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#110866
2016-11-15

Adidas launches mass-produced ocean plastic trainers

Global sportswear company Adidas looks set to push around 7,000 pairs of trainers made from 95% ocean plastic into the market, alongside setting a new goal to produce one million ocean plastic pairs of trainers by 2017.

Notification
#2565
2016-11-15
Action by
2016-12-05

Survey to identify potential Bio-Bridge Initiative partners and providers of biodiversity-related technical assistance

Reference: SCBD/IMS/RS/ET/cl/86100 (2016-139)
To: Relevant organizations, including intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, research and academic institutions as well as private sector entities

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Notification
#2566
2016-11-15
Action by
2016-11-30

Reminder and Extension of Deadline: Call for Requests for Assistance under the Bio-Bridge Initiative

Reference: SCBD/IMS/RS/ET/cl/86006 (2016-140)
To: CBD, ABS, CPB, SBSTTA National Focal Points

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News Headlines
#110821
2016-11-14

How useful are Green Rankings?

There is an unmistakable sustainability tide sweeping across the private sector, as consumers and investors alike become more aware of the environmental impact of businesses.

Meeting Document
#110819
2016-11-12

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/13

Report on the Implementation of the ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity

News Headlines
#110799
2016-11-11

Climate Change Hitting Coral Reefs Hard

As atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise, very few coral reef ecosystems will be spared the impacts of ocean acidification or sea surface temperature rise, according to a new analysis. The damage will cause the most immediate and serious threats where human dependence on reefs is highest.

News Headlines
#110803
2016-11-11

Climate change now affecting all levels of life

Fish being caught for our tables are shrinking according to 'concerning' survey of studies published in the journal Science. There has been a 23 per cent decrease in commercial catches because of a reduction of body size, caused by rising ocean temperatures.

News Headlines
#110791
2016-11-10

Indian Ocean’s widening current to impact climate change

The Indian Ocean’s Agulhas Current — one of the strongest currents in the world — is getting wider rather than strengthening, which will have important implications for global climate change, a study says. The findings suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulenc ...

News Headlines
#110794
2016-11-10

Study finds increase in Antarctic marine worm species

A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the diversity of marine worm species in the Antarctic Ocean has been vastly underestimated, and this finding could help to monitor climate change in this region.

News Headlines
#110758
2016-11-08

Canada’s oceans get $1.5 billion in marine protection

The federal government will invest $1.5-billion in an ocean protection strategy to safeguard the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans and make Canada a world leader in protecting coastlines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today in Vancouver.

News Headlines
#110765
2016-11-08

Researchers develop tools to understand marine biodiversity and assess the environmental status of oceans

More than 250 European researchers have collaborated in developing new tools to understand marine biodiversity and assess the environmental status of our oceans, within the project DEVOTES (www.devotes-project.eu) (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessi ...

News Headlines
#110768
2016-11-08

Forecast ocean variability

The ocean modulates Earth's climate and provides us with food, coastal protection, clean seawater and oxygen.Only the latest assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1, 2, in 2014, had dedicated chapters on the oceans. Now the IPCC is preparing a special interdisciplinar ...

News Headlines
#110744
2016-11-07

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talks

Agriculture, including forestry and fisheries, is the sector most threatened by climate change. At the same time, the agricultural sectors produce a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

News Headlines
#110751
2016-11-07

Climate change loan fund to become available to residents

Residents of Antigua & Barbuda will soon have the opportunity to access financing from the national Sustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund to prepare themselves for the effects of climate change.

News Headlines
#110713
2016-11-03

The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels

Global climate change produces many effects — warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer water expands and raises sea level; storage of more carbon dioxide in the oceans is acidifying large realms. Now it is becoming clear that another, profound result of human activitie ...

News Headlines
#110718
2016-11-03

Exploring mysteries of the deep

Scientists often tell us we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of our oceans but Bermuda is at the heart of a mission that intends to change that.

News Headlines
#110723
2016-11-03

GM builds vehicles and biodiversity at its facilities

General Motors is supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to halt biodiversity loss by developing wildlife habitats at its sites around the world. From helping protect honeybees with pollinator gardens or designating no-mow zones to grow grassland habitats, GM is demonstratin ...

Meeting Document
#110691
2016-11-01

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/INF/6

Overview of Capacity-Building and Development Initiatives Providing Direct Support to Countries for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

News Headlines
#110686
2016-11-01

Geoengineering to Alter Climate Moves Closer to Reality

A United Nations body is investigating controversial methods to avert runaway climate change by giving humans the go-ahead to re-engineer the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere.

News Headlines
#110687
2016-11-01

WWF’s Yury Darman named MIDORI Prize Winner 2016

WWF-Russia’s Yury Darman has been named as one of the recipients of this year’s MIDORI Prize awarded by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for outstanding contribution toward conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity.

