Meeting

CONSULTATIONS ON UNDP LAC REGIONAL INITIATIVE ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS CONVENE IN QUITO, BOGOTÁ AND GUATEMALA [viewed]

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) convened consultations in Quito, Ecuador (24-25 November), Bogota, Colombia (30 November-1 December), Guatemala City, Guatemala (3-4 December 2009) as part of a regional initiative entitled “Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Why these are Important for Sustained Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The initiative was organized to prepare a report on the role of biodiversity in wealth generation and support of wellbeing in the region.

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POLICY SEMINAR LOOKS AT FUTURE DIRECTION FOR THE ITPGR [viewed]

A policy seminar on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), held from 15-18 December 2009, in Bari, Italy, addressed global challenges and future direction for the ITPGR.

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Event: Fourth Session of the Governing Body to the ITPGR [viewed]

The fourth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will address, among other issues, compliance, implementation issues regarding the Treaty's Multilateral System, and the outstanding financial rules.  

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Event: 59th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee [viewed]

This meeting is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  

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Event: Third International Meeting of Academic Institutions and Other Organizations Involved in Biosafety Education and Training [viewed]

This meeting is organized by the CBD Secretariat.  

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Event: Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity [viewed]

Hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment in collaboration with UNEP and the CBD Secretariat, this Conference will consider the status and lessons learned from the 2010 biodiversity target, and provide the CBD with a sound basis for developing post-2010 biodiversity targets.  

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Event: International Workshop on Innovative Financial Mechanisms [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the CBD Secretariat.  

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Event: ABS Friends of the Co-Chairs Meeting [viewed]

This meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs is intended to identify possible solutions on key issues in the negotiation of the international regime on access and benefit-sharing.  

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Event: UNESCO IYB Biodiversity Science-Policy Conference [viewed]

This conference will address the themes of: biodiversity and development; biodiversity, biogeography and climate change; biodiversity, taxonomy and the knowledge base; conservation priority-setting and funding; and the biodiversity science-policy interface. Its outcomes and recommendations will be presented at CBD COP 10, to be held in October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan.  

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Event: High-Level Event for the International Year of Biodiversity: Launch of the UNESCO Biodiversity Exhibition [viewed]

This high profile event in support of the International Year of Biodiversity will include the launch of the UNESCO-CBD Traveling Exhibition on Biodiversity.  

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