This will then help to catalyse action and investment to address the wide range of climate change impacts by quantifying these uncertainties.

 

Science and data are also fundamental to identifying opportunities and designing action for societies to adapt to the reality of a changing climate, including the reduction of “surprise losses,” such as extreme weather.

 

Mr Nassef made these comments during the 23rd Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at a technical seminar about strengthening the quality and impact of adaptation planning by developing countries with support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The seminar attracted over 100 participants from more than 40 countries and 20 implementation support partners to focus on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and other adaptation planning processes.

 

It was designed to support countries and their delivery partners by providing an opportunity to share good practices for further improving the quality of proposals to access GCF funding for the formulation of adaptation planning processes.

 

This seminar was organised by the Green Climate Fund, in collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, and support of the NAP Global Support Partnership and NAP Global Network.

 

Read more...

Go back

CBFP News

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.

Read more …

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."

Read more …

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.

Read more …

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.

Read more …

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.

Read more …

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.

Read more …

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."

Read more …

CBFP News Archive

2021

There are no news items for this period.