CBD

CBD, UNU-IAS to Cooperate on Master Programme in Environmental Governance and Biodiversity [viewed]

11 October 2011: The UN University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) launched a Master of Science (MSc) programme in environmental governance with a specialization in biodiversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and UNU-IAS will allow the CBD Secretariat to collaborate in managing the new MSc programme, and UNU-IAS to support implementation of the Convention.

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Arab League Meeting Focuses on Biodiversity and Desertification MEAs [viewed]

11 October 2011: The Secretariat of the League of Arab States organized the meeting of the "Arab Working Group on the implementation of biodiversity and desertification related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)," at which representatives of Arab countries heard reports from the various MEAs on their work over the past year relevant to the Arab region. 

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CBD, SPREP Hold Pacific Workshops on NBSAPs and Protected Areas [viewed]

4 October 2011: Biodiversity experts and officials from across the Pacific region met in two workshops to promote national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA). The two workshops were held in parallel from 3-7 October 2011, in Nadi, Fiji.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Questionnaire for GEF-6 Financial Needs Assessment [viewed]

CBD7 October 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a questionnaire to assist governments in assessing funds needed for the implementation of the CBD for the sixth replenishment period of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6).

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CBD Circulates Questionnaire on Capacity Building for ABS Protocol Implementation [viewed]

CBD6 October 2011: In preparation for the second meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated questionnaires on: domestic needs and priorities for capacity building and development in support of the implementation of the Protocol; and proposed elements of a strategic framework for capacity building and development under the Protocol.

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CBD Executive Secretary and GEF CEO Interview Posted on CBD Website [viewed]

3 October 2011: A recording of an interview of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which was conducted and broadcast live on 20 September 2011, can be accessed at the CBD website.

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CBD Executive Secretary Responds to UNEP on Term of Office, Administrative Arrangements [viewed]

CBD30 September 2011: The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, has circulated a note on the relationship between the CBD and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to UNEP's Committee of Permanent Representatives, containing his interpretation of the provisions of the revised administrative arrangements between UNEP and the CBD Secretariat, in response to the interpretation provided by the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner.

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CBD Sends Input to UNFCCC on Biodiversity, ILC Aspects of REDD+ Safeguards [viewed]

CBD30 September 2011: A submission of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) contains summaries of four expert workshops on the links between biodiversity and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries), including relevant biodiversity safeguards.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Draft Indicators for Resource Mobilization Strategy [viewed]

CBD30 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a draft document containing methodological and implementation guidance for the use of indicators to monitor implementation of the CBD's Strategy for Resource Mobilization, and a preliminary reporting framework. Comments are invited on the draft.

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CBD Secretariat and South Africa Government to Cooperate on Biodiversity for Development [viewed]

CBD29 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of South Africa, through its Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further promote South-South and triangular cooperation on biodiversity for development.

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