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Notification
#1651
2011-03-09
Action by
2011-03-31

REMINDER: Designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74730 (2011-051)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points

In decision X/1, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic organizations to designate national focal points for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP), in light of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol ...

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Notification
#1646
2011-03-04

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/75238 (2011-046)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, Relevant organizations and partners

It is my pleasure to inform you that the 50th-51st issue of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, covering the period 1 July to 31 December 2010, has been prepared in accordance with Decision IV/17 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The report contains ...

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Notification
#1647
2011-03-04
Action by
2011-04-30

Request for pledges/contributions to the Voluntary Trust Fund to Facilitate the Participation of Indigenous and Local Communities in the Work of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2011

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/DM/75214 (2011-047)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Potential Donor Countries

I have the honor to refer Decision X/40 on Mechanisms to promote the effective participation of indigenous and local communities in the work of the Convention. Paragraph 1 of that decision requests the Executive Secretary to continue efforts to promote the General Trust Fund for Voluntary Contri ...

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Notification
#1648
2011-03-04
Action by
2011-04-08

International meeting on Article 10 (sustainable use of biological diversity) with a focus on Article 10(c) (customary use of biological diversity)

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/DM/75211 (2011-048)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

I am pleased to announce that an international meeting on Article 10 with a focus on Article 10(c) will take place in Montreal on 1 to 3 June 2011, in the premises of the Secretariat.

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Notification
#1649
2011-03-04
Action by
2011-04-30

Decision VIII/5D on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request for Nominations for the Advisory Selection Committee of the Voluntary Trust Fund

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/DM/75216 (2011-049)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In decision VIII/5 D, on Mechanisms to promote the effective participation of indigenous and local communities in matters related to the objectives of Article 8(j) and related provisions, the Conference of the Parties adopted the criteria for the operation of the Voluntary Funding Mechanism for ...

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Notification
#1650
2011-03-04

Article 8 (j) and related provisions: Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting of Local-community Representatives

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/DM/ 75215 (2011-050)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In paragraph 21 of Decision X/43, regarding the revised programme of work for Article 8(j) and related provisions of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties, noting that the involvement of local communities in accordance with Article 8(j), in the work of the Convention has been limited for ...

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Notification
#1644
2011-03-01

International Conference: A global partnership for plant conservation – Supporting the worldwide implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA, 5-7 July 2011)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/75185 (2011-044)
To: GSPC focal points

I am pleased to inform you that, at the initiative of the Chair of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, an international conference titled “A global partnership for plant conservation – Supporting the worldwide implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation” will be held ...

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Notification
#1645
2011-03-01

Regional Workshop for North Africa and the Middle East on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans Beirut - Lebanon from 2 to 7 May 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DD/MAC/75184 (2011-045)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen; Relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that thanks to the financial support provided by the Japan Biodiversity Fund, a regional workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) for North African and Middle Eastern countries will be held in Beirut - Lebanon ...

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Notification
#1643
2011-02-25

Mexico signs Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/75138 (2011-043)
To: All CBD National Focal Points, Partner Organizations

I am very pleased to inform you that on 24 February 2011 Mexico became the fifth country to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.

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Notification
#1640
2011-02-24
Action by
2011-03-15

REMINDER: DEADLINE 15 MARCH 2011 - Submission of information and views in accordance with Decision X/1 on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74553 (2011-040)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points and ICNP National Focal Points

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties to submit views and other information in preparation for the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee to be held from 6 to 10 June 2011 and with a view to support the implementation of the Protocol in accordance with decision X/1 of t ...

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Notification
#1641
2011-02-24
Action by
2011-03-15

REMINDER: DEADLINE 15 MARCH 2011 - Submission of information and views in accordance with decision X/1 on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74553 (2011-041)
To: International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

The purpose of this notification is to invite international organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders to submit views and other information in preparation for the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee to be held from 6 to 10 June 2011 and wi ...

