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Notification
#1845
2012-01-12

Composition of Expert Meeting on cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance, Montreal, Canada, 28 February -1 March 2012

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/AS /78523 (2012-003)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, International Organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

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Notification
#1847
2012-01-12
Action by
2012-01-31

REMINDER: Request for comments and further inputs to the draft Capacity-building Strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative

Reference: SCBD/STTM/DC/JSH/CRm/78446 (2012-005)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal points, GTI National Focal Points, GTI Coordination Mechanism members, relevant international organizations and Indigenous and Local Communities

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Notification
#1844
2012-01-05

Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP/6), 1 – 5 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/78546 (2012-002)
To: National Focal Points to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, CBD National Focal Points where Biosafety Focal Points have not yet been nominated

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Notification
#1843
2012-01-04
Action by
2012-02-17

Request to submit scientific information in support of the objectives of the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 28 February to 2 March 2012 – Recife, Brazil

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/78386 (2012-001)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and other Governments; the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); regional seas conventions and action plans and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in the western Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic region; other competent organizations and regional initiatives

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Notification
#1839
2011-12-21

Ms. Marie Aminata Khan

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/78453 (2011-236)
To: All CBD Focal Points

We are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely death of our very dear friend and colleague, Ms. Marie Aminata Khan, who passed away in Johannesburg on 12 December 2011 at the age of 47 years. Marie spent over 17 years of her professional career working with the United Nations, notably with ...

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Notification
#1840
2011-12-21
Action by
2012-01-31

Request for comments and further inputs to the draft Capacity-building Strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative

Reference: SCBD/STTM/DC/JSH/CRm/78446 (2011-237)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal points, GTI National Focal Points, GTI Coordination Mechanism members, relevant international organizations and Indigenous and Local Communities.

A draft Capacity-building Strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI), at global and regional levels that addresses the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, was developed in line with decision X/39 (paragraph 16) and presented to the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Tech ...

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Notification
#1841
2011-12-21
Action by
2012-01-15

TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) Capacity-building Workshop for North Africa and the Middle East Beirut, Lebanon, 21 to 23 February 2012

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/78209 (2011-238)
To: CBD Focal Points of: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that a Capacity-building Workshop for North Africa and the Middle East on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) will be held in Beirut, Lebanon, from 21 to 23 February 2012.

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Notification
#1842
2011-12-20
Action by
2012-01-05

Global Workshop on National Experiences in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/MC/77988 (2011-239)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that an Informal Workshop on National Experiences in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, co-hosted by the Governments of Brazil and the United Kingdom, will be held from 12 to 14 March 2012 in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Notification
#1838
2011-12-16

Report of the Third Expert Workshop on the Development of the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity, 11-12 October 2011, Singapore

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/fs/78394 (2011-235)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I would like to inform you that the final report and documents related to the Third Expert Workshop on the Development of the City Biodiversity Index (CBI), also known as the Singapore Index (SI), held on 11–12 October 2011, in Singapore City, Singapore, have been posted online at http://www.cbd ...

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Notification
#1837
2011-12-15

Regional Workshop for Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Focus on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity as a Mainstreaming Tool, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (27 February to 1 March 2012)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/mac/78199 (2011-234)
To: the CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, The Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and relevant organizations

Further to my notification SCBD/ITS/SK/mac/78199 of 14 November 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 focus specifically on the economics of ecosystems and bi ...

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Notification
#1834
2011-12-14
Action by
2012-01-13

Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP-2), New Delhi, India, 9-13 April 2012

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/78387 (2011-231)
To: Indigenous and local community organizations

I am pleased to confirm that the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP) will be held in New Delhi, India, on 9-13 April 2012.

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Notification
#1835
2011-12-14
Action by
2012-02-03

Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP-2), New Delhi, India, 9-13 April 2012

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/78387 (2011-232)
To: International organizations and relevant stakeholders

I am pleased to confirm that the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP) will be held in New Delhi, India, on 9-13 April 2012.

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Notification
#1836
2011-12-14
Action by
2012-02-03

Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP-2), New Delhi, India, 9-13 April 2012

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/78387 (2011-233)
To: CBD Focal Points and ICNP Focal Points

I am pleased to confirm that the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP) will be held in New Delhi, India, on 9-13 April 2012.

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Notification
#1833
2011-12-12
Action by
2012-01-15

Peer Review of document “Supporting activities, programmes and initiatives for technology transfer and cooperation of relevance to the Convention on Biological Diversity”

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/78318 (2011-230)
To: Relevant international organizations and initiatives

In paragraph 2 (a) of decision X/16, the Conference of the Parties invited Parties and other Governments, as well as relevant international organizations and initiatives, research institutions and the business sector, to submit to the Executive Secretary information on activities currently being ...

