Francophonie Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD): A Guide to COP11 negotiations


The guides produced in this collection are designed to help participants in major United Nations conferences on climate change, biodiversity, desertification, or the Commission on Sustainable Development, to have a firmer grasp of key issues that will be the focus of discussions at these international meetings. Although these works are specifically aimed at negotiators from member countries of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), they will be useful to participants from all backgrounds.



Please find Publications : 

Summary for policymakers - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertifcation - COP11
Conference of the Parties (COP11) - Commitee for the Revieux of the Implementaiton of the Convention (CRIC-12) and Committee on Science and Technology (CST-11)
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GUIDE TO THE NEGOTIATIONS - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertifcation - COP11
16 to 27 September 2013, Windhoek, Namibia
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GUIDE DES NÉGOCATIONS - Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre a désertificatin - CdP-11
16 - 27 septembre 2013, Windhoek, Namibia
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Résumé pour les décideurs - Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre la désertification - CdP11
CdP11 - CRIC-12 et CST-11 - du 16 au au 27 septembre, Windhoek, Namibie
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For more Information, please consult the Official Website of the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD) 


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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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