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Notification
#1642
2011-02-24

The Convention on Biological Diversity Year in Review 2010

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/JHed/75124 (2011-042)
To: all CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the electronic version of the publication The Convention on Biological Diversity Year in Review 2010 is now accessible on the Secretariat’s website at: www.cbd.int/doc/reports/cbd-report-2010-en.pdf

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Notification
#1639
2011-02-21

Certified copies of the text of the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/ps/75080 (2011-039)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated, Relevant Organizations

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, has finalized the authentication and preparation of certified copies of the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Nagoya, 15 October 2010) in ...

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Notification
#1638
2011-02-18

Revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) through Regional and Sub-Regional Workshops

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/75019 (2011-038)
To: All CBD Focal Points

As you are aware, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) held in Nagoya, Japan, requested Parties, through its decision X/2 to “..review, and as appropriate update and revise, their national biodiversity strategies and action plans, ...

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Notification
#1637
2011-02-17
Action by
2011-02-23

Selected Experts for the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD-plus ), Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/74989 (2011-037)
To: CBD NFPs for Asia-Pacific Region, cc: National Focal Points of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), National Focal Points of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), ASEAN Secretariat; ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity; Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; POWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to share with you the list of sponsored experts for the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD-plus, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards. The selection of experts was conducted in accordance with established procedures and with particular ...

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Notification
#1636
2011-02-16
Action by
2011-03-11

Nominations to the Central and Eastern European Regional Training of Trainers’ Workshop on the Identification and Documentation of Living Modified Organisms under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 11 – 15 April 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/KG/CG/jh/75023 (2011-036)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, for Central and Eastern European Countries

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with funding support from the European Union, is organizing a regional training of trainers’ workshop on the identification and documentation of living modified organisms for the Central and Eastern Europe ...

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Notification
#1632
2011-02-15

Voluntary reports for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of work on island biological diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/74898 (2011-032)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties and relevant organizations to provide information for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of work on island biodiversity by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) at its 16th meeting, ...

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Notification
#1633
2011-02-15
Action by
2011-02-18

REMINDER: Expert Meeting on the Modalities of Operation of the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House, 11-14 April 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74725 (2011-033)
To: CBD Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

Reference is made to notification (2011-009) sent on 18 January 2011, available at http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-009-abs-chm-en.pdf regarding the designation of experts for the Expert Meeting on the modalities of operation of the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing- House to ...

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Notification
#1635
2011-02-15
Action by
2011-09-30

GEF Support for the Preparation of the Second National Reports under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/ET/jh/75002 (2011-035)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), cc: GEF Operational Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the GEF has set aside funds for eligible Parties to prepare their second national reports.

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Notification
#1631
2011-02-14
Action by
2011-02-25

Survey on national indicators for implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/74932 (2011-031)
To: CBD national focal points, SBSTTA focal points, relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that, with the support from UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre has been commissioned to carry out a study to facilitate the work of the AHTEG. In this context, a brief survey has been prepared and I here ...

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Notification
#1634
2011-02-14

Request for examples of best practices for addressing the risks associated with the introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/JG/74955 (2011-034)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and relevant organizations

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) invites Parties, other governments and relevant organizations to submit examples of best practices for addressing invasive alien species introduced as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food (COP decisio ...

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Notification
#1628
2011-02-11

Employment Opportunity at the CBD

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/74893 (2011-028)
To: All CBD National Focal Points; International Organizations

I am pleased to inform you that the post of Principal Officer in charge of the Division of Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters at the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity at D-1 level is under advertisement. The advertisement for this position can be ...

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Notification
#1629
2011-02-11

Submission of Information to Facilitate the Comprehensive Review of the Action Plan for Building Capacities for the Effective Implementation of the Protocol

Reference: SCBD/BS/ET/jh/74936 (2011-029)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated)

At its third meeting, which was held in Curitiba, Brazil in March 2006, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) adopted, in decision BS-III/3, an updated Action Plan for Building Capacities for the Effective Implementat ...

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Notification
#1630
2011-02-11

January 2011 issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Activities (MBA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/74949 (2011-030)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points and Relevant organizations and partners

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the January 2011 issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Activities (MBA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity is now available on the CBD website at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/mba/2011/mba-2011-01-en.pdf.

