Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

Event: CBD Mediterranean Regional Workshop for Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Coordinating Local and National Action in the Mediterranean Basin [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the City of Montpellier and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. It is part of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops aiming to: strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and generate national targets and commitments. In addition, it aims to strengthen local and sub-national governance of biodiversity in the Mediterranean; establish links between local policies and national biodiversity strategies; and establish a Mediterranean network of cities engaged in biodiversity, which would support national-level implementation of the CBD.  

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop on Updating NBSAPs (Central and Eastern Europe) [viewed]

The purpose of this workshop is to strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate the Strategic Plan into national targets and commitments.  

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Event: CBD Workshop on Updating NBSAPs (Central Asia) [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Government of Turkey, this workshop is part of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops aiming to: strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate it into national targets and commitments.  

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Event: CBD Workshop on Capacity-building for PoWPA Implementation (South, East, and South East Asia) [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India and the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) Friends Consortium, in parallel with the workshop on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). The objective of the workshop is to build capacity to: create national action plans for implementation of the PoWPA; access funding based on such action plans; and strengthen implementation of the PoWPA on the themes of governance, climate change, sustainable financing and valuation of the costs and benefits of protected areas.  

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Event: CBD Second Workshop on Updating NBSAPs (South, East, and South-East Asia) [viewed]

The purpose of this follow-up workshop is to address various 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. It is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India, in parallel with the workshop on capacity-building for implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA).  

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Event: CBD Central Asia Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop is expected to address issues related to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing, the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, the Strategy on Resource Mobilization, and innovative financing for biodiversity and ecosystem services.  

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

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop is part of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops aiming to: strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate it into national targets and commitments.  

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Ramsar, CBD Finalize Joint Work Plan [viewed]

19 September 2011: A new work programme between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has been finalized, following an official visit to the CBD Secretariat in Montreal, Canada by Anada Tiéga, Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention. The work plan will be submitted to their respective Conferences of the Parties (COPs) in 2012.

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Task Force Established to Promote Implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

CBD21 September 2011: A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 27 international agencies, organizations and environmental conventions, aiming to achieve and implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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CBD Circulates Report of AHTEG on Indicators [viewed]

CBD6 September 2011: The report of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, convened from 20-24 June 2011, in High Wycombe, UK, has been made available for comments.

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