Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

Event: 2014 International Day for Biological Diversity: Island Biodiversity [viewed]

To coincide with the designation by the UN General Assembly of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 will be 'Island Biodiversity'. A Special Event to celebrate the Day will be hosted by the Permanent Missions of Grenada, Samoa, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Mauritius, as well as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), at UN Headquarters (contact krishna1@un.org). Worldwide, more than 44 countries have registered events and activities in support of the Day.  

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CMS Convenes CSAB Meeting to Discuss Science Conservation Linkages [viewed]

CMS25 October 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) has concluded a series of meetings that discussed collaboration among related conventions and addressed the linkages between science and migratory species conservation. 

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CBD Secretariat Reports on CBD Administration from January to June 2013 [viewed]

CBDOctober 2013: The 60th edition of the Quarterly Report on the Administration of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), covering the period from January to June 2013, has been made available online.

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CBD SBSTTA 17 Identifies Key Scientific and Technical Needs for Implementation of the Strategic Plan [viewed]

CBD21 October 2013: Convened from 14-18 October 2013, in Montreal, Canada, the seventeenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 17) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) featured a new format aiming to enhance its scientific and technical focus. SBSTTA 17 focused on the scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi targets, and its contribution to the intersessional process of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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Expert Workshop Focuses on Enhancing Biodiversity Data and Observing Systems [viewed]

CBD12 October 2013: Held prior to 17th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), in Montreal, Canada, the expert workshop on enhancing biodiversity data and observing systems in support of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 addressed ways in which the collection of, access to and the use of biodiversity data and observations can be enhanced to support evidence-based decision making and planning, with a view to achieving the Aichi biodiversity targets and corresponding national targets.

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UN-REDD Links REDD+ to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

UN-REDD Programme17 October 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) released a policy brief on REDD+ and the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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Event: CBD Global Workshop on Reviewing Progress and Building Capacity for the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans Revision Process [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its implementing agencies, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Development Programme (UNDP), this global workshop targets primarily the GEF Enabling Activity (EA) project coordinators. It will comprise a number of parallel modules on themes focused on aspects of planning and development of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) that have been identified as the most in need of technical support, including: biodiversity information management; strategic target setting; mainstreaming; and resource mobilization.  

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Expert Workshop Discusses Means to Achieve Aichi Targets [viewed]

cbd-sbstta14 October 2013: The Expert Workshop on Enhancing Biodiversity Data and Observing Systems in Support of the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 discussed ways in which the collection of, access to, and the use of biodiversity data and observations can be enhanced to support evidence-based decision making and planning with a view to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and corresponding national targets.

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Fourth ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference Calls for Greater Private Sector Cooperation [viewed]

Asean4 October 2013: Participants at the Fourth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Heritage Parks Conference in Tagaytay City, the Philippines, called for the sustainable management of protected areas, along with increased cooperation with the private sector in conserving and managing biodiversity, based on the appropriate valuation of natural resources.

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EMG Agrees to Actions on Environmental and Social Responsibility, Biodiversity, Land, the Green Economy and Chemicals [viewed]

UNEPOctober 2013: Hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the nineteenth senior officials meeting (SOM19) of the Environment Management Group (EMG) convened on 19 September in New York, the US. The senior officials agreed to actions on the framework for environmental and social responsibility, biodiversity, land, the green economy and chemicals.

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