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Latest News - 20 October 2014
CBD COP 12 Commits to Funding Increase, Highlights Biodiversity's Contribution to Sustainable Development Agenda
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17_October 2014: Held from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted a series of decisions, including the 'Pyeongchang roadmap for the enhanced implementation of the Strategic Plan and achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets,' addressing resource mobilization, capacity building, scientific and technical cooperation, linking biodiversity and poverty eradication, and monitoring implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. continued...
Nagoya Protocol COP/MOP 1 Celebrates Entry into Force, Establishes Compliance Committee
Read More: Nagoya Protocol COP/MOP 1 Celebrates Entry into Force, Establishes Compliance Committee
17_October 2014: Held from 13-17 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, during the second week of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the first meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (NP COP/MOP 1) marked the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on 12 October 2014, and adopted a series of decisions to facilitate its effective implementation, including on the Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) Clearing-house and on compliance. continued...
Bio-Bridge Initiative Launched at CBD COP 12
Read More: Bio-Bridge Initiative Launched at CBD COP 12
17_October 2014: At the margins of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), the Republic of Korea launched the Bio-Bridge Initiative, a platform meant to link developing countries' demand for and developed countries' provision of science and technology, supporting the achievement of CBD goals and targets. continued...
CBD and ITTO Renew Partnership for Tropical Forest Biodiversity
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17_October 2014: Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) extending the 'Collaborative Initiative for tropical forest biodiversity' until 2020. continued...
CBD COP 12 HLS Adopts Gangwon Declaration
Read More: CBD COP 12 HLS Adopts Gangwon Declaration
16_October 2014: The High-level Segment (HLS) of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) adopted the 'Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' The Declaration reaffirms commitments to fully implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and celebrates the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the CBD. continued...
Republic of Korea Launches Forest Restoration Initiative
Read More: Republic of Korea Launches Forest Restoration Initiative
16_October 2014: At the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), the Government of the Republic of Korea launched the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) to support implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets on restoration and protected areas. continued...
UN Celebrates 2014 World Food Day, FAO Releases State of Food and Agriculture Report
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16_October 2014: International World Food Day 2014, celebrated on 16 October, focused on 'Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.' The day, syncing with the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, featured statements, events, and reports from the UN system on the important role of family farmers. continued...
CFS Endorses Principles for Investing in Agriculture and Food Systems
Read More: CFS Endorses Principles for Investing in Agriculture and Food Systems
13_October 2014: Governments and stakeholders approved the 'Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems' at the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 41). The Committee, which also endorsed policy recommendations on food loss and waste, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, met on 13 October 2014, in Rome, Italy. continued...
Business and Biodiversity Forum Seeks Greater Private Sector Engagement in CBD Goals
Read More: Business and Biodiversity Forum Seeks Greater Private Sector Engagement in CBD Goals
12_October 2014: The Business and Biodiversity Forum, which convened on the sidelines of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), included a high-level segment, a business and biodiversity workshop, a meeting of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity, and various other events. The Forum aimed to increase the understanding of how businesses can better engage with and implement biodiversity-related initiatives, as well as to encourage governments and other stakeholders to create enabling environments to facilitate such engagement. continued...
GEF Reports on Support for ABS Capacity Building
Read More: GEF Reports on Support for ABS Capacity Building
October_2014: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has released a review of its support for capacity building and implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) provisions on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization (ABS), as well as for the ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
World Resources Forum 2014 Arequipa, Peru 19 Oct - 22 Oct
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Europe Austria 20 Oct - 24 Oct
47th Meeting of the GEF Council Washington D.C., US 27 Oct - 30 Oct
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Americas Colombia 27 Oct - 31 Oct
Workshop on International Arrangement on Forests (IAF) beyond 2015 Beijing, China 29 Oct - 31 Oct
42nd Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 2 Nov - 3 Nov
CMS COP 11 High-level Ministerial Panel Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 3 Nov
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Asia Siem Reap, Cambodia 3 Nov - 7 Nov
Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 3 Nov - 8 Nov
CMS COP 11 Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 3 Nov - 9 Nov
7th International Conference on Ballast Water Management (ICBWM2014) Singapore, Singapore 5 Nov - 7 Nov
Second Natural Capital Summit of the Natural Capital Initiative London, England, UK 6 Nov - 7 Nov
43rd Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 9 Nov
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 12 Nov - 19 Nov
GEO-XI Libreville, Estuaire, Gabon 13 Nov - 14 Nov
 
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