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Notification
#1827
2011-11-23
Action by
2012-02-15

Operations of the Convention: Retirement of Decisions

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/LG/lb/77910 (2011-225)
To: National Focal Points and relevant international organizations

In paragraph 2 of decision X/14, the Conference of the Parties inter alia requested the Executive Secretary to make proposals to its eleventh meeting regarding the retirement of decisions and elements of decisions taken at its seventh meeting and to communicate such proposals to Parties, Governm ...

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Notification
#1825
2011-11-21
Action by
2012-01-05

REMINDER: Decision X/44 on Incentive measures

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/74510 (2011-223)
To: CBD NFPs, relevant international organizations and stakeholders

Further to paragraph 15 of decision X/44 on incentive measures, notification 2011-014, sent on 18 January 2011, invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations and stakeholders to report to the Executive Secretary, by 5 January 2012 latest, progress made, difficulties encountered, ...

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Notification
#1822
2011-11-17

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/78201 (2011-220)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, Relevant organizations and partners

It is my pleasure to inform you that the 54th issue of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, covering the period 1 July to 30 September 2011, has been prepared in accordance with Decision IV/17 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The report contains a s ...

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Notification
#1823
2011-11-17

Selected Experts for the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, 7 – 9 December 2011, Bergen, Norway

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JLe/rg/78184 (2011-221)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; FAO, UNEP, IUCN-CEM-FEG; RFMOs; relevant organizations

In notification number 2011-180, dated 23 September 2011, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to nominate experts to participate in the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fish ...

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Notification
#1824
2011-11-17

Online Discussion Forum for the In-depth Review of the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity (21 November – 9 December 2011).

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/78159 (2011-222)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties, other Governments, and relevant organizations and experts to contribute their views and relevant information to an online discussion forum at http://www.cbd.int/island/forum/, which was established to facilitate input to the in-depth review ...

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Notification
#1819
2011-11-16

Regional Workshop for Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (27 – 29 February 2012)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/mac/78199 (2011-217)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, The Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Relevant organizations.

In adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2010), the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in its decision X/2 requested countries to revise/update their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in line the framework of the Strategic Plan.

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Notification
#1820
2011-11-16
Action by
2011-12-20

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Submissions on the Strategy for Resource Mobilization (Decision X/3, A.10 and B.4) and Further Development of Programme Priorities (Decision X/24.5)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/78200 (2011-218)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

The Secretariat will very much appreciate receiving your submissions by the new deadline (20 December 2011), which will serve as key inputs to the WGRI-4 documentation under preparation.

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Notification
#1821
2011-11-16

Note on the 2011 African Briefing and Report on the 3rd Expert Meeting on the Green Development Initiative

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/72402 (2011-219)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

I have the honor of transmitting to you the information note and report prepared by Earthmind, on behalf of the Green Development Initiative. The information note and report are transmitted to Africa’s national focal points of the Convention, as received.

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Notification
#1818
2011-11-14

Joint Summary of the Chairs of the 41st GEF Council Meeting, 8-10 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/76393 (2011-216)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

The forty-first meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held from 8-9 November 2011 in Washington, D.C., United States of America. The GEF Council approved the work program comprising 40 project concepts and nine programmatic approaches, with total resources amountin ...

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Notification
#1815
2011-11-11
Action by
2011-11-15

REMINDER: DEADLINE 15 NOVEMBER 2011: Preparations for the Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing: Questionnaires on capacity-building and development for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/77814 (2011-213)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

Reference is made to notification 2011-143, dated 1 August 2011, in which Parties were invited to submit, by 15 September 2011, comments on two draft questionnaires prepared by the Executive Secretary to facilitate the submission of views and information.

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Notification
#1816
2011-11-11

SURVEY: EVALUATION OF THE ACTION PLAN FOR BUILDING CAPACITIES FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY

Reference: SCBD/BS/ET/CG/jh/78147 (2011-214)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CBD where no CPB)

At its first meeting held in February 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) adopted an Action Plan for Building Capacities for the Effective Implementation of the Protocol. Its objectiv ...

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Notification
#1817
2011-11-11
Action by
2011-12-09

Peer review of the draft study on the impacts of climate related geo-engineering on biological diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/DC/ac/78137 (2011-215)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and Observers

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the technical and stakeholder peer review of the draft study on the impacts of climate-related geo-engineering on biological diversity.

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Notification
#1813
2011-11-08

Proposition de corrections du texte original de la version française du Protocole de Nagoya sur l’accès aux ressources génétiques et le partage des avantages

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/76812 (2011-211)
To: points focaux nationaux CDB et points focaux ABS des pays francophones

Il me fait plaisir de faire circuler la notification ci-jointe en date du 1 Novembre 2011 provenant du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, agissant en sa qualité de dépositaire de la Convention sur la diversité biologique. La notification porte sur une proposition de corrections à apporter au ...

