CBD

Cuba Hosts Launch of UN Decade on Biodiversity in the Caribbean and Celebration for UN Decade for Deserts [viewed]

6 July 2011: Cuba has hosted the launch of the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 in the Caribbean countries. The event took place on the occasion of the Eighth International Convention on Environment and Development, and coincided with the celebration of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification in the region.

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Forest Policies from Six Countries Shortlisted for Future Policy Award [viewed]

5 July 2011: Policies from Bhutan, The Gambia, Nepal, Rwanda, Switzerland and the US have been shortlisted for the Future Policy Award, which aims to celebrate policies that contribute best to the conservation and sustainable development of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

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Finland Contributes to Rio Conventions' Gender Mainstreaming Efforts [viewed]

4 July 2011: Finland has announced that it will contribute EUR250,000 to the Special Voluntary Trust Fund of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to support implementation of the CBD Gender Plan of Action and activities to mainstream gender in the three Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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European Regional Workshop Builds Capacity for NBSAPs [viewed]

4 July 2011: A recent regional workshop on updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) gathered biodiversity experts and officials from 14 European countries.

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Seychelles Declares New Protected Areas [viewed]

27 June 2011: The Seychelles Government has announced the designation of new protected areas that will result in half of all Seychelles' land becoming protected under the law.

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CBD and ITPGR Announce Efforts on Coherent Implementation of ITPGR and Nagoya Protocol [viewed]

30 June 2011: The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, and the Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), Shakeel Bhatti, recently announced joint capacity-building activities for 2011 and early 2012, which will seek the coherent implementation of the ITPGR and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS).

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CBD Circulates Corrections to French Version of Nagoya Protocol [viewed]

27 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a notification received by the UN Secretary-General, acting as depository of the Convention, regarding a list of corrections to the French version of the original text of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS).

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Event: Eighth Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes [viewed]

This workshop is expected to address the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and implementation of the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization.  

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Event: Seventh Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes [viewed]

This workshop is expected to address the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and implementation of the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization.  

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Three African Countries, EU and 12 Member States Sign ABS Protocol [viewed]

CBD23 June 2011: The number of signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) has reached 37, following recent signatures by Gabon, Mauritania and Ghana, as well as by the European Union (EU) and 12 of its member States.

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