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Notification
#1627
2011-02-08

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/74877 (2011-027)
To: CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period 2011-2020 as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity in its Resolution 65/161. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is in full support of this decision. The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity is a tremend ...

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Notification
#1622
2011-02-04

Signature of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74855 (2011-023)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS Focal Points

In accordance with decision X/1, paragraph 2, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization was opened for signature by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at the United Nations Headquarters in New Y ...

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Notification
#1623
2011-02-04
Action by
2011-03-15

Scientific review of the "Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms"

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPDM/jh/74825 (2011-024)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), Relevant organizations

At the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP), the Parties welcomed the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” developed through collaborative efforts between the Open-ended Online Expert Forum and the Ad ...

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Notification
#1624
2011-02-04
Action by
2011-03-15

REMINDER: Designation of a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2011-025)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Parties without a PoWPA Focal Point

With reference to paragraph A 21 of decision IX/18, Parties were requested to designate a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA-NFP) vide original notification 2008-124 dated 23 September 2008 (also translated into Spanish https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/ ...

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Notification
#1626
2011-02-04

Upcoming Meetings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/ac/74869 (2011-026)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

In light of the increasing focus on the links between biodiversity and climate change, as highlighted in the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook and the recent adoption of decision X/33 on biodiversity and climate change, I am pleased to share with you additional information on the ...

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Notification
#1621
2011-02-03

Selected indigenous and local community representatives to receive funding for the Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous and Local Community, Capacity Building Workshop on the Convention on Biological Diversity including issues relevant to Article 8(j), Traditional Knowledge, and Access and Benefit-sharing, Eighth Workshop: Caribbean Region, Georgetown, Guyana, 16-18 March 2011

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/DM/74856 (2011-022)
To: CBD National Focal Points; Indigenous and Local Community of the LAC region

I am pleased to inform you that the selection of indigenous and local community representatives to receive financial assistance to participate in the meeting under reference has been completed in partnership with the Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network for the Latin American and Caribbean Re ...

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Notification
#1619
2011-02-01

Regional Workshop for Southern Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Incorporating work on valuation and incentive measures

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/SK/74704 (2011-020)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Further to my notification SCBD/ITS/DC/SK/74704 of 17 January 2011, I am pleased to inform you that the regional capacity building workshop for Southern African countries on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans will be supplemented with two additional days with specific foc ...

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Notification
#1620
2011-02-01
Action by
2011-03-18

Regional Workshop for East, South and Southeast Asia on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/LC/74827 (2011-021)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor L’este, Vietnam

I am pleased to inform you that a regional capacity building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) for East, South and Southeast Asia will be held in Xi’an, China from 9 to 16 May 2011.This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of ...

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Notification
#1617
2011-01-24
Action by
2011-04-30

Submission of views on relevant safeguards in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD-plus)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/74726 (2011-018)
To: CBD National Focal Points

With reference to Decision X/33 on biodiversity and climate change, I am pleased to invite you to send your views, experiences and expectations with regards to relevant safeguards in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management ...

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Notification
#1614
2011-01-21
Action by
2014-03-31

Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and Guidelines for the Fifth National Report under the Convention

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/LC/74634 (2011-015)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points

In its decision X/2, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010, adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020). While adopting this strategy for the next decade, the COP urged Parties and other Governments to ...

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Notification
#1616
2011-01-21

Toolkit to enhance national, sub-regional and regional implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/74766 (2011-017)
To: CBD national focal points, SBSTTA focal points, GSPC focal points, relevant organizations

In paragraph 10 (b) of decision X/17, the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation and other partners and relevant organizations, and subject to the availability of the necessary resources to develop, by 2012 ...

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Notification
#1618
2011-01-21
Action by
2011-03-01

Regional Workshop for Europe on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/LC/74743 (2011-019)
To:

I am pleased to inform you that a regional workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for European countries will be held on the Isle of Vilm, Germany, from 15 to 19 April 2011.

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Notification
#1615
2011-01-20

Socio-economic considerations (Article 26 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety): Inter-sessional activities emanating from COP-MOP decision BS-V/3, paragraphs 21 to 26

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/KG/jh/74729 (2011-016)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), Relevant Organizations

At its fifth meeting, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) adopted decision BS-V/3 on Status of Capacity-Building Activities. Section IV of the decision concerns cooperation on identification of capacity-building nee ...

