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News Headlines
#106308
2015-11-27

“París Is Not the End of a Climate Change Process but a Beginning”

SANTIAGO, Nov 27 2015 (IPS) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says the climate summit in Paris “is not the end of a process but a beginning,” and that it will produce “an agreement that, although insufficient with respect to the original goal, shows that people believe it is better to move a ...

Side Event
#1023
COP 8

“ASEAN Center for Biodiversity: Opportunities to promote CBD implementation in the Southeast Asian Region”

“The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity was recently established by the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote biodiversity conservation in the region, which is well known for its diverse and rich tropical biological diversity. The Center reflects the st ...

News Headlines
#114524
2017-09-20

‘UN reformer’ Guterres must do more on climate change

Right now, the capability of the UN’s institutions to understand, prepare and respond to climate change risks is terrifyingly inadequate.In Paris, nations reached agreement to mitigate against and adapt to climate change. It was an agreement between countries to take national action, but we live ...

News Headlines
#108368
2016-04-25

‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord

22 April 2016 – As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible.

News Headlines
#110112
2016-09-21

‘There is no time to waste’ Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force

21 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring into force the landmark ...

Side Event
#3056
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

‘STRENGTHENING COMPLIANCE IN THE EU: CODES OF CONDUCT, GUIDELINES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR EUROPEAN TAXONOMIC INSTITUTIONS, AND THE REGISTER OF COLLECTIONS

Presentations and Panel discussion on the implications for biological collections of the proposed EU-wide Regulation on Implementing the Nagoya Protocol together with an examination of the roles of such collections in the utilisation of genetic resources. The development and adoption by sectors ...

News Headlines
#107273
2016-02-18

‘Our task is not over,’ says Ban, urging action on Paris climate pledges ahead of signing ceremony

17 February 2016 – While the international community has provided a solid foundation for the world’s response to climate change by adopting the Paris Agreement this past December, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that it is now necessary to build on that momentum in order ...

News Headlines
#106003
2015-11-05

‘Climate change knows no national borders,’ Ban says, urging consensus-building ahead of Paris conference

4 November 2015 – With the “deadline” for concluding a universal climate agreement just four weeks away, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that despite months of talks and critical pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key issues still remain in play – on equity and differentiat ...

News Headlines
#106625
2015-12-16

‘At time of great division,’ unity on Paris climate accord must be built upon – UN Assembly President

15 December 2015 – The President of the 193-member United Nations General Assembly today vowed to begin the hard work of carrying out the Paris Agreement on climate change, reminding the world that at a time of great division, the unity, leadership and collective responsibility demonstrated in t ...

News Headlines
#106562
2015-12-11

Working from 'streamlined text,' officials race to finish global climate change deal

(CNN)—The United Nations' leader said Friday that a "cleaner, streamlined text" of a global climate change agreement has emerged, expressing hope that negotiators in Paris will resolve "several outstanding issues" and finalize a deal soon.

News Headlines
#110828
2016-11-14

Without funding, developing country climate plans will wither

The Paris Agreement’s entry into force should be celebrated. Little will be achieved, however, unless governments turn words into action.Although Latin America and the Caribbean are confronting a difficult economic situation, there is a strong case for implementing the agreement, which can build ...

News Headlines
#110324
2016-10-06

With ‘unstoppable’ momentum, Paris climate pact set for early November entry into force – UN chief

5 October 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is set to enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions thresho ...

News Headlines
#108925
2016-06-17

With new Norway-US forest cooperation, support grows to save forests by offsetting flights

This week at the Oslo REDD Exchange, Norway and the US committed to deeper collaboration over slowing climate change through forest protection. The agreement supports efforts within the International Civil Aviation Organisation to utilise a market system with incentives to reduce deforestation.

News Headlines
#113459
2017-06-22

Wild Carpathia: “the forest is Romanian’s brother”

The first-ever United Nations Summit on Oceans, which took place in New York on 5-9 June, has reached a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean’s health, with more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the ocean and the adoption of a 14-point Call for Action to conserve and sust ...

News Headlines
#113250
2017-06-12

Why Canada will pay to help places like the Solomon Islands fight climate change

"Nice name," said the president of the United States, perhaps deviating from his prepared text.While announcing his determination to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change, Donald Trump was lamenting that American funds had been committed to help developing countri ...

News Headlines
#107293
2016-02-19

When conservation efforts foist the cost of climate mitigation onto poor people

The recent Paris climate agreement included REDD+, the UN’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation program, as a key tool for combating climate change.

News Headlines
#115415
2017-12-01

What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)

With Brexit negotiations stuck on divorce bills and borders, complex issues such as climate change barely receive a mention. Yet the UK has agreements with the EU around emissions targets and technology transfer, and Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s progress on cutting carbon e ...

News Headlines
#115221
2017-11-16

What they don’t tell you about climate change

TWO years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter than pre-industrial times. Climate scientists and campaigners purred. Politicians patted themselves on the back. Despite the Paris agreement’s ambiguities and some setbacks, including President Donald Trump’s decision ...

News Headlines
#106025
2015-11-06

What the world thinks about climate change in 7 charts

As world leaders prepare to negotiate a major climate change agreement later this month at the United Nations’ Paris 2015 conference, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that people around the world see the issue as a significant challenge and want their governments to take action.

News Headlines
#113133
2017-06-01

What is the Paris Agreement on climate change? Everything you need to know

US President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the international community this week after rumours swirled that he would back out of a global agreement to tackle climate change.

