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Event: Drafting Committee Meeting for the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]
The Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change was established in response to decision IX/16 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to provide biodiversity-relevant information to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through the provision of scientific and technical advice and assessment on the integration of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. Findings from the AHTEG's first (17-21 November 2008, London, UK) and second (18-22 April 2009, Helsinki, Finland) meetings were compiled into a draft report, which was subject to a peer review process. The drafting committee meeting is expected to finalize the AHTEG's report to be submitted to the UNFCCC.
26 June 2009: At its 61st Annual Meeting, which took place from 22-26 June 2009, in Madeira, Portugal, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) adopted by consensus a resolution on Climate and Other Environmental Changes and Cetaceans, which had been submitted by the US and Norway.
16 June 2009: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) held its second Policy Board Meeting from 14-15 June 2009, in Montreux, Switzerland.
Event: Second Meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Biosafety Protocol [viewed]
This meeting is organized by the CBD Secretariat.
Event: International Vilm Workshop on Matters Related to Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources and the ABS Regime [viewed]
Organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, the International Vilm Workshop aims to provide an opportunity for an exchange of technical options and ideas, in preparation for the eighth meeting of the CBD Working Group on ABS.
The first Global Private Donor Forum on Biodiversity was held at the initiative of the German Presidency of the ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 3 June 2009, in Berlin, Germany.
10 June 2009: Held from 9-10 June 2009, in Frankfurt, Germany, under the title “Gentle Giants in need,” a conference was organized by the German Government, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Frankfurt Zoo to mark the UN Year of the Gorilla and the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species.