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Notification
#3171
2022-06-18
Action by
2022-06-20

Launch of the upcoming ‘Global Biodiversity Framework Early Action Support Project’ (GBF-EAS Project) and Help Desk

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/JC/MC/90393 (2022-040)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#3122
2021-11-03
Action by
2021-12-17

Further information: Resumed sessions of SBSTTA 24, SBI 3 and WG2020-3, 12-28 January 2022 - Geneva, Switzerland

Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/DC/89916 (2021-076)
To: CBD Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#131114
2021-10-25

Why nations should step up efforts to secure biodiversity

The UN Convention on biological diversity was adopted nearly 30 years ago and is a key universal instrument of international law that unites countries and multilateral organisations in a bid to conserve nature and promote sustainable use of our planet’s resources.

News Headlines
#130550
2021-09-23

FEATURED: Tracking Rwanda’s progress towards biodiversity conservation targets

Rwanda made remarkable achievements in biodiversity conservation from 2016 to 2020 according to the 6th report on the status of implementing the ‘Biological Diversity Convention’.

Notification
#3102
2021-08-13
Action by
2021-08-18

Revised Scenario Note for the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 23 August - 3 September 2021

Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/DC/89811 (2021-056)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#3092
2021-07-07

GEO BON webinars on supporting implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/JC/MC/89709 (2021-047)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#3090
2021-06-23

Webinars on supporting implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/JC/MC/89709 (2021-045)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#3089
2021-06-21

PANORAMA Virtual Information Event: “Unlocking solutions: PANORAMA helps to fill the implementation gap”, 23 June 2021

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/ET/CP/89697 (2021-044)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#3084
2021-05-26

Voluntary Peer Review (VPR) - Uganda

Reference: SCBD/IMS/NVW/MC/89650 (2021-039)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#3081
2021-05-17

Voluntary Peer Review (VPR) - Sri Lanka

Reference: SCBD/IMS/NVW/MC/89618 (2021-036)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#128379
2021-04-30

Redirect harmful subsidies to benefit the planet, UN urges governments

Billions of pounds of environmentally harmful government subsidies must be redirected to benefit nature, the United Nation’s biodiversity chief has said, before the restart of negotiations on an international agreement to set new targets for protecting nature

News Headlines
#128115
2021-04-21

Webinar urges common efforts to care for biodiversity

VATICAN: In partnership with the Vatican Covid-19 Commission Ecology Taskforce, the Dicastery for Integral Human Development on Tuesday hosted a webinar on Biodiversity, inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato si’.The online event, titled “The Road to COP15,” aims to share wisdom, understan ...

News Headlines
#128113
2021-04-20

OPINION: Nature will help drive a better, faster COVID-19 recovery

In recent decades, deforestation, biodiversity loss and pollution have destroyed the natural capital on which we rely, helping to accelerate climate change and putting us at greater risk from its impacts.

News Headlines
#128048
2021-04-14

On the brink of extinction

One million of the eight million global animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, says director for environment Sandeep Singh.

News Headlines
#128032
2021-04-12

Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change

Together with climate change, the world is also facing a biodiversity crisis, which has failed to capture the same attention. But efforts made by governments to tackle the climate crisis show that action is possible when there is sufficient political will, writes Janice Weatherley-Singh ahead of ...

News Headlines
#127507
2021-03-04

EU Commission seeks global coalition to protect biodiversity

On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day, the European Commission reiterated its invitation on March 3 to all world institutions to raise their voices to build the momentum for nature and help convince more governments to be ambitious at the crucial Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Pa ...

News Headlines
#126487
2020-12-29

The importance of biodiversity for our own safety

Habitat loss and overexploitation, driven by our rapid population growth and unsustainable consumption patterns, are the primary causes of biodiversity loss which is now happening up to ten thousand times faster than for millions of years before.

News Headlines
#126102
2020-12-09

Egypt initiative to integrate Rio conventions is imperative: Environment Minister

Egypt's Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has highlighted the importance of the initiative set out by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to achieve integration between the three Rio conventions.

Notification
#3043
2020-12-04

Results of the Survey on the Trial Phase of an Open-Ended Forum on Review of Implementation held on 16-17 September 2020

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JEC/MC/89183 (2020-094)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations, cc: Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points

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News Headlines
#125528
2020-11-03

‘Implementation should begin immediately’: Elizabeth Mrema on a global deal for biodiversity

On the face of it, global efforts to prevent the extinction of one million species are not progressing well. Out of 20 targets agreed by governments in 2010, none were met, and this year’s much hyped “super year for nature” has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with all global negotiations stalled.

Notification
#3008
2020-08-14
Action by
2020-09-10

Trial Phase of an Open-ended Forum for Review of Implementation (to be held online on 16 and 17 September 2020)

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/JC/88541 (2020-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points cc: ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, Resource Mobilization Focal Points

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Press Release
#125004
2020-04-02

Revised dates and venue announced for two critical UN Biodiversity Convention meetings

2 April 2020 – Two meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) permanent subsidiary bodies originally scheduled for May 2020 and then rescheduled for August/September 2020 will now take place in August 2020.

Notification
#2982
2020-03-31
Action by
2020-04-15

Dates and venue: Twenty-fourth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24), 17 to 22 August 2020, and Third Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3), 24 to 29 August 2020, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/DC/88792 (2020-033)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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Notification
#2968
2020-02-14
Action by
2020-03-06

Peer review of documents for the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/KNM/88699 (2020-019)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#124079
2020-02-05

Five takeaways from the UN’s proposals to protect biodiversity

Dubbed by some “the other COP”, UN negotiations over biodiversity targets and a new international framework for nature restoration and conservation have not had the same media or political profile as those on climate change.

