Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, provides us with a wealth of natural resources that are extremely important for the tourism sector.
Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, provides us with a wealth of natural resources that are extremely important for the tourism sector. Read More
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), with funding from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, hosted a joint capacity-building program to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. During the five-day workshops, participants had the opportunity to review core knowledge they had gained from e-learning modules studied prior to the course, apply this to their country contexts, probe into more complex areas, and learn from each other. Read More
Belgium and Bulgaria are the latest 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 (CBD), bringing the total number of ratifications to 80. Read More
France, Mali, the Netherlands, the Republic of Moldova and Sweden are the latest countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, bringing the total number of ratifications to 85. Read More
The Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its first meeting urged Parties that have not yet done so to submit their financial reports where feasible by 31 August 2016, in time for the preparation of documentation for the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. SBI-1 also urged recipient Parties that have not done so to submit the completed questionnaire as well as updates, if any, of the existing submissions by the same date. <p>Parties can access the online financial reporting framework by clicking on the “Read more” link below (login required) and the GEF-7 questionnaire by clicking <a href="https://www.cbd.int/financial/survey2016.shtml">here</a>.</p> Read More
Montreal/Rome, 9 August 2016 – The 23rd session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO23), which took place in Rome, Italy 18-22 July 2016, took an effective approach that focused on the interlinkages between forest and other sectors and issues, including biodiversity and climate change. COFO23 helped to showcase how countries have been devising forest policies which provide mutual benefits for the forestry sector as well as for agriculture, watershed management, biodiversity, recreation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable development. Read More
Each programme factsheet introduces a key biodiversity topic