CBD

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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Event: CBD Capacity-Building Workshop on Updating and Revising NBSAPs [viewed]

This workshop is part of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops, organized by the CBD Secretariat during 2011, to assist countries in establishing national targets in the framework of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and in revising and updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans in line with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.  

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Event: Liaison Group on Climate-related Geo-engineering as it Relates to the CBD [viewed]

The liaison group is tasked with: developing proposals on definitions for climate-related geo-engineering; informing parties of the known and expected impacts (positive, negative and neutral) of geo-engineering on biodiversity and associated social, economic and cultural considerations; and providing advice to parties on assessing the potential and unknown impacts of geo-engineering on biodiversity and associated social, economic and cultural considerations. The Liaison Group will produce a document for consideration by SBSTTA at its 16th meeting.  

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Brazzaville Workshop Focuses on Updating NBSAPs [viewed]

CBD21 June 2011: The Regional Workshop for Central Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), held in Brazzaville, Congo, from 19-23 June 2011, aimed to strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, reviewing, updating and communication of NBSAPs.

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CBD Parties Urged to Nominate GTI Focal Points [viewed]

CBD21 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has encouraged parties that have not done so to submit their nominations for national focal points for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI).

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CBD Announces Date and Venue of COP 11 [viewed]

CBD20 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD will be held from 8-19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India.

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CBD May Bulletin Highlights UN Decade on Biodiversity Celebrations, Workshops on NBSAPs [viewed]

CBD22 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published its Monthly Bulletin of Activities for May 2011, which includes reports, among others, on launches of the UN Decade on Biodiversity, and regional workshops on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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Event: CBD Africa Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD+, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards [viewed]

This workshop is being convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the South African National Biodiversity Institute and with financial support from Norway, the UK and the UN-REDD Programme. Its purpose is to consult effectively with parties on the development of advice on relevant safeguards for biodiversity, so that REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) actions are consistent with the CBD objectives, and avoid negative impacts on, and enhance benefits for biodiversity.  

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CBD Announces Date and Venue of Biosafety COP-MOP 6 [viewed]

CBD20 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 6) will be held from 1-5 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India.

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CBD SBSTTA 15 Draft Documents Available for Peer Review [viewed]

CBD17 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has created a webpage to facilitate the peer review of draft documents prepared for consideration by the 15th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 15), scheduled to be held from 7-11 November 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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