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Hamdallah Zedan addresses meeting of the UNFCCC in Montreal, Canada

Speaking on behalf of the biodiversity-related conventions, Hamdallah Zedan spoke of the urgent need to address the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, and the need to apprecate the role of biodiversity and ecosystem integrity in adaptation strategies.

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Global Environmental Actors Present New Research on Climate Change and Biodiversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) present their most recent publications on the linkages between climate change and biodiversity

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Promoting Scientific Interlinkages between Climate Change and Biodiversity.

Montreal – 21 March 2007: Through the generous financial support of the Government of Canada, roundtable discussions between members of the bureau of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SBSTTA), the representatives of t ...

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Elevating Climate Change and Biodiversity to the Top of the Political Agenda.

Climate change and the loss of biological diversity are the two most important global environmental challenges facing mankind, with far reaching ecological, economic, financial, social, cultural, ethical, and security implications.<br><br><table width=120> <tr><b>Other languages:</b></tr> <tr><t ...

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World Migratory Bird Day, 12-13 May 2007 - U.N. Campaign highlights “Migratory Birds in a changing climate”

Bonn, 12-13 May 2007 -- A series of events will take place around the world this weekend to highlight the impacts of climate change on migratory birds. Over one hundred separate events in more than 48 countries will transmit the message of the 2007 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) to local commun ...

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Message by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the Occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day 2007 - Migratory Birds in a Changing Climate, 12-13 May 2007

This year’s World Migratory Bird Day draws attention to the plight of birds as our climate changes. The main impacts of climate change will be on water, with extensive loss of coastal wetlands, retreat of glaciers, decreased sea-ice extent, thawing of some permafrost, longer ice-free seasons on ...

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Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Celebrates World Environment Day.

As climate change is one of the burning issues on the global agenda, it is only fitting that the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, “Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?”, coincides with International Polar Year, and is reflective of the impacts of climate change on our planet. On 23 March this ...

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Secretariat of the Convention Launches UNEP’s Global Outlook for Ice & Snow.

World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

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Briefing on the links between biodiversity and climate change leading up to the high level global climate change discussions on 24 September in New York

Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity invites all media to the CBD Secretariat for a briefing on the links between biodiversity and climate change leading up to the high level global climate change discussions on 24 September in New York

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CBD Secretariat Receives Ozone Protection Award

Montreal 21 September 2007 - The CBD Secretariat has received a Twentieth Anniversary Ozone Protection Award in the Partners Award category in recognition of its role as a member of the Green Customs Initiative (GCI) in the development and implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances th ...

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Secretariat of CBD launches Adaptation website at UNFCCC COP-13

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a website on planning and practices for adaptation to climate change. The launch will be on Thursday, 13 December at 10:00am in the Bali Conference Centre.

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Convention on Biological Diversity Launches Adaptation Website

Bali, 13 December 2007 – To promote efforts that will allow all forms of life on Earth to cope with climate change, the Convention’s Biodiversity Adaptation website was officially launched today by the Executive Secretary, Ahmed Djoghlaf and the Director General of Germany’s Federal Ministry for ...

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Biodiversity: A Missing Link for Mitigating Climate Change - World Environment Day celebrated in Montreal

Montreal: 6 June 2008 –World Environment Day was celebrated in Montreal yesterday by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Montreal diplomatic community by the hoisting for the first time of the United Nations flag at the entrance to the Montreal World Trade Centre, w ...

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European Community Members and Their Overseas Entities meet to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

Montreal, 11 July 2008. More than 450 participants representing 43 countries attended the first-ever international conference “The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to Counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss”, which was held from 7 to 11 July 2008 at Saint Denis on Reuni ...

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Biodiversity and Climate Change: A CBD Contribution to the Copenhagen Climate Agreement

Montreal, 11 September 2009 – The 6,000 participants attending the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, held in May 2008, decided to establish an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change as a contribution to the fifteen ...

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Ocean Acidification from CO2 Emissions Causes Substantial Irreversible Damage to Ocean Ecosystems

Copenhagen, 14 December 2009 – The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity released today a major study, Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biological Diversity.

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Climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and land degradation addressed as a single challenge at the Aichi Nagoya Biodiversity Summit

Nagoya, Japan, 18 October 2010: As the challenges—and solutions—to climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and the degradation of the world’s drylands, are interlinked and cannot be addressed in a compartmentalized approach. <br><a href='http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2010/pr-2010-10-18- ...

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Need to maintain nature’s supply of freshwater key concern at the Nagoya Conference Ecosystems Pavilion

Nagoya, Japan, 21 October 2010—Facing increased uncertainties in the future supply of fresh drinking water due to climate change, biodiversity loss, and land degradation, an array of water experts, civil society representatives and business leaders are to discuss how natural systems can be reinf ...

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Message from Nagoya to Cancun and beyond: A sustainable future is founded on climate-resilient ecosystems and communities

Cancun, Mexico, 29 November 2010. Sustainable development in a world facing climate change can only be realized if coordinated action is taken to safeguard biodiversity and manage all land sustainably. Agencies and organizations working to address these key challenges will explore this message a ...

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Scientists and policy makers call for greater efforts to integrate biodiversity into climate change politics

Lima, 5 December 2014 – A group of scientists and policymakers delivered a declaration to the Minister of the Environment of Peru, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, the president of UNFCCC Cop-20,that calls for integrated research on biodiversity and climate change and increased recognition of key biodiversi ...

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Governments should consider the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as strategy for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Montreal, 21 October 2015 – Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it underpins can be the basis for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies as they can deliver benefits that will, according to the outcomes of a recent technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches to ...

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Canada and the United States of America Affirm Partnership on Climate Action, Clean Energy, and the Arctic and its Biodiversity

Montreal, 14 March 2016 –The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, applauds the Arctic Partnership announced Thursday by United States President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C. Although focus ...

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UN biodiversity report identifies risks and uncertainties of novel strategies to tackle climate change

31 OCTOBER 2016 – The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published a detailed assessment of the implications of using climate geoengineering to limit global warming. Approaches considered include the large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, as assumed in nearly all ...

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UN Heads call for assistance to address linked climate change, biodiversity and desertification threats

13 November 2017 – The Executive Secretaries of the Biological Diversity, Climate Change, and Desertification Conventions are calling for the establishment of a Facility to secure finance for large projects that will help to address common issues.

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African ministers adopt a Pan-African action agenda on ecosystem restoration: Agree to build momentum to implement commitments for biodiversity

15 November 2018 - African Ministers of Environment together with partner organizations committed to an ambitious action agenda taking a coherent approach to addressing the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change.

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