News Headlines
#123823
2020-01-20

Oceans, biodiversity, deforestation: what's on the climate agenda for 2020?

World leaders and business chiefs meeting in Davos this week will be confronted for the first time with an agenda on which the climate and ecological crises take top billing.

Notification
#2957
2020-01-17
Action by
2020-03-15

Twenty-fourth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24), 18 to 23 May 2020 and Third Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3), 25 to 30 May 2020, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/JMP/VA/JB/88614 (2020-008)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities, cc: Cartagena Protocol Focal Points and ABS Focal Points

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News Headlines
#123745
2020-01-16

To save biodiversity, MEPs call for binding targets at global and EU level

MEPs want the upcoming global biodiversity conference COP 15 to agree on legally binding targets, as was the case for the Paris agreement on climate change. Parliament adopted its position in view of the 2020 UN biodiversity conference (COP 15), in Kunming (China) in October by show of hands.

News Headlines
#123746
2020-01-16

Safeguarding biodiversity is not just an environmentalist issue

In less than one year, delegates from around the world will gather in Kunming, China, to complete a new global agreement for protecting and conserving the world’s natural systems. To succeed, they must bring together not just environmentalists, but also officials with the clout to effect change ...

News Headlines
#123663
2020-01-13

UN draft plan sets 2030 target to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction

Almost a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by the end of the decade to stop and reverse biodiversity decline that risks the survival of humanity, according to a draft Paris-style UN agreement on nature.

News Headlines
#123693
2020-01-13

UN Convention on Biodiversity Proposes Protection of at Least 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

Today, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity released its ‘zero draft’ text proposal for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Featured in the text is a target to protect at least 30% of the planet — land and sea — by 2030.

Notification
#2951
2020-01-06
Action by
2020-01-31

Preparations for the trial phase of an Open-ended Forum for review of implementation to be held during the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, 27 May 2020 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/NS/88541 (2020-002)
To: CBD National Focal Points, cc: ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points

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News Headlines
#123306
2019-12-06

Changing behaviour towards nature to keep biodiversity

As far as I've remember, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon emphasised the importance of giving priority to considering biodiversity issues when making decisions in all sectors. Biodiversity must be the basis for establishing other goals, not an idea that comes up after other goals have bee ...

News Headlines
#123316
2019-12-06

Biodiversity in 2020: the biggest threats and opportunities

What are the biggest emerging opportunities and threats the coming year holds for efforts to conserve biodiversity? Nearly two dozen scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together to answer that question as part of an annual “horizon scan” led by Cambridge Univ ...

News Headlines
#123028
2019-11-18

JICA Supports Biodiversity Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution Workshop in Sikkim

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supported one and a half-day workshop on "Challenges for Biodiversity Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflicts – Identifying the problems and possible solutions” held in Sikkim. The states with JICA-supported forestry projects, MoEFCC officials, ...

News Headlines
#123017
2019-11-15

FAO publishes voluntary guidelines to assure resilience to crop loss

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations recently published new guidelines aimed at assuring crop diversity and farmers’ resilience to plant genetic resource loss. Called the Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers’ Varieties/Landraces, t ...

News Headlines
#122908
2019-11-07

Toward a Global Biodiversity Accord

The 2015 Paris climate agreement was made possible when countries realized 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 ...

News Headlines
#122881
2019-11-06

ACB hails leaders’ commitment to environment, climate action in ASEAN Summit

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) commended the renewed commitment of the leaders of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) to environmental protection and climate action during the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 3 November 2019.

News Headlines
#122882
2019-11-06

Tackling an emerging biodiversity threat

We must applaud the government for finally allocating a handsome sum in funding for biodiversity and conservation efforts next year. The RM48 million in funding is timely, thanks to our big mammal friends like tigers and tapirs that made the news headlines due to the dire state of their natural ...

News Headlines
#122891
2019-11-06

Can tokenization and other fintech initiatives help save the planet’s biodiversity?

Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance (SDFA) – a non-profit organisation with a high-level Advisory Board co-chaired by United Nations Environment Programme UNEP and Ant Financial Services Group – has launched its “Fintech for Biodiversity Challenge” to identify fintech companies across the globe ...

News Headlines
#122800
2019-10-30

Experts call for efforts to protect plant species and habitats

Efforts should be stepped up to support the strategic goal of global plant conservation, said experts at an international forum that ended Wednesda

News Headlines
#122561
2019-10-08

Anne McCall: Be honest about the transformative change needed to save biodiversity

Scotland has just been given the clearest and most objective view of how its remarkable natural heritage and ecosystems are faring in the modern world.

News Headlines
#122544
2019-10-07

Stakeholders plan strategies to tackle biodiversity, ecosystem threats

To strengthen the resilience of African food systems, communities and natures’ contributions to the economy, stakeholders have harped on the need for more action plans and strategies in addressing tremendous pressure on the nations’ biodiversity.

News Headlines
#122376
2019-09-25

Our diets must change to halt nature loss, says UN biodiversity chief

Next year is a crunch moment for efforts to stem humanity’s destruction of nature. So far, efforts are failing miserably, with a landmark UN report this year finding our activities have put a million species at risk of extinction.

News Headlines
#120732
2019-04-11

EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Conscious of the need to avert global biodiversity loss, on May 3, 2011, the European Commission adopted a new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity, known as EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 (EUBS).

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