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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.
Notification
#2363
2015-08-03
Action by
2015-09-18

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for East Africa, 16 to 20 November 2015, Nosy Be, Madagascar

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JMQ/84902 (2015-091)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in coastal and island country Parties in the East Africa region: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, France; Nairobi Convention Secretariat, WIOMSA, French MPA Agency, and other relevant UN/international/regional organizations

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News Headlines
#104728
2015-08-03

UN aims to 'end poverty' with 2030 agenda for sustainable development

The United Nations member states have endorsed an agenda on sustainable development up to the year 2030. The ambitious, wide-ranging plan is to be ratified next month at a meeting of heads of government.

News Headlines
#104730
2015-08-03

Nemo seems to thrive in waters warmed by climate change

Some fish seem to be capable of adapting rapidly to climate change. In fact, they might even thrive in the warmer oceans of the future, growing bigger and healthier than they can at present-day temperatures.

News Headlines
#104731
2015-08-03

Drought's lasting impact on forests

Forests across the planet take years to rebound from drought, storing far less carbon dioxide than widely assumed in climate models

News Headlines
#104734
2015-08-03

Lack of education hampers climate awareness

People in Africa and Asia are more likely to consider global warming a personal threat if they notice changes in the local temperature, according to an analysis based on a survey of 195,000 people from 119 countries.

News Headlines
#104735
2015-08-03

Companies Pledge $140 Billion Toward Resolving Climate Change

The White House has organized an initiative to demonstrate the private sector’s commitment to combating climate change. The result: a total of $140 billion in new funds from more than a dozen leading U.S. companies. The effort was the latest in a series of actions taken by the White House on cli ...

News Headlines
#104736
2015-08-03

The jackal that turned into a wolf: new species discovered in Africa

There’s another wolf in the world, according to results published yesterday in Current Biology. The discovery of the species, called the African golden wolf (Canis anthus), effectively increases the number of living canid species from 35 to 36.

News Headlines
#104737
2015-08-03

Zimbabwe’s Climate Change Ambitions May be Too Tall

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe , Aug 2 2015 (IPS) - With the U.N. Climate Change conference later this year in Paris fast approaching, Zimbabwe’s climate change commitments face the slow progress on an issue that continues to stalk other developing countries – climate finance.

News Headlines
#104738
2015-08-03

Obama's clean power plan hailed as US's strongest ever climate action

Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy

News Headlines
#104739
2015-08-03

Cecil the lion among animals honored in Empire State Building lights

(CNN)—Cecil the lion was among a group of endangered species honored on a canvas 1,250 feet tall on the Empire State Building.

News Headlines
#104740
2015-08-03

U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

News Headlines
#104741
2015-08-03

'Gene drive': Scientists sound alarm over supercharged GM organisms which could spread in the wild and cause environmental disasters

A powerful new technique for generating “supercharged” genetically modified organisms that can spread rapidly in the wild has caused alarm among scientists who fear that it may be misused, accidentally or deliberately, and cause a health emergency or environmental disaster.

News Headlines
#104742
2015-08-03

Cameroon: 'Permaculture the African Way' in Cameroon's Only Eco-Village

Yaounde — Marking a shift away from the growing trend of abandoning sustainable life styles and drifting from traditional customs and routines, Joshua Konkankoh is a Cameroonian farmer with a vision - that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of farming.

News Headlines
#104743
2015-08-03

Africa: Large Number of Africa's Natural, Cultural Sites in Danger of Being Destroyed

Natural and cultural sites in Africa are under threat from poaching, uncontrolled human development, invasive species and civil unrest.

Meeting Document
#104727
2015-07-31

Document

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Meeting Document
#104726
2015-07-31

Document

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to Their Cultural Heritage

Meeting Document
#104725
2015-07-31

Document

Development of Best-Practice Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge Relevant to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#104724
2015-07-31

Document

Compilation of Views on Task 15 Compiled for the Expert Meeting on the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge and the Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions

Meeting Document
#104723
2015-07-31

Document

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to Their Cultural Heritage

Meeting Document
#104722
2015-07-31

UNEP/CBD/ID/AHTEG/2015/1/INF/5

Proposal on Joint Indicator for Monitoring Land Degradation

News Headlines
#104709
2015-07-31

Aquariums 'deliver significant health benefits'

People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study has suggested.

News Headlines
#104710
2015-07-31

Scientists call for U.S. ban on salamander imports

BERKELEY, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Scientists in California have called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately halt salamander imports until there's a concrete plan to detect and isolate the fungus that's decimated amphibians in Europe.

News Headlines
#104711
2015-07-31

Amid ‘steady rise’ in rhino poaching and elephant killings, UN urges action to tackle illegal wildlife trade

30 July 2015 – Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply an ...

News Headlines
#104713
2015-07-31

Bering Sea hotspot for corals and sponges

North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive "green belt" that is home to deep-water corals as well as a plethora of fish and marine mammals.

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