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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.
Meeting Document
#107213
2016-02-12

Document

Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#107212
2016-02-12

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/13/3

Evaluation of the Status of Implementation of the Protocol in Meeting Its Objectives: Input to the Third Assessment and Review and Mid Term Evaluation of the Strategic Plan

Meeting Document
#107202
2016-02-12

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/13/INF/2

Updated Information on Experience of Compliance Mechanisms under Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#107201
2016-02-12

UNEP/CBD/ABS/CC/1/1

Provisional Agenda

News Headlines
#107199
2016-02-12

New electric fish provided key to establishing first new genus in 30 years

The discovery of a new species of mormyrid, a “weakly electric” fish endemic to the continental freshwaters of Africa, has led to the creation of a new genus containing not one but two new species.

News Headlines
#107200
2016-02-12

Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds

Just 38% of US schoolchildren were taught that climate change is linked to fossil fuels, with many teachers spending less than an hour a year on the subject

News Headlines
#107203
2016-02-12

Feds reviewing endangered-species status for orcas

The southern resident orca population, which frequents the Salish Sea, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2005. The population is now at 85 whales, far below the recovery goal.

News Headlines
#107205
2016-02-12

Study shows North Atlantic ocean CO2 storage doubled over last decade

A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows that the North Atlantic absorbed 100 percent more man-made carbon dioxide over the last decade, compared to the previous decade.

News Headlines
#107206
2016-02-12

'Abandon city!' - Climate experts warn of displacement and migration as sea levels rise

Scientists are working feverishly to understand the complex mechanisms driving sea level rise. Without drastic cuts in CO2 emissions, they say 20 percent of the global population may lose their homes to rising seas.

News Headlines
#107207
2016-02-12

UK's first sustainable European oysters go on sale

Native European oysters that are certified as sustainable have gone on sale for the first time in the UK.

News Headlines
#107209
2016-02-12

Eagles Take to South African Agriculture

An eagle population in South Africa is thriving despite its situation in an agricultural landscape, according to a new paper in The Condor: Ornithological Applications.

News Headlines
#107210
2016-02-12

New species with heart-shaped fruits inspires a love for biodiversity in Hawai'I

Just in time for Valentine's Day, botanists from Hawai'i have discovered a new species of plant with small heart-shaped fruits.

Meeting Document
#107197
2016-02-11

UNEP/CBD/RM/WS/2016/1/1

Background and Programme of Work

Focal Point
#6846

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Armin Colakovic

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
colakovic@fsa.gov.ba
News Headlines
#107183
2016-02-11

UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics

10 February 2016 – The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

News Headlines
#107184
2016-02-11

Concerns raised over number of children not engaging with nature

Two-year study finds more than 10% of children in England have not been to a natural environment in the past 12 months

News Headlines
#107185
2016-02-11

Bolivia's second-largest lake has disappeared

Once upon a time, it was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Today, it has all but vanished. New satellite images have confirmed this. The disappearance of Lake Poopó has dramatic consequences for wildlife - and people.

News Headlines
#107186
2016-02-11

Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia

Funding and job cuts at Australia's climate change research body could undermine the country's goal of dominating the Asian premium food market by placing farmers at a disadvantage to U.S. and European competitors.

News Headlines
#107187
2016-02-11

Climate change may have helped spread Zika virus according to WHO scientists

Warmer and wetter conditions facilitate transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, which may have added to spread, says lead climate change scientist

News Headlines
#107188
2016-02-11

Climate change ‘forcing species to move’

SYDNEY – Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world’s plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected.

News Headlines
#107189
2016-02-11

Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious declines in migratory shorebirds

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines in three species of shorebird that migrate between Siberia and Australia is due to land reclamation along China's Yellow Sea coastline.

News Headlines
#107190
2016-02-11

French institute agrees to share patent benefits after biopiracy accusations

Accusations of biopiracy have led a French government institute to pledge that it will share any proceeds from a potential new malaria drug with local authorities in French Guiana

News Headlines
#107191
2016-02-11

The solution to climate change that has nothing to do with cars or coal

Camp 41, Amazonas – At the base of a towering, 150-foot-high angelim tree, the scattered sloth claws and clumps of fur are a dead giveaway.

News Headlines
#107194
2016-02-11

Requiem for a river

GUO, the driver, pulls his car to a merciful halt high above a crevasse: time for a cigarette, and after seven hours of shuddering along narrow, twisting roads, time for his passengers to check that their fillings remain in place.

News Headlines
#107195
2016-02-11

Rejuvenating reefs

Though pollution and overuse are damaging corals, their biodiversity offers hope for their future

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