Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

UN Decade on Biodiversity Launched for Central America at NBSAPs Workshop [viewed]

CBD16 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held a regional capacity-building workshop on the updating and revising of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) for countries of Meso-America, which also served as an opportunity to launch the UN Decade on Biodiversity for the Central American region.

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EU Ministers Consider Implementation of Biodiversity Strategy, Resource-efficiency Roadmap [viewed]

19 December 2011: EU ministers of the environment, meeting in the Environment Council in Brussels, Belgium, on 19 December 2011, exchanged views on the implementation of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, and on the roadmap to a resource-efficient Europe, which had been presented by the Commission in September 2011.

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UN Launches Biodiversity Decade [viewed]

UN Decade on Biodiversity19 December 2011: The UN Decade on Biodiversity was launched on 17 December 2011, in Kanazawa, Japan, in a ceremony organized by the UN University (UNU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture and Kanazawa City, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The international launch of the Decade was preceded by regional launches in Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, the Philippines, and the Republic of Korea.

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CBD Publishes Report of Workshop on City Biodiversity Index [viewed]

CBD16 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the final report and documents related to the third expert workshop on the development of the City Biodiversity Index, which was held from 11-12 October 2011, in Singapore City, Singapore. Also known as the Singapore Index, the City Biodiversity Index constitutes a component of the CBD indicator framework for monitoring implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 at the city level.

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CBD, World Future Council Formalize Cooperation Framework [viewed]

12 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Future Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12 December 2011, in Hamburg, Germany, in order to establish a framework of cooperation for promoting the implementation of the CBD and its Strategic Plan 2011-2020.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates CBD COP 11 Agenda [viewed]

CBD9 December 2011: In preparation for the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 11), the CBD Secretariat has circulated the provisional agenda and annotated agenda for the meeting, as approved by the COP Bureau.

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CBD Launches Online Discussion Forum on PoWIB [viewed]

CBD17 November 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited governments, organizations and experts to contribute their views and relevant information to an online discussion forum, aiming to facilitate input to the in-depth review (IDR) of implementation of the programme of work on island biodiversity (PoWIB) by the CBD's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) at its 16th meeting, scheduled for April/May 2012.

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Event: CBD African Workshop on Updating NBSAPs [viewed]

The purpose of this Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 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. In addition, the workshop will focus specifically on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity as an important tool for biodiversity mainstreaming.  

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UNESCO, CBD Launch UN Decade on Biodiversity [viewed]

UNESCO14 November 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) launched the UN Decade on Biodiversity, which aims to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and promote its overall vision of living in harmony with nature.

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SBSTTA 15 Considers Indicators for Strategic Plan, Adopts Recommendations to COP [viewed]

11 November 2011: The 15th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) considered, among other items, a draft set of indicators for monitoring implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and measuring progress towards the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. SBSTTA 15 also adopted eight recommendations to be forwarded to the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP 11).

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