News Headlines
#110662
2016-10-31

Botswana: Biodiversity Under Threat - Expert

Professor Joseph Mbaiwa of the University of Botswana's Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Maun has warned that if tourism is not properly managed and controlled, it may exacerbate the threat to biodiversity and sustainable use of resources in the Okavango Delta.

Press Release
#110665
2016-10-31

Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

31 October 2016 – The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016 have today been announced. The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to honour individuals who have made o ...

Meeting Document
#110643
2016-10-29

Document

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development Goals and Targets

Press Release
#110644
2016-10-29

1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity promotes strengthening links between biological and cultural diversity

29 OCTOBER 2016 – The 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity, held from 27-29 October in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, produced a regional Declaration on Biocultural Diversity and an annex of practical actions that can be taken at different levels to strengthen the links between ...

News Headlines
#110626
2016-10-28

African initiative calls for focus on land restoration

Generating sufficient scientific knowledge to restore degraded land is critical in Africa because the continent largely depends on land and other natural resources for socioeconomic development, experts say.

News Headlines
#110634
2016-10-28

Antarctic protection a beacon of hope for ocean conservation globally

Today, 24 countries and the European Union have agreed on the world’s largest ocean protection plan, for the Ross Sea off Antarctica.

News Headlines
#110611
2016-10-27

How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Feel the Pain of Climate Change

It’s not easy to get people exercised about ocean acidification. Yes, it’s a nasty consequence of climate change, a potential death sentence for oysters, clams, sea urchins and, most of all, coral.

News Headlines
#110620
2016-10-27

Canada's Oceans Need Meaningful Protections. Here's Why

The world's oceans cover 70 per cent of the planet's surface and produce more than half the oxygen that sustains all life, but they're suffering, according to the Living Planet Report 2016.

News Headlines
#110584
2016-10-26

Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

The Prince of Wales is joining an Anglo-French government initiative to improve the condition of global soils.

News Headlines
#110569
2016-10-25

Tiny, mussel-invading crab named after Roman god

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Every once in a while, oyster-eaters, clam-eaters and consumers of other bivalves may happen upon a tiny, nearly transparent crab. While these parasitic stowaways may all look the same, there are a variety of species.

News Headlines
#110574
2016-10-25

Melanesia’s oceans are worth US$5.4 billion but are at environmental crossroads

Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers over 70% of its surface.

Meeting Document
#110554
2016-10-24

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/6

Cooperation with Other Conventions, International Organizations and Initiatives

Meeting Document
#110548
2016-10-23

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/10

Mainstreaming and the Integration of Biodiversity across Relevant Sectors, and Further Implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and of Other Relevant International Processes for the Future Work of the Convention

Meeting Document
#110547
2016-10-23

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/10/ADD1

Biodiversity and Sustainable Development: Technical Note

News Headlines
#110531
2016-10-21

Offspring from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths, a recent study suggests.

Meeting Document
#110528
2016-10-20

Document

Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner Brochure

News Headlines
#110514
2016-10-20

Japan to face criticism at international summit for flouting whaling ruling

Japanese fleets have killed more than 300 minke whales in the Southern Ocean despite a court ruling and three-decade-old ban

News Headlines
#110523
2016-10-20

Madagascar's endangered lemurs find refuge

Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary on this vast Indian Ocean island.

News Headlines
#110492
2016-10-19

Tackling impacts of land degradation vital to achieving Global Goals – senior UN treaty official

18 October 2016 – The head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification told delegations gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess the treaty’s implementation, the impacts of land degradation affect the sustainability of the entire world, so a global effort is needed to tackle it, incl ...

Notification
#2552
2016-10-19
Action by
2016-11-18

Call for Requests for Assistance under the Bio-Bridge Initiative

Reference: SCBD/IMS/RS/ET/lz/86006 (2016-126)
To: CBD, ABS, CPB, SBSTTA National Focal Points

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News Headlines
#110472
2016-10-18

New Zealand plankton blooms proof of global warming's oceanic effects

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- During coccolithophore blooms, the algae's calcium-derived exoskeletons turn the ocean water a milky white. The microorganism's proliferation can often be seen from space.

News Headlines
#110485
2016-10-18

Japan lagging behind global move to restrict microbeads to protect planet’s oceans

Japan is lagging behind growing international moves to restrict microbeads, the tiny synthetic particles that have become a major source of pollution in the world’s oceans.

News Headlines
#110486
2016-10-18

Sustainable food systems vital to achieving 2030 Agenda nutrition targets – UN Rome-based agencies

17 October 2016 – Opening its 43rd plenary session in Rome today in the wake of major global agreements on sustainable development and climate change, the main United Nations body focused on food security and nutrition, called for an urgent transformation of the world’s food system and nutrition ...

News Headlines
#110446
2016-10-17

Agriculture must transform to feed a hotter, more crowded planet, UN says on World Food Day

16 October 2016 – To mark World Food Day 2016, the United Nations is highlighting the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

News Headlines
#110457
2016-10-17

Rural women's empowerment critical to UN Sustainable Development Agenda – Ban

15 October 2016 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women's empowerment at their core.”

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