Meeting

Event: Pacific Environment and Conservation Workers Meeting [viewed]

The meeting is organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and aims to prepare a unified Pacific position on biodiversity for the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Key issues that will be discussed at the meeting include: climate change and biodiversity; invasive species; marine and coastal biodiversity; protected areas; sustainable financing; forest biodiversity; access and benefit sharing; traditional knowledge and agriculture biodiversity. In addition, the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the new SPREP Strategic Plan and Targets and linkages with the other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).  

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Event: Meeting of the CBD Interregional Negotiating Group on ABS [viewed]

The interregional negotiating group will continue the negotiation of the draft protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), as mandated by the ABS Working Group.  

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Event: Second Regional Workshop for Policy Makers of the Latin American and Caribbean Region [viewed]

The United Nations Environment Programme/Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) is hosting this workshop for policy makers of the Hispanic countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. This workshop is intended to follow up on the previous workshop held in Panama City in 2007.  

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Resumed Session of ABS 9 Makes Steps towards Finalization of ABS Protocol [viewed]

16 July 2010: The resumed ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held from 10-16 July 2010, in Montreal, Canada.

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Pacific Islands Roundtable Focuses on Climate Solutions [viewed]

5 July 2010: The 13th meeting of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation was held from 5-9 July 2010, in Apia, Samoa, under the theme “Climate Solutions: Invest in Biodiversity.”

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Event: International Seminar on the Role of Agrobiodiversity in Addressing Hunger and Climate Change [viewed]

 

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GEF Council Approves Major Reforms in New Funding Cycle [viewed]

2 July 2010: The 38th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council took place in Washington DC, US, from 29 June-1 July 2010, and approved major reforms aimed at helping developing countries to meet international environmental challenges, including those related to climate change and biodiversity.

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CBD Secretariat Calls for Nominations for Participation in REDD Workshop [viewed]

29 June 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited nominations of two country-designated technical experts to participate in the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), tentatively scheduled to take place from 20-24 September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Meeting on Liability and Redress Under the Biosafety Protocol Convenes [viewed]

19 June 2010: Held from 15-19 June 2010, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the third meeting of the Group of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety continued negotiations on a supplementary protocol on liability and redress for damage resulting from transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs).

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Event: Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries [viewed]

This workshop is convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme and with the financial support of the Government of Germany. Its purpose is to support the efforts of parties in addressing reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in a way that contributes to the implementation of the CBD programme of work on forest biodiversity.  

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