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Notification
#95
2001-05-17

Reference: (2001-037)
To:

Workshop on Financing for Biodiversity in Havana, Cuba (16-17 July 2001). The purpose of the workshop is to implement the provisions contained in decision V/11, paragraphs 2 and 3

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Notification
#151
2001-12-19

Reference: SCBD/I&O/AN/yx (2001-093)
To:

The Executive Secretary invites funding institutions and development agencies to a lunchtime workshop on financing for the implementation of Article 8(j) and Related Provisions to be held on 4 February 2002, on the margin of the second Ad hoc Open-ended Inter-sessional Working Group on Article 8 ...

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Notification
#152
2001-12-19

Reference: SCBD/I&O/AN/yx (2001-094)
To:

The Executive Secretary invites funding institutions and development agencies to discuss funding issues related to the implementation of the Convention during the Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6) and first Meeting of the Parties to ...

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Notification
#153
2001-12-19

Reference: SCBD/I&O/AN/yx (2001-095)
To:

The Executive Secretary invites funding institutions and development agencies to contribute an article on their activities to the "CBD News" supplement on financing for biological diversity in time for its circulation at the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to be held in The Hague, ...

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Notification
#300
2002-12-11

Reference: SCBD/I&O/AN/sp (2002-109)
To: National Focal Points of the CBD

A searchable database of GEF Council Decisions is now available on the CBD website at: <a href="/financial/gef-decisions.aspx">http://www.biodiv.org/financial/gef-decisions.aspx</a>

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Notification
#346
2003-04-23

Reference: SCBD/I&O/YX/AN/AV/36487 (2003-041)
To: CBD National Focal Points and all relevant stakeholders of the Convention

An Interactive Info-Bulletin has been designed to provide a centralized venue for those involved in funding to exchange biodiversity-related funding information, including experience, views and best practice, with a view to promoting cooperation, coordination, coherence, synergies as well as eff ...

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Notification
#352
2003-05-16
Action by
2003-07-31

Reference: SCBD/I&O/YX/AN/AV/36028 (2003-047)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant funding institutions

The Executive Secretary invites Parties and other relevant funding institutions to verify the project information contained in the draft Biodiversity-related Project Database 2003, and make necessary corrections and additions before the end of July 2003

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Notification
#498
2004-07-08
Action by
2004-09-30

Reference: SCBD/I&O/YX/43452 (2004-056)
To: CBD National Focal Points

Third Review of the Effectiveness of the Financial Mechanism (<a href='/decisions/?dec=VII/22'>Decision VII/22 </a>)

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Notification
#558
2004-12-15

Reference: SCBD/I&O/YX/45951 (2004-108)
To: CBD National Focal Points Relevant stakeholders involved in project preparation and implementation

I have the pleasure of informing Parties and Governments as well as those who are A compilation of guidance provided to the financial mechanism by the Conference of the Parties from its first to seventh meetings has been posted on the website of the Convention.

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Notification
#792
2006-09-07
Action by
2006-12-31

Decision VIII/18 on Guidance to the Financial Mechanism: Consultation with the Parties on opportunities for streamlining the guidance

Reference: SCBD/AD/YX/55806 (2006-093)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity

I would appreciate receiving the views of your government in response to the COP8 decision. As set out in decision VIII/18, the opportunities for streamlining the guidance provided to the Global Environment Facility will be first considered by the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of the ...

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Notification
#795
2006-09-25
Action by
2006-12-15

Decision VIII/13 on Review of Implementation of Article 20 (Financial resources) and Article 21 (Financial mechanism)

Reference: SCBD/AD/YX/55949 (2006-096)
To: National Focal Points of the CBD and relevant partners

As set out in decision VIII/13, options for resource mobilization including innovative financial mechanisms and a draft strategy for resource mobilization will be first considered by the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention to be held in July 2007, and th ...

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Notification
#796
2006-09-25

Initial GEF-4 indicative allocations for all countries eligible for funding in the biodiversity and climate change focal areas

Reference: SCBD/ITS/AD/YX/55968 (2006-097)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Please find attached a document listing the initial GEF-4 indicative allocations for all countries eligible for funding in the biodiversity and climate change focal areas, which was issued by the Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility on 15 September 2006.

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Notification
#804
2006-10-06
Action by
2007-01-15

Decision VIII/13 on Review of Implementation of Article 20 (Financial resources) and Article 21 (Financial mechanism), Paragraph 7

Reference: SCBD/ITS/AD/YX/av/56129 (2006-105)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity and relevant partner organizations

I would appreciate receiving submissions from your government/organization in response to COP decision VIII/13, paragraph 7. As set out in decision VIII/13, information on national and regional environmental funds as well as related knowledge transfer and exchange will be submitted to the consid ...

