CBD

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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CBD Secretariat to Prepare Assessment of Links between Urbanization and Biodiversity [viewed]

CBD17 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has initiated preparation of an assessment of the links and opportunities between urbanization and biodiversity for the 11th meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties, by inviting parties to encourage sub-national governments, cities and local authorities to send the Secretariat information on the application of the Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity.

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CBD Secretariat Requests Information on International Regulatory Framework on IAS [viewed]

CBD16 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited reports on parties' progress in raising issues related to gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework on invasive alien species (IAS) to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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