CBD

CBD Parties Informed about Expanded Access to GEF Funds for Reporting [viewed]

4 April 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has informed parties to the CBD and to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that the GEF is making available expanded and expedited access to funding for enabling activities, including national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), and national reports under the CBD and the Biosafety Protocol.

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Guest Article #2: The Nagoya Biodiversity Compact [viewed]

In early May 2010, the world received a wake-up call. Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, based on the best available scientific evidence and drawing from 120 national reports of Parties to the Convention, warned of the consequences of our current development path. The continuing loss of species and habitats, predicted to accelerate under the growing impact of climate change, has placed so much pressure on the life-supporting ecosystems of our world, that many risk passing a “tipping point.” We were reminded that the status of biodiversity for millions of years to come will be determined by the actions that human society takes in the coming decades.

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Event: South America Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the South America Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in support of the Nagoya Outcomes will address issues related to: the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS); the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); review of implementation of the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization; and innovative financing for biodiversity and ecosystem services.  

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Event: Central America Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Central America Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in support of the Nagoya Outcomes will address issues related to: the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS); the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); review of implementation of the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization; and innovative financing for biodiversity and ecosystem services.  

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CBD Releases March Issue of REDD+ and Biodiversity Newsletter [viewed]

March 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the March issue of its “REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter.”

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Event: CBD AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 [viewed]

The Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) will provide advice on: further development of agreed indicators and additional indicators to assess progress towards targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; mechanisms to support parties in their efforts to develop national indicators and associated biodiversity monitoring and reporting systems; strengthening of linkages between global and national indicator development and reporting. The AHTEG will report to the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.  

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CBD Invites Nominations for Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development [viewed]

1 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting nominations for the Expert Group Meeting on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development, tentatively scheduled for November 2011.

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CBD Secretariat Seeks Views on Finance-Related Issues [viewed]

1 April 2011: In preparation for the fourth meeting of the Working Group on Review of Implementation, to be held in May 2012, in Montreal, Canada, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is seeking information and views on a series of finance-related issues, in accordance with decisions of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP 10).

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop for West Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans [viewed]

The purpose of this workshop is to: strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of NBSAPs; help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate the post-2010 Strategic Plan into national targets and commitments.  

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Event: CBD Sub-regional Capacity-building Workshop for West Africa on Implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas [viewed]

The objective of the workshop is to build capacity to: create a national action plan for implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas; access funding based on these action plans; and strengthen implementation of the Programme of Work on the themes of governance, climate change (including integrating protected areas into the wider land and seascape), sustainable financing, and valuation of the costs and benefits of protected areas, with a focus on marine protected areas where applicable.  

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