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Notification
#842
2007-01-19
Action by
2007-09-01

Questionnaire for the Third Review of the Effectiveness of the Financial Mechanism

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/57189 (2007-010)
To: CBD National Focal Points and other stakeholders

At its eighth meeting held in Curitiba, Brazil, the Conference of the Parties decided, in decision VIII/13, paragraph 11, “to make the necessary arrangements for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the financial mechanism to be conducted in time for the ninth meeting of the Conference of the P ...

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Notification
#919
2007-07-19
Action by
2007-10-15

Technical Report on National/Regional Environmental Funds: Call for Papers.

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/57985 (2007-087)
To: CBD Focal Points and National/Regional Environmental Funds

A Technical Report on National/Regional Environmental Funds is being prepared by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to facilitate the implementation of Decision VIII/13, paragraph 7, in which the Conference of the Parties recommended to Parties, Governments and funding ins ...

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Notification
#920
2007-07-19
Action by
2007-09-15

Views and further suggestions on a strategy for resource mobilization to support the implementation of the Convention as well as a message on Biodiversity and Financing for Development.

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/59255 (2007-088)
To: All CBD Focal Points and relevant organizations

In Recommendation 2/2, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-2) requested the Executive Secretary, to seek views and further suggestions from Parties, other Governments, regional economic integration groups, partner organizations, donors, and obs ...

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Notification
#921
2007-07-19
Action by
2007-12-01

Views on elements for the four-year (2010-2014) framework for programme priorities related to the utilization of GEF resources for biodiversity, as well as ways and means to enhance the process of formulating and consolidating guidance to the financial mechanism.

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/59256 (2007-089)
To: All CBD Focal Points and relevant organizations

In Recommendation 2/3, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-2) invited Parties and Governments, relevant organizations and the GEF, to submit to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity their views on elements for the four-year ...

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Notification
#922
2007-07-19

Informal consultations on the development of the strategy for resource mobilization to support implementation of the Convention, 13 October 2007, Joke Waller-Hunter Conference Room, SCBD, Montreal, Canada.

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/59282 (2007-090)
To: All CBD Focal Points and relevant organizations

Pursuant to Recommendation 2/2, paragraph 2(b), of the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-2), the Executive Secretary is inviting Parties, other Governments, regional economic integration groups, partner organizations, donors ...

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Notification
#930
2007-07-30
Action by
2007-08-17

Comments Invited on the Approach Paper for a Mid-Term Evaluation of the GEF Resource Allocation Framework

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/59448 (2007-098)
To: CBD National Focal Points

The purpose of this notification is to convey the message from the Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility.

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Notification
#949
2007-10-01

Background note for the informal consultations on the development of the strategy for resource mobilization to support implementation of the Convention, 13 October 2007, SCBD Joke Waller-Hunter Conference Room, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/59282 (2007-117)
To: All CBD Focal Points and relevant organizations

Pursuant to Recommendation 2/2, paragraph 2(b), of the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-2), and further to my earlier Notification (2007-090) dated 18 July 2007, I hereby forward to you a background note prepared to facilit ...

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Notification
#961
2007-10-26
Action by
2007-11-30

Draft strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s three objectives

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/60445 (2007-129)
To: all CBD National Focal Points

I am very pleased to forward to you the draft strategy on resources mobilization reflecting the preliminary comments and views made during the first informal consultation with Parties and relevant organizations, held on 13 October 2007, at the headquarters of the Secretariat in Montreal, Canada.

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Notification
#984
2007-11-22

Outcomes of the thirty-second meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility, Washington DC, USA, 14-16 November 2007

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/60872 (2007-151)
To: CBD National Focal Points

The purpose of this notification is to convey, for your information, the outcomes of the thirty-second meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) - the designated institutional structure operating the financial mechanism of the Convention.

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Notification
#994
2007-12-19

Second meeting of the informal consultation on the development of a strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s objectives, Geneva, Switzerland, 20 January 2008

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/61250 (2007-161)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that the second meeting of the informal consultation on the development of a strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s objectives will be held on Sunday, 20 January 2008, from 09:00 to 10:30 am, at the International Environmen ...

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Notification
#1018
2008-02-04

Third meeting of the informal consultation on the development of a strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s objectives Rome, Italy, 16 February 200

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/62119 (2008-017)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that the third meeting of the informal consultation on the development of a strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s objectives will be held on Saturday, 16 February 2008, from 09:00 am to10:30 am, at the headquarters of the ...

