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Meeting Document
#111576
2017-01-11

Document

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development Goals and Targets

News Headlines
#111568
2017-01-11

New species of gibbon discovered in China

Newly recognised species given the name ‘Skywalker hoolock gibbon’ by the team that proved it was distinct from other Chinese gibbons

News Headlines
#111570
2017-01-11

‘Safeguarding of biodiversity must be integrated across agric sector’

Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111548
2017-01-10

Warmer oceans encouraging two new phytoplankton groups

TORONTO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two newly identified groups of phytoplankton appear to thrive in warm water. Though they are rare and different from any known species, scientists suggest the groups could become more common as ocean temperatures rise.

News Headlines
#111530
2017-01-09

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

A "clear signal" of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being.

News Headlines
#111534
2017-01-09

Native Seeds Sustain Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

APODI, Brazil, Jan 6 2017 (IPS) - In his 76 years of life, Raimundo Pinheiro de Melo has endured a number of droughts in Brazil’s semi-arid Northeast region. And he remembers every one of them since 1958.

News Headlines
#111543
2017-01-09

Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors

GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111522
2017-01-06

Atlantic Ocean circulation could collapse with climate change influence, study says

New research from scientists suggests that, as a result of climate change, Atlantic Ocean currents may not be as stable as current climate models suggest and could collapse in 300 years.

News Headlines
#111523
2017-01-06

Climate Change Could Trigger Collapse of Major Ocean Current

In the 2004 disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming leads to the failure of an enormous current in the Atlantic Ocean, triggering catastrophic natural disasters and establishing freezing conditions in North America and Europe over a matter of weeks.

Notification
#2573
2016-12-20
Action by
2017-02-15

Information on measures adopted to promote ecologically sustainable boat-based marine wildlife watching

Reference: SCBD/OIC/BD/RH/86169 (2016-147)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points

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News Headlines
#111483
2016-12-19

More than 150 new species found in Greater Mekong region

Scientists have discovered 163 new species in the Greater Mekong, according to a World Wide Fund for Nature report. The discoveries included plants and a frog so small it can sit on one's fingertip

News Headlines
#111491
2016-12-19

Barramundi populations at risk from acid oceans

Wild barramundi populations are likely to be at risk under ocean acidification, a new University of Adelaide study has found.

News Headlines
#111493
2016-12-19

CBD COP13 closes in Cancun

“Delegates came to Cancun in the spotlight of recent international deals on climate change and sustainable development with the dual challenges of reversing dramatic decreases in biodiversity and delivering on their Aichi promises.

News Headlines
#111496
2016-12-19

New Collaboration to Boost Green Growth through Sustainable Food Production in Central America

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced a new collaboration with the Department of State’s Office of Global Food Security to implement climate smart agriculture and food security throughout Central America.

Press Release
#111479
2016-12-18

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

News Headlines
#111467
2016-12-16

New Mekong River initiative will highlight values of biodiversity, ecosystems

With 60 million people depending on its aquatic resources for food and livelihoods, the lower Mekong River Basin is threatened by rapid development that would adversely affect the people and wildlife within this region.

News Headlines
#111456
2016-12-15

Biodiversity Convention and WWF champion biodiversity awareness

WWF signs MOU in support of Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 (ABT1) to ensure people understand the value of biodiversity and take the steps necessary for its sustainable use.

News Headlines
#111429
2016-12-14

This new spider looks like the sorting hat from Harry Potter

Scientists have discovered yet another “fantastic beast”. In a forest in central Western Ghats, India, researchers Javed Ahmed, Rajashree Khalap and wildlife photographer Sumukha J.N. have found a new species of spider that looks like the magical sorting hat from the popular Harry Potter series.

News Headlines
#111438
2016-12-14

West Coast states to fight climate change even if Trump does not

Governors of California, Washington and Oregon say climate change is already harming the Pacific Ocean along which their states lie

News Headlines
#111444
2016-12-14

Fruit and vegetable consumption drops, but value increases

"The other important thing happened in Cancun, Mexico, where the UN Convention on Biological Diversity was held. For the first time, the focus was not only on safeguarding biodiversity and creating reserves and protected areas, but also on mainstreaming agrobiodiversity in a sustainable food system

News Headlines
#111446
2016-12-14

More than 5 per cent of world’s oceans now protected – UN Environment

14 December 2016 – Since April, an unprecedented 3.6 million square kilometres of ocean – an area larger than India – have been designated as marine protected areas (MPAs), meaning for the first time, more than 5% of the world’s oceans are now protected.

