CBD

Task Force Established to Promote Implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

CBD21 September 2011: A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 27 international agencies, organizations and environmental conventions, aiming to achieve and implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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Biodiversity Conventions Liaison Group Adopts Modus Operandi [viewed]

16 September 2011: The Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions has adopted and signed the Group's Modus Operandi. This agreement will be sent to the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) of the respective members.

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CBD Calls for Information on Implementation of Coral Bleaching Work Plan [viewed]

CBD7 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has initiated preparation of its report on progress made in the implementation of the specific work plan on coral bleaching, adopted by Conference of the Parties (COP) Decision VII/5.

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CBD Invites Nominations for Delegates to COP 11 [viewed]

CBD7 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited Parties to the Convention to nominate their representatives for the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) by 28 September 2012.

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CBD Circulates Report of AHTEG on Indicators [viewed]

CBD6 September 2011: The report of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, convened from 20-24 June 2011, in High Wycombe, UK, has been made available for comments.

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Geneva Hosts Launch of UN Decade on Biodiversity for Europe [viewed]

UN Decade on BiodiversityAugust 2011: The official launch of the UN Decade on Biodiversity for Europe was held on 18 August 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with the 61st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Event: 12th Meeting of the GTI Coordination Mechanism [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the 12th meeting of the Coordination Mechanism of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) has the mandate to prepare for the coordination of regional and global actions to implement the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, taking into account identified needs and priorities in taxonomy.  

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CBD Launches Preparation of Global City and Biodiversity Outlook [viewed]

CBD16 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Stockholm University through the Stockholm Resilience Centre have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the preparation of the first edition of the Global City and Biodiversity Outlook, to be submitted to the second Summit on Cities and Biodiversity.

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CBD Secretariat Publishes Quarterly Report of Convention [viewed]

CBD16 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the 53rd issue of the Quarterly Report on the Administration of the Convention, covering the period from 1 April-30 June 2011.

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Event: Asia Sub-regional Training of Trainers' Workshop on the Identification and Documentation of Living Modified Organisms [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will introduce participants to the requirements of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety regarding the identification and documentation of living modified organisms (LMOs), and to the techniques and methodologies that may be used to ensure the implementation of these requirements. Countries from the Asian region that are parties to the Protocol are asked to submit nominations for participants by 14 October 2011.  

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