Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

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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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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