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2014

2014-09-15United Arab Emirates acceded to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress on 12 September
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2014-09-12Montreal, 12 September 2014 – The Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has become the seventh member of the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG), which includes the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the World Heritage Convention (WHC).
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2014-09-09Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and a Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning, Montreal, Canada, 9 – 11 September 2014
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2014-09-08The Midori Prize for Biodiversity, established by the AEON environmental Foundation, was awarded today to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at all levels.
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2014-09-04Opening Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, to the Seventh Plenary Session of the Third United Nations Small Island Developing States (UN SIDS) Conference, Apia, Samoa, 4 September 2014
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2014-07-25Biological diversity and ecosystems featured prominently in the proposal of a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly agreed by acclamation to forward to the General Assembly, setting the stage for better links between the implementation of the biodiversity agenda of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
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2014-07-23Statement by the CBD Executive Secretary on the occasion of the 20th Session of the International Seabed Authority Assembly, 14 to 25 July 2014, Kingston, Jamaica
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2014-07-16The report of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Risk Assessment and Risk Management is now available.
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2014-07-16The report of the eleventh meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is now available.
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2014-07-16The summary outcomes of of the ninth meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee on the Biosafety Clearing-House is now available.
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2014-07-14The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization will enter into force on 12 October 2014 following its ratification by 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
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2014-07-08Déclaration de M. Braulio ferreira de Souza Dias, Secrétaire exécutif de la CDB, à l'occasion de l'atelier sur les synergies entre redd + et la conservation et restauration des écosystèmes dans les stratégies nationales et les plans d'action, Douala, Cameroun, 8 juillet 2014
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2014-07-03Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Coming into Force, Geneva, Switzerland, 3 July 2014
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2014-06-28Governments finished a week of deliberations on scientific issues that will inform future national efforts under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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2014-06-26Slovenia ratified the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress on 8 May 2014 and Uganda acceded to the Supplementary Protocol on 25 June 2014
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2014-06-23Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the Occasion of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, 23 – 28 June 2014, Montreal, Canada
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2014-06-20Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) wrapped up a weeklong meeting on implementation with recommendations on, among others, resource mobilization, technical and scientific cooperation, poverty eradication and sustainable development, enhancements to the structures and processes under the CBD and engagement with business, local governments and other stakeholders.
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2014-06-16Opening video statement by Shri Prakash Javadekar, CBD COP President, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India, on the occasion of the Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention, 16 - 20 June 2014, Montreal, Canada
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2014-06-16Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention, 16 - 20 June 2014, Montreal, Canada
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2014-06-16As the global population increases in the years to come, and as climate change affects the availability of water, with consequences for water and food security, land will become even more important. Drylands hold a significant proportion of the world’s soil carbon stock, and land degradation contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable land management is therefore a key climate change mitigation strategy.
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2014-06-13Delegations of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet at the fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-5), and the eighteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-18).
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2014-06-09Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Africa, 9 - 13 June 2014 - Kampala, Uganda
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2014-06-09Agencies and partners join forces to promote the implementation of environmental law through enhanced knowledge sharing and new tools
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2014-06-06Message of the CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, on the occasion of the World Oceans Day, 8 June 2014
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2014-06-05The June 2014 edition of the CBD’s business.2020 magazine puts the focus on Canada, looking at some of the issues affecting business and biodiversity in the host country of the Secretariat, and includes a feature interview with Pierre Gratton, President of the Mining Association of Canada.
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