CBD

CBD Holds Meeting on Implementation of Cities Plan of Action [viewed]

CBD15 September 2011: The second meeting on the implementation of the plan of action on sub-national governments and other local authorities on biodiversity 2011-2020, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), discussed, among other issues, opportunities for stakeholders to collaborate on the implementation of the plan of action, and a road map and preparations towards the second summit on local authorities and biodiversity.

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CBD June Bulletin Highlights Meetings on ABS, NBSAPs, Biosafety [viewed]

CBD12 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published its Monthly Bulletin of Activities for June 2011, which includes reports on, among others, the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), and regional workshops on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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CBD Circulates Meeting Report, Draft Toolkit on Global Strategy for Plant Conservation [viewed]

CBD9 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the report of the fourth meeting of the Liaison Group on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, held from 8-9 July 2011, in St. Louis, United States, as well as the draft toolkit for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.

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CBD Report Summarizes African Regional Workshop on Liability and Redress [viewed]

CBD1 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a report of the African Regional Workshop on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The workshop addressed, among other issues: basic concepts and facts relevant to liability and redress; scenarios of damage and cases of liability; experience and approaches within the region in providing rules on liability and redress; and signature and ratification.

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CBD, GEF Top Executive Officers to Engage in Online Dialogue on Biodiversity [viewed]

UN Decade on Biodiversity14 September 2011: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Monique Barbut, CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), will engage in a live and interactive web TV programme from New York, US, and answer questions about the UN Decade on Biodiversity on 20 September 2011.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for Regional LMO Workshop in Asia [viewed]

CBD8 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited parties to the Biosafety Protocol to nominate experts for participation in a sub-regional workshop for the Asian region. The training of trainers workshop will focus on the identification and documentation of living modified organisms (LMOs). It will take place in New Delhi, India, from 21-25 November 2011.

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CBD COP Presidents Call for Nagoya Implementation [viewed]

7 September 2011: Representatives of past and future Presidencies of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have issued a call for "urgent action on the implementation of the successful Nagoya Outcomes."

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CBD Invites Nominations for Delegates to COP/MOP 6 [viewed]

7 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to nominate delegates for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP/MOP 6), by 21 September 2011.

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DESA Highlights UN-OSD Seminar on Energy for Sustainable Development [viewed]

1 September 2011: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has published its September 2011 newsletter, with articles on a seminar on energy requirements for sustainable development and the future of forests, among others.

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Event: Signing Ceremony for Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress [viewed]

A signing ceremony for the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety will take place on 20 September 2011 at the margins of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York. The signing ceremony will take place in the Lobby area on the main floor of the General Assembly building from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

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