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2014

2014-12-11Today, the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea presented United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with three major outcomes of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the role of biodiversity for sustainable development, for transmittal to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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2014-12-11This year, declared International Year of Family Farming by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Mountain Day is being celebrated under the theme of "Mountain Farming”. Mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has for centuries been a model for sustainable development.
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2014-12-05A group of scientists and policymakers delivered a declaration to the Minister of the Environment of Peru, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, the president of UNFCCC Cop-20,that calls for integrated research on biodiversity and climate change and increased recognition of key biodiversity issues in the context of climate change.
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2014-12-04The GBIF Secretariat has launched the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, hoping to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts competing for a €20,000 first prize. Visit the challenge site at: gbif.challengepost.com
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2014-12-02Arctic Biodiversity Congress, Trondheim, Norway, December 2–4, 2014
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2014-12-02Seminar-Workshop on Harmonizing Methods in Risk Assessment and Management of Forest Invasive Alien Plant Species in South East Asia, 2-5 December 2014, Bogor, Indonesia
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2014-12-02CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats, Baltimore, United States of America, 2 to 4 December 2014
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2014-11-28A new illustrated guide to the alien amphibian and reptile species in the UK, available to download.
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2014-11-25The signature on 15 November 2014 of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations will ensure joint implementation of the Pacific region’s Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Island Region 2014-2020, and the CBD Strategic Plan for Biological Diversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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2014-11-24Focal Points of the CBD PoWPA and members of the PoWPA Friends issue a message to the Sixth IUCN World Parks Congress….
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2014-11-20A new compendium providing the latest and best professional information needed for protected area practitioner capacity development was released this week in the margins of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress.
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2014-11-19Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 19 – 21 November, Rome, Italy
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2014-10-31As cities move forward on implementing the agenda under the Convention, they will show that they can lead the way in sustainably using biodiversity and the ecosystem services it underpins, as the basis for addressing water and food security, disaster risk reduction, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and other key issues.
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2014-10-21Recognizing that wildlife is an important renewable natural resource, with economic, cultural, nutritional and recreational value to humans, Parties at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12), held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, have passed a landmark decision on the sustainable use of biodiversity with regards to bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management.
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2014-10-17Closing Remarks by Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 17 October 2014
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2014-10-17The Convention on Biological Diversity closed the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties today with Governments committing to step up actions to achieve, by the end of the decade, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed four years ago, and contribute to the sustainable development agenda.
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2014-10-17The High Level Segment of the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
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2014-10-17Governments have agreed to a series of actions that will further bolster the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, facilitate its effective implementation, and ensure that countries have the necessary resources to take the next steps to implement the treaty, which entered into force earlier this week.
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2014-10-16The Korea Forest Service launched the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) in the margins of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12)
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2014-10-15Renewing Partnership between the International Tropical Timber Organization and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
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2014-10-15Opening Remarks by Mr. Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, to the High Level Segment of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
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2014-10-13UN treaty bodies renew partnership to save tropical forests’ rich treasure of biological resources
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2014-10-12The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) enters into force today, providing the world with a mechanism to ensure that access to and the sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources, and associated traditional knowledge, happen in a context of transparency and with equity.
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2014-10-10The guidance addresses a major pathway for introduction and spread of invasive alien species, as a significant percentage of global invasive introductions result from pets, aquarium and terrarium species that escape from confined conditions and then get into the natural environment.
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2014-10-09Invitation to attend the workshop on “Advancing with IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Strategy” (Saturday 11th October 11th, 10:00-12:00, Contact Group Room 7)
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