CBD

Event: CBD Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fisheries [viewed]

Convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management Fisheries Expert Group, this meeting will review the extent to which biodiversity concerns are addressed in existing assessments; review the impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity of pelagic fisheries of lower trophic levels; and propose options to address biodiversity concerns in sustainable fishery management and related assessments.  

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop on Updating NBSAPs (Central and Eastern Europe) [viewed]

The purpose of this workshop is to strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate the Strategic Plan into national targets and commitments.  

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Event: CBD Workshop on Capacity-building for Effective Implementation of Cartagena Protocol (Pacific Subregion) [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop aims to: promote awareness of recent developments under the Protocol, including decisions of the meeting of the Parties, and major issues and processes underpinning the Protocol's implementation; review the status of implementation in the Pacific subregion and share experiences, best practices and lessons learned in the development and implementation of national biosafety frameworks; and identify national and sub-regional capacity building priority needs and discuss ways to address those needs, including the possibility of developing a Pacific sub-regional capacity-building programme on implementation of national biosafety frameworks. Participants are invited to confirm their attendance by 24 October 2011.  

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ABS Protocol Reaches 64 Signatories [viewed]

CBD28 September 2011: The number of signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reached 64, following several additions on the margins of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters, New York, US.

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CBD, UN-HABITAT to Collaborate on Local and Sub-national Work [viewed]

26 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Agency for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 

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CBD Revises Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs for Testing [viewed]

CBD23 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has prepared the revised Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs), based on scientific review carried out by Parties, other governments and relevant organizations, as well as online discussions under the Open-ended Online Expert Forum and a meeting of the Ad hoc Technical Expert Group on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, according to a CBD notification.

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Event: CBD Training Course on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) (Latin American Region) [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this training course will enable participants to: learn about risk assessment in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and review its general concepts, principles and methodologies; understand the framework in which risk assessment is conducted, the mandate of a risk assessor and how to establish an interdisciplinary team in the context of risk assessment; understand the need for and use of baseline information in a risk assessment; review the format and key elements of risk assessment reports/dossiers and risk assessment summaries; develop skills in using and interpreting existing information, as well as identifing and addressing information gaps; and test the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs). Parties from the Latin American Region are asked to nominate participants no later than 14 October 2011.  

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Event: CBD Workshop on Updating NBSAPs (Central Asia) [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Government of Turkey, this workshop is part of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops aiming to: strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate it into national targets and commitments.  

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Event: CBD Workshop on Capacity-building for PoWPA Implementation (South, East, and South East Asia) [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India and the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) Friends Consortium, in parallel with the workshop on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). The objective of the workshop is to build capacity to: create national action plans for implementation of the PoWPA; access funding based on such action plans; and strengthen implementation of the PoWPA on the themes of governance, climate change, sustainable financing and valuation of the costs and benefits of protected areas.  

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Event: CBD Second Workshop on Updating NBSAPs (South, East, and South-East Asia) [viewed]

The purpose of this follow-up workshop is to address various issues that countries in the region may have encountered or will encounter while updating their national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), with a focus on target setting, stakeholder engagement and the development of country-specific plans for mobilizing financial resources for the implementation of NBSAPs. It is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India, in parallel with the workshop on capacity-building for implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA).  

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