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#124959
2020-03-31

UN gets new dates for biodiversity convention talks

Two meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s permanent subsidiary bodies, previously scheduled for May 2020, have tentatively been rescheduled for August and September 2020, respectively.

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#124961
2020-03-31

The ‘super year for biodiversity’: Undermined by a wildlife market?

This year’s meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is being curtailed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Ironically, the pandemic most likely first emerged from wildlife being traded in a live animal market in Wuhan, China, writes Janice Weatherley Singh.

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#124554
2020-03-05

Revised Text for Global Biodiversity Framework Requested by June

Governments and others deliberated on the structure of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and planned for further developing the draft text at their second of three negotiating meetings.

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#124501
2020-03-04

All roads lead from Rome: the latest meeting en route to Kunming biodiversity COP15

A new global deal for nature will need strong implementation and finance, but discussions on these issues at the latest negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity were lacking.

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#124449
2020-03-02

Rich countries could be asked to pay billions to protect biodiversity

Wealthy nations could be asked to make significant financial contributions to biodiverse countries such as Brazil under proposals put forward during talks on a global agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity decline.

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#124458
2020-03-02

How the Kunming conference can turn biodiversity failures around

If we want real biodiversity targets then we need to address problems with the existing negotiation draft, says Peng Kui.Coronavirus has forced many to look again at how humanity relates to animals and nature. In Kunming this October, a meeting of importance to all life on the planet will take p ...

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#124461
2020-03-02

Governments agree to 'bend the curve for global biodiversity loss'

Lack of resources to prevent global biodiversity loss and funds for megadiverse countries emerged as some of the major challenges during the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) meeting in Rome. More than 600 delegates from 126 countries negotiated a "zero-draft" to prepare a framework to protect ...

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#124434
2020-02-28

ASEAN joins second round of negotiations for new global biodiversity framework

The ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) took part in the second round of negotiations over the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which pushed through despite reports of an outbreak of COVID-19 in northern Italy.

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#124378
2020-02-26

We’re coming up with a new set of targets to protect the natural world. Here’s how

Science and scientists are converging around the knowledge that our planet, with us in the driver’s seat, is moving into the Anthropocene. This is a new geological epoch in which humanity’s actions are changing the face of the earth and how planetary systems – such as global nitrogen and phospho ...

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#124364
2020-02-25

Preserving World’s Biodiversity: Negotiations Convene at FAO Headquarters

The world out there is watching and waiting for results,” Elizabeth Maruma Mrema warns while talking to IPS regarding the preservation of biodiversity of our planet.

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#124322
2020-02-24

We need system change'

A draft global plan to halt the collapse of nature will not protect vulnerable communities or stop the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, claims Friends of the Earth International. The call comes as governments meet in Rome for the first time today to work on a “Paris-style” United Nations agreement ...

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#124325
2020-02-24

Negotiations start on global 'Paris-style' deal to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction

Government ministers from across the globe will this week discuss a draft plan aimed at halting the collapse of nature by 2030, a deal likened as the Paris Agreement for biodiversity.

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#124331
2020-02-24

UN biodiversity meeting needs to deliver transformative change, not just targets

There are just eight months left to make progress on a framework to protect biodiversity for the next ten years. It is of global importance that the October meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Chinese city of Kunming helps the world to stop biodiversity loss.

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#124334
2020-02-24

Nations seek biodiversity accord to stave off mass extinction

Nature experts and government delegates gather this week in Rome to thrash out an international deal for endangered species, trying to avoid a mass extinction event caused by human activity. Having been hastily relocated from Kunming in China following the coronavirus outbreak, negotiators from ...

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#124340
2020-02-24

World’s food systems rely on biodiversity

Rome – Everything we eat is produced in ways that imply some transformation of the environment, which means we must have careful discussions of the type and scale of transformations we are prepared to accept, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in opening remarks to negotiators at a high-l ...

