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UN Convention on Desertification Designates GEF as a Source of Funding for Projects in Developing Countries

Havana, Cuba, September 5, 2003 – The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has designated the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a financial mechanism to assist developing countries in implementing the Convention. The decision was made by more than 100 countries attendi ...

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In dry and sub-humid lands, stronger institutions needed to protect biodiversity

Montreal 25 November 2005 – The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity will hold its eleventh meeting from 28 November to 2 December 2005 in Montreal. Representatives of 187 governments and the European Community will ...

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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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Rio Conventions Pavilion helps raise awareness

Montreal, 26 October 2011 – Over the two weeks of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), held in Changwon, Republic of Korea, from 10 to 21 October 2011, more than one thousand partners and Parties discussed themes r ...

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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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