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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
#105090
2015-09-02

UNEP/CBD/CCB/WS/2015/1/1/ADD1

Annotations to the Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#105089
2015-09-02

Document

Information Note for Participants

Meeting Document
#105087
2015-09-02

UNEP/CBD/ID/AHTEG/2015/1/INF/11

Indicators Process for the Sustainable Development Goals

Meeting Document
#105088
2015-09-02

UNEP/CBD/ID/AHTEG/2015/1/INF/12

The RAMSAR Strategic Plan 2016-2024 (Resolution XII.2)

Meeting Document
#105086
2015-09-02

Document

Two Samoas Strategic Plan

News Headlines
#105070
2015-09-02

Heat and acid could squeeze trout out of southern Appalachian streams

A newly published research study that combines effects of warming temperatures from climate change with stream acidity projects average losses of around 10 percent of stream habitat for coldwater aquatic species for seven national forests in the southern Appalachians -- and up to a 20 percent lo ...

News Headlines
#105071
2015-09-02

Rejection of GM crops is not a failure for science

Last week, Reuters reported that Germany is set to continue its moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops.

News Headlines
#105072
2015-09-02

Brazil’s deforestation alert system reports surge in Amazon forest clearing

Confirming what civil society groups have been saying for months, new data from the Brazilian government suggests a steep increase in deforestation over the past 12 months.

News Headlines
#105073
2015-09-02

Latin American Scientists Call for More Human Climate Science

MEXICO CITY, Sep 1 2015 (IPS) - With the effects of global warming becoming more and more visible and the complicated socio-economic decisions indispensable to address this planetary crisis, science needs a new breed of experts: social scientists who specialise in climate change.

News Headlines
#105074
2015-09-02

Obama plans to announce climate change strategy on last day in Alaska

On the final day of his trip to Alaska, President Obama was set to announce a slate of initiatives to help remote Arctic communities beset by the effects of climate change.

News Headlines
#105075
2015-09-02

European drought impacts people and environment

It's official: Europe suffered a severe drought in June and July of 2015. This is according to the European Drought Observatory's analysis of data through the end of July.

News Headlines
#105076
2015-09-02

In new UN goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world

Global development has often begun with big checks from foreign aid budgets. But the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals take a very different approach.

News Headlines
#105077
2015-09-02

Study links climate policy to extinction trends

A new study by the University of Maryland's Department of Geographical Sciences assessed the potential impact of future land-use scenarios, including climate change mitigation, on the loss of habitable areas in "biodiversity hotspots"—distinct biogeographic regions with extremely high numbers of ...

News Headlines
#105078
2015-09-02

A Mexican porpoise is facing extinction — almost by accident

The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise called the vaquita — Spanish for little cow. The vaquita has been under threat for years, but now the poaching of a rare fish may be driving the tiny Mexican porpoise to extinction.

News Headlines
#105079
2015-09-02

Soil area the size of Berlin lost each year due to water erosion in the EU

A recent assessment carried out by the JRC estimates that water erodes 970 million tonnes of soil every year in the EU. This would mean a one metre-depth loss of soil from an area corresponding to the size of the city of Berlin, or a one centimetre loss from an area twice the size of Belgium.

News Headlines
#105080
2015-09-02

Climate change could push these tiny marine organisms to evolve — irreversibly

Human activities are causing plenty of obvious changes to the world’s oceans, from mounds of garbage accumulating on the seafloor to bleached coral reefs killed by rising water temperatures. But other equally dramatic changes are happening on a level too small for the human eye to see.

News Headlines
#105081
2015-09-02

Artic animals that can’t cope with climate change face death

NY-ALESUND, NORWAY – When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.

News Headlines
#105082
2015-09-02

Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas

Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing's Announcement of New Marine Protected Areas made on August 31s, 2015:

News Headlines
#105083
2015-09-02

General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to UN Member States

1 September 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a worl ...

News Headlines
#105084
2015-09-02

Can open data prevent a global food shortage?

With the world’s population set to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050, pioneering farmers look to open data for eco-friendly solutions

News Headlines
#105054
2015-09-01

Study: Island lizards have resilient stomachs

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- New research shows island-based lizards have evolved highly versatile digestive systems, well-suited to the variability of isolated living.

News Headlines
#105055
2015-09-01

Obama pleads for Paris climate change deal

US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at crucial talks in Paris later this year.

News Headlines
#105056
2015-09-01

Sea temperature changes linked to mystery North Pacific ecosystem shifts

Longer, less frequent climate fluctuations may be contributing to abrupt, unexplained ecosystem shifts in the North Pacific, according to a study

News Headlines
#105057
2015-09-01

Endangered animals can be identified by rate of genetic diversity loss

A new study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and conservationists better identify and rank species that are threatened or endangered.

News Headlines
#105058
2015-09-01

Evidence supports trawling depth limit

The first scientific evidence that trawling in waters deeper than 600 metres is ecologically damaging and provides poor economic return is reigniting debate about the controversial fishing practice.

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