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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
#109721
2016-08-25

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/1/REV1

Revised Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#109720
2016-08-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/6

Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on Its First Meeting

Meeting Document
#109719
2016-08-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/6

Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on Its First Meeting

News Headlines
#109705
2016-08-25

Friends become foes when environments become 'benign'

BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Nature is full of alliances, mutualistic partnerships between two species. Flowers offer bees and butterflies nectar in exchange for pollination. Anemones offer clown fish shelter in exchange for protection.

News Headlines
#109706
2016-08-25

Hay fever from ragweed pollen could double due to climate change

Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe -- according to a new report from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with several European institutes.

News Headlines
#109707
2016-08-25

Endangered species often wait 12 years or more to be listed for protection

Delays in listing endangered species on the U.S.’s endangered species list is pushing many of them towards extinction, a new study has found.

News Headlines
#109708
2016-08-25

Nurturing African Agriculture

Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - While agriculture could be the driving force to lift millions of Africans out of poverty and alleviate hunger, its full potential remains untapped.

News Headlines
#109709
2016-08-25

Asia, Looking Beyond the Green Revolution

Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - More than 2.2 billion people in Asia rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, but the Asian Development Bank warns that stagnant and declining yields of major crops such as rice and wheat can be ultimately linked to declining investments in agriculture. Public investments i ...

News Headlines
#109710
2016-08-25

GM mustard clears hurdle in India but more remain

A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition.

News Headlines
#109711
2016-08-25

British public back strong new wildlife laws post-Brexit, YouGov poll shows

An overwhelming majority of the British public polled want new post-Brexit laws protecting wildlife and the countryside to be at least as strong as the EU rules currently in place, according to a opinion poll published on Thursday.

News Headlines
#109712
2016-08-25

Seals help show how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect deep ocean

A group of elephant seals in Antarctica has helped show how freshwater from melting ice shelves affects a key part of the engine that drives the circulation of the world's oceans.

News Headlines
#109713
2016-08-25

Germany's organic vineyards hit by climate change

Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.

News Headlines
#109714
2016-08-25

Ancient carbon seeping from permafrost could set off climate-change bomb

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.

News Headlines
#109715
2016-08-25

Transforming Conservation in China with ‘Land Trust Reserves’

In 2012 in China, the 27,325-acre Laohegou Land Trust Reserve, was designed to link several existing reserves in Sichuan’s Pingwu County—home to golden snub-nosed monkeys, Asian golden cats and the highest density of endangered giant pandas in the world.

News Headlines
#109716
2016-08-25

Small Farms Are Feeding The World

Contrary to the popular belief, smallholder farms feed most of the world, not industrial-scale farming. Consider the following statistics.

News Headlines
#109717
2016-08-25

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.

Meeting Document
#109704
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: Items 9, 14, 15, 17 and 19

Meeting Document
#109703
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: Resource Mobilization, GEF Capacity-building and Synergies

Meeting Document
#109702
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: The Protocols

News Headlines
#109690
2016-08-24

Reef castaways: Can coral make it across Darwin's 'impassable' barrier?

An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.

News Headlines
#109691
2016-08-24

India develops moth allergy kit

[THIRUVANANTHAPURAM] Following scientific determination that Tiger moth, or Asota caricae, is responsible for unexplained fevers, researchers in Kerala state have begun developing a kit capable of quickly diagnosing lepidopterism, a disease caused by moth allergens.

News Headlines
#109692
2016-08-24

Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was pushing the world’s largest fish toward extinction.

News Headlines
#109693
2016-08-24

Microplastics should be banned in cosmetics to save oceans, MPs say

Environmental audit committee calls for ban after hearing that microbeads harm marine life and enter the food chain

News Headlines
#109694
2016-08-24

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

News Headlines
#109695
2016-08-24

How the National Park Service Is Planning for Climate Change

Five years ago, just after archaeologist Marcy Rockman joined the National Park Service’s new climate change response program, the GOP-controlled Congress slashed its budget by 70 percent.

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