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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
#5662

World Intellectual Property Day 2017

26 April 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#112650
2017-04-26

Cheer up! Can optimism help protect the environment?

Is the state of our environment really all doom and gloom? The first Conservation Optimism Summit suggests a need, as well as a cause, for optimism.

News Headlines
#112651
2017-04-26

The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now

The changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe

News Headlines
#112652
2017-04-26

Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: minister

Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#112653
2017-04-26

Clarifying misconceptions on gender and risk

Discussions on risk reduction will be centre stage over the coming months, and gender will undoubtedly enter the conversation.

News Headlines
#112654
2017-04-26

Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests

A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come up with a formula that will help paint a more accurate picture.

News Headlines
#112655
2017-04-26

Peru to reinforce natural protected areas conservation with German support

Lima, Apr. 25. Peru will strengthen conservation of various marine and coastal protected areas thanks to a €10-million contribution by the German Government, Environment Minister Elsa Galarza announced on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#112656
2017-04-26

Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century

A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, thanks in part to the pace of ice loss of Arctic glaciers and the vast ice sheet of Greenland.

News Headlines
#112657
2017-04-26

Can we eat our way out of the lionfish invasion?

Yes, say chefs and conservationists. But only if traps or robots can bring in more lionfish from depths divers can't reach.

Notification
#2612
2017-04-25
Action by
2017-09-08

Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/KG/jh/86500 (2017-037)
To: ABS National Focal Points and CBD National Focal Points, Relevant International Organizations and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

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News Headlines
#112637
2017-04-25

The Antarctic too is under stress and threat

We are hearing more and more about stress, and threats to the Arctic, but not so much about Antarctica.

News Headlines
#112638
2017-04-25

Tanzania Losing Too Much Forest Cover, Says Minister

Dodoma — The Minister of State in Vice President's Office (Union Affairs and Environment), Mr January Makamba, yesterday told the Parliament that serious measures are required to save the country from environmental disaster.

News Headlines
#112639
2017-04-25

How Warming Is Profoundly Changing a Great Northern Wilderness

The abrupt change in direction of a Yukon river because of a rapidly melting glacier has attracted international attention.

News Headlines
#112641
2017-04-25

Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability

Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows

News Headlines
#112642
2017-04-25

Climate change offers huge investment opportunity: experts

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change should be grasped as an opportunity to attract vast capital flows into low-carbon investments, create jobs and spur economic growth, rather than viewed as a money-absorbing burden, top officials and experts said.

News Headlines
#112643
2017-04-25

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

TOKYO—— With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like in most countries – opinions of older and younger generations on climate change are so different.

News Headlines
#112644
2017-04-25

Saving Elephants Is Good For Business

Picture Kenya. You’d be forgiven for defaulting to mainstream media imagery of people in poverty - starvation, flies, and sprawling slums. Or perhaps you picture an open savannah at sunset, the red glow silhouetting a herd of elephants as they move slowly across the horizon.

News Headlines
#112645
2017-04-25

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

News Headlines
#112646
2017-04-25

Climate change could transform gardens

Artificial lawns, plants from arid countries and flower beds designed to cope with floods are among future features of UK gardens outlined in a major new report.

News Headlines
#112628
2017-04-24

Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charity

Roadside verges are becoming the last refuge for some of the rarest wild flowers and plants in the UK, according to a conservation charity.

News Headlines
#112629
2017-04-24

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

News Headlines
#112630
2017-04-24

Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate change

While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows - and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world.

News Headlines
#112631
2017-04-24

Biodiversity hit by depletion in West Africa hotspot

Intensified pressure on natural resources by human beings is having a damaging effect on biodiversity in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot, and could lead to a loss of countless ecosystem services to humanity and biodiversity in the region, stakeholders have warned.

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