Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Event: CBD Sub-Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for South Asia on the Clearing-House Mechanism [viewed]

The objective of this workshop is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing-house mechanisms, in line with decision X/15 and in support of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). It is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme.  

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Event: Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), and supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will focus on implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, particularly as it relates to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, as well as capacity-building needs and priorities.  

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Event: CBD Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Environment Programme. It will review relevant scientific data compiled through the CBD repository system of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and other credible, quality-controlled sources; describe EBSAs through application of scientific criteria for EBSAs (Decision IX/20) and other relevant criteria; and identify gaps and needs for further elaboration in describing EBSAs.  

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Event: CBD Central Asia Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop is expected to address issues related to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing, the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, the Strategy on Resource Mobilization, and innovative financing for biodiversity and ecosystem services.  

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Event: CBD LAC Regional Workshop on Invasive Alien Species and Taxonomy [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will take place immediately following the fifteenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.  

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop for Mesoamerica on Updating NBSAPs [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop is part of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops aiming 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 it into national targets and commitments.  

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ABS Protocol Signing Ceremony Adds New Signatories [viewed]

CBD20 September 2011: The number of signatories to 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) has reached 54, following a number of additions during a signing ceremony held on the margins of the opening of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters, New York, US, on 20 September 2011.

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Rio Conventions Joint Liaison Group Agrees on Terms of Reference and Modus Operandi [viewed]

20 September 2011: The Executive Secretaries of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have reported the adoption of the terms of reference and modus operandi for the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions.

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Ramsar, CBD Finalize Joint Work Plan [viewed]

19 September 2011: A new work programme between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has been finalized, following an official visit to the CBD Secretariat in Montreal, Canada by Anada Tiéga, Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention. The work plan will be submitted to their respective Conferences of the Parties (COPs) in 2012.

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Event: CBD Third Expert Workshop on the City Biodiversity Index (Singapore Index) and Meeting on CBO I [viewed]

This expert workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Singapore, represented by its National Parks Board (NParks), from 11-12 October 2011. It will be followed, on 13 October, by a meeting on the City Biodiversity Outlook 1 (CBO I). The expert workshop will allow participants to report on their experiences in using the Index and to work together on the finalization of the tool. The CBO I meeting will focus on the production plan and content development, key messages and on how to integrate the Singapore Index in the CBO 1 – synthesis.  

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