Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

Event: Regional Workshop (Middle East and North Africa) on Updating NBSAPs [viewed]

Organized by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme - Regional Office of West Asia (UNEP-ROWA), the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, the League of Arab States, and the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, the Regional Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) will assist countries from the Middle East and North Africa in revising and updating their NBSAPs in line with the framework of the CBD Strategic Plan. The workshop will focus on: target setting, stakeholder engagement and the development of country-specific plans for mobilizing financial resources for the implementation of NBSAPs; and the use of biodiversity indicators to monitor biodiversity at national and regional levels in the context of monitoring progress towards the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets.  

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European Parliament Publishes Report of IPBES Briefing [viewed]

2 July 2012: At a briefing session on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) held at the European Parliament, participants recognized that scientific research is an essential foundation for the implementation of any biodiversity policy. The report of the briefing has been published by the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, and circulated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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GLISPA Establishes Island Summit Working Group [viewed]

22 May 2012: The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) has established a Working Group to plan for the Island Summit, to be held during the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Working Group is open to individuals, organizations and countries able to commit in-kind or financial resources to support the preparations and coordination of the Island Summit.

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High-Level Round Table on ITPGR Convenes in Rio [viewed]

21 June 2012: The Second High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) took place at the Rio Centro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 21 June 2012, during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The event was co-organized by Brazil and Italy, under the patronship of the High-level Task Force of the Benefit-sharing Fund of the ITPGR.

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Rio Pavilion Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Rio Conventions [viewed]

21 June 2012: The Rio Conventions Pavilion celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Rio Conventions at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), with events on 21 June 2012. Four panel sessions addressed: the launch of the pilot partnership on national implementation of synergies among the Rio Conventions; the launch of Mozambique's Green Economy Roadmap; the importance of the three Rio Conventions for poverty eradication; and integration of environment within the development framework by the UN system.

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Rio Conventions Launch Brochure on Gender Mainstreaming [viewed]

19 June 2012: On the sidelines to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched a joint brochure outlining gender mainstreaming in the three Conventions, and describing challenges and opportunities for synergistic action.

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

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Government of New Zealand, this workshop aims to address issues that countries in the region may have encountered or will encounter while updating their national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), with a focus on target setting, stakeholder engagement and the development of country-specific plans for mobilizing financial resources for the implementation of NBSAPs.  

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UNCSD PrepCom III Side Events Highlight 20th Anniversary of Rio Earth Summit, Green Jobs [viewed]

15 June 2012: On the third day of the Third Meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom III) for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over 30 side events took place, addressing topics such as green economy, sustainable transport and biodiversity.

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European Environment Ministers Discuss 7th Action Programme [viewed]

11 June 2012: The European Environment Ministers met in the Environment Council to adopt conclusions on setting the framework for the 7th EU Environment Action Programme (EAP) and on preparations for key biodiversity and climate meetings, among other items.

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CBD Secretariat Calls for Posters on Biodiversity for Development [viewed]

CBD6 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has called for posters on biodiversity for development, to be showcased during the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP 11), to be held from 8-19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India.

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