Meeting Document
#111405
2016-12-13

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/24

The Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being

News Headlines
#111409
2016-12-13

UN Biodiversity Conference: UNDP Capacity-Building Portal, Yucatán Peninsula Agreement on Sustainability 2030 Launched

10 December 2016: The first week of the UN Biodiversity Conference concluded with the launch of a UN Development Programme (UNDP) web portal to build capacity for biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the signing of the Yucatán Peninsula Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY).

News Headlines
#111412
2016-12-13

Accord on Sustainability Boosted at COP13 in Mexico

Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo signed the Agreement for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula, during the 13th United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13), which is being currently held in Cancun.

News Headlines
#111414
2016-12-13

Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Initiative Builds Capacity in Migration, Environment and Climate Change

Madagascar - IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.

News Headlines
#111417
2016-12-13

Success from the ground up?

New global forest restoration initiatives – such as the Bonn Challenge, Initiative 20×20, AFR100, the Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Targets – present an unparalleled opportunity to reverse the trend of deforestation and forest degradation in the coming years.

News Headlines
#111422
2016-12-13

An Innovative Green Growth Model for the Plane

Cancun, Mexico | December 10, 2016 - During the United Nations Biodiversity Conference COP13, the state governments of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico’s federal government representatives, civil society organizations and more than 50 companies committed to green growth and conservatio ...

News Headlines
#111394
2016-12-12

Brazil Vows to Restore Degraded Land

CANCUN, Mexico, December 11, 2016 (ENS) – In a move that aligns the interests of conservationists, farmers and ranchers, Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have pledged to jointly restore and promote sustainable agriculture across 22 million hectares of degraded land.

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
#111362
2016-12-09

Protecting natural habitats essential for Tonga tourism development

Biodiversity conservation in Tonga and Fiji is vital for the development of its tourism sectors and must be managed properly to sustain the natural habitat, while providing a livelihood to communities.

News Headlines
#111364
2016-12-09

Accounting for natural capital

Biodiversity integration into developmental plans is crucial for sustainable development

News Headlines
#111324
2016-12-08

Longest-living animal gives up ocean climate secrets

A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has provided researchers with an unprecedented insight into the history of the oceans.

News Headlines
#111329
2016-12-08

Natural world faces its biggest ever threat, warns Sir David Attenborough

The world's natural environment is facing its greatest ever threat, the veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough warned MPs and peers last night as he backed a new initiative to save life on earth.

News Headlines
#111304
2016-12-07

At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America Caribbean

6 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico - In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set ofVoluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policiesmeant to help policy makers in Latin America an ...

News Headlines
#111307
2016-12-07

Mexico jumps on the 'big reserve' trend of ocean conservation

On Monday, the Mexican government established the largest biological reserve in the country’s history, further driving a global trend of setting aside large swaths of land and ocean for conservation.

News Headlines
#111285
2016-12-06

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

CANCUN, Mexico, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity being held ...

News Headlines
#111254
2016-12-05

COP 13 in Cancun to Measure Participant Carbon Footprints

Cancun, Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biological diversity will be able to measure their carbon footprint, an initiative of the meeting to be in harmony with nature and its preservation, announced the Organizers.

News Headlines
#111236
2016-12-04

Kuwait determined to preserve bioversity - EPA chief

KUWAIT, Dec 3 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is determined to keep building natural reserves and provide full support to any environmental initiative to safeguard biodiversity, Environment Public Authority (EPA) chief has said.

News Headlines
#111240
2016-12-04

Government of Canada Announces Concrete Action on Marine Conservation

CANCUN, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2016) - Canada is taking action in the conservation and long-term protection of marine biodiversity. At the recent Convention on Biological Diversity at the Conference of the Parties (COP13), the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and ...

News Headlines
#111241
2016-12-04

Samoa taking action in the agricultural sector

SAMOA has called upon key donors and partners to support regional and national programs that strengthen biodiversity conservation in the pursuit of a sustainable environment.

Decision
COP-13
#13490

Decision XIII/8

Sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

Decision
COP-13
#13491

Decision XIII/9

Marine spatial planning and training initiatives

Decision
CP COP MOP 8
#13537

Decision VIII/6

Cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives

Decision
NP COP MOP 2
#13526

Decision 2/5

Cooperation with other international organizations, conventions and initiatives

News Headlines
#111226
2016-12-03

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award – UN’s top environmental prize

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world’s largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

News Headlines
#111227
2016-12-03

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

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