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Latest News - 18 September 2014
IPBES Task Force Calls for Submissions on ILK and Pollinators
Read More: IPBES Task Force Calls for Submissions on ILK and Pollinators
17_September 2014: The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is conducting a global assessment on pollination and pollinators associated with food production. The IPBES Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) task force is calling for submissions to generate worldwide inputs on ILK for this thematic assessment. continued...
CBD Secretariat Circulates Provisional Programme and Briefing Notes for COP 12 High-Level Segment
Read More: CBD Secretariat Circulates Provisional Programme and Briefing Notes for COP 12 High-Level Segment
15_September 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the provisional programme and briefing notes for the High-Level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the CBD, prepared by the Government of the Republic of Korea, in consultation with the CBD Secretariat. The CBD COP 12 High-Level Segment will be held from 15-16 October 2014, under the theme 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' continued...
IPPC Joins Liaison Group of Biodiversity-Related Conventions
Read More: IPPC Joins Liaison Group of Biodiversity-Related Conventions
12_September 2014: The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has joined the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions, which includes the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the World Heritage Convention (WHC). continued...
The Marshall Islands Ratify ITPGR
Read More: The Marshall Islands Ratify ITPGR
September_2014: The Marshall Islands has ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) and will become a Party on 13 October 2014, bringing the number of Parties to the ITPGR to 132. continued...
Progress on Saving Tigers Evaluated by Range States
Read More: Progress on Saving Tigers Evaluated by Range States
16_September 2014: The thirteen tiger range States met to evaluate progress on the 2013-2014 phase of the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP) Implementation Plan, which was launched in July 2013 in Kunming, China. The meeting concluded with range countries agreeing that, while progress has been made, critical areas of concern remain. continued...
Governments Conclude Consultations on WCIP Outcome Document
Read More: Governments Conclude Consultations on WCIP Outcome Document
15_September 2014: The draft outcome document of the forthcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) commits participating Heads of State and Government to give "due consideration to all the rights of indigenous peoples" in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The draft outcome document is the result of consultations among UN Member States, chaired by Andrej Logar, Slovenia, and Marjon Kamara, Liberia, which concluded on 12 September 2014. continued...
ENVForum Proposes "10+1" Sustainable Development Indicators
Read More: ENVForum Proposes "10+1" Sustainable Development Indicators
September_2014: The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVForum) published a report proposing sustainable development indicators (SDIs) to assess the status and monitor progress towards 11 proposed goals and sub-goals. Titled ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indicators for a Small Planet: Part II: Measuring Sustainability,' the report is designed to act as a practical handbook for policy-makers involved in designing and implementing indicators for the SDGs. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission Portoroz, Slovenia 11 Sep - 18 Sep
ACAP AC8 Meeting Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay 15 Sep - 19 Sep
69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) New York City, US 16 Sep - 1 Oct
International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition Rome, Lazio, Italy 18 Sep - 19 Sep
CMS COP 11 Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for Africa Harare, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe 21 Sep - 23 Sep
Equator Prize Award Ceremony New York City, US 22 Sep
ITPGR High-Level Expert Workshop on Food Crops for Agriculture in Changing Climate: An Expert Communiqué New York City, US 22 Sep
2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples New York City, US 22 Sep - 23 Sep
12th Meeting of the REDBIOS Network Azores, Portugal 22 Sep - 26 Sep
2014 Climate Summit New York City, US 23 Sep
CMS Stakeholder Meeting on the Conservation of Large Mammals in Central Asia Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 23 Sep - 25 Sep
Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP 4) Mikulov, Czech Republic 23 Sep - 26 Sep
Fourth High-Level Round Table on the ITPGR New York City, US 24 Sep
Workshop on Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services (VFES) Belgrade, Serbia 24 Sep - 25 Sep
Biosafety Clearing-house Training and Validation Workshop Pyeongchang, Gangwon (Kangwon-do), Republic of Korea 26 Sep - 27 Sep
 
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