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#109733
2016-08-29

How Sweden recycles 99 percent of its waste

Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The trailblazing Scandinavian nation also recycles 99 percent of its waste, with only a measly 1 percent going to landfills. A process called waste-to- ...

News Headlines
#109734
2016-08-29

It’s time to zero in on food waste

We need to think about how we produce food, what we consume and what we discard, writes Georgina Crouth.

News Headlines
#109735
2016-08-29

The secret life of a corporate responsibility director: I point businesses towards their moral compass

My full email signature reminds me that I am a corporate social responsibility director. Don’t know what it means? Me neither. But Googling various definitions of the constituent words of my job title tends to sees me through to until 09.12am each morning. I’ll work it out, eventually.

News Headlines
#109736
2016-08-29

Climate change predicted to halve coffee-growing area that supports 120m people

Climate change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate Institute, commissioned by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand.

News Headlines
#109737
2016-08-29

Millennials & Future Generations Will Bear Cost of Climate Change

Millennials and future generations will bear severe future financial costs if climate change goes unchecked, according to a new report. Analysis from the Demos and NextGen co-authored report, The Price Tag of Being Young: Climate Change and Millennials’ Economic Future, said millennials would lo ...

News Headlines
#109738
2016-08-29

New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World

The task facing the next United Nations Secretary-General will not be an easy one. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of multiple, interconnected crises including conflict in Syria, tensions around Ukraine, and disputes over water and land resource issues. All of this at a time when we ...

Focal Point
#6927

Algeria
Meeting Document
#109726
2016-08-26

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/13/5

Suggested Clarifications on What Constitutes Unintentional Transboundary Movements in Contrast with Illegal Transboundary Movements

Meeting Document
#109725
2016-08-26

UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/8/INF/5

Report of the Workshop of the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms

Meeting Document
#109724
2016-08-26

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/1/ADD1

Annotated Provisional Agenda

Notification
#2529
2016-08-26
Action by
2016-09-26

Exhibition space for the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and concurrent meetings of its Protocols

Reference: SCBD/AFC/MRH/PT/85427 (2016-103)
To: CBD, ABS and CPB National Focal Points, International organizations

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News Headlines
#109727
2016-08-26

Arctic Study Reveals World's Worst Mass Extinction Due to Global Warming

A study reveals that the world's last mass extinction happened because of global warming. This mass extinction, called the Great Dying Event, saw the demise of 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of terrestrial life.

News Headlines
#109728
2016-08-26

Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed.

News Headlines
#109729
2016-08-26

Obama to create world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii

Barack Obama is to create the world’s largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii, the White House has said. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will quadruple in size, to cover around 582,578 sq miles (1.5m sq km) - more than twice the size of Texas.

News Headlines
#109730
2016-08-26

England's best-loved wildlife still in serious decline, report shows

Much of England’s best-loved wildlife remains in serious decline, according to the latest official assessment from the government. Birds and butterflies on farmland have continued their long term downward trend and 75% of over 200 “priority” species across the country – including hedgehogs, dorm ...

News Headlines
#109731
2016-08-26

The hydrogen economy is much nearer than we think

Hydrogen made from renewable electricity is already fuelling vehicles at affordable prices, writes DAVID THORPE. But now the 'green' fuel is set to go from niche to mainstream - powering not just cars, trucks and buses, but storing surplus renewable energy on sunny and windy days, then to be bur ...

News Headlines
#109732
2016-08-26

Beans: A mighty tool in the fight for food security

Pulse seeds are going to be crucial to our global fight for food security, particularly in the face of climate change.

Meeting Document
#109723
2016-08-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/6

Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on Its First Meeting

Meeting Document
#109721
2016-08-25

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/1/REV1

Revised Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#109719
2016-08-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/6

Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on Its First Meeting

Notification
#2528
2016-08-25
Action by
2016-09-11

Peer review of Outlooks on Biodiversity: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Contributions to the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Reference: SCBD/OES/RH/KM/85935 (2016-102)
To: CBD, SBSTTA and TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#109705
2016-08-25

Friends become foes when environments become 'benign'

BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Nature is full of alliances, mutualistic partnerships between two species. Flowers offer bees and butterflies nectar in exchange for pollination. Anemones offer clown fish shelter in exchange for protection.

News Headlines
#109706
2016-08-25

Hay fever from ragweed pollen could double due to climate change

Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe -- according to a new report from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with several European institutes.

News Headlines
#109707
2016-08-25

Endangered species often wait 12 years or more to be listed for protection

Delays in listing endangered species on the U.S.’s endangered species list is pushing many of them towards extinction, a new study has found.

