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Press Release
#111447
2016-12-14

Biodiversity Convention and WWF champion biodiversity awareness, Sign MOU in support of Aichi Biodiversity Target 1

14 December 2016 -The Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (SCBD) and WWF International have signed an MoU to collaborate in implementing CBD’s Global Communications Strategy together with CBD Parties, partners and the broader conservation community to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target ...

Press Release
#111372
2016-12-09

FAO, SPREP and CBD introduce guide on mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands

9 December 2016 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), today released a technical document that provides guidance on mainstreaming ecosystem servi ...

Press Release
#108678
2016-05-20

G7 Environment Ministers' communique welcomed by Head of Biodiversity Convention

The Toyama communiqué issued by G7 environment ministers has been welcomed by Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), for its strong support to both the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as well as the theme of the upcoming thirteenth Meetin ...

Press Release
#108007
2016-04-07

Latin America and Caribbean nations declare support for biodiversity mainstreaming efforts under Convention on Biological Diversity

Montreal 7 April 2016 – In anticipation of the discussions to take place at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) later this year, Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Environment have adopted a decision to enhance imple ...

Press Release
#103901
2015-05-19

Bio-Bridge Initiative funding agreement signed to promote technical and scientific cooperation on biodiversity

Montreal, 19 May 2015 – The Republic of Korea and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with the purpose of promoting technical and scientific co-operation and to support achievement of the goals and targets of the Convention, have today signed a funding agreement for ...

Press Release
#101979
2014-11-15

SPREP and CBD Strengthen Commitments to Biodiversity Conservation in the Pacific

Sydney, 15 November 2014 - The signing of an agreement over the weekend between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was a fitting culmination to the Pacific Islands Dialogue to prepare for Pacif ...

Press Release
#100923
2014-09-12

International Plant Protection Convention Joins Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions

The Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has become the seventh member of the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG), which includes the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Ani ...

Press Release
#98418
2014-04-08

2014 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer report says consumers expect companies to respect biodiversity

While 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity, only 27% of the top 100 beauty and personal care companies actually mention biodiversity on their websites or in their corporate sociability reports, according to the newly launched 201 ...

Press Release
#95740
2013-09-27

In Windhoek, World Builds Synergies for Sustainable Land Management, Biodiversity Protection and Climate Change - Rio Conventions Pavilion a success at UNCCD COP 11

Windhoek, Namibia 27 September 2013. Over 2000 delegates attending UNCCD’s COP11 came to the Rio Conventions Pavilion and joined in the conversation on synergistic approaches to achieving a land-degradation neutral world and supporting sustainable livelihoods.

Press Release
#95122
2013-08-14

Caribbean States become Biodiversity Champions - Second phase of Caribbean Challenge Initiative launched

Montreal, 14 August 2013 – To further accelerate marine and coastal conservation action in the region and establish more sustainable business practices, eight Caribbean governments, together with several business partners, have assumed the mantle of Biodiversity Champions and made significant fi ...

Press Release
#93946
2013-05-27

From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis

Gland, Switzerland, 28 May 2013 – With unprecedented species declines and more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

Press Release
#91688
2012-12-21

United Nations General Assembly resolutions highlight contribution of the Convention on Biological Diversity for oceans agenda and implementation of Rio + 20 outcomes

Montreal 21 December 2012. The 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly has recognized the importance of recent decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), including those dealing with implementation of the global oceans agen ...

Press Release
#88922
2012-06-22

Rio + 20 outcome recognizes importance of biodiversity for sustainable development

Rio de Janeiro 22 June 2012. The nations of the world have recognized the crucial role of biodiversity in ensuring sustainable development in the outcome document of the Rio + 20 conference and called for greater efforts to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#88879
2012-06-21

20 years after their birth, three sister Rio Conventions reaffirm their collective responsibility for sustainable development

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 June 2012 – The heads of the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reaffirmed their determination to work to g ...

Press Release
#88624
2012-06-13

Rio Conventions join forces for sustainable development and the future we want

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 June 2012 – At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the secretariats of the biodiversity, climate change and desertification conventions and the Global Environment Facility are joining forces under the Rio Conventions Pavilion to promote ...

Press Release
#85587
2012-02-07

Theme of Future Policy Award 2012: Oceans and Coasts. World Future Council partners with CBD, GEF and FAO to present awards in Hyderabad, India

Hamburg/Montreal/Washington D.C., Rome, 7 February 2012. Over 70 per cent of the earth is covered in oceans and major seas. Their health is a prerequisite for the survival of humanity. Yet, they are degrading fast. In order to address this pressing issue the World Future Council (WFC) announced ...

Press Release
#85295
2012-01-25

Latest initiative under joint ITTO/CBD programme—a new project to support sustainable forest management (SFM) and biodiversity conservation in Africa

Yokohama/Montreal, 25 January 2012 –The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Government of Japan today signed a letter of understanding for funding of 278 million Japanese yen (US$ 3.6 million) to implement a large capacity-building project to support five Congo Basin countr ...

