CBD

CBD Secretariat Publishes First Issue of Aichi Targets Newsletter [viewed]

June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) published the first issue of the "Aichi Targets" newsletter. The newsletter aims to provide a platform to exchange experiences and promote best practices on the processes related to the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), as well as to provide information on activities financed under the Japan Biodiversity Fund.

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CBD Publishes Fifth Issue of Newsletter for Civil Society [viewed]

June 2011: The fifth issue of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) newsletter for civil society, "Square Brackets," has been made available online. The newsletter draws content and opinion from individuals, organizations and members of civil society, aiming to provide information on issues of importance to the CBD, and on views and actions being undertaken by civil society organizations.

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CBD, ITPGR Hold Capacity-Building Workshop for ABS [viewed]

6 June 2011: The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) collaborated in the organization of a capacity building workshop on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), held from 4-5 June 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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CBD Invites Collaboration to Address IAS on Islands [viewed]

3 June 2011: As part of the in-depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity (IBPoW) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat has invited interested parties to participate in a collaborative effort to address the issue of invasive alien species (IAS) on islands.

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GEF Establishes Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund [viewed]

June 2011: Following the decisions of the 40th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, the GEF will operate a new fund to help developing countries to ratify and implement 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).

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Nagoya Protocol Intergovernmental Committee Elects Co-Chair [viewed]

5 June 2011: The first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) opened on 5 June 2011, to elect its co-Chair and address other organizational matters.

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Rainforest Basins Summit Calls for South-South Cooperation [viewed]

3 June 2011: The Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Three Rainforest Basins, namely the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong basins, took place in Brazzaville, Congo, from 27 May-3 June 2011, to establish new ways to increase technical cooperation on forest matters, and adopted a joint statement on tropical forests, climate and sustainable development.

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CBD Secretariat Prepares for LAC REDD+ Workshop [viewed]

3 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the list of sponsored experts for the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation  in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks), to be held from 5-8 July 2011, in Quito, Ecuador.

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CBD West Africa Workshops Build Capacity for NBSAPs, Protected Areas Management [viewed]

1 June 2011: Two parallel workshops on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in West Africa, followed by a roundtable meeting on strengthening financing for protected area systems of seven countries in the region.

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CBD Publishes Technical Study on REDD and Biodiversity [viewed]

1 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a study that provides scientific and technical information on ways to ensure that the design and implementation of policies for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation  in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) support the objectives of the CBD.

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