CBD

CBD Activities in Africa Promote National Action on Biodiversity [viewed]

8 April 2011: Organized in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the regional workshop for Southern Africa on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) was held from 14-20 March 2011, in Kasane, Botswana.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Expert Nominations for Report on Funding Assessment [viewed]

8 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited Parties and partner organizations to suggest names of potential experts to prepare a report on the full assessment of funding necessary and available for implementation of the Convention, for the period July 2014-June 2018.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for LAC REDD+ Workshop [viewed]

8 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is seeking nominations for a Latin America and Caribbean regional consultation and capacity building workshop on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks), including on relevant biodiversity safeguards.

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Ecuador, Central African Republic Sign Nagoya Protocol [viewed]

7 April 2011: Ecuador and the Central African Republic (CAR) became the latest countries to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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CBD Secretariat Invites Review of AHTEG Report on Alien Species [viewed]

4 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the draft report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on addressing the risks associated with introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food. The AHTEG met from 16-18 February 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Event: CBD Latin America and Caribbean Capacity-Building Workshop on REDD-Plus Including Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards [viewed]

Organized by the CBD Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador and with financial support from the Government of Japan and the UN-REDD Programme, the purpose of this workshop is to consult with parties on the development of advice on relevant biodiversity safeguards, so that REDD-plus actions are consistent with the objectives of the CBD and avoid negative impacts on and enhance benefits for biodiversity.  

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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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