Meeting

Event: CBD Expert Meeting on South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development [viewed]

Organized by the CBD Secretariat, this meeting will address a framework for a multi-year plan of action on biodiversity for development, as a complement to the Development Platform for the South launched by the G-77, and a process of South-South Cooperation leading to CBD COP 10.  

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Event: CBD Expert Workshop on Integrating Protected Areas into Wider Land- and Seascapes [viewed]

Organized by the CBD Secretariat and the Friends of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas, the goal of this workshop is to develop a draft guide for the integration of protected areas into wider land- and seascapes and relevant sectors, so as to maintain ecological structure and function, and enhance protected area effectiveness.  

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NEW CMS MOU ON WEST AFRICAN MARINE MAMMALS SIGNED [viewed]

During the second inter-governmental meeting on Western African and Macaronesian aquatic mammals (WATCH-Western African Talks on Cetaceans and their Habitats), which took place in Lomé, Togo, from 2-3 October 2008, 15 countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) to protect over 30 small cetacean species in an area that stretches from Macaronesia, through Morocco to South Africa.

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Event: NEW CMS MOU ON WEST AFRICAN MARINE MAMMALS SIGNED [viewed]

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AFRICAN CONGRESS ADDRESSES BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY [viewed]

The first All Africa Congress on Biotechnology convened from 22-26 September 2008, in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme “Harnessing the potential of biotechnology for food security and socioeconomic development in Africa.” The Congress adopted a “Nairobi Declaration,” which states, inter alia, that delegates are “resolved working towards advancement and development of biotechnologies that were significantly safer with less potential risks to the continent's population either environmentally or health wise and that the urge for biotechnology applications would be driven by Africa's determined demand and needs.

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WIPO ASSEMBLIES TAKE NOTE OF IGC WORK [viewed]

The General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) met from 22-30 September 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Event: AFRICAN CONGRESS ADDRESSES BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY [viewed]

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Event: WIPO ASSEMBLIES TAKE NOTE OF IGC WORK [viewed]

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Experts Selected for CBD Biodiversity and Climate Change AHTEG [viewed]

6 October 2008: The list of experts for the first meeting of

the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change of

the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been approved by the Bureau of

the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and

the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties.

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AEWA MOP-4 ADOPTS AFRICAN INITIATIVE [viewed]

The fourth Meeting of the Parties to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement met from 15-19 September 2008, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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