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Notification
#1832
2011-12-09

Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11), 8 - 19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/lb/77390 (2011-229)
To: All CBD Focal Points

Further to notification 2011-164 of 7 September 2011 concerning the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11), I am pleased to inform you that the provisional agenda and the annotated agenda for the meeting, as approved by the Bureau of ...

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Notification
#1830
2011-12-07
Action by
2011-12-16

REMINDER: DEADLINE 16 DECEMBER 2011, Expert Meeting on cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance 28 February to 1 March 2012 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/SG/VN/78056 (2011-228)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In accordance with decision X/1, Annex II, the first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (Intergovernmental Committee), held in June 2011, ...

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Notification
#1828
2011-11-30

Second National Reports on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Available in the Biosafety Clearing House

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/GF/ABw/78232 (2011-226)
To: National Focal Points for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB-NFPs), National Focal Points for the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH-NFPs)

In decision BS-V/14 on Monitoring and Reporting, the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP), requested Parties to submit to the Secretariat their second national reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Accordingly, I am pleased to anno ...

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Notification
#1829
2011-11-30
Action by
2011-12-15

Testing of the "Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms"

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/77649R (2011-227)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CBD when no CPB designated), Relevant Organizations

Further to my notification SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/77649, dated 23 September 2011, I am pleased to inform you that the deadline for submitting results of the testing of the overall utility and applicability of the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms has been extended to 15 Decembe ...

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Notification
#1826
2011-11-23
Action by
2012-09-28

Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11), 8 - 19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/78238 (2011-224)
To: International organizations, non-governmental organizations, indigenous and local community organizations, other relevant partners

I have the honour to inform you that, at the invitation of the Government of India, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11) will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 - 19 October 2012.

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Notification
#1827
2011-11-23
Action by
2012-02-15

Operations of the Convention: Retirement of Decisions

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/LG/lb/77910 (2011-225)
To: National Focal Points and relevant international organizations

In paragraph 2 of decision X/14, the Conference of the Parties inter alia requested the Executive Secretary to make proposals to its eleventh meeting regarding the retirement of decisions and elements of decisions taken at its seventh meeting and to communicate such proposals to Parties, Governm ...

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Notification
#1825
2011-11-21
Action by
2012-01-05

REMINDER: Decision X/44 on Incentive measures

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/74510 (2011-223)
To: CBD NFPs, relevant international organizations and stakeholders

Further to paragraph 15 of decision X/44 on incentive measures, notification 2011-014, sent on 18 January 2011, invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations and stakeholders to report to the Executive Secretary, by 5 January 2012 latest, progress made, difficulties encountered, ...

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Notification
#1822
2011-11-17

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/78201 (2011-220)
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 54th issue of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, covering the period 1 July to 30 September 2011, has been prepared in accordance with Decision IV/17 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The report contains a s ...

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Notification
#1823
2011-11-17

Selected Experts for the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, 7 – 9 December 2011, Bergen, Norway

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JLe/rg/78184 (2011-221)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; FAO, UNEP, IUCN-CEM-FEG; RFMOs; relevant organizations

In notification number 2011-180, dated 23 September 2011, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to nominate experts to participate in the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fish ...

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Notification
#1824
2011-11-17

Online Discussion Forum for the In-depth Review of the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity (21 November – 9 December 2011).

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/78159 (2011-222)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties, other Governments, and relevant organizations and experts to contribute their views and relevant information to an online discussion forum at http://www.cbd.int/island/forum/, which was established to facilitate input to the in-depth review ...

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Notification
#1819
2011-11-16

Regional Workshop for Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (27 – 29 February 2012)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/mac/78199 (2011-217)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, The Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Relevant organizations.

In adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2010), the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in its decision X/2 requested countries to revise/update their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in line the framework of the Strategic Plan.

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Notification
#1820
2011-11-16
Action by
2011-12-20

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Submissions on the Strategy for Resource Mobilization (Decision X/3, A.10 and B.4) and Further Development of Programme Priorities (Decision X/24.5)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/78200 (2011-218)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

The Secretariat will very much appreciate receiving your submissions by the new deadline (20 December 2011), which will serve as key inputs to the WGRI-4 documentation under preparation.

