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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.
News Headlines
#112087
2017-02-27

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

The UN’s new climate chief says she’s worried about President Donald Trump - but confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable.

News Headlines
#112088
2017-02-27

Feral cats now dominate the Australian landscape

Feral cats now inhabit virtually the entire Australian landscape, and have been implicated in multiple recent mammal extinctions by conservationists.

News Headlines
#112089
2017-02-27

Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century

Scientists at Vatican conference are searching for a solution to the manmade ‘major extinction event’

News Headlines
#112090
2017-02-27

The Great Green Wall of the Sahel

Environmental degradation and climate change are threatening the livelihoods of local communities living near the Sahara. An ambitious greening plan aims to prevent the spread of desertification in the region.

News Headlines
#112091
2017-02-27

Why do forest products become less available?

In developing countries, rural smallholders and communities derive about one-quarter of their income from the forest around them. But a recent study indicates that these resources are becoming scarcer, with their availability dwindling over time.

News Headlines
#112092
2017-02-27

Urbanisation can be good for the environment

Urbanisation has never resonated stronger among countries – developed and developing alike – than now.

News Headlines
#112093
2017-02-27

Are We the Last Generation to See Polar Bears in the Wild?

Is the extraordinary polar bear going the same way as the dodo? A large flightless bird, the dodo was last seen in the 1600s, when it was most likely clubbed on its island home by protein-starved sailors looking for some meat for their cooking pot.

Meeting Document
#112084
2017-02-24

CBD/CP/HTPI/WS/2017/1/1/ADD1

Annotations to the Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#112082
2017-02-24

CBD/CP/DI/WS/2017/1/1/ADD1

Annotations to the Provisional Agenda

Focal Point
#6989

Madagascar
Meeting Document
#112071
2017-02-24

CBD/CP/HTPI/WS/2017/1/1

Provisional Agenda

News Headlines
#112072
2017-02-24

Netherlands to Host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

ROME, Feb 23 2017 (IPS) - The Netherlands announced that it will work with Japan and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish a Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate, which is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and ...

News Headlines
#112073
2017-02-24

Scientists plan to save 50 key coral reefs from climate disaster

Coral reefs are dying and there is no global plan to save them…until now. Scientists want to focus on saving 50 of the most important reefs to help them survive climate change.

News Headlines
#112074
2017-02-24

Government of Myanmar unveils new plan to protect marine wildlife and resources

The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country's diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources.

News Headlines
#112075
2017-02-24

Deep Oceans Face Starvation by End of Century

The deep ocean floor, Earth’s largest habitat, will be starved of food by the end of this century, scientists have warned.

News Headlines
#112076
2017-02-24

African Countries Mobilize to Battle Invasive Caterpillars

The fall armyworm has rapidly spread across the continent and is wreaking destruction on staple crops

News Headlines
#112077
2017-02-24

There's a giant crack in an Antarctic ice shelf. Should we be worried?

An accelerating crack in the ice shelf known as Larsen C, the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica, has grown by 17 miles since the beginning of December, according to multiple news reports, including a recent article in the New York Times.

News Headlines
#112078
2017-02-24

Sustainable Tourism Can Make World Cleaner and Greener

MADRID | NAIROBI | BONN (IDN-INPS) - Whether it is a chic, zero-emission hotel in Milan where toiletries are 99 per cent biodegradable, or Gaansbai in South Africa, where conservation of native flora and fauna is a community-wide priority, sustainable tourism is growing fast across the globe.

News Headlines
#112079
2017-02-24

Sharks guardians of biodiversity: WA study

Over-hunting sharks is detrimental for fish at every level of the food chain, West Australian scientists have found.

News Headlines
#112080
2017-02-24

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation

New information on the migration patterns of the Great Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran, will help to protect this endangered species, scientists suggest.

Notification
#2595
2017-02-24
Action by
2017-03-23
Notification
#2594
2017-02-24
Action by
2017-06-30

Call for project proposals under the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/CS/LJ/86256 (2017-019)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant agencies working on ecosystem restoration

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Meeting Document
#112070
2017-02-23

CBD/CP/DI/WS/2017/1/1

Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#112061
2017-02-23

CBD/CP/CC/14/1

Provisional Agenda

News Headlines
#112053
2017-02-23

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

23 February 2017 – UN Environment launched today an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic by the year 2022.

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