Compilation of articles and publications (ICRAF/FSC/World Bank/ FAO/WCS/ETFRN/IDH)

 

1. Valentina Robiglio; Serge Ngendakumana; Jim Gockowski; Martin Yemefack (December 2010): Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses in Cameroon, ICRAF – ASB (Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins), Final Report


The first release of this publication coincided with the Cancun COP 16th December 2010 where several copies were shared to many actors. The concept of Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses (REALU) takes roots in the global landscape approach to propose going beyond forests by integrating other sources of emissions. The present document as final report of the project pays specific attention to the interactions between forest carbon stocks, other carbon stocks affected by land use, the major drivers of land-use and forest change, and the livelihoods of the hundreds of millions of people whose actions shape these changes. The project is implemented by the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins in collaboration with local and international research partners in eight countries: Indonesia, Philippines, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Cameroon, Peru and Tanzania. Read the report…

 

2. Frequently asked questions - Top 10 questions about FSC


Please find in this document, the top 10 questions about FSC: 1. There are so many labels. Why should I buy FSC? What others say about FSC? What is the Forest Stewardship Council? What is the problem and what solutions does FSC offer? Why should I become FSC certified? Who makes the FSC rules? What changes do FSC rules require foresters to make? Who can become an FSC Member? Why was FSC created? How is FSC funded? Read more…

 

3. Eric Tollens (June 2010): Potential Impacts of Agriculture Development on the Forest Cover in the Congo Basin, World Bank

 

This document presents two scenarios which are developed for agriculture/livestock development over the next 10-15 years. The first one is "continuation" or business as usual, whereby food imports from the world market increase each year, including animal products, particularly rice, wheat, sugar and palm oil. Agricultural production will increase every year but only at about half the rate of population growth. Under the "Maputo scenario", a gradual transition will occur from shifting cultivation to permanent agriculture, relying on agro-forestry practices and integrated soil fertility management, with tree crops such as cocoa, coffee, rubber, oil palm, and fruit trees as important cash crops. The choice between both scenarios is very much a political choice, and repeated food crises, which maybe will be happening in the future, may influence this choice. Also REDD+ funds and PES from the international community may induce the "Maputo scenario" to become a reality. Read the report…

 

4. Tim RAYDEN & Rawlings ESSAME ESSONO (August –December 2010): Evaluation of fauna management within the forests concessions of the Lope-Waka et Ivindo great ape exceptional priority area

 

The full report is available only in French. Read the report…

 

5. European Tropical Forest Research Network (2010): Biodiversity Conservation in Certified Forests - Issue no.  51, September 2010

 

More than 15 years have passed since the first forest certificate was issued in tropical high forests; it should now be possible to evaluate the impacts of certification on biodiversity. Regulators and representatives of philanthropic groups, NGOs, and development agencies — which have contributed so much to improve forest management — also want to know whether certification is working for biodiversity. They are supported by more than three quarters of the respondents (88%), who thought that greater emphasis on documenting the biodiversity benefits of certification was important or very important. The topic is the rationale of this issue of ETFRN News. It brings together 33 articles that discuss this topic from various perspectives. This document was funded by the Government of the Netherlands, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH – German Technical Cooperation, commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Read the report…

 

6. IDH Congo Basin Program (2011): to have an additional 4 million ha of forest concession certified by 2015


This document highlights the Congo Basin Program of the IDH which has now officially started its activities. The main objective of this program is to have an additional 4 million ha of forest concession certified by 2015. It’s an information sheet with more detailed information about the Congo Basin Program and the opportunities to become a partner. Read the document…

 

7. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO); International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD)  and the International Labour Office (ILO)  (2010): Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty Status, trends and gaps


The report reflects the latest thinking on the gender dimensions of rural poverty. The cornerstone of its analysis is the United Nation’s Decent Work Agenda, which calls for creating better jobs for both women and men, obtaining social protection for all rural workers, ensuring that labour standards apply to all rural workers and promoting rural institutions that equally represent women’s and men’s interests. Read the document…

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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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