CBD

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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CBD Invites Nominations for LMO Regional Workshop [viewed]

16 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited Parties to the Biosafety Protocol to nominate experts for participation in a workshop for the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. The training of trainers' workshop will focus on the identification and documentation of living modified organisms (LMOs). It will take place from 11-15 April 2011.

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CBD Invites Input for Island Biodiversity POW Review [viewed]

15 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited island Parties and Parties with islands to provide information for the in-depth review of the implementation of the Programme of Work on island biodiversity.

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GEF Provides Funding for Preparation of National Reports on Biosafety [viewed]

15 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has informed Parties to the Biosafety Protocol that the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is providing funding for the preparation of the second national reports under the Protocol.

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CBD Seeks Best Practices for Addressing Invasive Alien Species [viewed]

14 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has requested examples of best practices for addressing invasive alien species introduced as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food.

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