CBD

UN Decades on Biodiversity and Desertification Launched in Africa and South America [viewed]

July 2011: The regional launch for Africa of the UN Decade on Biodiversity was celebrated at the offices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in conjunction with observance of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. The African launch was preceded by the celebration of the UN Decade on Biodiversity in South America.

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CBD Releases Reports of Regional Workshops on Liability and Redress [viewed]

1 August 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the reports of two regional workshops on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress, in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Ramsar Publishes Framework for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Climate Change [viewed]

July 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released Ramsar Technical Report No. 5, titled "A Framework for assessing the vulnerability of wetlands to climate change."

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Biosafety Protocol News Discusses National Administrative Systems [viewed]

July 2011: The ninth issue of "Biosafety Protocol News," a magazine published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), focuses on national administrative systems for biosafety. Contributions to the issue outline experiences and lessons learned from Africa, Asia, the EU, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Asian Wetland Symposium Focuses on Integrated Biodiversity Conservation [viewed]

20 July 2011: The Asian Wetland Symposium Sabah 2011, which was organized around the theme “Integrated biodiversity conservation: Linking forests and wetlands,” aimed to enhance synergy in the delivery of the targets and goals of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and UN Forum on Forests (UNFF).

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CBD West Africa Workshop Focuses on Finance and Biodiversity [viewed]

12 July 2011: A regional workshop on finance and biodiversity, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Country Support Programme, was held on 9 July 2011, in Dakar, Senegal.

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CBD Workshop for East Africa Focuses on NBSAPs [viewed]

7 July 2011: The regional workshop for Eastern Africa on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) was held from 27-30 June 2011, in Kigali, Rwanda. A parallel seminar on business and biodiversity was held on 30 June.

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop for Arctic States on NBSAPs [viewed]

This workshop, convened by the CBD Secretariat in collaboration with GRID Arendal, UNEP Moscow, CAFF, WWF, and IUCN, among others, aims to bring together Arctic scientists, national biodiversity policy-makers, and other key stakeholders to review how best to integrate the urgent need for biodiversity and ecosystem-based management in the Arctic region into the post-Nagoya revision of NBSAPs, including the setting of appropriate national targets to reflect the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.  

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CBD Releases Reports of Two Meetings on Biosafety Capacity Building [viewed]

8 July 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the reports of the Seventh Coordination Meeting for Governments and Organizations Implementing or Funding Biosafety Capacity-Building Activities, and the Eighth Meeting of the Liaison Group on Capacity-Building for Biosafety.

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CBD Invites Nominations for Caribbean Training Course on LMO Risk Assessment [viewed]

8 July 2011: The CBD Secretariat is inviting nominations for experts from the Caribbean region to participate in a training course on risk assessment of living modified organisms (LMOs) by 5 August 2011.

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