3 - 15 May 2021, Kunming, China
20 November 2020 – With reference to the process and conclusion of the second extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the first extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COP) serving as the meeting of the Parties t ...
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16 - 19 November 2020, Online
13 November 2020 – The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is hosting three extraordinary meetings to consider and approve an interim budget for 2021.
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9 June 2020, New York, United States of America
In October this year, governments from around the world are due to adopt a new global agreement to stop the loss of nature on land and in the ocean, at the most important biodiversity conference in a decade – COP15. The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biologica ...
New global agreements on biodiversity, oceans and COP26 climate talks could be derailed by Covid-19
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Biodiversity encompasses the full variety of life – all genes, species and ecosystems – and it is in danger, which means we are too. As this article explains, a major conference in China this year could have a big impact on our collective fate by helping to end biodiversity loss.
The world’s species and natural ecosystems are in crisis. When nearly 200 countries gather in ten days’ time to thrash out a major plan to stem the precipitous decline, China is expected to take a prominent role. The high-stakes negotiations will set the stage for a major biodiversity summit in ...
The proportion of good quality surface water in China reached 74.9 percent at the end of 2019, up 3.9 percentage points compared to a year earlier, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Friday.
In the shape of a water droplet or a seed, the logo is inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cuttings and seals, and consists of elements with distinctive Chinese characteristics. Against the background of the oracle bone inscriptions, the "water droplet" contains a giant panda, a girl in an ethn ...
The recent bleak results at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid created enough reasons to be pessimistic about the future of the planet.But next year could see a big shift thanks to three key summits, which could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect biodiversity and look after the oce ...
Next year’s UN biodiversity conference, the COP15, should be the biodiversity equivalent of the Paris agreement on climate change, says the Environment Committee.
The 2015 Paris climate agreement was made possible when countries realised it was in their own interest to commit to reducing their carbon dioxide emissions. But a similar understanding of the need for stronger conservation policies has yet to take hold, putting the world’s ecosystems increasing ...
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China will build a national museum of plants in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
5 September 2019, Beijing, China – "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth" is set to frame next year’s UN Biodiversity Conference, to be held in October in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
As China gets set to hold a key biodiversity conference in 2020, the biggest in a decade, Feng Hao provides the context of why this is such an important issue, both for China and the world
After the success of the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, France now wants to champion a similar global agreement for the protection of the world’s biodiversity.And the European nation is campaigning to push through a global pact on biodiversity at the next Conference of the Parties to ...
A country that now claims it is attempting to chart a development path away from its former “pollute now, clean up later” approach, China will host the most important biodiversity conference in a decade next year.
The members of the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity agreed Thursday to boost the process to fulfill the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, which expire in 2020.
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt , Nov 15 2018 (IPS) - The quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink depend directly on the state of our biodiversity, which is now in severe jeopardy. We need a transformational change in our relationship with nature to ensure the sustainable fu ...
SHARM EL-SHEIKH - The Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr Christiana Pascar Palmer, is concerned the world failed to stop the loss of biodiversity.
[SHARM EL-SHEIKH] A total of 196 nations have outlined the scientific support needed to protect biodiversity as part of a deal signed last week at the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties—also known as COP14.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Global governments have recommitted to accelerate progress towards attaining the existing Aichi targets at the end of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt on Thursday.
Sheikh with broad international agreement on the need to reverse the global destruction of nature and biodiversity that is threatening all forms of life on Earth.
Scientists hoping to fight diseases with genetically engineered organisms that spread their genes in the wild will be able to proceed cautiously under an agreement reached this week. That was the compromise outcome of a protracted debate, conducted in Egypt at a major U.N. conference on biodiver ...
The global community has gathered in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt for the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, or CBD—an international treaty to which every country in the world other than the U.S. is a member (but that’s another story).
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (CMC) – A new coalition of organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has been launched to galvanise global leadership to focus on the urgent need to protect coral reefs in the Caribbean and other places from extinction within decades.
Delegates at UN biodiversity conference turn to Beijing to avoid point of no return
Treaty’s vague language on how researchers can release engineered organisms has both opponents and supporters of the technology claiming victory.
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is holding its 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Egypt to thrash out the main ways to achieve global biodiversity targets, for managing the world's ecosystems and wildlife.
A senior UN official has commended sub-national governments in ensuring that the global biodiversity targets, known as Aichi Biodiversity targets, are achieved on the ground.
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Nov. 19, 2018)…. Up to 15 percent of terrestrial and seven percent of marine areas are now designated as protected areas, a report released by the UN Environment says.
Humankind is decimating plant and animal species, with alarming consequences for the planet.
One of BirdLife’s largest delegations yet has just returned from an intensive three weeks of negotiations and side meetings at the biannual UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
SHARM EL-Sheikh, Egypt, Dec. 6 -- The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt concluded with a broad international agreement on reversing the global destruction of nature and biodiversity loss threatening all forms of life on Earth. To combat this crisis, governments representing 196 countries ...
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- A new partnership was announced on Sunday at the UN Biodiversity Conference 2018 to hasten the achievements of global goals on biodiversity.