Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

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Freetown's Cotton Tree joins Ireland's Global Greening Initiative

The historic Cotton Tree in Freetown will join almost 400 iconic attractions worldwide turning green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 2019

​Freetown's Cotton Tree joins Ireland's Global Greening Initiative for the first time in 2019 The historic Cotton Tree in Freetown will join almost 400 iconic attractions worldwide turning green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 2019. Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative, now in its tenth year,…

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World Bank Group Announcements at One Planet Summit

Ambitious new plans to scale up climate action in Africa include $22.5bn in new finance

The World Bank Group today made several announcements to scale up support for both climate adaptation and mitigation in Africa during the third One Planet Summit. The summit is being convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Interim President of the World Bank Group, Kristalina…

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APO Group named the Official Newswire for One Planet Summit

The Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 14th March and will involve keynote speeches from French President Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, has been named the Official Newswire of the One Planet Summit (www.OnePlanetSummit.fr/en) - a unique platform dedicated to financial initiatives that brings attention to global climate change. More than 450 delegates are…

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    • Bishop Arnold Temple, the President of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), speaks on March 11 during a faith leaders side event dubbed faith for earth at the U.N Environmental Assembly in Nairobi. Photo: Fredrick Nzwili
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Role of the faith in tackling environmental challenges expounded at UN Environment Assembly

President of the All Africa Conference of Churches, warned that the world had become ecologically bankrupt, while calling for urgent action to tackle climate change

By Fredrick Nzwili On the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, top UN officials, religious leaders and environmental experts underlined the role of faith communities in tackling climate change, a phenomenon that threatens to annihilate humanity. The assembly opened on 11 March against the dark shadow of the Ethiopian Airline…

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One Planet Summit supporting Africa

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

When the third One Planet Summit (https://www.OnePlanetSummit.fr/en) gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change. This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa. The…

Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

When the third One Planet Summit gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

By A Special Correspondent The venue will underline our planetary interconnectedness in a way previous summits – the first was in Paris, the second in New York – arguably could not. Africa is responsible for only four per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but 65 per cent of its…

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UNESCO Director-General deplores fires in Mount Kenya National Park

According to the Kenya National Parks Service (KWS), these fires have already destroyed more than 80,000 hectares of forest and grassland

For more than a week, devastating fires have raged in Mount Kenya National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997 and a part of the Mount Kenya Biosphere Reserve since 1978. According to the Kenya National Parks Service (KWS), these fires have already destroyed more than 80,000 hectares…

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A Delegation of the German Bundestag visits Namibia

Thematic focus of the visit was forest protection, sustainable forest management, bioeconomy and private sector entrepreneurship

Five members of the Budgetary Committee of the German Federal Parliament (the “Bundestag”) visited Namibia from 24 to 26 February 2019. The Members of Parliament were accompanied by a high-ranking delegation. Thematic focus of the visit was forest protection, sustainable forest management, bioeconomy and private sector entrepreneurship.  The delegation first…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Belgium supports fight against corruption linked to wildlife and forest crimes in Africa

Fighting environmental corruption supports ecosystems and biodiversity for the current generation, but also for those of tomorrow

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs and Minister of Defense Didier Reynders signed this morning in the Egmont Palace in Brussels a commitment for an amount of two million euros to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This commitment will benefit a fund…