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Notification
#1814
2011-11-07
Action by
2011-11-30

Peer-review of the Draft Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) in Marine and Coastal Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/rg/78095 (2011-212)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; relevant organizations

The Secretariat has prepared, with the assistance of a team of consultants, draft voluntary guidelines for the consideration of biodiversity in EIAs and SEAs in marine and coastal areas using the guidance in Annexes II, III and IV to the Manila Workshop Report (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/INF/5). In prep ...

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Notification
#1812
2011-11-04
Action by
2011-12-05

Dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/MC/77988 (2011-210)
To: CBD Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a global dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India, together with Japan as the COP Presidency, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador.

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Notification
#1810
2011-11-03

Submission of background materials relevant to the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/78075 (2011-208)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CBD where no CPB), Relevant organizations, Registered BCH users

In decision BS-V/12, the Parties to the Protocol requested the Executive Secretary to update the common format for submission of records to the Biosafety Information Resources Centre (BIRC) of the Biosafety-Clearing House in order to link the records relevant to risk assessment to specific secti ...

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Notification
#1811
2011-11-03
Action by
2011-11-14

REMINDER: African Sub-Regional Workshop to Strengthen Capacity for the CBD Programmes of Work relevant to Invasive Alien Species 6-9 December 2011 - Nairobi, Kenya

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545 (2011-209)
To: CBD National Focal Points for: Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Please refer to my earlier notification of 11 October 2011, Ref.: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545, regarding the above-mentioned workshop (http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-197-ias-gti-en.pdf ).

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Notification
#1809
2011-11-02
Action by
2011-11-30

REMINDER: Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 28 February to 2 March 2012, Brazil

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/77432 (2011-207)
To: National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in Greater Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Region; other Governments; competent organizations and regional initiatives

Reference is made to the earlier notification (2011-166), dated 7 September 2011, regarding the nomination of experts to the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 28 February to 2 March 2012, i ...

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Notification
#1807
2011-11-01
Action by
2011-12-16

Expert Meeting on cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance, 28 February to 1 March 2012 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/SG/VN/78056 (2011-205)
To:

In accordance with decision X/1, Annex II, the first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (Intergovernmental Committee), held in June 2011, ...

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Notification
#1808
2011-11-01
Action by
2011-11-01

Request for submissions in preparation for the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/77099 (2011-206)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to submit views and information in preparation for the Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nag ...

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Notification
#1806
2011-10-27
Action by
2012-01-20

Opportunity to comment on proposed new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/VA/74761 (2011-204)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, other Governments and relevant organizations

Through notification 2011-013 of 19 January 2011, Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations were invited to submit, by 15 October 2011, proposals for new and emerging issues for possible consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. The submi ...

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Notification
#1804
2011-10-26
Action by
2011-11-24

Invitation for nominations to the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, 15 – 16 December 2011 - Lima, Peru

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/ps/77966 (2011-202)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points for Latin America and the Caribbean

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is organizing a regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress for Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop will be held in Lima, Peru from 15 to 16 Dece ...

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Notification
#1805
2011-10-26

Survey Form to Assist Parties to Assess the Level of Public Awareness of Issues Regarding Living Modified Organisms

Reference: SCBD/BS/UN/CG/jh/78011 (2011-203)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated)

I am pleased to inform you that, in accordance with operational objective 2.1 of the programme of work, the Secretariat has developed a template, which could be adapted, expanded and used by Parties in undertaking the above activity. The template is available in English, French and Spanish and c ...

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Notification
#1802
2011-10-25

Annotated provisional agenda for the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing, 29-30 October 2011 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/Sg/77503 (2011-200)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points and indigenous and local community organizations, Copy to: Mr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the ITPGRFA

I am pleased to circulate herewith the annotated provisional agenda for the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing to be held from 29-30 October 2011 at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, Canada. It is also accessible on the workshop ...

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Notification
#1803
2011-10-25
Action by
2011-12-01

Submission of views and case studies on the integration of biodiversity into climate-change-related activities

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/lh/77967 (2011-201)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), through paragraph 9(j) of decision X/33, requested the Executive Secretary to compile current and additional views and case studies from Parties on the integration of biodiversity into climate-cha ...

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Notification
#1801
2011-10-20
Action by
2011-11-21

Sub-Regional Workshops for Central Africa and for South and East Africa on Capacity Building for Implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/77919 (2011-199)
To: CBD Focal Points with copy to CBD PoWPA focal points in South, East and Central Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Republic of Zambia, and Zimbabwe

I wish to advise you of a change in dates for two upcoming workshops in Africa for the CBD programme of work on protected areas. The workshop for South and East Africa (planned for 24-28 October 2011 in Cape Town, vide CBD notification 2011-132), and the workshop for Central Africa (planned for ...

