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World Food Safety Day

16 October 2022, Rome, Italy


6th European Congress of Conservation Biology: “Biodiversity crisis in a changing world”

22 - 26 August 2022, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

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Eco-friendly and ultra-luxury: How Bahrain hopes to revive its natural pearl industry

An island kingdom just off the Arabian Peninsula, known as the first emirate nation to discover oil in 1932, wants to re-establish itself as the global center for sustainable pearls.

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Conservationists express concern over the increasing loss in the country’s biodiversity

The latest findings from a study by the Worldwide Fund for nature have cited several factors fuelling biodiversity loss. Among these are the Unsustainable land use management for food and energy, and Government policies failing to promote environmental stewardship.

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Interweaving ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with local communities in Indonesia’s Kalimantan forests to protect biodiversity and generate sustainable livelihoods.

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Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist's buying guide

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you make an informed and environment-friendly choice?

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You might want to think twice before buying a woolly Christmas jumper this year

Wool has a damaging effect on the planet and is not sustainable, according to a new report released this week.

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The beauty of balance

WHEN I was growing up, recycling and sustainability weren't words we normally used but we practised an ethical lifestyle all the same. The use of plastic was rare. Glass bottles were the norm and these were always reused.


World Habitat Day 2020

5 October 2020, Nairobi, Kenya

Action by

Thematic Consultation on the Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - Virtual Meeting

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/CC/88917 (2020-051)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; UN organizations and specialized agencies; IGOs; NGOs; indigenous people and local communities and relevant stakeholders, organizations and initiatives

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2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/CS/88984 (2020-047)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, and ABS Focal Points

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New research shows sustainable fishing and conservation can coexist

In the sub-Antarctic, intrepid expeditions and satellite tracking data have allowed us to pinpoint important feeding and breeding zones for seabirds and seals. This valuable information helps planners to minimise the overlap between fisheries and wildlife.

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Sisi reviews plans to upgrade natural reserves, preserve biodiversity

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the involvement of the private sector and youth in the projects of the Environment Ministry, including the development of the infrastructure of the natural reserves, while preserving their biological diversity, the Presidency said in a statement on Sunday.

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Shifting the needle on biodiversity conservation in India

In some ways India could be considered test case for the rest of the world, as it works out how to feed its population of 1.3 billion people in a sustainable way. The challenge is to achieve this feat without degrading the land, soil and water resources, destroying the country’s rich diversity o ...

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Mobile protected areas for biodiversity on the high seas

A new agreement is being negotiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to provide legally binding mechanisms to protect the marine environment and to conserve and ensure the sustainable use of marine biodiversity on the high seas (international waters in area ...

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Building sustainability into traditional Chinese medicine trade on the new Silk Roads

Promoted as a 21st century version of the ancient Silk Roads, China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) aims to improve global connectivity and change the shape of international trade. The multi-billion-dollar project will link China with countries in Southeast and Central Asia, East Africa, Europe a ...

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India and other consumer countries should push for sustainable palm oil: report

Banning palm oil in favour of other vegetable oils deemed less destructive to the environment, could lead to greater biodiversity losses, according to a report.

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Global biodiversity crisis demands conservation action that is both effective and equitable

Few places on our planet remain untouched by humans. The growing global demand for food, fibre, fuels, shelter and freshwater is driving the loss and degradation of natural forests, wetlands, coastal areas and other ecosystems. It has had devastating consequences for biodiversity and the life-su ...

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Conservation and sustainable use of resources

In the oceans of all around the world there is a change in the sustainable environment, their temperature, chemistry, currents and life which derive the earth’s habitual system for mankind. Our rainwater, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our daily food, and even the oxygen that we breathe; ...


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

17 October 2017, New York, United States of America

Meeting Document


Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Press Release

Cancun Communiqué on the Role of Legislators in Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being

We, legislators gathered together on the occasion of the CBD COP13 Legislators Forum at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2016, on 7 December 2016, have discussed practical strategies and success stories in promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, ...


International Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Mainstreaming

17 - 19 November 2015, Mexico City, Mexico

Meeting Document


Links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Action by

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE – Submission of information related to sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/CS/BT/84611 (2015-069)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and relevant international, regional and national organizations

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Action by

Submission of information related to sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/CS/BT/84611 (2015-048)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and relevant international, regional and national organizations

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Side Event
COP 12

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Through history, there has been an awareness of a deep connection between the living system of human thought and the living system of the natural world. Over time however, the awareness of this connection has become critically fragile. We will discuss ways of restoring and strengthening this awa ...

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COP 12

How Sectors Can Contribute To Sustainable Use And Conservation Of Biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 shows that if the world stays on its current development path, pressures on biodiversity will continue to increase in the coming years, and the state of biodiversity will decline further. To provide better insight into how the pressures on and underlying causes ...

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COP 12

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. EC DG Research and UNEP

The policy brief titled “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. EC DG Research and UNEP” will be presented at the side event in collaboration with EC DG Research. A selected speaker will draw attention to best practices and showcase the variety of approaches for the proposed topic. Also, the ...

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COP 12

Meeting sustainable development objectives: opportunities and limits to biodiversity offsets

The conservation of global biodiversity alongside economic development is a key challenge for the 21st century. Impact mitigation and biodiversity offset need to be contextualised in the broader context of biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development. To allow biodiversity offset sc ...

Side Event
COP 12

‘Bhutan for LIFE’: “A long term Innovative and sustainable financing solution to conserve Bhutan’s extensive network of protected areas”

Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world. But its commitment to conservation is bigger than almost any other. Conservation is one of the four pillars of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index. And the country’s constitution calls for maintaining 60 percent of the country’s forest co ...

Side Event
COP 12

Sustainable use of cultural landscapes in Asia - implementing Aichi targets in Viet Nam, The Philippines, China and Japan

IIn this side event, international scientific projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Vietnam, the Philippines and China, as well as a project in which German scientists collaborate with partners in Japan relate their scientific results to several Aichi ...

Side Event
COP 12

Opportunities and Challenges in conserving biodiversity in transboundary landscapes for sustainable development in Hind Kush Himalayas

• 1 Overall presentation from ICIMOD based on its learning from transboundary landscapes programme • 1 presentation on Kailash landscape (India partner suggested on the Scope of mainstreaming CBD in Conservation and Development initiatives at Landscape Scale) • 1 presentation on Kangchanjunga or ...

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