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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.
News Headlines
#114132
2017-08-18

Biodiverseedy: Sewing Connections for Living Seeds

BiodiverSEEDy is a small international project that aims to reconnect seeds to the cultures that have passed them down through the generations. The work of thousands of years could be lost in just a few decades if the current trend towards monocultural cultivation, genetic modification and priva ...

News Headlines
#114133
2017-08-18

Most countries lose out with forest-to-farm conversions

A new study by researchers from the National University of Singapore maps tropics where deforestation have the most and the least gains, and aims to guide policymakers to realise whether their deforestation strategies make economic sense.

News Headlines
#114134
2017-08-18

Measuring global biodiversity change

A new article shows how Essential Biodiversity Variables can be produced to measure biodiversity change at a global scale.

News Headlines
#114135
2017-08-18

TN deploying artificial reefs to save sinking islands

Sinking islands may become a reality with sea level rise and climate change in decades to come. Tamil Nadu has hit upon a novel idea to protect such islands on its coast – deployment of artificial reefs near vulnerable islands.

News Headlines
#114136
2017-08-18

We have to bury gigatons of carbon to slow climate change. We’re not even close to ready.

The world’s nations have agreed, almost unanimously, to try to limit the rise of global average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius or less over preindustrial levels. Is that still possible? Climate campaigners, scientists, and politicians frequently insist it is. All we need, they say, is politic ...

News Headlines
#114137
2017-08-18

We saved the whale. The same vision can save the planet

Virtually all governments know that climate change is happening, and polls show most people do too – with those living in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa particularly worried. The question is not whether global warming is happening, but what we are going to do about it. There are, and need ...

News Headlines
#114138
2017-08-18

Kuwait's inferno: how will the world's hottest city survive climate change?

For years, Kuwait’s climate has been steadily heating up. In the summer months, the Gulf state now frequently touches 50C, and was last year awarded the grim prize of being the hottest place on earth, when temperatures reached a staggering high of 54C.

News Headlines
#114139
2017-08-18

Curbing climate change—why it's so hard to act in time

This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting and its contribution to Greenland's accelerating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid increases to se ...

News Headlines
#114140
2017-08-18

Greenland: how rapid climate change on world’s largest island will affect us all

The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far from Disko Island where I research retreating glaciers. The fire has captured public and scientific interest not just because its size and location came as a surprise, but also ...

News Headlines
#114141
2017-08-18

Elephants Need Protecting. Lifting The Ivory Ban Is No Solution

We’re told we are in the ‘anthropocene’ era, the era of human domination. One of the features of this era is the so-called ‘sixth extinction’. In plain language, many of the world’s species are disappearing as a result of human activities. The current rate of species extinction may be 1,000 tim ...

Meeting Document
#114131
2017-08-17

Document

UNESCO-IOC—Marine Spatial Planning: A Step-by-Step Approach Towards Ecosystem-Based Management

Meeting Document
#114129
2017-08-17

Document

SOI Action Plan 2015-2020

Meeting Document
#114130
2017-08-17

Document

MPA Agency Partnership—Marine Protected Areas Agencies: A Practical Guide

Meeting Document
#114127
2017-08-17

Document

Sustainable Ocean Initiative brochure

Meeting Document
#114128
2017-08-17

Document

Website for the Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Meeting Document
#114125
2017-08-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/10

Identifying Specific Elements for Integrating the Traditional, Scientific, Technical and Technological Knowledge of Indigenous and Local Communities, and Social and Cultural Criteria and Other Aspects for the Application of Scientific Criteria for Identification of Ecologically or Biologically S ...

Meeting Document
#114126
2017-08-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/23

Marine Spatial Planning in Practice—Transitioning from Planning to Implementation

Meeting Document
#114124
2017-08-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/9

Training manual on the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) in the open- ocean waters and deep-sea habitats

Meeting Document
#114122
2017-08-17

Document

UNEP-GPA--EBM-markers for assessing progress

Meeting Document
#114123
2017-08-17

Document

FAO: Putting into practice the ecosystem approach to fisheries

Meeting Document
#114121
2017-08-17

Document

Using Scientific Information Related to Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) to Implement Marine Spatial Planning and Ecosystem Based Management

Meeting Document
#114119
2017-08-17

Document

One ocean, many worlds of life (CBD booklet for 2012 International Day for Biological Diversity - Marine Biodiversity)

Meeting Document
#114120
2017-08-17

UNEP/CBD/SOI/WS/2016/2/MCBEM/2014/4/2

Report of the Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and A Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning

Meeting Document
#114117
2017-08-17

Document

FAO: Guidelines on Marine Protected Areas and Fisherie

Meeting Document
#114118
2017-08-17

Document

FAO: Geographic Information Systems to support the ecosystem approach to fisheries

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