CBD

CBD, ITPGR Hold Capacity-Building Workshop for ABS [viewed]

6 June 2011: The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) collaborated in the organization of a capacity building workshop on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), held from 4-5 June 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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CBD Invites Collaboration to Address IAS on Islands [viewed]

3 June 2011: As part of the in-depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity (IBPoW) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat has invited interested parties to participate in a collaborative effort to address the issue of invasive alien species (IAS) on islands.

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GEF Establishes Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund [viewed]

June 2011: Following the decisions of the 40th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, the GEF will operate a new fund to help developing countries to ratify and implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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Nagoya Protocol Intergovernmental Committee Elects Co-Chair [viewed]

5 June 2011: The first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) opened on 5 June 2011, to elect its co-Chair and address other organizational matters.

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Rainforest Basins Summit Calls for South-South Cooperation [viewed]

3 June 2011: The Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Three Rainforest Basins, namely the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong basins, took place in Brazzaville, Congo, from 27 May-3 June 2011, to establish new ways to increase technical cooperation on forest matters, and adopted a joint statement on tropical forests, climate and sustainable development.

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CBD Secretariat Prepares for LAC REDD+ Workshop [viewed]

3 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the list of sponsored experts for the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation  in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks), to be held from 5-8 July 2011, in Quito, Ecuador.

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CBD West Africa Workshops Build Capacity for NBSAPs, Protected Areas Management [viewed]

1 June 2011: Two parallel workshops on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in West Africa, followed by a roundtable meeting on strengthening financing for protected area systems of seven countries in the region.

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CBD Publishes Technical Study on REDD and Biodiversity [viewed]

1 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a study that provides scientific and technical information on ways to ensure that the design and implementation of policies for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation  in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) support the objectives of the CBD.

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CBD Launches Webpage on UN Decade on Biodiversity, Celebrations Begin [viewed]

May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has created a webpage on the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, while launches of the Decade have taken place in the Philippines for South-East Asia and in India for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Programme Document for ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity Released [viewed]

31 May 2011: The Programme Document for the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity is now available on the ITTO website. The document provides guidance for possible activities under the Initiative and ITTO members are invited to consider and approve the document, and convey their response to the ITTO Secretariat by 31 August 2011.

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