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Notification
#1798
2011-10-11

Communiqué: Hyderabad ready to host the world biodiversity community

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77836 (2011-196)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention and Biosafety Protocol

I am pleased to inform you that the Executive Secretary of the CBD paid a visit to India from 5 to 8 October 2011 to discuss preparations for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP/6) and the eleven ...

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Notification
#1799
2011-10-11
Action by
2011-11-14

African Sub-Regional Workshop to Strengthen Capacity for the CBD Programmes of Work relevant to Invasive Alien Species

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545 (2011-197)
To: CBD National Focal Points for: Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

I am pleased to inform you that, with the generous financial support of the Government of Japan, a regional workshop will be held on 6-9 December 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, in an effort to strengthen capacity for the CBD programmes of work relevant to invasive alien species (IAS). The workshop is o ...

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Notification
#1800
2011-10-11
Action by
2011-11-10

Request to submit scientific information in support of the objectives of the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 22-25 November 2011, Fiji

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/77026 (2011-198)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and other Governments; the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); regional seas conventions and action plans and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in the western South Pacific region; other competent organizations and regional initiatives

Reference is made to the earlier notifications (2011-136; 2011-160) sent on 22 July 2011 and 29 August 2011 regarding the nomination of experts to the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), which wil ...

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Notification
#1796
2011-10-07
Action by
2011-10-31

Peer-review of the prototype CBD EBSA repository

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/77653 (2011-194)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; FAO; UNDOALOS; UNESCO–IOC; OBIS; ISA; UNEP-WCMC; GOBI; other relevant organizations

The Secretariat has developed a prototype repository, with financial support from the Government of Germany, in consultation with relevant organizations. This prototype repository is accessible at http://ebsa-review.cbd.int/ for your review and testing of the system.

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Notification
#1797
2011-10-07

GEF-6 Questionnaire for Financial Needs Assessment

Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/ESE/fb/77838 (2011-195)
To: all CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to enclose herewith a simple questionnaire (http://www.cbd.int/financial/doc/gef-6-needs-assessment-questionnaire-en.xls) to assist you in assessing funds needed for the implementation of the Convention for the sixth replenishment period of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6).

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Notification
#1795
2011-10-06
Action by
2011-11-15

Preparations for the Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing: Questionnaires on capacity-building and development for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/77814 (2011-193)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

Reference is made to notification 2011-143, dated 1 August 2011, in which Parties were invited to submit, by 15 September 2011, comments on two draft questionnaires prepared by the Executive Secretary to facilitate the submission of views and information.

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Notification
#1794
2011-10-05

Further details regarding the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing, 29-30 October 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/AS/77503 (2011-192)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points and indigenous and local community organizations, cc: Mr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the ITPGRFA

Reference is made to notification 2011-170 sent on 9 September 2011 regarding the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing to be held from 29-30 October 2011 in Montreal, Canada. Representatives from Parties and indigenous and local communities that have not yet demonstrated thei ...

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Notification
#1793
2011-10-03

Live Interview of Executive Secretary of CBD and CEO of GEF on United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77776 (2011-191)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention and Biosafety Protocol

I am pleased to inform you that a recording of an interview of the Executive Secretary of the CBD and the CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, conducted and broadcast live on 20 September 2011 in New York at the margins of the High-level Even ...

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Notification
#1789
2011-09-30

Unilateral interpretation of the Annex of Decision X/45 related to the revised Administrative Arrangements between United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/77750 (2011-187)
To: CBD Focal Points

Reference is made to the approved Revised Administrative Arrangements between UNEP and the SCBD signed on 26 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, by the Conference of the Parties in Decision X/45.

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Notification
#1791
2011-09-30

Mediterranean Regional Workshop for Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Coordinating Local and National Action in the Mediterranean Basin, Montpellier, France, from 17 to 19 January 2012

Reference: SCBD/ITS/OH/mac/77714 (2011-189)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Serbia, Spain, Slovenia, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia.

I am pleased to inform you that, thanks to the financial support provided by Japan and other donors, a regional capacity-building workshop for the regional and local coordination of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Mediterranean Countries will be held in Montpellier ...

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Notification
#1792
2011-09-30
Action by
2011-10-30

Draft document on Indicators for the Strategy for Resource Mobilization

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/77665 (2011-190)
To: All focal points under the Convention and its Protocol

I am pleased to attach the following draft document responding to decision X/3 paragraph 7 and 8. The document can be accessed at https://www.cbd.int/financial/doc/srm-indicators-guidance-en.pdf

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Notification
#1788
2011-09-27

Selected experts for the Expert Meeting to Develop a Series of Joint Expert Review Processes to Monitor and Assess the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, 19 – 20 October 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/77686 (2011-186)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; Other Governments; IOC/UNESCO, FAO, UNFCCC Secretariat, UNEP-WCMC, ICRI, Ramsar Convention, Antarctic Treaty, the Arctic Council, and Other Relevant Organizations and Scientific Groups

In notification number 2011-134, dated 20 July 2011, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity invited Parties, other Governments, and relevant organizations and scientific groups to nominate experts to participate in the Expert Meeting to Develop a Series of Joint Expert Review ...

