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International civil society alarmed by Conviction of Cameroonian environmental human...

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 12:52

Yaoundé November 5, 2015 - Cameroonian authorities must stop the repression of environmental human rights defender according to an international coalition of six environmental and human rights organizations including Greenpeace Africa and the...

Forest aid at a global level is not producing enough results at a local one

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 26, 2015

There have been a lot of headlines lately about “landmark” deals signed between donors and tropical timber producing countries in the Congo Basin that will help implement “essential reforms” and battle against deforestation. ...

Germany forest development aid needs to benefit local communities, report says

Press release | October 22, 2015 at 6:00

Hamburg, 22 October 2015 More action is needed, if communities in poor forested countries are to fully benefit from German bilateral aid targeted at forest conservation and protection, a new study finds.

Pressure mounts against GMOs as Kenya celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 10:52

Nakuru, 15th October, 2015: This World Food Day, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of...

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 8:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

Challenges ahead, but Congo forest deal a promising first step

Blog entry by By Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 2, 2015

The forests of the Congo Basin are a vital resource for millions of people. They play a crucial role in the fight against global warming; a threat that every one of us living on planet earth should be extremely concerned by, to say...

Reality check required on world’s forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 10, 2015

Such is the gap between World Forestry Congresses (5 years) that it prompted one of the facilitators to describe it as the forestry sector’s Olympics and World Cup rolled into one. Taking place in Durban this week, the United...

United action needed to stem illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

Press release | September 9, 2015 at 9:39

Durban, 9 September 2015 –Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa. During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban,...

We are the last generation to act: Climate Change is not a problem of another generation!

Blog entry by Samwel Omesa | August 13, 2015

Climate change due industrialisation and other anthropogenic activities coupled with increasing energy demands are major global challenges at the top of the international agenda. It is also a main concern for the Kenyan government. ...

Cameroon’s pledge to combat illegal logging needs more action and more transparency

Blog entry by Eric Ini | August 7, 2015

Everyone – as the old adage goes – has their problems. Cameroon is no different in that regard and chief among them is the plague of illegal logging . Ships containing illegally felled or suspect timber head to markets in...

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