Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

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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CBD Executive Secretary, COP 11 President Call for Biodiversity Champions [viewed]

CBD1 February 2013: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister for Environment and Forests of India and President of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD, have sent a letter to parties inviting them to become a "Biodiversity Champion" by pledging support for biodiversity at national, regional or global levels for one or more of the Aichi targets.

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CBD Calls for Submissions on Scientific and Technical Needs for Strategic Plan Implementation [viewed]

CBD21 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued a notification calling for information related to the scientific and technical needs for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Quarterly Report [viewed]

CBD15 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the 56th edition of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, which contains a summary of key activities in implementing the decisions of the Conference of the Parties and other relevant matters during the period 1 January - 31 March 2012.

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UNEP Report Points to Cropland Expansion as Driver of Biodiversity Loss [viewed]

UNEP16 January 2013: A new report on Crop Expansion and Conservation Priorities in Tropical Countries, published in the journal PLoS One and involving scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), analyzes crop distribution and expansion in 128 tropical countries and maps overlaps between conservation priorities and cultivation potential. The paper highlights the threat to biodiversity from the expansion of agricultural lands.

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GEF Showcases the Relevance of MPAs for Long-term Sustainable Development [viewed]

GEFDecember 2012: The December 2012 edition of "the greenline," the newsletter of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), notes the successes of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as an efficient tool to achieve the Aichi target 11 on the conservation of coastal and marine areas.

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CGRFA Releases Report of Seventh Technical Meeting on Animal Genetic Resources [viewed]

FAODecember 2012: The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released the report of the seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources (ITWGAnGr).

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Report of ICCAs Colloquium [viewed]

21 December 2012: The report of the Colloquium on the role of Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) in achieving the Aichi targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, held on 13 October 2012 on the margins of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, has been made available online.

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CBD LifeWeb Initiative's Newsletter Provides Overview of Achievements [viewed]

December 2012: The LifeWeb Initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated its newsletter, providing an overview of developments in 2012 and planning for the new phase coming up in 2013.

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