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Eighth Regional CBD Workshop Focuses on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

28 July 2011: Participants at the West Africa regional workshop on biodiversity and finance in support of the Nagoya Outcomes shared information on their national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and heard presentations on finance-related issues.

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WIPO IGC Expected to Continue Work on Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources, Cultural Expressions [viewed]

28 July 2011: The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) agreed to recommend that the WIPO General Assembly renew its mandate for the 2012-2013 biennium.

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CBD Secretariat Initiates Preparations for SBSTTA-15, Article 8(j) Meeting [viewed]

28 July 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has opened the online registration system and the side events registration system for the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions and the 15th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15).

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UN Decades on Biodiversity and Desertification Launched in Africa and South America [viewed]

July 2011: The regional launch for Africa of the UN Decade on Biodiversity was celebrated at the offices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in conjunction with observance of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. The African launch was preceded by the celebration of the UN Decade on Biodiversity in South America.

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CBD Releases Reports of Regional Workshops on Liability and Redress [viewed]

1 August 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the reports of two regional workshops on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress, in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Ramsar Publishes Framework for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Climate Change [viewed]

July 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released Ramsar Technical Report No. 5, titled "A Framework for assessing the vulnerability of wetlands to climate change."

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Biosafety Protocol News Discusses National Administrative Systems [viewed]

July 2011: The ninth issue of "Biosafety Protocol News," a magazine published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), focuses on national administrative systems for biosafety. Contributions to the issue outline experiences and lessons learned from Africa, Asia, the EU, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Asian Wetland Symposium Focuses on Integrated Biodiversity Conservation [viewed]

20 July 2011: The Asian Wetland Symposium Sabah 2011, which was organized around the theme “Integrated biodiversity conservation: Linking forests and wetlands,” aimed to enhance synergy in the delivery of the targets and goals of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and UN Forum on Forests (UNFF).

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CBD West Africa Workshop Focuses on Finance and Biodiversity [viewed]

12 July 2011: A regional workshop on finance and biodiversity, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Country Support Programme, was held on 9 July 2011, in Dakar, Senegal.

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CBD Workshop for East Africa Focuses on NBSAPs [viewed]

7 July 2011: The regional workshop for Eastern Africa on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) was held from 27-30 June 2011, in Kigali, Rwanda. A parallel seminar on business and biodiversity was held on 30 June.

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