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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.
CBD
Meeting
#5603
Meeting Document
#111213
2016-12-02

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/39

A Progress on Capacity Development in the Pacific towards Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 9

Meeting Document
#111212
2016-12-02

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/4/ADD1

Letter Dated 2 December 2016 from the Minister of the Environment of Egypt Addressed to the Executive Secretary

Press Release
#111196
2016-12-02

2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum to focus on opportunities for business

2 December 2016 – Immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, and in parallel with the High-Level Segment, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Mexico are hosting the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum in Cancun, Mexico, from 2-3 Decemb ...

News Headlines
#111188
2016-12-02

CIFOR Day at USAID: Integrating biodiversity and forests into key development objectives

USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October to host series of seminars focused on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives including food security, the fight against zoono ...

News Headlines
#111189
2016-12-02

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

Australians also have a strong affinity with the ocean, as reflected in the growth in recreational boating and cruise shipping. But these numbers risk putting people on a collision course – literally – with whales, turtles and other marine life.

News Headlines
#111194
2016-12-02

UN Biodiversity Conference to Open in Cancun

1 December 2016: The UN Biodiversity Conference, hosted by the Mexican Government and organized with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will open in Cancun, Mexico, with a High Level Segment (HLS) to be held from 2-3 December under the theme, ‘Mainstreaming Biodivers ...

News Headlines
#111186
2016-12-02

UN Biodiversity Conference COP13 to be held in Cancun, Mexico

The UN Biodiversity Conference COP13 will be held during 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. It is the highest governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which brings together representatives of the countries party managers and key players to promote the implementation of t ...

News Headlines
#111187
2016-12-02

On eve of major UN conference, alarms raised that efforts to halt biodiversity loss are lagging

1 December 2016 – Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on t ...

News Headlines
#111190
2016-12-02

Institutional collapse, not guns and bombs, is most-cited cause of wildlife declines from war

In conflict zones, the most common killers of wildlife are not guns and bombs, but breakdowns in institutions, societies and economies, according to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley.

News Headlines
#111191
2016-12-02

Grasslands in US Great Plains are being destroyed at “alarming rate”

According to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the US Great Plains lost more acres of grassland in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon lost rainforest.

News Headlines
#111193
2016-12-02

Nations need to get serious about biodiversity loss or risk missing global targets

Faced with dramatic declines in nature, governments must come prepared to urgently implement their collective commitments to global biodiversity conservation and dramatically raise their individual ambitions at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

News Headlines
#111205
2016-12-02

Indigenous people eat 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Per capita seafood consumption among indigenous people living on or near the coast is 15 times greater than per person seafood consumption among non-indigenous people in the same country.

News Headlines
#111206
2016-12-02

Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in U.S., new modeling approach forecasts

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior.

News Headlines
#111207
2016-12-02

Land reclamation in Malaysia puts environment, endangered turtle at risk

Melaka – The expanse of sand stretches hundreds of meters in both directions, featureless and flat, its dusty monotony alleviated only by the excavators, trucks and dredgers that dump sand and rocks into the sea and smooth out the newly-created land.

News Headlines
#111208
2016-12-02

Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal

Lawyer on president-elect’s transition team says leaving UNFCCC is ‘most practical way’ way to quit agreement, a process that normally takes four years

News Headlines
#111209
2016-12-02

Joy as China shelves plans to dam 'angry river'

Environmentalists in China are celebrating after controversial plans to build a series of giant hydroelectric dams on the country’s last free-flowing river were shelved.

News Headlines
#111210
2016-12-02

Mainstreaming biodiversity to save species

In a week when destruction of the Great Barrier Reef and Amazon rainforest have hit the headlines, the Convention on Biological Diversity conference comes at the right time. But will it produce workable solutions?

Meeting Document
#111185
2016-12-01

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/22

Stocktaking Summary of the Technical and Scientific Cooperation Needs of Parties, Previous Work Carried Out under the Convention and Initiatives Relevant to the Bio-Bridge Initiative

Press Release
#111172
2016-12-01

More than 190 Governments prepare to take tough decisions to stop biodiversity decline worldwide

1 December 2016 – At a critical meeting opening tomorrow, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people.

News Headlines
#111174
2016-12-01

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.

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