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The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
News Headlines
#103331
2015-04-01

US makes climate pledge to UN

The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

News Headlines
#103332
2015-04-01

La faune du Québec de plus en plus en danger

Alors que la faune du Québec est plus que jamais menacée, de nombreux spécialistes estiment que les efforts accordés à leur protection diminuent. Portrait de la biodiversité québécoise.

News Headlines
#103333
2015-04-01

UN gets first pledges on road to Paris climate talks

US, Europe and others file plans, with most expected to reveal greenhouse gas-reduction commitments by July.

News Headlines
#103334
2015-04-01

Archer Daniels Midland to demand suppliers stop chopping down forests

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) will establish a zero deforestation policy for its global commodity supply chains, potentially forcing its soy, palm oil, and cattle suppliers to also eliminate deforestation from their operations or face losing business with the firm.

News Headlines
#103335
2015-04-01

U.N. Water Report Not “Doom And Gloom”, Says Author

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 2015 (IPS) - The lead author of a United Nations water report has spoken out about media depictions of his findings, denying the report lays out a “doom and gloom” scenario.

News Headlines
#103336
2015-04-01

Subsidies to industries that cause deforestation worth 100 times more than aid to prevent it

Brazil and Indonesia paid over $40bn in subsidies to industries that drive rainforest destruction between 2009 and 2012 - compared to $346m in conservation aid they received to protect forests, according to new research

News Headlines
#103337
2015-04-01

A dammed future for Danube's giant fish?

The huchen - or Danube salmon - was once widespread throughout the Danube basin. But its natural habitat is shrinking as rivers are channeled for shipping and dammed for hydroelectricity.

News Headlines
#103338
2015-04-01

Celebrating biodiversity

Rabbits, butterflies, cherry blossoms or potatoes - around the world, people celebrate festivals in which plants and animals play a central role.

News Headlines
#103339
2015-04-01

Genetically modified crops are Western Australia's future: WA Agriculture Minister Ken Baston

Agriculture Minister Ken Baston says he fully supports genetically modified crops and believes the technology is the future for Western Australia.

News Headlines
#103340
2015-04-01

Endangered bighorn sheep relocated to ancestral range in Yosemite, Sequoia national parks

FRESNO, Calif. - For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.

Focal Point
#6678

Finland

Ms. Laura Niskanen

CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Laura.Niskanen@ymparisto.fi
News Headlines
#103318
2015-03-31

Antarctica just had its warmest day on record

ESPERANZA BASE, Argentina, March 30 (UPI) -- Global warming continues to have its most pronounced effects on Earth's polar regions. Last week in Antarctica, those effects set a new record.

News Headlines
#103319
2015-03-31

New England's plant species in decline

BOSTON, March 30 (UPI) -- According to a new report from the New England Wildflower Society, nearly a quarter of New England's native plant species are struggling or gone.

News Headlines
#103321
2015-03-31

Direct evidence for a positive feedback in climate change: Global warming itself will likely accelerate warming

A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.

News Headlines
#103322
2015-03-31

Diverse sources of methane in shallow Arctic lakes discovered

New research into the changing ecology of thousands of shallow lakes on the North Slope of Alaska suggests that in scenarios of increasing global temperatures, methane-generating microbes, found in thawing lake sediments, may ramp up production of the potent greenhouse gas -- which has a global ...

News Headlines
#103323
2015-03-31

Opinion: A Major Push Forward for Gender and Environment

NEW YORK/NAIROBI, Mar 30 2015 (IPS) - Experts from around the world gathered in New York recently to launch work on the Global Gender Environment Outlook (GGEO), the first comprehensive, integrated and global assessment of gender issues in relation to the environment and sustainability.

News Headlines
#103324
2015-03-31

Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, say researchers.

News Headlines
#103325
2015-03-31

Climate Change Threatens to Kill Off More Aspen Forests by 2050s, Scientists Say

The beloved aspen forests that shimmer across mountainsides of the American West could be doomed if emissions of greenhouse gases continue at a high level, scientists warned on Monday.

News Headlines
#103326
2015-03-31

Climate change making droughts in Australia worse as rain patterns shift

Climate change is making drought conditions in south-west and south-east Australia worse, with serious ramifications for people’s health and the agriculture industry, a new paper has warned.

News Headlines
#103327
2015-03-31

Sustainable development goals matter

Following the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which guided global development efforts in the years 2000-2015, the world’s governments are currently negotiating a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2016-2030.

News Headlines
#103328
2015-03-31

UN post-2015 talks focus on draft sustainable development goals

Divisions on how best to finalise a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) moved to the fore last week during a New York meeting of delegates charged with hammering out a post-2015 development agenda.

News Headlines
#103329
2015-03-31

Safe food, from the farm to the plate

Food safety is critical for public health as food-borne diseases affect people’s well-being,strain health-care systems, and adversely impact national economies, tourism and trade

News Headlines
#103330
2015-03-31

Tiny songbird can fly the Atlantic, scientists confirm

A diminutive songbird weighing the equivalent of just three teaspoons of sugar can fly over the north Atlantic, scientists have said, resolving a 50-year mystery.

Focal Point
#6677

Jamaica

Ms. Gillian Guthrie

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Gillian.guthrie@mwlecc.gov.jm
Focal Point
#6676

United States of America

Ms. Kelly Juarez

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP
JuarezKD@state.gov
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