CBD

CBD Year in Review 2010 Available Online [viewed]

24 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the electronic version of the publication "The Convention on Biological Diversity: Year in Review 2010."

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CBD, GEF Hold Central Africa Workshops on Financing COP 10 Outcomes [viewed]

22 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) held a regional workshop on biodiversity and finance, in support of the outcomes of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD.

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UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Visits Rwanda [viewed]

21 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reported on UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton's visit to Rwanda. Accompanied by CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf, Norton met with Rwanda's Prime Minister Bernard Makuza and other country officials to learn about national actions towards the sustainable management of biodiversity.

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Supplementary Protocol to Biosafety Protocol Ready to Open for Signature [viewed]

21 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) informed Parties that certified copies of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety are now available, and that the Supplementary Protocol will open for signature on 7 March 2011.

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UNEP Convenes Green Customs Partners Meeting [viewed]

17 February 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convened the 7th Green Customs Partners Meeting, from 8-9 February 2011, at INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon, France.

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EC Joint Research Initiative Launches Digital Protected Areas Observatory [viewed]

18 February 2011: The European Commission's Joint Research Initiative (JRC) has launched a digital observatory for protected areas (DOPA) that will provide accurate maps, environment indicators and alerts on protected ecosystems.

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CBD Selects Experts for Asia-Pacific Workshop on REDD+ [viewed]

17 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the list of sponsored experts for the Asia-Pacific regional consultation and capacity building workshop on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+), including on relevant biodiversity safeguards.

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CBD and UNEP-WCMC Conducting Survey on National Indicators for Strategic Plan [viewed]

14 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a questionnaire aiming to facilitate the work of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the Strategic Plan 2011-2020. The survey is being conducted by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) for a report commissioned by the UK Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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CBD Highlights Japan, GEF Funding for NBSAP Revision [viewed]

18 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued a notification to underscore funding-related information regarding the revision of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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CBD Publishes Guide to the Roster of Biosafety Experts [viewed]

16 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published a Guide to the Roster of Biosafety Experts under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The guide provides a quick reference to the nature, role and operational procedures of the roster and the Voluntary Fund for the roster.

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