CBD

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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Event: CBD Sub-Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for South Asia on the Clearing-House Mechanism [viewed]

The objective of this workshop is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing-house mechanisms, in line with decision X/15 and in support of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). It is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme.  

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Event: Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), and supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will focus on implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, particularly as it relates to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, as well as capacity-building needs and priorities.  

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Event: CBD Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Environment Programme. It will review relevant scientific data compiled through the CBD repository system of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and other credible, quality-controlled sources; describe EBSAs through application of scientific criteria for EBSAs (Decision IX/20) and other relevant criteria; and identify gaps and needs for further elaboration in describing EBSAs.  

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Event: CBD Central Asia Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop is expected to address issues related to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing, the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, the Strategy on Resource Mobilization, and innovative financing for biodiversity and ecosystem services.  

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Event: CBD LAC Regional Workshop on Invasive Alien Species and Taxonomy [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will take place immediately following the fifteenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.  

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop for Mesoamerica on Updating NBSAPs [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 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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ABS Protocol Signing Ceremony Adds New Signatories [viewed]

CBD20 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 54, following a number of additions during a signing ceremony held on the margins of the opening of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters, New York, US, on 20 September 2011.

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