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Notification
#1099
2008-08-07

Independent mid-term review of the GEF Resource Allocation Framework (RAF)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JS/64588 (2008-098)
To: SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI National Focal Points

The GEF Evaluation Office is currently conducting an online survey as part of the mid-term review of the RAF. I am pleased to forward to you herewith a message from the GEF Evaluation Office, which contains a link to the online survey (http://www.surveymk.com//s.aspx?sm=aEMrnMQ2Q38exsvL_2fuE0vg ...

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Notification
#1124
2008-09-24
Action by
2008-12-12

Decisions IX/11 and IX/31 requesting actions/submissions from Parties, governments and relevant organizations

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/64504 (2008-122)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

At its ninth meeting, the Conference of the Parties (COP) concluded a comprehensive review of the implementation of Articles 20 and 21 of the Convention, and adopted decisions IX/11 and IX/31 to guide further implementation of the funding provisions of the Convention. The full text of the two d ...

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Notification
#1169
2008-12-17
Action by
2009-07-31

Decisions IX/11 and IX/31 requesting actions/submissions from Parties, governments and relevant organizations: Extension of deadline

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/64504 (2008-166)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

Following the request by some Parties to extend the deadline, the new date for submission is now set at no later than 31 July 2009.

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Notification
#1209
2009-03-23
Action by
2009-04-06

Access and Benefit-sharing: Expert Group on traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources – nomination of experts and submission of views

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/VN/GD/66485 (2009-033)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and stakeholders

With reference to notification 2009-019 dated 24 February 2009 regarding the nomination of experts and submission of views for the Expert Group on traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources to be held in Hyderabad, India, from 16-19 June 2009, please note that the deadline for the n ...

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Notification
#1212
2009-04-14
Action by
2009-05-18

Registration for Online Forum on Standards for LMO Shipments (paragraph 3 of Article 18 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety)

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/KG/ps/67309 (2009-036)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), Biosafety Clearing House National Focal Points, Relevant Organizations

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that registration for the Online Forum on Standards for LMO Shipments is now open. You are invited to register to participate in the Forum here: https://bch.cbd.int/onlineconferences/registration_art18.shtml.

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Notification
#1213
2009-04-15
Action by
2009-05-07

Reminder - Updating or Revision of the Strategic Plan of the Convention

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/VA/64383 (2009-037)
To: CBD National Focal Points, relevant organizations

Considering the very small number of contributions to both the notification and the e-Forum, the Secretariat would like to reiterate the importance of providing submissions or views in response to paragraph 6 of decision IX/9. Considering the importance of the Strategic Plan for the implementati ...

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Notification
#1214
2009-04-16

Preliminary gap analysis of the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/RH/lj/67334 (2009-038)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Other governments, relevant organizations, and indigenous and local communities

It is my pleasure to inform you that the preliminary gap analysis is now accessible from http://www.ipbes.net/Documents/UNEP_GC_25_INF_30.pdf. All other documents related to this review process, including a template, can be found at http://www.ipbes.net.

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Notification
#1257
2009-07-14
Action by
2009-08-15

International Workshop on Innovative Financial Mechanisms, Bonn, Germany, 27-29 January 2010

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/67975 (2009-081)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to announce that an International Workshop on Innovative Financial Mechanisms will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 27-29 January 2010.

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Notification
#1316
2009-10-21
Action by
2009-11-20

Initial review of the draft document concerning review of the guidance to the financial mechanism

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/69233 (2009-138)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to attach an important document for your initial review prior to formally distributing it for consideration by the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-3) to be held in Nairobi from 24-28 May 2010, in response to pa ...

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Notification
#1317
2009-10-21
Action by
2009-11-16

Urgent request for submissions on concrete activities and initiatives including measurable targets and/or indicators to achieve the strategic goals contained in the strategy for resource mobilization and on indicators to monitor the implementation of the strategy

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/64504 (2009-139)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I would like to draw your kind attention to decision IX/11 (Review of implementation of Articles 20 and 21), B.

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Notification
#1335
2009-11-17

Joint Summary of the Chairs, GEF Council Meeting, November 10-12, 2009

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/69615 (2009-157)
To: CBD National Focal Points, CPB National Focal Points

The thirty-sixth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility was held from 10-12 November 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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Notification
#1481
2010-06-10

Electronic Consultation with Parties on a Proposed Consolidated List of Guidance to the Financial Mechanism

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/71883 (2010-116)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the electronic consultation on a proposed consolidated list of guidance to the financial mechanism, which is available at: http://www.cbd.int/financial/draft-decision/, and will run from 10 June to 9 July 2010. The invitation code is: GEF-GUIDANCE.

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Notification
#1489
2010-06-21

Information Note on the Green Development Mechanism

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/72402 (2010-124)
To: Africa’s National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points of the Convention

I have the honour of transmitting to you the information note prepared by the Green Development Mechanism (GDM) 2010 Initiative with respect to its institutional characters. The information note is transmitted to Africa’s national focal points of the Convention, as received.