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Notification
#1610
2011-01-19

Outcomes of the Cancun Climate Change Conference – Opportunities for Parties to Submit Views related to Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/ac/74665 (2011-011)
To: CBD National Focal Points

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), through decision X/33, amongst others, stresses the need to enhance synergies between the three Rio Conventions.

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Notification
#1612
2011-01-19
Action by
2011-10-15

Invitation to provide information on new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/VA74761 (2011-013)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points, other Governments and relevant organizations

In section II of decision IX/29 the Conference of the Parties decided on the process for the identification of new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. In acc ...

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Notification
#1607
2011-01-18
Action by
2011-03-31

Further information regarding the designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74730 (2011-008)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points

As indicated in the letter to Ministers of the Environment (2010-220), dated 17 December, 2010, in decision X/1, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic organizations to designate national focal points for the Intergovern ...

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Notification
#1608
2011-01-18
Action by
2011-02-18

Expert Meeting on the Modalities of Operation of the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House, 11-14 April 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74725 (2011-009)
To: CBD Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

Article 14 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing establishes an Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House (ABS Clearing-House) as part of the clearing-house mechanism under Article 18, paragraph 3 of the Convention. The ABS Clearing-House is a means for the sharing of information ...

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Notification
#1609
2011-01-18

Minutes of the first meeting of the Bureau of COP-MOP 5

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/74727 (2011-010)
To: all CPB Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the final minutes of the first meeting of the Bureau of COP-MOP 5, held in Kanazawa on 19 December 2010, is now available at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/meetings/bs/mop-bureau/mop-bur-2010-12-19-en.pdf

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Notification
#1611
2011-01-18
Action by
2011-02-15

Regional Workshop for Southern Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/SK/74704 (2011-012)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

I am pleased to inform you that a regional capacity building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Southern African countries will be held in Kasane, Botswana from 14 to 18 March 2011.

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Notification
#1613
2011-01-18
Action by
2012-01-05

Decision X/44 on Incentive measures

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/74510 (2011-014)
To: CBD NFPs, relevant international organizations and stakeholders

The purpose of this notification is to request your assistance pursuant to decision X/44 on incentive measures as adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting held from 18-29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.

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Notification
#1606
2011-01-17

List of selected experts for the meeting of Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on addressing the risks associated with the introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, as live bait and live food from 16 to 18 February 2011 at International Environment House in Geneva, Switzerland

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/VA/74632 (2011-007)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

Pursuant to the request by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, in its decision X/38 A, paragraph 3(b), and with financial support from the Governments of Spain, I am convening a meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on addressing the risks associated with the introduction of ...

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Notification
#1603
2011-01-11

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

Reference: SCBD/OES/OES/AD/74686 (2011-004)
To: CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period from 2011 to 2020 as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity in its Resolution 65/161.

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Notification
#1601
2011-01-10

UNDP Report: Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/74646 (2011-002)
To: GRULAC CBD Primary Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the United Nations Development Programme released its economic report Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower. Launched in December 2010 in Argentina on occasion of the XX Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State, the report highlights the impor ...

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Notification
#1602
2011-01-10

Minutes of the first meeting of the Bureau of COP 10

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/74666 (2011-003)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the final minutes of the first meeting of the Bureau of COP 10, held in Kanazawa on 19 December 2010, is now available at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/meetings/cop-bureau/cop-bur-2010/cop-bur-2010-12-19-minutes-en.pdf

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Notification
#1604
2011-01-10
Action by
2011-04-08

First meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP 1), Montreal, Canada, 6-10 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74645 (2011-005)
To: International organizations and relevant stakeholders

I am pleased to confirm that the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP) will be held in Montreal, Canada, on 6-10 June 2011.

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Notification
#1605
2011-01-10
Action by
2011-03-04

First meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP 1), Montreal, Canada, 6-10 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74645 (2011-006)
To: Indigenous and local community organizations

I am pleased to confirm that the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP) will be held in Montreal, Canada, on 6-10 June 2011.

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