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Senior Forest Programme Officer (Bonn Challenge Barometer)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   District of Columbia
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   29/03/2017
Company Name   IUCN
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Website   Further Details / Applications
Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with IUCN. IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.
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The IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP) is seeking a Senior Forest Officer to lead efforts to build support for and track progress on the Bonn Challenge via the Bonn Challenge Barometer. This includes provision of support to IUCN regions to enable related and demand-responsive implementation at the national and sub-national levels. 

To date, more than 140 million hectares have been pledged to the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030.
The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress project, implemented by IUCN, seeks to strengthen the implementation of and progress on national, sub-national, and non-state actor commitments to the Bonn Challenge. To do so, the project will develop and publicize the “Bonn Challenge Barometer,” profiling leadership and quantifiable progress on implementation of the Bonn Challenge and forest landscape restoration, and equipping pledgers and partners with information to accelerate action and address implementation bottlenecks.
Underpinning the Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress will be a methodology to efficiently and effectively capture progress being made by contributors to the Bonn Challenge. This methodology, called the “Bonn Challenge Progress-Tracking Protocol,” will assess progress on three levels: (1) policy and budget commitments on restoration; (2) technical knowledge and capacity to plan, manage and implement restoration; and (3) on-the-ground progress (in ha under restoration and estimated carbon and biodiversity benefits).
The project will be supported by engagement with six pilot countries and jurisdictions that have made Bonn Challenge commitments, and have agreed to support development of the Bonn Challenge Barometer through partnership in refining and testing the Bonn Challenge Progress-Tracking Protocol. To the most practical extent possible the development of the Barometer Tracking Protocol will interface, or at least retain the potential to interface with IUCN’s large array of geospatially reference knowledge products, including RTLS, RLE, KBA, Protected Planet.

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