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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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#104433
2015-06-30

'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told

29 June 2015 – Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam K ...

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#104434
2015-06-30

The lion: A victim of its own power?

Lions have padded their way through history, their beauty and physical prowess inspiring fear and respect.

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#104435
2015-06-30

The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.

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#104436
2015-06-30

Traditional medicine for modern times: Facts and figures

For millennia, people have healed with herbal or animal-derived remedies, using knowledge handed down through generations.

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#104437
2015-06-30

'Sea change' in clothing industry means more protections for forests

Sateri has become the latest major viscose producer to adopt a new wood- and pulp-sourcing policy aimed at removing deforestation from its supply chain.

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#104439
2015-06-30

Big reserve expansion gives tigers a boost in India

A hundred years ago, there were thirteen times as many tigers in the world as there are today,

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#104440
2015-06-30

U.N. Chief Seeks Equity in Paris Climate Change Pact

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2015 (IPS) - When the 193-member General Assembly hosted a high level meeting on climate change Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any proposed agreement at an upcoming international conference in Paris in December must uphold the principle of equity.

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#104441
2015-06-30

China makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit

China submits carbon-curbing plan to UN ahead of Paris climate change summit, saying it will ‘work hard’ to peak emissions earlier than 2030 target

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#104442
2015-06-30

Financing The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

As the sun begins to set on the United Nations’ 15-year Millennium Development Goals, the international development community is rallying around a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) to be decided at this year’s UN General Assembly, as well as a financial framework that will guide ...

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#104443
2015-06-30

Dark Region of Ocean May Shed Light on Climate Change and Other Issues

The tiny fish known as the bristlemouth is part of a detective story that bears on everything from feeding the planet and monitoring ocean health to learning how to better predict climate change.

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#104444
2015-06-30

India's Next Weapon Against Climate Change? This Dwarf Cow

Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of southern Kerala to reduce their herds, experts say.

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#104445
2015-06-30

Globalize geoscience

Developing countries lag far behind, in terms of scientific — including geoscience — output. Failing to spread the know-how means that the world is missing out on great intellectual potential.

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#104423
2015-06-29

Why are seabirds abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California?

Warming oceanographic conditions, fishing pressure are driving nesting seabirds away from their ancestral breeding ground in Mexico into California harbors

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#104424
2015-06-29

After two decades, Indonesia publishes plan for tackling invasive species

Twenty years after ratifying a legally binding UN convention which obligates parties to deal with invasive alien species, considered to be main direct drivers of biodiversity loss across the globe, Indonesia has drawn up a national strategic plan on the matter.

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#104425
2015-06-29

Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

Brazil, China, India and South Africa say they are disappointed in failure to make good on promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020

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#104426
2015-06-29

Barack Obama turns tables in David Attenborough climate change interview

US president has opportunity to put questions to naturalist but ends up admitting action on climate change must be global and quicker

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#104427
2015-06-29

2015 opportunity to tackle climate change may never come again

It’s been a landmark year for global leadership in the effort to address climate change.

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#104428
2015-06-29

WIPO: Databases To Protect GRs, TK, Useful But Some Controversy

In the quest to find solutions to protect traditional knowledge and genetic resources from misappropriation, some countries have resorted to private databases to be used by patent examiners.

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#104429
2015-06-29

Striking a balance between food and biofuels

ROME – Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone of contention. For some, a renewable energy source produced from organic matter amounts to a magic wand in the fight against climate change.

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#104430
2015-06-29

Why haven’t Madagascar’s famed lemurs been saved yet?

Lemurs are cute – there is no denying it. Their big eyes and fluffy faces mean they really are the poster animals of Madagascar, an island known internationally for its unique flora and fauna.

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#104431
2015-06-29

An insight into future ocean carbon uptake under different climate change scenarios

Seas and oceans are a key contributor to the absorption of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere caused by human activities. But does this mean we can rely on this capacity to alter ongoing climate change?

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#104432
2015-06-29

À combien évalue-t-on la protection de la nature?

La grande région de Montréal ne manque pas de projets de conservation à réaliser. En particulier en milieu aquatique. Mais est-ce que ces projets ont l'appui de la population? Est-ce qu'elle leur accorde une valeur?

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#104410
2015-06-26

Some corals are already adapting to global warming

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- As ocean waters continue to warm, scientists have observed larger and more frequent coral bleaching events. Ecologists have worried global warming could precipitate coral extinctions -- die-offs that could threaten entire marine food chains.

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#104411
2015-06-26

Illegal not to act: Could courts save world from climate change?

All governments have a legal duty to protect their citizens from harm. They must therefore do their part to prevent dangerous global warming. And if they fail to act, their citizens can take them to court to compel them.

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#104412
2015-06-26

Some snowy forestlands cool climate better without trees

Forests worldwide are increasingly used to store carbon as a way to slow climate change, but a new study finds that some wooded areas may be more valuable without trees, allowing the cleared landscape to reflect rather than absorb the sun's energy.

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