The following are Wednesday December 07, 2022 highlights from ongoing UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15), in Montreal Canada. Highlights originally summarized in the, What’s Buzzing in Montreal: Wednesday 7 December 2022, WWF newsletter.
ABCG at the Conference of Parties #COP15 Montreal Canada
The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) will be taking place in Montreal, Canada, December 7-19, 2022. This important meeting of the decade has three objectives, the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.
BREATHE Podcast Episode 2: Dreams from our Fathers
Indigenous knowledge is key to help humanity adapt and mitigate to climate change. This podcast episode explores the connection between indigenous knowledge and solutions to climate change.
COP 26 Promises Verses Realities
World leaders and individuals across the world are gearing for the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 – 18 November 2022. The meeting will see world leaders agree on measures to tackle climate change to mitigate the harsh consequences that we have been experiencing as result of rising temperatures.
ABCG LAUNCHES BREATHE PODCAST
ABCG has today, October 19 2022, launched a new podcast series called BREATHE. BREATHE is a podcast series looking to have illuminating discussions around conservation by highlighting the work of individuals and organizations across Africa who are changing the planet for the better one day at a time
Findings From the Assessment of Forest Cover Change in Community Forests in Five African Countries
A study by ABCG on community forestry, has found that many communities face governance challenges and need help managing the forest in sustainable ways. This study focuses on how community forestry contributes to improved forest management in Africa using a case study approach in five countries in Africa:
ABCG Shares Innovative Solutions for Safeguarding Nature at APAC
The inaugural Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) provided ABCG an opportune platform to share and promote its innovative tools and approaches that have been developed by this collaboration of conservation organizations who are dedicated to jointly tackle conservation issues for greater results and impact.
ABCG Welcomes Mary Kuria as the new Partnership Development Specialist
Mary Kuria has recently been appointed as the ABCG Partnership Development Specialist. Mary has over 25 years experience in international development programmes and has, over the last 15 years, specialized in fundraising and grants management. A Kenyan, Mary has extensive experience in setting up and implementing fundraising systems and supporting the diversification of organizations’ funding bases.
APAC Reaches Agreement on Key Actions to Protect Africa’s Protected Areas
Protected Areas offers the anchor point to the future of the Africa continent. Africa’s protected and conserved areas hold unique competitive advantages for addressing poverty and building resilient communities. They are a source to basic needs in relation to healthy agricultural soils, food security, provide livehoods and assets for economic development, and provides domestic water to at least 609 million Africans living in Africa cities across the continent.
Time For Africa Conservation Leaders to Have the Much-Needed Dialogue on The Future of its Protected Areas
To address land-use planning challenges in Africa, ABCG has developed a scenario-based planning framework that enable spatially explicit, quantified exploration of tradeoffs or synergies between land use sectors to inform stakeholder-driven plans emphasizing sustainable strategies and policy outcomes.