News Headlines
#109708
2016-08-25

Nurturing African Agriculture

Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - While agriculture could be the driving force to lift millions of Africans out of poverty and alleviate hunger, its full potential remains untapped.

News Headlines
#109709
2016-08-25

Asia, Looking Beyond the Green Revolution

Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - More than 2.2 billion people in Asia rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, but the Asian Development Bank warns that stagnant and declining yields of major crops such as rice and wheat can be ultimately linked to declining investments in agriculture. Public investments i ...

News Headlines
#109710
2016-08-25

GM mustard clears hurdle in India but more remain

A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition.

News Headlines
#109711
2016-08-25

British public back strong new wildlife laws post-Brexit, YouGov poll shows

An overwhelming majority of the British public polled want new post-Brexit laws protecting wildlife and the countryside to be at least as strong as the EU rules currently in place, according to a opinion poll published on Thursday.

News Headlines
#109712
2016-08-25

Seals help show how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect deep ocean

A group of elephant seals in Antarctica has helped show how freshwater from melting ice shelves affects a key part of the engine that drives the circulation of the world's oceans.

News Headlines
#109713
2016-08-25

Germany's organic vineyards hit by climate change

Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.

News Headlines
#109714
2016-08-25

Ancient carbon seeping from permafrost could set off climate-change bomb

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.

News Headlines
#109715
2016-08-25

Transforming Conservation in China with ‘Land Trust Reserves’

In 2012 in China, the 27,325-acre Laohegou Land Trust Reserve, was designed to link several existing reserves in Sichuan’s Pingwu County—home to golden snub-nosed monkeys, Asian golden cats and the highest density of endangered giant pandas in the world.

News Headlines
#109716
2016-08-25

Small Farms Are Feeding The World

Contrary to the popular belief, smallholder farms feed most of the world, not industrial-scale farming. Consider the following statistics.

News Headlines
#109717
2016-08-25

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.

News Headlines
#109718
2016-08-25

A New Regime for the High Seas

Late last year, nearly 200 nations came together in Paris to reach a critical global climate agreement. The Paris climate agreement demonstrated that the international community can come together and successfully tackle a grave environmental problem of global scope. It is now time for the intern ...

Meeting Document
#109704
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: Items 9, 14, 15, 17 and 19

Meeting Document
#109703
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: Resource Mobilization, GEF Capacity-building and Synergies

Meeting Document
#109702
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: The Protocols

News Headlines
#109690
2016-08-24

Reef castaways: Can coral make it across Darwin's 'impassable' barrier?

An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.

News Headlines
#109691
2016-08-24

India develops moth allergy kit

[THIRUVANANTHAPURAM] Following scientific determination that Tiger moth, or Asota caricae, is responsible for unexplained fevers, researchers in Kerala state have begun developing a kit capable of quickly diagnosing lepidopterism, a disease caused by moth allergens.

News Headlines
#109692
2016-08-24

Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was pushing the world’s largest fish toward extinction.

News Headlines
#109693
2016-08-24

Microplastics should be banned in cosmetics to save oceans, MPs say

Environmental audit committee calls for ban after hearing that microbeads harm marine life and enter the food chain

News Headlines
#109694
2016-08-24

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

News Headlines
#109695
2016-08-24

How the National Park Service Is Planning for Climate Change

Five years ago, just after archaeologist Marcy Rockman joined the National Park Service’s new climate change response program, the GOP-controlled Congress slashed its budget by 70 percent.

News Headlines
#109696
2016-08-24

Why Some Countries Don't Want to Do More to Protect Elephants

What to do about the African elephant poaching crisis looms large ahead of next month’s major international wildlife trade meeting.

News Headlines
#109697
2016-08-24

Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Recently, a tomato insect pest, Tuta absoluta, swept across Nigeria, devastating tomato fields and leading to immeasurable financial losses and emotional trauma. T. absoluta originated from the Andean region in South America.

News Headlines
#109698
2016-08-24

Some climate paths may harm sustainable development

In December 2015 in Paris, the world's leaders agreed to keep global average temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial values.

News Headlines
#109699
2016-08-24

Biological invasions threaten biodiversity, economy and human livelihood in developing countries

Invasions from alien species such as Japanese Knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world's poorest nations, new University of Exeter research shows.

News Headlines
#109700
2016-08-24

Dams inevitably result in species decline, losses on reservoir islands

Hydropower development is booming, with controversial projects unfolding across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

News Headlines
#109701
2016-08-24

An unbalance in nutrients threatens plant biodiversity

An unnatural balance of nutrients threatens biodiversity in a survival of the fittest scenario, according to the results of a world-first global experiment published in the prestigious Nature journal.

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