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Notification
#1821
2011-11-16

Note on the 2011 African Briefing and Report on the 3rd Expert Meeting on the Green Development Initiative

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/72402 (2011-219)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

I have the honor of transmitting to you the information note and report prepared by Earthmind, on behalf of the Green Development Initiative. The information note and report are transmitted to Africa’s national focal points of the Convention, as received.

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Notification
#1818
2011-11-14

Joint Summary of the Chairs of the 41st GEF Council Meeting, 8-10 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/76393 (2011-216)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

The forty-first meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held from 8-9 November 2011 in Washington, D.C., United States of America. The GEF Council approved the work program comprising 40 project concepts and nine programmatic approaches, with total resources amountin ...

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Notification
#1815
2011-11-11
Action by
2011-11-15

REMINDER: DEADLINE 15 NOVEMBER 2011: Preparations for the Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing: Questionnaires on capacity-building and development for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/77814 (2011-213)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

Reference is made to notification 2011-143, dated 1 August 2011, in which Parties were invited to submit, by 15 September 2011, comments on two draft questionnaires prepared by the Executive Secretary to facilitate the submission of views and information.

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Notification
#1816
2011-11-11

SURVEY: EVALUATION OF THE ACTION PLAN FOR BUILDING CAPACITIES FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY

Reference: SCBD/BS/ET/CG/jh/78147 (2011-214)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CBD where no CPB)

At its first meeting held in February 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) adopted an Action Plan for Building Capacities for the Effective Implementation of the Protocol. Its objectiv ...

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Notification
#1817
2011-11-11
Action by
2011-12-09

Peer review of the draft study on the impacts of climate related geo-engineering on biological diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/DC/ac/78137 (2011-215)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and Observers

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the technical and stakeholder peer review of the draft study on the impacts of climate-related geo-engineering on biological diversity.

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Notification
#1813
2011-11-08

Proposition de corrections du texte original de la version française du Protocole de Nagoya sur l’accès aux ressources génétiques et le partage des avantages

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/76812 (2011-211)
To: points focaux nationaux CDB et points focaux ABS des pays francophones

Il me fait plaisir de faire circuler la notification ci-jointe en date du 1 Novembre 2011 provenant du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, agissant en sa qualité de dépositaire de la Convention sur la diversité biologique. La notification porte sur une proposition de corrections à apporter au ...

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Notification
#1814
2011-11-07
Action by
2011-11-30

Peer-review of the Draft Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) in Marine and Coastal Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/rg/78095 (2011-212)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; relevant organizations

The Secretariat has prepared, with the assistance of a team of consultants, draft voluntary guidelines for the consideration of biodiversity in EIAs and SEAs in marine and coastal areas using the guidance in Annexes II, III and IV to the Manila Workshop Report (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/INF/5). In prep ...

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Notification
#1812
2011-11-04
Action by
2011-12-05

Dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/MC/77988 (2011-210)
To: CBD Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a global dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India, together with Japan as the COP Presidency, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador.

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Notification
#1810
2011-11-03

Submission of background materials relevant to the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/78075 (2011-208)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CBD where no CPB), Relevant organizations, Registered BCH users

In decision BS-V/12, the Parties to the Protocol requested the Executive Secretary to update the common format for submission of records to the Biosafety Information Resources Centre (BIRC) of the Biosafety-Clearing House in order to link the records relevant to risk assessment to specific secti ...

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Notification
#1811
2011-11-03
Action by
2011-11-14

REMINDER: African Sub-Regional Workshop to Strengthen Capacity for the CBD Programmes of Work relevant to Invasive Alien Species 6-9 December 2011 - Nairobi, Kenya

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545 (2011-209)
To: CBD National Focal Points for: Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Please refer to my earlier notification of 11 October 2011, Ref.: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545, regarding the above-mentioned workshop (http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-197-ias-gti-en.pdf ).

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Notification
#1809
2011-11-02
Action by
2011-11-30

REMINDER: Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 28 February to 2 March 2012, Brazil

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/77432 (2011-207)
To: National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in Greater Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Region; other Governments; competent organizations and regional initiatives

Reference is made to the earlier notification (2011-166), dated 7 September 2011, regarding the nomination of experts to the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 28 February to 2 March 2012, i ...

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Notification
#1807
2011-11-01
Action by
2011-12-16

Expert Meeting on cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance, 28 February to 1 March 2012 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/SG/VN/78056 (2011-205)
To:

In accordance with decision X/1, Annex II, the first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (Intergovernmental Committee), held in June 2011, ...

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Notification
#1808
2011-11-01
Action by
2011-11-01

Request for submissions in preparation for the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/77099 (2011-206)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to submit views and information in preparation for the Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nag ...

