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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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M. Maida Hadou

SBSTTA NFP, Resource Mobilization FP
hadou_maida@yahoo.fr
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News Headlines
#129771
2021-07-29

‘Climate change has become real’: extreme weather sinks prime US tourism site

At Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border, the water line has dropped to a historic low, taking a heavy toll on the local industry. Chaos erupted at Bill West’s business in Page, Arizona, last week when he was forced to tell dozens of paid clients their summer vacations were either canceled or o ...

News Headlines
#129772
2021-07-29

Urbanism "is one of the best tools we have" in the fight against climate change

The shift to remote working from suburbs and the countryside due to the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to a huge rise in carbon emissions, according to Taylor Francis of decarbonisation platform Watershed.

News Headlines
#129773
2021-07-29

Creative projects aim to tell climate change story

Creative and artistic projects are being announced with the aim of engaging the public about the changes people will have to make to address climate change.

News Headlines
#129774
2021-07-29

Caffeine may help bumblebees pollinate more effectively, study shows

The caffeine in the morning coffee that primes many humans for the day appears to inject bumblebees with a similar dose of purpose, helping them pollinate more effectively, a study has found.

News Headlines
#129775
2021-07-29

Climate crisis cuts Australian farm profits by a quarter over past 20 years

Seasonal changes linked to the climate crisis have reduced annual average farm profits by 23% - or about $29,000 per farm - over the past 20 years, according to the federal government’s agricultural research agency.

News Headlines
#129776
2021-07-29

UNEP Says A Global Agreement is Needed to Address Plastic Pollution

This month is Plastic Free July which is celebrated across the globe. It encourages millions of people to be part of the solution to the single-use plastic waste problem at home, work, school, and even at restaurants. So, we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

News Headlines
#129777
2021-07-29

Citizen scientists capture spectacular footage of endangered southern right whales off NSW coast

Citizen scientists have captured spectacular footage of southern right whales and their calves swimming off the south coast of New South Wales.

News Headlines
#129778
2021-07-29

Dead, shrivelled frogs are turning up across eastern Australia. What’s going on?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received a flurry of emails from concerned people who’ve seen sick and dead frogs across eastern Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

News Headlines
#129779
2021-07-29

Sexy secret life of basking sharks uncovered in Hebrides

Fin-to-fin synchronised swimming, thought likely to be part of courtship, has been seen in groups of basking sharks for the first time. Video cameras attached temporarily to the sharks gave scientists an unprecedented view of their hitherto secret underwater world.

News Headlines
#129780
2021-07-29

The 'nest custodians' protecting a toddler-sized bird

They're working to protect the Southern ground hornbill, and the bird's cultural significance, for future generations. It was a dusty afternoon at the end of a long dry season, and Zimbabwean subsistence farmer Sofaya Ndlovu was sitting in the sun outside his home. Fifty metres away,

News Headlines
#129781
2021-07-29

UK already undergoing disruptive climate change

The UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures, according to scientists. The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest on record, scientists said in the latest UK State of the Climate report.

News Headlines
#129782
2021-07-29

For species in the red, IUCN’s new Green Status signals conservation wins

The California condor has been teetering on the brink of extinction for decades. When the species was first assessed in 1994 for the IUCN Red List, the global authority on the conservation statuses of species, it was listed as “critically endangered.” Nearly 30 years later, its status has not ch ...

News Headlines
#129783
2021-07-29

Marine and coastal leaders call for national strategy to protect oceans

The 15th National Coast to Coast Conference delegates have called for the Australian Government to adopt a National Sustainable Oceans and Coasts Strategy.

News Headlines
#129784
2021-07-29

Nature-based solutions in action: Lessons from the frontline - Harnessing nature to address the triple emergency of poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss

The world is facing a triple emergency of climate change, nature loss, and rising poverty and inequality. These interdependent emergencies do not just represent three pressing challenges to humanity; they are interconnected in their causes and consequences, but therefore also in their solutions.

News Headlines
#129785
2021-07-29

Bees As Seeds

For centuries human beings have found in bees the representation of positive values. Symbol of industriousness, ingenuity and generosity, in recent years, bees have become increasingly alarming sentinels of a balance that human beings themselves are threatening.

News Headlines
#129786
2021-07-29

OPINION: Why our broken food system is overshooting the Earth's planetary boundaries

The global food system is the main driver of the ecological and climate crises pushing natural systems beyond the boundaries of a safe operating space for humanity

News Headlines
#129787
2021-07-29

Turkey’s TIKA helps protect wildlife in Peru

The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) has pledged to help protect biodiversity in Peru. TIKA supported the construction of a veterinary clinic in Iquitos to treat wildlife threatened with extinction and illegal trafficking.

News Headlines
#129788
2021-07-29

Indigenous food systems game-changer, UN told

Chairperson of North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) and Coordinator of The Indigenous Partnership (TIP), Phrang Roy, on Wednesday, along with others, represented the indigenous people globally, defending and promoting their food systems, at the preparatory even (Pre-Summit) ...

News Headlines
#129789
2021-07-29

Food systems transformation a ‘silver lining’ in COVID crisis: UN deputy chief

More than 500 delegates from 108 countries attended in-person, while thousands more joined virtually. Participants included government officials, smallholder farmers, producers, indigenous people, women and youth.

News Headlines
#129790
2021-07-29

Pre-summit on Food Systems finish in Rome

The preparatory meeting for the summit on Food Systems ended in Rome with a call to transform these systems and strengthen their role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. On its third and final day, the meeting promoted by Italy and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ...

News Headlines
#129791
2021-07-29

New research helps explain diversity of life and paradox of sex

There are huge differences in species numbers among the major branches of the tree of life. Some groups of organisms have many species, while others have few. For example, animals, plants and fungi each have over 100,000 known species, but most others—such as many algal and bacterial groups—have ...

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