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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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#3163
2022-05-26

Briefing by the Co-Chairs on the outcomes of the third meeting and preparations for the fourth meeting of the Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/PT/JB/90353 (2022-032)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, UN Organizations and Specialized Agencies, IGOs, NGOs, indigenous people and local communities, and other stakeholders

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#134677
2022-05-25

Jamaicans urged to protect biodiversity

Jamaicans are being urged to take personal responsibility for perserving the evvironment.

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#134678
2022-05-25

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the heat is getting worse. “In those days there were many trees in the whole city and there was no shortage of water and we had other facilities so we c ...

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#134679
2022-05-25

Egypt says climate finance must be top of agenda at Cop27 talks

Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.

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#134680
2022-05-25

Indigenous activists among Goldman environmental prize winners

Indigenous activists and lawyers who took on transnational corporations and their own governments to force climate action are among the 2022 winners of the world’s pre-eminent environmental award.

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#134682
2022-05-25

Shiny but deadly – don’t throw goldfish in rivers, pet owners told

If that lockdown goldfish is starting to lose its lustre, think twice before throwing it in the river or canal – the creatures may look innocent but their voracious appetite, tolerance for cold and have-a-go habits compared with native species can be catastrophic for local wildlife.

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#134683
2022-05-25

Half of UK’s butterfly species vulnerable to extinction as five join red list

Half of Britain’s butterfly species are now listed as threatened with extinction after five more joined the new “red list” of endangered butterflies.

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#134684
2022-05-25

World’s largest vats for growing ‘no-kill’ meat to be built in US

The building of the world’s largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of shops and restaurants. Experts said the move could be a “gamechanger” for the nascent industry.

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#134685
2022-05-25

How two Goldman prize winners won landmark rulings in Dutch courts

The road to a landmark legal victory compelling the Dutch government to take climate action began a decade ago when the 2022 Goldman prize winner Marjan Minnesma received an official letter saying the government did not want to be a frontrunner in tackling the climate crisis.

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#134686
2022-05-25

Government sends gene-edited food bill to Parliament

The government introduces a bill to Parliament on Wednesday paving the way for genetically edited plants and animals to be grown and raised for food in England.

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#134687
2022-05-25

How climate change, construction can weaken trees and cause severe storm damage

Last Saturday's severe thunderstorm and strong winds caused extensive damage across Waterloo Region and Guelph. Uprooted trees and snapped branches damaged cars, homes, property. In Ontario, nine of the ten people killed by the storm, and its aftermath, died from being struck by felled trees or ...

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#134688
2022-05-25

Do we need nuclear power in the energy mix to stop climate change?

Some say it is indispensable if we are serious about hitting net-zero emissions targets. Others insist it is unnecessary and unconscionable. Here is what you need to know about nuclear energy now

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#134689
2022-05-25

The US corn belt risks becoming cornless by 2100 as climate change forces farms northwards

Traditional farmlands in the Central and Eastern United States will need to shift under climate change, according to new research from Emory University.

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#134690
2022-05-25

Six Ways Climate Change Is Making Poor People Poorer

Heat waves like the ones roasting South Asia this year don't just sap people's strength. They drain people's finances in ways that are not always obvious.

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#134691
2022-05-25

Kelp Is Weirdly Great at Sucking Carbon Out of the Sky

The start-up Running Tide wants to use kelp buoys to fight climate change. The plan might not work, but it’s still a preview of our climate future.

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#134692
2022-05-25

See your climate blind spots

Many companies are rightly focused on managing their impact on the climate. But these companies should not forget the climate’s impact on them.

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#134693
2022-05-25

American Society of Nephrology Urges Action on Climate Change

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is calling on kidney health professionals to take action to address the impact of climate change on the 850 million people—including more than 37 million Americans—living with kidney diseases across the world who are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of ...

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#134694
2022-05-25

Africa Day: How WFP helps families struck by climate change in Burundi

Two decades ago, Jean Nkeramihigo and Francine Kanyana moved to the commune of Vumbi, in Kirundo, Burundi, in search of land so they could start their own farm and bring up a family.

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#134695
2022-05-25

More firms adopting 'wait-and-see' strategy on climate change - EIB

The Head of Group Office for Ireland at the European Investment Bank, Cormac Murphy, has said that firms are waking up to the reality of what climate change and the green transition means for them.

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#134696
2022-05-25

Climate change is eroding a precious resource: sleep

Everyone knows the horrible feeling: A stuffy night, just a little too warm, leads to restless sleep, and then next morning, you feel like a slow, groggy shell of yourself.

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#134697
2022-05-25

Who is to blame for 30 years of climate change inertia?

Our old world, the one that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years,” Mike Davis declared in 2010, “has ended.” A decade later, David Wallace-Wells sounded the same death-knell in his 2019 book The Uninhabitable Earth: “The climate system that raised us… is now, like a parent, dead.”

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#134698
2022-05-25

Restoring abandoned farms could help mitigate climate change: study

Researchers are calling upon policymakers to invest in the ecological restoration of abandoned farmlands — arguing that doing so could help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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#134699
2022-05-25

After many false dawns, Australians finally voted for stronger climate action. Here’s why this election was different

Before the 2019 federal election, many people expected Australia would vote for faster climate action. That, of course, didn’t happen. But just three years later, the climate election arrived at last. The question is – what changed?

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#134700
2022-05-25

The blood-hungry parasite that threatens big fish and business in the Great Lakes

They have the body of an eel, the mouth of a sarlacc, and the diet of a vampire. Sea lampreys are fish native to the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers that flow into it. But more than a century ago, they found their way into the Great Lakes, where they multiplied and became one of the most destructi ...

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#134701
2022-05-25

In Sierra Leone, local fishers and foreign trawlers battle for their catch

Sierra Leone — As dawn breaks, the fishing wharf at Tamba Kula in Freetown buzzes with the movement of early-morning commerce. Fishers just back from days spent far out at sea unload their catch from wooden boats, hauling snapper, barracuda and other fish out of icy compartments into cartons car ...

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