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Notification
#1806
2011-10-27
Action by
2012-01-20

Opportunity to comment on proposed 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/VA/74761 (2011-204)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, other Governments and relevant organizations

Through notification 2011-013 of 19 January 2011, Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations were invited to submit, by 15 October 2011, proposals for new and emerging issues for possible consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. The submi ...

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Notification
#1804
2011-10-26
Action by
2011-11-24

Invitation for nominations to the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, 15 – 16 December 2011 - Lima, Peru

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/ps/77966 (2011-202)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points for Latin America and the Caribbean

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is organizing a regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress for Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop will be held in Lima, Peru from 15 to 16 Dece ...

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Notification
#1805
2011-10-26

Survey Form to Assist Parties to Assess the Level of Public Awareness of Issues Regarding Living Modified Organisms

Reference: SCBD/BS/UN/CG/jh/78011 (2011-203)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated)

I am pleased to inform you that, in accordance with operational objective 2.1 of the programme of work, the Secretariat has developed a template, which could be adapted, expanded and used by Parties in undertaking the above activity. The template is available in English, French and Spanish and c ...

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Notification
#1802
2011-10-25

Annotated provisional agenda for the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing, 29-30 October 2011 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/Sg/77503 (2011-200)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points and indigenous and local community organizations, Copy to: Mr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the ITPGRFA

I am pleased to circulate herewith the annotated provisional agenda for the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing to be held from 29-30 October 2011 at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, Canada. It is also accessible on the workshop ...

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Notification
#1803
2011-10-25
Action by
2011-12-01

Submission of views and case studies on the integration of biodiversity into climate-change-related activities

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/lh/77967 (2011-201)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), through paragraph 9(j) of decision X/33, requested the Executive Secretary to compile current and additional views and case studies from Parties on the integration of biodiversity into climate-cha ...

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Notification
#1801
2011-10-20
Action by
2011-11-21

Sub-Regional Workshops for Central Africa and for South and East Africa on Capacity Building for Implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/77919 (2011-199)
To: CBD Focal Points with copy to CBD PoWPA focal points in South, East and Central Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Republic of Zambia, and Zimbabwe

I wish to advise you of a change in dates for two upcoming workshops in Africa for the CBD programme of work on protected areas. The workshop for South and East Africa (planned for 24-28 October 2011 in Cape Town, vide CBD notification 2011-132), and the workshop for Central Africa (planned for ...

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Notification
#1798
2011-10-11

Communiqué: Hyderabad ready to host the world biodiversity community

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77836 (2011-196)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention and Biosafety Protocol

I am pleased to inform you that the Executive Secretary of the CBD paid a visit to India from 5 to 8 October 2011 to discuss preparations for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP/6) and the eleven ...

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Notification
#1799
2011-10-11
Action by
2011-11-14

African Sub-Regional Workshop to Strengthen Capacity for the CBD Programmes of Work relevant to Invasive Alien Species

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545 (2011-197)
To: CBD National Focal Points for: Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

I am pleased to inform you that, with the generous financial support of the Government of Japan, a regional workshop will be held on 6-9 December 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, in an effort to strengthen capacity for the CBD programmes of work relevant to invasive alien species (IAS). The workshop is o ...

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Notification
#1800
2011-10-11
Action by
2011-11-10

Request to submit scientific information in support of the objectives of the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 22-25 November 2011, Fiji

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/77026 (2011-198)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and other Governments; the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); regional seas conventions and action plans and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in the western South Pacific region; other competent organizations and regional initiatives

Reference is made to the earlier notifications (2011-136; 2011-160) sent on 22 July 2011 and 29 August 2011 regarding the nomination of experts to the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), which wil ...

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Notification
#1796
2011-10-07
Action by
2011-10-31

Peer-review of the prototype CBD EBSA repository

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/77653 (2011-194)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; FAO; UNDOALOS; UNESCO–IOC; OBIS; ISA; UNEP-WCMC; GOBI; other relevant organizations

The Secretariat has developed a prototype repository, with financial support from the Government of Germany, in consultation with relevant organizations. This prototype repository is accessible at http://ebsa-review.cbd.int/ for your review and testing of the system.

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Notification
#1797
2011-10-07

GEF-6 Questionnaire for Financial Needs Assessment

Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/ESE/fb/77838 (2011-195)
To: all CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to enclose herewith a simple questionnaire (http://www.cbd.int/financial/doc/gef-6-needs-assessment-questionnaire-en.xls) to assist you in assessing funds needed for the implementation of the Convention for the sixth replenishment period of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6).

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