News Headlines
#106740
2016-01-05

What does the Paris agreement mean for the world's other 8 million species?

The word “biodiversity” is employed once in the Paris agreement’s 32 pages. “Forests” appears a few times, but “oceans”, like biodiversity, scores just a single appearance. There is no mention of extinction. Wildlife, coral reefs, birds, frogs, orchids, polar bears and pikas never show up anywhe ...

News Headlines
#106848
2016-01-14

We Have No Way to Predict the Unintended Consequences of Geoengineering

The historic agreement forged in Paris among 195 countries in December holds the promise of triggering a global shift to combat climate change—and harbors a hidden warning.

News Headlines
#110696
2016-11-02

Want a climate solution? Start talking

With the Paris Agreement now almost a year old and ratified by 86 of its signatories, the next big word is implementation. But just how do countries make good on their climate pledges? One option is to start talking.

Meeting
#1571

WTO Committee on Regional Trade Agreements

29 - 30 March 2004, Geneva, Switzerland

Side Event
#2800
COP 11
2012-10-17

WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD

THIS SIDE EVENT WILL UPDATE DELEGATES AND OTHERS ON WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD, IN PARTICULAR ON THE ON-GOING WORK IN THE REGULAR TRIPS COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL AS ON THE PARALLEL TRACK OF DG WTO'S CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.

Side Event
#3370
COP 12
2014-10-15

Valuing the Deep: Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

The United Nations General Assembly is debating a possible implementing agreement (or agreements) on marine biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. Access and benefit-sharing may be one component of any implementing agreement with a decision expected in 2015. This side event presents ...

News Headlines
#110703
2016-11-02

Using forests to curb climate change threatens human rights

The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a landmark the world rightly applauded. Its pledge to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius - and preferably 1.5 degrees - lays down one of humanity’s greatest challenge for the 21st century. But how to achieve it?

Side Event
#1119
ABS WG 5
2007-10-09

Using Technology To Maximize Utility Of Genetic Resources Under Standard Materials Transfer Agreements

Materials Transfer Agreements (MTAs) can and should benefit from the low-cost, advanced communication opportunities of modern electronic networks as part and parcel of the standardisation process. And key considerations during the process of standardisation on chosen and excluded options shoul ...

Side Event
#534
SBSTTA 11
2005-11-29

Update on the ISSUE BASED MODULES FOR THE COHERENT IMPLEMENTATION OF BIODIVERSITY RELATED CONVENTIONS

The 2010 biodiversity target makes efforts on synergy and harmonization among biodiversity related agreements important and urgent. Since different MEAs often relate to common issues, UNEP is developing issue-based modules on four crosscutting issues: Inland Water, Sustainable Use, Invasive Alie ...

Notification
#2269
2014-12-15

Update on UNEP project on synergies among biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/fd/81476 (2014-138)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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News Headlines
#108252
2016-04-20

Unprecedented global warming as 2016 approaches 1.5 °C mark

Global surface temperatures could get close to the 1.5 °C-above-preindustrial limit before the Paris climate agreement even comes into effect.

Press Release
#66305
2009-12-15

United Nations Forum on Forests and Convention on Biological Diversity Enter into Partnership

Copenhagen, 15 December 2009 – Amidst the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) today signed an agreement to closely collaborate over the coming two years. “This agreement will h ...

Meeting Document
#69694
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/3/INF/10

Report on Preconditions for Harmonized Reporting to Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#33381
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/2/INF/12

Periodicity of Meetings and Organization of Work of the Conference of the Parties: A Comparative Analysis with Governing Bodies of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Other Intergovernmental Processes of Relevance to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#36706
2007-08-03

UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/5/INF/3

Analytical Study on Administrative and Judicial Remedies Available in Countries with Users under Their Jurisdiction and in International Agreements

Meeting Document
#41339
2007-11-27

UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/5/INF/3

Analytical Study on Administrative and Judicial Remedies Available in Countries with Users under Their Jurisdiction and in International Agreements

Meeting Document
#5960
2003-11-03

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/28

Protected areas: Looking for synergies in the implementation of site based international agreements and programmes

Meeting Document
#99181
2014-05-20

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/4

New and Emerging Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity - Possible Gaps and Overlaps with the Applicable Provisions of the Convention, Its Protocols and Other Relevant Agreements Related to Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techn ...

Meeting Document
#107904
2016-04-01

UNEP/CBD/SBI/1/INF/39

Analysis of the National Reporting Processes in Agreements Relevant for Biodiversity – with Emphasis on the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#1685
2002-03-07

UNEP/CBD/ISOC/1/5/CORR1

The Relationship Between Intellectual Property Rights and the Relevant Provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (Corrigendum)

Meeting Document
#1684
2002-03-07

UNEP/CBD/ISOC/1/5

The Relationship Between Intellectual Property Rights and the Relevant Provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#1681
2002-03-01

UNEP/CBD/ISOC/1/2

Analysis of the Development and Experience of the Operations of Other Conventions and Agreements

Meeting Document
#88964
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/2/INF/10

Using Biocultural Community Protocols to Implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples At the Local Level For Sustainable Development

Meeting Document
#78893
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/INF/2

Overview of Experiences and Initiatives on Awareness-Raising on Access and Benefit-Sharing and Under Different Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#88403
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/INF/2

Overview of Experiences and Initiatives on Awareness-Raising on Access and Benefit-Sharing and Under Different Multilateral Environmental Agreements

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