CBD

PILN Highlighted as Model of South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity [viewed]

17 May 2011: The Pacific Invasives Learning Network (PILN) is being featured at an Expert Meeting on South-South Cooperation. The meeting, which is taking place in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 18-20 May 2011, will seek to develop action plans for South-South cooperation on biodiversity preservation.

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Event: African Regional Workshop on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this African Regional Workshop aims to raise awareness and understanding about the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and to identify needs and requirements by Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, with a view to expediting early entry into force and implementation. The workshop also provides an opportunity for participants to consider issues related to the implementation of other decisions of the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 5) in particular regarding the second national reports, and the Strategic Plan. Parties from the African Region are invited to nominate one representative per country to participate in the workshop as soon as possible but no later than 17 June 2011.  

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CBD Invites Nominations for NBSAP Workshop for Eastern Africa [viewed]

9 May 2011: A regional capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Eastern African countries will be held from 27-30 June 2011, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited nominations of government representatives for participation in the workshop.

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Nagoya Protocol Receives Eight Additional Signatures at Signing Ceremony [viewed]

11 May 2011: Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and Tunisia signed 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) during a signing ceremony held in conjunction with the High-level Segment of the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19).

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Fifteen Countries and the EU Sign Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress [viewed]

11 May 2011: Fifteen countries and the European Union (EU) signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at a signing ceremony held during the High-level Segment of the nineteenth session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) at UN Headquarters, New York, US.

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CBD Secretariat Prepares for Joint Meeting of the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group and CITES Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group [viewed]

9 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the agenda and list of sponsored experts for the joint meeting of the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora's (CITES) Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group, to be held from 7-10 June 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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CBD Asia Workshop to Build Capacities for NBSAP Development and Implementation [viewed]

9 May 2011: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is convening a capacity-building workshop for East, South and Southeast Asia on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), from 9-16 May 2011, in Xi'an, China.

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CBD Secretariat Unveils UN Decade on Biodiversity Logo [viewed]

9 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has made available the official logo of the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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

The workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority. Its purpose 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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CBD Announces Five Additional Signatories to ABS Protocol [viewed]

5 May 2011: Mali, the Seychelles, Sudan, Panama and Peru have recently signed the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS), bringing the number of signatures to 13.

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