Press Release
#84663
2011-12-20

Partnership forged between Japan Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Kanazawa, Japan, 20 December 2011– The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Japan Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCNJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a view to promoting greater awareness amongst civil socie ...

Press Release
#84443
2011-12-12

UN Biodiversity Chief Signs Memorandum of Understanding with World Future Council

Hamburg/Montreal, 12 December 2011. Today, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Future Council in Hamburg, Germany, in order to establish a framework of cooperation in promoting the implementation ...

Press Release
#83535
2011-11-08

Expanding scientific expertise for implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 at the margins of the seventh meeting of Working Group on Article 8(j) and the fifteenth meeting of SBSTTA

Montreal, 8 November 2011– The opening reception of the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), witnessed the continuing growth of the Consortium of Scientific Partners (CSP) to the Convention, as ...

Press Release
#83558
2011-11-08

CBD Secretariat and IUCN sign supplementary agreement for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 regarding invasive species

Montreal, 8 November 2011 –At the margins of the fifteenth meeting of Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice, the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, of the Inte ...

Press Release
#82840
2011-10-13

In the Republic of Korea, the Rio Conventions Pavilion will showcase actions that address the problems of land degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change

Montreal, 13 October 2011 – As governments meet in the Republic of Korea to address the challenges of land degradation under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, global actors will meet at the Rio Conventions Pavilion to communicate their coordinated actions to stop land degr ...

Press Release
#82489
2011-09-29

Cooperating for nature: South Africa as a regional hub for South-South cooperation on biodiversity for development

Montreal, 29 September 2011 – The Government of South Africa, through its Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further promote South-South and triangular cooperation on biod ...

Press Release
#82300
2011-09-26

Biodiversity Convention signs Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat

Montreal, 26 September 2011 – The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and UN-HABITAT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in New York last week on the margins of the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Press Release
#82172
2011-09-20

Modus operandi agreed by Rio conventions

Montreal, 20 September 2011 – The Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions has agreed to mechanisms and procedures that will improve their coordination and therefore their contribution to sustainable development.

Press Release
#82174
2011-09-20

Aichi biodiversity heads of agencies task force established with 27 global partners

Montreal, 21 September 2011 – At a signing ceremony organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed with 27 of the largest international agencies, organizations and environmental conventions for implementation and achievement o ...

Press Release
#82146
2011-09-19

The Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention joins forces for the implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Montreal, 19 September 2011- Demonstrating the continued and growing collaboration on the biodiversity and water agendas, Anada Tiéga, Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, paid a visit to the seat of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ...

Press Release
#82094
2011-09-15

The Preparation of the Global City and Biodiversity Outlook launched

Montreal, 15 September 2011 – In the context of the Second Meeting on the Implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-National Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities on Biodiversity, held in Bonn, Germany, from 4 to 6 September 2011, Stockholm University (SU), through the Stockholm Resi ...

Press Release
#81366
2011-08-18

UEBT and CBD sign MOU to help stop biodiversity loss

Montreal, 18 August 2011 – In the context of the launching of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that seeks to contribute to the i ...

Press Release
#81053
2011-08-03

Expanding scientific expertise for implementation of Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 2020

Montreal, 3 August 2011– The Consortium of Scientific Partners to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) continues to grow with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Agropolis International and the Convention Secretariat. Agropolis International thus becomes the eighteenth m ...

Press Release
#79889
2011-06-14

Launch of InforMEA - The United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environment Agreement (MEAs)

Geneva, 15 June 2011 – The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (MEA IKM) develops harmonized MEA information systems to assist Parties and the environment community at large. Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Initi ...

Press Release
#79241
2011-05-24

Republic of Korea a Leader for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development

Montreal, 24 May 2011 — The third expert meeting on South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 18 to 20 May 2011 with the objective of further developing the Plan of Action on South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development as ado ...

Press Release
#77944
2011-03-28

Joint GEF and CBD Exploration for Financial Solutions to Global Biodiversity Challenges in Eastern Europe

Montreal, 28 March 2011 – Participants in the first Eastern Europe Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance, held in Kiev on 25 March 2011, examined the national and regional implications of the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Re ...

Press Release
#77101
2011-02-22

The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Global Environment Facility Partnering for Advancing the Nagoya Outcomes at the Regional Level

Montreal, 22 February 2011: The Central African national focal points for the Convention on Biological Diversity and those of its financial arm, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), jointly attended a regional workshop on biodiversity and finance, held in Kinshasa in collaboration with the GEF ...

