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2014

2014-04-22
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Donors replenish Global Environmental Facility, but large funding gap for biodiversity remains
US$ 4.43 billion has been pledged by 30 donor countries for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support developing countries' efforts over the next four years to prevent degradation of the global environment.
2014-04-10
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Countries report on progress towards achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
In preparation of a major international biodiversity conference in October 2014, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are currently submitting their fifth national reports that will enable a global assessment of progress made towards the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed by the global community in 2010 as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
2014-04-08
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2014 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer report says consumers expect companies to respect biodiversity
While 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity, only 27% of the top 100 beauty and personal care companies actually mention biodiversity on their websites or in their corporate sociability reports, according to the newly launched 2014 Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) Biodiversity Barometer.
2014-03-07
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South Sudan becomes 194th Party to Convention on Biological Diversity
Montreal, 7 March 2014 – South Sudan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 17 February 2014, thus becoming the 194th Party to the global treaty on biodiversity and sustainable development. With this accession, the CBD will enter into force for South Sudan on 18 May 2014.
2014-03-07
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Iraq to become 167th Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Montreal, 7 March 2014 – Iraq deposited its instrument of accession to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 3 March 2014 and will become the 167th Party to the Cartagena Protocol on 1 June 2014.
2014-02-28
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Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014
Bringing international recognition and a substantial monetary prize to three outstanding individuals, nominations are now invited for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. The call for nominations remains open from 1 March to 31 May 2014.
2014-02-28
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Governments complete preparations for the entry into force of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing
Governments have established firm foundations for the operation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing of Genetic Resources, contributing to the momentum towards entry into force and setting the agenda for the first meeting of its governing body, expected to take place in October 2014.
2014-02-24
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Nagoya Protocol meeting prepares for entry into force of ground-breaking treaty on genetic resources
Governments meet in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea this week for discussions which will finalise preparations for the first meeting of the governing body of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization – the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP 1).
2014-01-31
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Three new ratifications edge landmark treaty on genetic resources towards entry into force
Three new ratifications to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization provide significant momentum towards its entry into force. The recent ratifications by Benin, Burkina Faso and Myanmar bring the total number of ratifications to the ground-breaking treaty under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to 29. This means that only 21 more ratifications are needed for the Protocol to enter into force.

2013

2013-12-20
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Landmark treaty on genetic resources surpasses halfway mark to entry into force
With a new ratification, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is ending the year with another step toward entry into force. The recent ratification by Egypt brings to 26 the total number of ratifications to the ground-breaking treaty under the umbrella of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
2013-12-17
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The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress reaches the halfway mark to entry into force with ratification by Hungary
The Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety reached the halfway mark to entry into force after Hungary deposited the 20th instrument of ratification on 9 December 2013.
2013-12-02
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CBD Secretariat welcomes Warsaw Framework for REDD+ and $280 million pledge to support REDD+ activities
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has welcomed the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ for its potential to contribute both to climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.
2013-11-29
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World Public Health Nutrition Association declared Biodiversity Champion
The World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA) has been declared a Biodiversity Champion by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in recognition of its important contribution to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
2013-11-13
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LifeWeb launches Zero Extinction Campaign to combat species extinctions
To focus attention on the global extinction crises and advance implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the LifeWeb initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is launching the Zero Extinction Campaign.
2013-11-11
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The Convention on Biological Diversity declares Natural Capital Declaration a Biodiversity Champion
The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) has been declared a Biodiversity Champion by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in recognition of its important contribution to the implementation of the Convention’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 - 2020.
2013-10-31
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Austria provides over 2 million dollars in support of the CBD LifeWeb Initiative
The Government of Austria has approved a funding package worth US$2.2 million through the LifeWeb Initiative to help implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in four countries.
2013-10-12
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Biodiversity meeting affirms key role of traditional knowledge in implementing UN biodiversity convention
Montreal, 12 October 2013 – Governments and indigenous and local communities at the Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, held in Montreal, Canada, have reaffirmed the need to recognize and integrate traditional knowledge systems of indigenous and local communities into the future work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), including its Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.
2013-10-04
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New Global Assessment: Maintaining rich biodiversity in and around cities is possible and can greatly improve global sustainable development
Increasing urbanization over the next decades presents not only unprecedented challenges for humanity, but also opportunities to curb climate change, reduce water scarcity and improve food security, according to the world's first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and biodiversity loss, released today in New York.
2013-10-01
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Landmark treaty on genetic resources reaches halfway mark to entry into force
With five new ratifications, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization has taken a big step towards entry into force.
2013-09-27
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In Windhoek, World Builds Synergies for Sustainable Land Management, Biodiversity Protection and Climate Change - Rio Conventions Pavilion a success at UNCCD COP 11
Windhoek, Namibia 27 September 2013. Over 2000 delegates attending UNCCD’s COP11 came to the Rio Conventions Pavilion and joined in the conversation on synergistic approaches to achieving a land-degradation neutral world and supporting sustainable livelihoods.
2013-09-12
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Germany and Cambodia ratify/accede to the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress
Montreal, 12 September 2013 – Germany and Cambodia, on 27 and 30 August 2013 respectively, became the most recent countries to ratify/accede to the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Thus 16 Parties to the Cartagena Protocol have now deposited their instruments of ratification or accession to the Supplementary Protocol.
2013-09-10
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International treaty on biosafety marks its tenth anniversary
Montreal, 10 September 2013 – Under the theme, 10 Years of Promoting Safety in the Use of Biotechnology, the international community is marking the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the international agreement governing the movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) across national borders – the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The Protocol entered into force on 11 September 2003 ninety days after 50 countries agreed to be bound by it.
2013-09-05
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Honduras and Tajikistan ratify Nagoya Protocol
Montreal, 5 September 2013 – Honduras and Tajikistan became the most recent countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
2013-08-14
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Caribbean States become Biodiversity Champions - Second phase of Caribbean Challenge Initiative launched
Montreal, 14 August 2013 – To further accelerate marine and coastal conservation action in the region and establish more sustainable business practices, eight Caribbean governments, together with several business partners, have assumed the mantle of Biodiversity Champions and made significant financial and substantive commitments in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
2013-08-13
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Bridging agriculture and conservation to reduce our ecological footprint - New initiative promotes implementation of Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Montreal, 13 August 2013 – Reaffirming the critical importance of sustainable agriculture, an alliance of sixteen global agriculture and conservation leaders came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013 to launch a new initiative aimed at bridging the agriculture and conservation agendas by expanding the dialogue, building the scientific evidence base and charting a clear path for collaboration in reaching the post-2015 sustainable development goals.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme