CBD

UN Celebrates International Biodiversity Day [viewed]

23 May 2011: The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) was celebrated around the world on 22 May 2011 under the theme of forest biodiversity, as a contribution to 2011 – International Year of Forests.

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CBD Announces TEMATEA Tool on Forest Biodiversity [viewed]

20 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), has announced the launch of a web-based tool to support the conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity, based on the TEMATEA platform.

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South African National Biodiversity Institute Joins CBD Consortium of Scientific Partners [viewed]

20 May 2011: The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has joined the Consortium of Scientific Partners of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), thus becoming its 16th member and the first from Africa.

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Pacific Holds Post-CBD COP 10 Review [viewed]

20 May 2011: A meeting to follow up on the 10th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in Nadi, Fiji, from 16-20 May 2011, on the theme of "Implementing the Nagoya Outcomes: Review and Planning Meeting."

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CBD Secretariat Announces Participants for Meeting of Local Community Representatives [viewed]

17 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) announced the selection of participants for the ad hoc expert group meeting of local community representatives, to be held from 14-16 July 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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CBD April Bulletin Highlights Meetings of Joint Liaison Group, Biodiversity Conventions Group [viewed]

16 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published its Monthly Bulletin of Activities for April 2011, which indicates that the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions has formalized the terms of reference of modus operandi of the group, identified joint high-level activities for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) as well as the 20th anniversary of the Conventions in 2012, and agreed on new and revised joint publications on climate change adaptation, forests and gender.

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PILN Highlighted as Model of South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity [viewed]

17 May 2011: The Pacific Invasives Learning Network (PILN) is being featured at an Expert Meeting on South-South Cooperation. The meeting, which is taking place in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 18-20 May 2011, will seek to develop action plans for South-South cooperation on biodiversity preservation.

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Event: African Regional Workshop on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this African Regional Workshop aims to raise awareness and understanding about the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and to identify needs and requirements by Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, with a view to expediting early entry into force and implementation. The workshop also provides an opportunity for participants to consider issues related to the implementation of other decisions of the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 5) in particular regarding the second national reports, and the Strategic Plan. Parties from the African Region are invited to nominate one representative per country to participate in the workshop as soon as possible but no later than 17 June 2011.  

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CBD Invites Nominations for NBSAP Workshop for Eastern Africa [viewed]

9 May 2011: A regional capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Eastern African countries will be held from 27-30 June 2011, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited nominations of government representatives for participation in the workshop.

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Nagoya Protocol Receives Eight Additional Signatures at Signing Ceremony [viewed]

11 May 2011: Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and Tunisia signed 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) during a signing ceremony held in conjunction with the High-level Segment of the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19).

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