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  1. The EU Delegation in DRC and CIFOR officially launched a new 27-million Euros project at the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve.

    On 7 and 8 March, the Head of EU Delegation in DRC and the Deputy Director General of the International Centre for Forestry Research (CIFOR) participated in the launching ceremony of the new FORETS project ( "ForĂȘt, Recherche, Environnement dans la TShopo" ), which is one of the five site-based...
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  2. Job announcement: GIZ Laos is hiring a Component Leader to support the Lao-EU FLEGT process

    GIZ invites applications for the position of Component Leader for the component "Support to the Lao-EU FLEGT process" of the programme "Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity", located in Vientiane, Laos: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=39715#js-share-...
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  3. NEWS: New resource kit for communicating on climate change attribution

    A new toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events. The Raising Risk Awareness initiative assesses whether climate change has contributed to extreme weather events such as droughts...
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  4. Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility unlocks private sector finance for climate, biodiversity and jobs

    Jakarta, 26 October 2016 - The Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility, launched in Jakarta today, will bring long-term finance to projects and companies that stimulate green growth and improve rural livelihoods. Consisting of a loan fund and a grant fund, the facility will help Indonesia promote...
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  5. Protecting What Protects Us: A Network of Conservation Areas in the Amazon

    Nairobi, 21 October 2016: It is the largest tropical forest in the world, a land of myths and magic. The Amazon provides ecological services not only to the 33 million people who live there, but to the rest of the planet. This vast region suffers the effects of pollution and climate change. Despite...
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  6. More than 190 Governments prepare to take tough decisions to stop biodiversity decline worldwide

    - Governments need to ramp up efforts to stop biodiversity decline in light of pessimistic reports. - Time running out on global efforts to meet biodiversity targets with 2/3 still off track - Countries to focus on the value of biodiversity to engage other economic sectors as means of halting...
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  7. A Mountain of Opportunity - Achim Steiner at FFA2016

    Brussels, 22 March - UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner gave a keynote speech at the 9th Forum for the Future of Agriculture where he made the linkage between a farming economy and a broader set of challenges. His full speech can be read below. Furthermore, at the FFA2016 the Executive Director...
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  8. Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands

    - Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy 5 December...
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  9. Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel

    Paris/Nairobi, 21 March 2016 - Without altering current levels of water consumption and pollution, almost half of the world's population will suffer severe water stress by 2030, damaging the well-being of millions of people, according to a new report from the International Resource Panel (IRP). The...
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