Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

UNDP, TNC Event Discusses Role of Environmental Sustainability, Community-based Action in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

undp_tnc16 April 2013: Participants at a recent briefing and round table on “Advancing Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Community Empowerment for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), discussed ways to integrate environmental sustainability and community-based action into the post-2015 development agenda.

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CBD Circulates Report of Workshop for African LDCs on the Fifth National Report and GBO [viewed]

CBDMarch 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has made available the report of the first workshop for African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on the "preparation of the Fifth National Report and Global Biodiversity Outlook and regional scenarios," which was held from 28 January - 1 February 2013, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Event: Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity: Ecology and Economy for a Sustainable Society [viewed]

The 2013 Trondheim Conference will explore how to cut development pathways towards a sustainable society by aligning policy, business, economy and ecology borders, scales and systems. Participation in the conference is by invitation only. Each country has been invited to send two experts, one from each field of biodiversity and economy/planning. The Trondheim Conferences are a result of collaboration between the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Norwegian Government and are held every 3-4 years.  

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Reports on Administration of the CBD for April - December 2012 Available Online [viewed]

CBD4 April 2013: The 57th, 58th and 59th editions of the Quarterly Report on the Administration of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), covering the period from April to December 2012, have been made available online.

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Event: IPBES-2 [viewed]

The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will address, inter alia: the initial work programme of the Platform; financial and budgetary arrangements for the Platform; and rules and procedures for the operations of the Platform, including for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel. The meeting is scheduled for 9-14 December 2013, in Antalya, Turkey.  

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CBD Secretariat Stresses Timely Submission of Fifth National Report [viewed]

CBD26 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) issued a notification outlining relevant preparation for the submission of the fifth national report, and stressing that timely submission is necessary in order to contribute to the mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan by the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-12) and to the development of the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4).

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CBD Encourages National Participation in Post-2015 Consultations [viewed]

CBD22 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued a notification encouraging CBD National Focal Points and stakeholders to actively engage in national-level discussions on the UN's post-2015 development agenda, in order to highlight the critical role of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystems that provide essential services, and which are the foundations for sustainable development and human well-being.

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Event: Second African Workshop for LDCs on National Reports, GBO-4 and Scenarios for Regional Policy [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with financial support from Japan, the Netherlands and Cameroon, this Francophone workshop aims to build national capacities for the preparation and timely submission of the fifth national report under the CBD, in particular for analyzing the status and trends of biodiversity, the development of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), and progress towards achieving the Aichi targets and related national targets.  

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Report from Workshop on Synergies Among the Rio Conventions Released [viewed]

CBDFebruary 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has made available the report of the workshop on capacity building for pilot countries on the implementation of synergies among the Rio Conventions.

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CBD Executive Secretary Briefs UN Secretary-General on Links between Biodiversity and Sustainable Development [viewed]

CBD7 February 2013: In a working visit to UN Headquarters in New York, US, from 14-16 January 2013, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), briefed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the major outcomes of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD, underlining the importance of these decisions for the sustainable development agenda.

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