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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.
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2021-09-16
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2021-09-15
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#130421
2021-09-15

How inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

After decades of foreign intervention and violent conflict, the American mission in Afghanistan has ended and the Taliban have announced a new government. But for millions of Afghans, human-induced climate change has only magnified the strife.

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#130422
2021-09-15

Birds with bigger beaks and longer-legged shrews: Animals are evolving to cope with climate change

Animals are evolving quicker to cope with the warming climate — but where does that leave those that cannot adapt quick enough? A new study, published by Deakin University in Australia, found that birds, in particular, are developing larger beaks, legs and ears to better regulate their body temp ...

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#130423
2021-09-15

How Can Cities Tackle Climate Change & Biodiversity Loss in Nature-Smart Ways?

Every day, the world awakens to news of another heatwave, flood, drought, tropical cyclone, wildfire, or other climate-induced natural hazard. The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives a code-red climate warning, with a forecast for global warming of 1.5°C by 2 ...

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#130424
2021-09-15

Cake mentioned 10 times more than climate change on TV, study finds

The word "cake" appeared 10 times more on British television than "climate change" in 2020 while "dog" was mentioned 22 times more, according to new analysis.

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#130425
2021-09-15

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change

To better understand differences between generations, including how they perceive one another and the biggest challenges of the day, our team at the Policy Institute at King’s College London and New Scientist commissioned a survey of more than 4000 people aged 18 and over in the US and UK. Respo ...

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#130426
2021-09-15

Russian icebreaker fleet poses as a warning on climate change

A massive Russian icebreaker ship clears a path to the North Pole, cutting through the thin ice of the Arctic Ocean. Even in this far-flung region, the impact of climate change can be seen.

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#130427
2021-09-15

Climate change is slowly killing Lebanon's famed cedar trees

For centuries, Lebanon’s famed Cedar tree sat proudly on the mountains of this small Mediterranean state. It has also adorned the centre of the country’s red and white flag.

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#130428
2021-09-15

Globally, climate change drives a willingness to change lifestyles

This year has seen a huge number of climate-related disasters, from hurricanes to drought and from fires to floods. In the middle of the chaos, the IPCC dropped the first installment of its latest climate report, mapping out how our current choices will shape the planet's future. All of this wou ...

News Headlines
#130429
2021-09-15

Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows

None of the world's major economies -- including the entire G20 -- have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists' warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now.

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#130430
2021-09-15

Excess rainfall in September result of climate change in Odisha, say experts

In the last 3 days, Odisha received 448% more rain than is normal for this time in September, bringing down the deficiency from 29% to 14%. The huge downpour has led to a deluge in several cities including Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack and affected over 2 million people in 20 of the 30 districts

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#130431
2021-09-15

Climate Change Means More Subway Floods; How Cities Are Adapting

Millions of people rely on subways for transportation. But as the world warms, climate-driven flooding in subways is becoming more and more common. NPR correspondents Lauren Sommer and Rebecca Hersher talk about how cities across the world are adapting.

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#130432
2021-09-15

Nigeria: Buhari to Address UN General Assembly Sept 24

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 76rd Session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 24, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.

News Headlines
#130433
2021-09-15

76th UNGA session opens, president calls on member states to embrace hope

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday opened its 76th session, with the UNGA president and the UN chief imploring member states to embrace hope and strengthen unity after a challenging year of climate disasters, conflict, and COVID-19.

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#130434
2021-09-15

Wish I had magic wand to complete UNSC reform: President of 76th UNGA session Shahid

United Nations: President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid has said he wished he had a magic wand to complete the Security Council reform and expressed hope that the UN members will take this process seriously as he began his presidency of hope of the 193-nation body.

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#130435
2021-09-15

Dendias to Visit New York for 76th UN General Assembly General Debate

ATHENS -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit New York on Monday, September 20, for the High Level General Debate of the 76th UN General Assembly, foreign ministry spokesperson Alexandros Papaioannou announced on Wednesday.

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#130436
2021-09-15

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said people living in 23 counties across the arid north, northeastern and coastal parts of the country will be in “urgent need” of ...

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#130437
2021-09-15

A flying great white shark: Chris Fallows’ best photograph

There is no more iconic species on the planet than the great white shark. Everybody knows what they are, even in the most landlocked countries on Earth, and people are fascinated by them.

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#130438
2021-09-15

Show Me the Honey: amateur beekeepers to compete in BBC show

It has made The Great British Sewing Bee and spelling bee series Hard Spell but now the BBC is focusing on actual bees – by launching the UK’s first competitive beekeeping TV show.

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#130439
2021-09-15

Rainbow colours and legs for days’: Australian fly species named after drag star RuPaul

The first insect Bryan Lessard named after a pop culture icon was the Beyoncé fly – Scaptia beyonceae, in 2011. At the time, the CSIRO entomologist caused quite a stir, and was “frowned upon” by some taxonomists.

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#130440
2021-09-15

Latin American and Caribbean forests are key to environmental sustainability and global food security

The Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission highlighted the strategic role of regional forests in improving livelihoods, countering climate change and halting biodiversity loss.

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#130441
2021-09-15

FAO ready to follow up on UN Food System Summit and transform Agri-Food Systems Together

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has entered a new era with a new structure and new dynamics. The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are approaching; we have to change our agri-food systems urgently and holistically.

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