CBD Report Summarizes African Regional Workshop on Liability and Redress [viewed]

CBD1 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a report of the African Regional Workshop on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The workshop addressed, among other issues: basic concepts and facts relevant to liability and redress; scenarios of damage and cases of liability; experience and approaches within the region in providing rules on liability and redress; and signature and ratification.

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CBD, GEF Top Executive Officers to Engage in Online Dialogue on Biodiversity [viewed]

UN Decade on Biodiversity14 September 2011: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Monique Barbut, CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), will engage in a live and interactive web TV programme from New York, US, and answer questions about the UN Decade on Biodiversity on 20 September 2011.

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FAO Launches Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

FAO soil partnership9 September 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is calling for a renewed international effort to promote and assure healthy and fertile soils as a component of the new Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

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European Fisheries Control Agency Deploys Plan for Pelagic Fisheries in North East Atlantic [viewed]

CFCA9 September 2011: The Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA) of the EU has started a joint deployment plan for pelagic fisheries in Western waters of the North East Atlantic, which gives effect to the European Commission specific control and inspection programme for these fisheries exploiting herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, anchovy and blue whiting.

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UNEP-CEP and The Nature Conservancy Introduce Quarterly Update on Caribbean Challenge [viewed]

9 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme Caribbean Environment Program (UNEP-CEP) and The Nature Conservancy released the inaugural issue of a quarterly update to increase awareness of the Caribbean Challenge initiative, share progress and inspire others.  

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Green Economy, Biodiversity Accomplishments Noted at Close of UNGA 65 [viewed]

L-R: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Joseph Deiss (right) and attend the closing of the Assembly's sixty-fifth session12 September 2011: At the close of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), UNGA President Joseph Deiss and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered reflections on the year's work.

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UNECE Launches MDG Indicators Database [viewed]

UNECE12 September 2011: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Statistical Division has launched a database of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators. The database contains official estimates of over a 100 indicators used to monitor MDGs nationally and internationally.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for Regional LMO Workshop in Asia [viewed]

CBD8 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited parties to the Biosafety Protocol to nominate experts for participation in a sub-regional workshop for the Asian region. The training of trainers workshop will focus on the identification and documentation of living modified organisms (LMOs). It will take place in New Delhi, India, from 21-25 November 2011.

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EU, US Sign IUU Fishing Statement [viewed]

EU7 September 2011: Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Jane Lubchenco, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator, signed a statement pledging bilateral cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Celebrates Tenth Anniversary [viewed]

IOSEA1 September 2011: The September issue of the Indian Ocean-South-East Asia Marine Turtle (IOSEA) e-Newsletter focuses on the tenth anniversary of the IOSEA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was celebrated on 1 September 2011. 

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