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Notification
#1496
2010-07-05

Joint Summary of the Chairs, GEF Council Meeting, June 29 – 1 July 2010

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/72592 (2010-131)
To: CBD National Focal Points, CPB National Focal Points, and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

The thirty-eighth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility was held from 29 June - 1 July 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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Notification
#1577
2010-11-23

Joint Summary of the Chairs, GEF Council Meeting, November 16 - 18, 2010

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/74432 (2010-208)
To: CBD National Focal Points, CPB National Focal Points

The thirty-ninth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility was held from 16-18 November 2010 in Washington, D.C., United States of America.

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Notification
#1660
2011-03-18

Global Environment Facility established Trust Fund for Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) on 17 March 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75387 (2011-060)
To: All Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocols

I am very pleased to inform you that, at the initiative of Japan, the GEF Council has established, on 17 March 2011, a dedicated Trust Fund for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. The Trust Fund for Na ...

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Notification
#1669
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-07-31

Submission of information concerning innovative financial mechanisms, pursuant to decision X/3, A, paragraph 8©

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75558 (2011-069)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, relevant organizations and initiatives

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, A, paragraph 8(c), in which the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties, relevant organizations and initiatives, such as the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Right of Mother Earth, to submit information concerning innovative ...

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Notification
#1670
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-11-30

Submission of information regarding views about the basis upon which targets are to be adopted, pursuant to decision X/3, A, paragraph 10

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75582 (2011-070)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention Biological Diversity

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, A, paragraph 10, in which the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties to submit, through the Executive Secretary, information to the Working Group on Review of Implementation regarding their views about the basis upon which targets are to be a ...

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Notification
#1671
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-11-30

Submission of views, information and experience on the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, pursuant to decision X/3, B, paragraph 4

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75583 (2011-071)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, and relevant organizations

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, B, paragraph 4, the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties and relevant organizations to submit views, information and experience on the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, and requests the Executive Secretary to prepare ...

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Notification
#1672
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-11-30

Submission of information and views on the further development of programme priorities, pursuant to decision X/24, paragraph 5

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75584 (2011-072)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, and relevant stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/24, paragraph 5, the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties and relevant stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities, to submit information and views on the further development of programme priorities, taking into account the Strate ...

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Notification
#1675
2011-04-04

Expedited Access to GEF Funding for Revising National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Submission of Fifth National Report

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75599 (2011-075)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, SBSTTA, ABS, Protected Areas, Clearing-House Mechanism

I am very pleased to bring to your attention the communication addressed to the GEF Operational Focal Points from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with respect to the expanded and expedited access to GEF funding for enabling a ...

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Notification
#1676
2011-04-04

Expedited GEF Support for the Second National Report on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75600 (2011-076)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

I am pleased to forward you the communication from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with respect to the access to GEF funding for preparing the second national reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafe ...

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Notification
#1679
2011-04-08
Action by
2011-06-01

Call for Nomination of Experts for Preparing a Report on the Full Assessment of Funding Necessary and Available for the Implementation of the Convention for the Period July 2014 to June 2018

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75697 (2011-079)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention, and partner organizations

I have the pleasure of referring to the annex of decision X/26, paragraph 4, which states: “Under the authority and with the support of the Conference of the Parties, the Executive Secretary shall contract a team of five experts, with two from developing country Parties, two from developed count ...

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Notification
#1715
2011-06-06

Joint Summary of the Chairs and Highlights of the 40th GEF Council Meeting, 24-26 May 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/76393 (2011-114)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

The fortieth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held from 24-26 May 2011 in Washington, D.C., United States of America. The GEF Council approved the work program comprising 14 project concepts and one programmatic approach, including 4 biodiversity projects, wit ...

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Notification
#1749
2011-08-05
Action by
2011-08-19

UNEP/WCMC Survey on Adopted Indicators for the Strategy for Resource Mobilization Contained in Decision X/3

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/77205 (2011-147)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Resource Mobilization Focal Points

Through decision X/3 the Conference of the Parties adopted a set of fifteen indicators for monitoring the implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization, based on its mission and eight goals. The Decision further invited Parties and other Governments to implement the adopted indicators ...

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Notification
#1792
2011-09-30
Action by
2011-10-30

Draft document on Indicators for the Strategy for Resource Mobilization

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/77665 (2011-190)
To: All focal points under the Convention and its Protocol

I am pleased to attach the following draft document responding to decision X/3 paragraph 7 and 8. The document can be accessed at https://www.cbd.int/financial/doc/srm-indicators-guidance-en.pdf

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