CBD

CBD Monthly Bulletin Highlights Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on REDD+ [viewed]

26 April 2011: In the March issue of its Monthly Bulletin of Activities, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) highlights several recent meetings and activities, including the opening for signature of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, including on relevant biodiversity safeguards.

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Outreach Material on 2011 International Biodiversity Day Available Online [viewed]

18 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has made available on its website the outreach material related to this year's International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), which has the theme “Forest Biodiversity.”

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CBD Secretariat Selects ILC Representatives to Receive Funding for Upcoming Meetings [viewed]

18 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that the indigenous and local community (ILC) representatives are to receive financial assistance for their participation in the upcoming meeting on sustainable and customary use of biodiversity, as well as the first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS).

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Draft TOR for GTI Coordination Mechanism [viewed]

14 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting comments on the draft terms of reference (TOR) for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI). It has also invited the nomination of candidates for the GTI Coordination Mechanism.

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CBD Releases Report on REDD+ and Biodiversity Safeguards Workshop in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

13 April 2011: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity-Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards, convened from 15-18 March 2011, in Singapore City, Singapore.

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Event: CBD Capacity-Building Workshop on NBSAPs for Central African Countries [viewed]

Organized by the CBD Secretariat, this workshop will seek to strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate the Strategic Plan into national targets and commitments.  

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LifeWeb Facilitates German Funding for Protected Areas in South Caucasus [viewed]

12 April 2011: The Government of Germany, through the KfW Development Bank, is investing EUR5 million in a continuing partnership with the Caucasus Nature Fund and the Governments of Georgia and Armenia.

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CBD-GEF Viet Nam Workshop Discusses National Experiences, Partnerships and Funding [viewed]

12 April 2011: Organized in collaboration with the Country Support Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Asia Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held on 8 April 2011, in Da Lat, Viet Nam.

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Nominations Sought for CBD Central Africa Workshop on NBSAPs [viewed]

12 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting nominations for a capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) for Central African countries, to be held from 19-23 June 2011, in Brazzaville, Congo.

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Report Finds Central America Has Lost 52% of Biodiversity [viewed]

6 April 2011: A new technical report finds that Central America has lost 52% of its original biodiversity and is projected to lose up to 58% by 2030.  The report attributes most of the loss to land-use changes.

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