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Knowledge Base

The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
National Report
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San Marino
2022-01-18

San Marino

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Notification
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2022-01-18
Notification
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2022-01-18
Notification
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2022-01-18
News Headlines
#132573
2022-01-18

Dairy giant Yili Group, Huawei come out top in China for hitting UN’s sustainable development targets, Hurun Report finds

Yili Group and Huawei Technologies have been ranked top among Chinese companies for their commitment to hitting United Nations sustainable development goals, as the country increasingly shifts its focus towards environment, social and governance (ESG) efforts.

News Headlines
#132574
2022-01-18

Scientists warn Tonga eruption may damage environment for years

The huge volcanic eruption in the Pacific island nation of Tonga could cause long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, scientists studying satellite images have warned.

News Headlines
#132575
2022-01-18

Plastic crisis needs binding treaty, report says

Pollution from plastics is a global emergency in need of a robust UN treaty, according to a report. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says there's a cascade of evidence of harm from plastics.

News Headlines
#132576
2022-01-18

Peru beaches suffer oil spill blamed on waves from Tonga volcanic eruption

The Pampilla Refinery, part of the Spanish company Repsol, said there had been a "limited spill" of oil off the coast of Callao and Ventanilla districts near Lima Saturday due to the violent waves produced by the eruption on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

News Headlines
#132577
2022-01-18

Finding pathways to synergistic development of Sustainable Development Goals in China

While the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) index is a widely employed method of measuring progress in the United Nations (UN) SDGs, as it allows comparisons across countries and regions, it does not usually offer any indication as to how to move the SDGs forward.

News Headlines
#132578
2022-01-18

Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists

The cocktail of chemical pollution that pervades the planet now threatens the stability of global ecosystems upon which humanity depends, scientists have said.

News Headlines
#132579
2022-01-18

Dynamic Ocean closures offer protection from accidental catch

Accidentally trapping marine animals such as sharks, seabirds, turtles, or sea mammals in fishing gear is one of the biggest barriers for making fisheries more sustainable. While marine protected areas are aiming to minimize accidental catch, they often prove to be quite inefficient in protectin ...

News Headlines
#132580
2022-01-18

Extra funding for biodiversity loss and climate crisis - Lorna Slater

Scotland has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and we are putting it at the heart of our recovery. There may be chaos in Downing Street, but, here in Scotland, we are focused on a recovery for people and planet. We are getting on with the job of government, and doing everyt ...

News Headlines
#132581
2022-01-18

‘Central African Forests Forever’: Meindert Brouwer’s book looks to solutions

According to communications consultant Meindert Brouwer, author of Central African Forests Forever, there are still opportunities to save the Central African — or Congo Basin — rainforest.

News Headlines
#132582
2022-01-18

‘Huge blow’ for tiger conservation as two of the big cats killed in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand have arrested five suspects for killing two Indochinese tigers in a protected area in the country’s west; the suspects said the tigers had been killing and eating their cattle.

News Headlines
#132583
2022-01-18

Here’s how science is trying to conserve the monarch butterfly’s forests

For several weeks in 2015, the sound of chainsaws cutting down trees was incessant in the Angangueo municipality in the Mexican state of Michoacán. When a group of people tried to stop the deforestation, it was already too late: 10 hectares (25 acres) of forest had already been destroyed on hill ...

News Headlines
#132584
2022-01-18

Climate change is creating security threats around the world – and militaries are responding

The British military is currently “too slow and resistant to change”, according to Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the UK’s chief of defence staff. The urgent always takes priority over the important. But in the context of one of the world’s biggest security issues – climate change – threats and adapt ...

News Headlines
#132585
2022-01-18

What's the real role of volcanoes in climate change?

The volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma caused widespread havoc for nearly three months, but did its emissions have any impact on Earth's atmosphere longer term?

News Headlines
#132586
2022-01-18

Climate change: Global warming 'could reach 4C by end of this century' after COP26 fell short of its aims, say experts

There could be global warming of 4C by the end of this century despite pledges made at the COP26 climate summit, according to a new report.

News Headlines
#132587
2022-01-18

BlackRock’s Larry Fink: climate policies are about profits, not being ‘woke’

Larry Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s biggest investment fund manager, said pushing climate policies was about profits, not being “woke”.

News Headlines
#132588
2022-01-18

‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills

Scanning the shelves and internet for fish oil is a dizzying task. There are dozens of brands available and, although the typical consideration for the popular supplement is that quality matters most, it is not the only factor.

News Headlines
#132590
2022-01-18

Seeing 1,000 glorious fin whales back from near extinction is a rare glimmer of hope

Good news doesn’t get any more in-your-face than this. One thousand fin whales, one of the world’s biggest animals, were seen last week swimming in the same seas in which they were driven to near-extinction last century due to whaling. It’s like humans never happened.

News Headlines
#132591
2022-01-18

Why did ocean productivity decline abruptly 4.6 million years ago?

By drilling deep down into sediments on the ocean floor researchers can travel back in time. A research team led from Uppsala University now presents new clues as to when and why a period often referred to as the 'biogenic bloom' came to an abrupt end. Changes in the shape of the Earth's orbit a ...

News Headlines
#132592
2022-01-18

Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study may lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives

A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you'd expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab.

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