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CBD
Meeting
#5759
News Headlines
#115417
2017-12-01

Time to think green in financing, too

My favorite animal is the Bengal tiger. It’s a gorgeous big cat, but sadly its numbers have dwindled over the past century, first from hunting for sport in the 1920s and 1930s and later on by impacts of infrastructure development.

Meeting
#5676

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

17 October 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#114777
2017-10-06

FAO urges more countries to join treaty against illegal fishing

All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-Gen ...

Meeting Document
#114536
2017-09-20

CBD/SBSTTA/21/2/ADD1

Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

News Headlines
#114350
2017-09-06

Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade

The Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Agency, focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) approved a decree on the Management of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. The decree support ...

News Headlines
#113719
2017-07-11

Protecting A Little More Land Could Save A Lot More Biodiversity

Save the Amazon rainforests. Save the whales. Save the giant pandas. The conservation movement has historically focused on protecting a specific species or its habitat, but there are a lot of species and habitats to save—far too many to make slogans for them all.

News Headlines
#113658
2017-07-06

Action plan drawn up for sustainable development of marine

A panel of experts has drafted a national-level action plan for sustainable development of marine fisheries.

News Headlines
#113539
2017-06-30

A tiny endangered marsupial points the way to a sustainable future

When the value of the environment is properly taken into account many apparent conflicts between conservation and economic development simply disappear, writes David Lindenmayer.

News Headlines
#113490
2017-06-28

The Garden Route is now a biosphere reserve according to Unesco

“Biosphere reserves are learning places for sustainable development whose aim is to reconcile biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources,” said Unesco.

News Headlines
#112953
2017-05-22

Policy restricting development on two of Seychelles' islands revoked

A Seychellois policy which restricted development above the 50-metre contour line on Praslin and La Digue, the second- and third-most populated islands, has been revoked, a top government official said.

Press Release
#111401
2016-12-12

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, ...

News Headlines
#111166
2016-11-30

Sensitising fisherfolk to conservation of biodiversity

Artists explain problems in using five types of banned nets and how they threaten the endangered species

CBD
Meeting
#5615
News Headlines
#109486
2016-08-08

Earth Overshoot Day: Living beyond our means

We've used up more resources than the planet can regenerate in a whole year - and it's only the start of August. Mathis Wackernagel of the Global Footprint Network explains why we need to check our overconsumption.

News Headlines
#106254
2015-11-25

New BioTrade project to promote sustainable trade of products derived from biodiversity

UNCTAD and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) launched today the 3rd phase of the BioTrade Facilitation Programme (BTFP III).

CBD
Meeting
#5552

International Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Mainstreaming

17 - 19 November 2015, Mexico City, Mexico

Meeting Document
#105794
2015-10-23

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/19/INF/9

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

News Headlines
#105019
2015-08-28

Earth's Resources for 2015 Have Already Been Used Up

Humanity is placing inordinate demands on nature, and it just keeps getting worse. In 2000, humanity had exceeded its "ecological budget" by October. This year, "Earth Overshoot Day" was August 13, according to the Global Footprint Network, a California-based environmental think tank. Earth Over ...

News Headlines
#104989
2015-08-26

India poised to drive a shift towards sustainable palm oil

India's 1.2 billion citizens use around 15 percent of the world’s supply of palm oil every year.

Notification
#2369
2015-08-20
News Headlines
#104845
2015-08-12

Sustainability: Don't waste seafood waste

Every year, some 6 million to 8 million tonnes of waste crab, shrimp and lobster shells are produced globally — about 1.5 million tonnes in southeast Asia alone1. Whereas 75% of the weight of a tuna fish can be extracted as fillets, meat accounts for only around 40% of a crab's mass.

News Headlines
#104607
2015-07-21

How to end palm oil’s unsustainable rule

Palm oil is the world’s most popular edible oil. Consumption has grown spectacularly over the last few decades — from five million tonnes and 13 per cent of vegetable oil consumption in 1980 to 57 million tonnes and 35 per cent of vegetable oil consumption in 2013.

Notification
#2341
2015-06-16
Action by
2015-07-01

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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News Headlines
#104139
2015-06-02

Comparing Cousins To Unravel The Secrets Of Silk

A transcriptomic analysis comparing domesticated and non-domesticated silkworm species has identified genes controlling silk color and structure.

CBD
Meeting
#5506
Notification
#2320
2015-04-30
Action by
2015-06-15

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
#3258
COP 12
2014-10-17

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 ...

Side Event
#3224
COP 12
2014-10-16

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 ...

Side Event
#3302
COP 12
2014-10-15

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 ...

Side Event
#3137
COP 12
2014-10-14

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
#3274
COP 12
2014-10-13

‘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
#3121
COP 12
2014-10-13

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
#3333
COP 12
2014-10-08

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 ...

Decision
COP 12
#13381

Decision XII/18

Sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

Meeting Document
#101147
2014-09-30

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/37

Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators

Meeting Document
#101092
2014-09-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/11

Potential Positive and Negative Impacts of Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techniques on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, and Associated Social, Economic and Cultural Considerations

Notification
#2220
2014-07-04
Action by
2014-08-13

Peer review of studies on new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/SS/AC/83708 (2014-090)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

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Recommendation
SBSTTA-18
#13338

Recommendation XVIII/13

Sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

Meeting
#5372
CBD
Meeting
#5399
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