Press Release
#75855
2010-12-13

London’s world renowned Natural History Museum joins forces with CBD for the implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Montreal, 13 December 2010 – The Natural History Museum of London, one of the world’s most preeminent centres of biodiversity research, has joined the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Consortium of Scientific Institutions. The Museum, home to life and science specimens ...

Press Release
#74431
2010-10-21

Biodiversity Champions in Southeast Asia

Nagoya, 21 October 2010 – While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is home to 20 per cent of all known plant and animal species, it is losing biodiversity at alarming rates. Unfortunately, this threat has not attracted enough attention from leaders, the public and the med ...

Press Release
#74386
2010-10-20

Mobilizing society to support biodiversity: As Countdown 2010 initiative closes, local coordinated actions show way to solving the global biodiversity crisis

Nagoya (Japan), 20 October 2010 – IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative officially closes today in Nagoya by revealing the best efforts of more than 1,000 organizations around the world to save biodiversity. The ceremony is being held on 20.10.2010 at 8.10 p.m. at the tenth meeting of the Conference ...

Press Release
#74350
2010-10-19

The Group of 77 and China propose a Multi-Year Plan of Action for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development for adoption at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Nagoya, 20 October 2010 –At the First Forum on South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development, convened in Nagoya on 17 October, the Group of 77 and China unanimously adopted a draft Multi-Year Plan of Action on South-Couth Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development.<br><a href='http:/ ...

Press Release
#74053
2010-10-06

Wildlife Conservation Society Partners with Convention on Biological Diversity

Montreal, 6 October 2010 – To mark the first high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly devoted to biodiversity, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) hosted a high-level reception on 21 September at the Central Park Zoo, Manhattan, New York. The event served also as a celebrati ...

Press Release
#73914
2010-10-01

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China support the adoption of the Multi-Year Plan of Action on South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Montreal, 1 October 2010 –At the thirty-fourth annual meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 28 September 2010, the 131 Ministers or representatives welcomed the draft Multi-Year Plan of Action for South-So ...

Press Release
#73868
2010-09-30

Tenth Meeting of the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions

Montreal, 30 September 2010 - The tenth meeting of the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions was convened in New York on 23 September under the chairmanship of Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), at the margins of the high-level meeting on bi ...

Press Release
#73273
2010-09-14

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh joins CBD Consortium of Scientific Partners

Montreal, 14 September 2010 – Bringing with it over 300 years of experience, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has become a full partner to the Consortium of Scientific Partners to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The scientific, educational and outreach work of the Garden and the ...

Press Release
#73063
2010-09-07

Biodiversity community agrees a common approach to protect life on Earth

Montreal, 7 September 2010. The heads and representatives of five international conventions on biodiversity and major conservation organizations agreed last week to a common approach to address the biodiversity crisis, based on the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#71264
2010-06-30

Establishment of Canadian “Friends of the CBD” Association to Support Canada’s Efforts in Protecting Biodiversity

Montreal, 30 June 2010 – The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) has announced that it will play host to a Canadian Friends of the Convention on Biological Diversity Association—the first of its kind worldwide.

Press Release
#70816
2010-06-11

Alliance for Zero Extinction and the Convention on Biological Diversity Join Forces

Washington, D.C., 11 June, 2010 – Two of the world’s premier institutions promoting biodiversity conservation—the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a global alliance to prevent extinction of species, and the Convention on Biological Diversity and its 193 Parties—are entering into a partnership ...

Press Release
#69423
2010-04-22

Earth Day: CBD Secretariat and World Future Council Form Partnership to Celebrate Good Biodiversity Policies. Future Policy Award will be presented at the 2010 United Nations Biodiversity Conference

Montreal/Hamburg, 22 April 2010. On today’s Earth Day, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Future Council (WFC) have established a close partnership for the year 2010 as a contribution to the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity.

Press Release
#68169
2010-03-02

International Tropical Timber Organization and Convention on Biological Diversity Enter into Partnership

Tokyo, 2 March 2010 – The secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) signed a memorandum of understanding today to closely collaborate over the coming four years. “This agreement represents a further step in the efforts ...

Press Release
#66316
2009-12-15

TEEB Appoints the Executive Secretary to its Advisory Board

Copenhagen, 15 December 2009. On 27 November 2009, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was appointed, with immediate effect, to serve on the Advisory Board of the initiative on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).

Press Release
#66268
2009-12-14

Partnership Established between Conservation International and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

14 December 2009 – Conservation International and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have established a new partnership to strengthen their cooperation towards fulfillment of the objectives of the CBD. On 4 December 2009, Russell Mittermeier, President of Conservatio ...

Press Release
#65348
2009-11-17

CBD Secretariat and the Institute of Energy and Environment of La Francophonie join Forces to Raise Awareness in French-Speaking Countries

Montreal, 17 November 2009 – The Institute of Energy and Environment of La Francophonie (IEPF) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have joined forces to support promotion of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) and the 2011 International Year of Forests.

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