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Notification
#1787
2011-09-26

Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans Minsk, Belarus, 5 – 8 December, 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DD/nc/77167 (2011-185)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Relevant organizations.

I am pleased to inform you that, thanks to the financial support provided by Japan and other donors, a regional capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Central and Eastern Europe countries will be held in Minsk, B ...

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Notification
#1782
2011-09-23
Action by
2011-10-20

CBD Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, 7 to 9 December 2011, Bergen, Norway

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/rg/77592 (2011-180)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; FAO, UNEP, RFMOs; IUCN-CEM-FEG; relevant organizations

At its tenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity noted an urgent need to further review, in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the impacts of unsustainable fishing, such as destructi ...

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Notification
#1783
2011-09-23
Action by
2011-10-28

Training Seminar organized by the Consortium of Scientific Partners on Biodiversity at the margins of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15), 5 November 2011- Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ce/77651 (2011-181)
To: All CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that a training seminar is being organised by the Consortium of Scientific Partners on Biodiversity to provide participants with tools and advice on strengthening the role of science in NBSAP revision, the Strategic Plan, and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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Notification
#1784
2011-09-23

Testing of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/77649 (2011-182)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CBD when no CPB designated), Relevant Organizations

At the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP), the Parties welcomed the collaborative efforts of the Open-ended Online Expert Forum and an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Risk Assessment and R ...

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Notification
#1785
2011-09-23
Action by
2011-10-14

Nomination of Experts to the Latin American Training Course on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms, Havana, Cuba, 7-11 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/77650 (2011-183)
To: Latin America Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, Relevant organizations

In decisions BS-IV/11 and BS-V/12, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP) requested the Executive Secretary to convene regional or sub-regional training courses to enable countries gain hands-on experience in preparing and evaluating risk as ...

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Notification
#1786
2011-09-21
Action by
2011-10-24

Pacific Subregional Workshop on Capacity-building for the Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, 28-30 November 2011, Nadi, Fiji

Reference: SCBD/BS/ET/jh/77633 (2011-184)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points of the Pacific Region, Relevant organizations

In its various decisions, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP) has underscored the urgent need to assist developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States among them, to build their capaci ...

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Notification
#1778
2011-09-16

Geneva Call for Urgent Action on the Implementation of the Successful Nagoya Outcomes

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77581 (2011-176)
To: All CBD National Focal Points

I am very pleased to inform you that at the kind invitation of the Government of Switzerland, the second meeting of the past, present and incoming COP Presidencies was convened under the chairmanship of Japan, acting as COP 10 President, on 3 September 2011 in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland. The par ...

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Notification
#1779
2011-09-16

Proposed Terms of Reference and Modus Operandi for the JLG between the Three Rio Conventions

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77597 (2011-177)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and relevant Partner Organizations

I am very pleased to inform you that at the meeting held in Bonn, Germany, on 2 September 2011, the Executive Secretaries of the Joint Liaison Group (JLG) of the three Rio Conventions adopted the Proposed Terms of Reference and Modus Operandi for the Joint Liaison Group between the Three Rio Co ...

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Notification
#1780
2011-09-16

Modus Operandi for the BLG

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77588 (2011-178)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and relevant Partner Organizations

I am very pleased to inform you that on the occasion of the second high-level retreat of the members of the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG), held in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland, on 4 September 2011, the members of the BLG adopted and signed the Modus Operandi w ...

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Notification
#1777
2011-09-15
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2011-10-31

Nomination of Experts to the Anglophone Africa Training Course on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms, Accra, Ghana, 12-16 December 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/77562 (2011-175)
To: Anglophone Africa Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, Relevant organizations

In decisions BS-IV/11 and BS-V/12, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP) requested the Executive Secretary to convene regional or sub-regional training courses to enable countries gain hands-on experience in preparing and evaluating risk as ...

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Notification
#1781
2011-09-15

Selected indigenous and local community representatives to receive funding for participation in the Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J-7), 31 October to 4 November 2011, and the Fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA/15), 7 to 11 November 2011, in Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/dm/77256 (2011-179)
To: Indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

In connection with the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions and the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15), I am pleased to inform Parties and stakeholders th ...

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Notification
#1776
2011-09-14
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2011-10-14

Invitation for nominations to the Asia and Pacific Regional Workshop on the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, New Delhi, India, 17 - 18 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/ps/77462 (2011-174)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points for the Asia-Pacific region

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is organizing a regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress for the Asia and Pacific region. The workshop will be held in New Delhi, India from 17 to 18 No ...

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