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Knowledge Base

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.
Meeting Document
#102004
2014-11-26

Document

CMS Submission

Meeting Document
#102003
2014-11-26

UNEP/CBD/MCB/EM/2014/3/INF/2

Background Document on the Preparation of Practical Guidance on Preventing And Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#101990
2014-11-26

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

News Headlines
#101991
2014-11-26

Hydrothermal Settlers: Barnacle holds clues about how climate change is affecting the deep ocean

The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life.

News Headlines
#101992
2014-11-26

US–China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks

But challenges remain for United Nations meeting in run-up to a new 2015 emissions treaty.

News Headlines
#101993
2014-11-26

APP boosting timber productivity to support zero deforestation policy

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) appears to have enough plantation fiber to operate existing mills as well as supply a new mill under construction in South Sumatra without having to pulp natural forests, argues a new report that also finds the forestry giant is successfully improving yields to support it ...

News Headlines
#101994
2014-11-26

Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

It’s one of the oldest tricks in politics: Talk down expectations to the point that you can meet them. And it played out again in Berlin as 21 countries—including the United States—pledged nearly 9.5 billion dollars to the Green Climate Fund, a U.N. body tasked with helping developing countries ...

News Headlines
#101995
2014-11-26

Filipino Farmers Protest Government Research on Genetically Modified Rice

MANILA, Nov 26 2014 (IPS) - Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat.

News Headlines
#101996
2014-11-26

Central American Civil Society Calls for Protection of Local Agriculture at COP20

SAN JOSE, Nov 25 2014 (IPS) - Worried about the effects of global warming on agriculture, water and food security in their communities, social organisations in Central America are demanding that their governments put a priority on these issues in the COP20 climate summit.

News Headlines
#101997
2014-11-26

Bee parasite will flourish under global warming, study warns

Gut parasite will increase in prevalence across northern Europe as temperatures rises, leading to honey bee losses

News Headlines
#101998
2014-11-26

Animal diseases intensified by climate change

From Bluetongue disease in sheep to Rift Valley Fever in camels, researchers say that animal diseases are sparked and spread by climate change. What causes them, and what can people do to prevent them from spreading?

News Headlines
#101999
2014-11-26

Urban cardinals and catbirds live longer study shows

Researchers at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center have found four bird species living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region that survive longer than those living in rural settings.

News Headlines
#102000
2014-11-26

BirdLife International: Hundreds of important nature sites threatened with destruction

NASSAU, Bahamas -- According to a new report by BirdLife International, more than 350 of the planet’s most important bird natural habitats are being threatened and could possibly be lost forever.

Meeting Document
#101989
2014-11-25

Document

UNEP CEP Submission

Meeting Document
#101984
2014-11-25

UNEP/CBD/MCB/EM/2014/3/INF/1

Compilation of Submissions by Parties, Other Governments and Relevant Organizations to Support the Discussions of the Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#101973
2014-11-25

Global importance of urban agriculture 'underestimated'

Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.

News Headlines
#101974
2014-11-25

Goce gravity map traces ocean circulation

Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

News Headlines
#101975
2014-11-25

Climate change could affect future of Lake Michigan basin

Climate change could lengthen the growing season, make soil drier and decrease winter snowpack in the Lake Michigan Basin by the turn of the century, among other hydrological effects.

News Headlines
#101976
2014-11-25

Primates indispensable for regeneration of tropical forests

Primatologist and plant geneticists have studied the dispersal of tree seeds by New World primates. Primates can influence seed dispersal and spatial genetic kinship structure of plants that serve as their food source.

News Headlines
#101977
2014-11-25

Conserving soil, water in world's driest wheat region

In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

News Headlines
#101980
2014-11-25

Hope for monarch butterfly after Mexican logging halted

When millions of monarch butterflies take to the sky and fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, the view is breathtaking. But over the last few decades, their numbers have plummeted, and last year hit an all-time low.

News Headlines
#101981
2014-11-25

Chameleon crisis: extinction threatens 36% of world's chameleons

Chameleons are an unmistakable family of wonderfully bizarre reptiles. - See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1124-hance-chameleon-crisis.html#sthash.wtzspXi2.dpuf

News Headlines
#101983
2014-11-25

Robots reveal thicker Antarctic sea ice

Sea ice in the Antarctic is much thicker than previously thought, according to new data obtained by robotic submarines.

News Headlines
#101986
2014-11-25

Namibian genetic resources in the spotlight

WINDHOEK – The ways and means of how to protect and promote innovations and developments from the use of Namibian genetic resources for food and agriculture to extract maximum benefit from them was placed under the spotlight last week when role players in the industry staged the first ever works ...

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