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#124310
2020-02-21

We have a chance to halt biodiversity loss. The stakes have never been higher

The year 2020 has been designated a “super year for nature”, when the global community will rededicate itself to halting biodiversity loss with a 10-year action agenda, scheduled for agreement at the conference of the parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Kunming in China in October.

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#124275
2020-02-20

Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists

The “fates of humans and insects are intertwined”, scientists have said, with the huge declines reported in some places only the “tip of the iceberg”. The warning has been issued by 25 experts from around the world, who acknowledge that little is known about most of the estimated 5.5 million ins ...

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#124282
2020-02-20

The United Nations must get its new biodiversity targets right

Most measures of biodiversity suggest that things are going badly wrong. Some one million plant and animal species face extinction, according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). And French President Emmanuel Macron last week called the ...

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#124236
2020-02-19

These three challenges will make or break the Kunming biodiversity talks

There are just eight months left to make progress on a framework to protect biodiversity for the next ten years. It is of global importance that the October meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Chinese city of Kunming helps the world to stop biodiversity loss.

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#124210
2020-02-18

World leaders urged to 'step back from precipice' of ecological ruin

Humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our species, a group of former foreign ministers has warned, calling on leaders to step back from “the precipice” of irreversible ecological ruin and protect the planet.

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#124234
2020-02-18

Set a global target for ecosystems

Next week, representatives of more than 190 nations are gathering in Rome to discuss how to halt the biodiversity crisis during this decade and beyond.

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#124235
2020-02-18

Rome. 196 pays à la 2ème étape vers la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique

Dans le cadre de la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique (CDB), les experts et les délégations officielles des 196 pays membres se réuniront du 24 au 29 février 2020 au siège de la FAO à Rome (Italie). Il s'agit d'une série de trois réunions préparatoires : la première a eu lieu en août 2019 à ...

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#124185
2020-02-17

Rome hosts negotiations ahead of new UN Biodiversity Framework

In the run-up to October’s UN Biodiversity Conference, officials and experts from around the world will convene at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Italy from February 24 to 29, 2020 for negotiations on the initial draft of a landmark post-2020 global biod ...

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#123021
2019-11-15

The first day of the Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration of the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration for the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has begun today, a meeting that promotes dialogue based on scientific input and the experience of representatives from over 60 countries to develop suggestions on potential objectives, targets and ...

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#123022
2019-11-15

“Living in harmony with Nature” – second day of the Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration discusses how to achieve the 2050 Vision

In the second day of the Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration for the post 2020 Global Biodiversity framework, Basile van Havre, co-chair of the 2020 work group opened the Session 5: Achieving the 2050 Vision, and relevant 2030 milestones

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#123023
2019-11-15

The closing day of CBD´s Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration workshop

The third and last day of the Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration for the post 2020 Global Biodiversity framework started with the report back from previous day work groups, presented by one country representative for each of the four stations:

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#122273
2019-09-18

Biodiversity touches every aspect of our lives – so why has its loss been ignored?

The evidence is unequivocal: biodiversity, important in its own right and essential for current and future generations, is being destroyed by human activities at a rate unprecedented in human history.

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#121124
2019-05-21

Iran to play an outstanding role in CBD

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Head of Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Kazem Khavazi said that Islamic Republic of Iran will play a bigger role in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#117513
2018-07-18

[Commentary] CBD: Can the cure kill?

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) celebrated 25 years of coming into force this year. “Celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity” was the theme for the International Day of Biological Diversity on May 22. Yes, it is the silver jubilee year and for majority of conservationists it ...

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#117128
2018-06-14

Delegates from the Caribbean Region to Attend Major Biodiversity Meet

More than fifty delegates from around the Region are expected to be in Guyana for a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) workshop to continue the development of a CARICOM Biodiversity Strategy (CBS).

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#115582
2017-12-18

UN Convention adopts proposal for post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Delegates to the science body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) closed their meeting this week, sending a number of recommendations to the next UN Biodiversity Conference that set the stage for achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and preparation of the post-2020 global b ...

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