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Side Event
#533
WGRI 1
2005-09-07

ISSUE BASED MODULES FOR THE COHERENT IMPLEMENTATION OF BIODIVERSITY RELATED CONVENTIONS

The 2010 biodiversity target makes efforts on synergy and harmonization among biodiversity related agreements important and urgent. Since different MEAs often relate to common issues, UNEP is developing issue-based modules on four crosscutting issues: Inland Water, Sustainable Use, Invasive Alie ...

Side Event
#534
SBSTTA 11
2005-11-29

Update on the ISSUE BASED MODULES FOR THE COHERENT IMPLEMENTATION OF BIODIVERSITY RELATED CONVENTIONS

The 2010 biodiversity target makes efforts on synergy and harmonization among biodiversity related agreements important and urgent. Since different MEAs often relate to common issues, UNEP is developing issue-based modules on four crosscutting issues: Inland Water, Sustainable Use, Invasive Alie ...

Side Event
#568
WGABS 4
2006-01-30

ABS Governance : the compliance issues

Present the results of the third ABS Governance roundtable been held in november 2005 in Paris with the aim of identifying existing and potential mechanisms for ensuring compliance with the an international regime on ABS, ABS agreements and protection of sovereign and community rights.

Side Event
#646
WGABS 4
2006-02-01

National sovereignty versus community rights: Balancing the rights issue in ABS

To inform negotiation of an international instrument on access and benefit-sharing, the event will present lessons from the first ever agreement between indigenous communities and a CGIAR centre - the International Potato Centre - for repatriation of genetic resources. It will also present resea ...

Side Event
#978
BS COP MOP 3
2006-03-16

Trading Precaution: The Precautionary Principle and the WTO

This side event draws on the UNU-IAS report "Trading Precaution: The Precautionary Principle and the WTO". This report examines the debate on the evolution of the precautionary principle in the context of the WTO. It clarifies proposals to enhance the incorporation of this principle in the rules ...

Side Event
#814
COP 8
2006-03-20

The Benefits of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention. Language: English

Presentation on the benefits of plant variety protection under the UPOV Convention based on an Impact Study carried out by UPOV. Information on the relationship between the UPOV Convention and other international agreements will also be provided. It is planned to use half of the allocated time ...

Side Event
#726
COP 8
2006-03-20

Transnational Cooperation on Management of Fresh Water: the Guarani Aquifer

Presentation of legal research and case studies from representative regions as potential models and a draft agreement for management of the Guarani Aquifer (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) building on article published in Texas Law Review, June, 2005 by Benjamin, Tinker, Lima Marques

Side Event
#815
COP 8
2006-03-21

The Benefits of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention. Language: Spanish

Presentation on the benefits of plant variety protection under the UPOV Convention based on an Impact Study carried out by UPOV. Information on the relationship between the UPOV Convention and other international agreements will also be provided. It is planned to use half of the allocated time ...

Side Event
#806
COP 8
2006-03-22

New frontiers for ABS: use of genetic resources in the deep seabed and Antarctica

The side event will provide an up to date overview of trends in the study and use of genetic resources in the deep seabed and Antarctica. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how relevant provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity may contribute to ensure that these resources ...

Side Event
#955
COP 8
2006-03-24

Reversed Access, Customary Law and Equitable Benefit-Sharing

Presentation of research findings on customary law as the basis for TK protection and ABS, and of the case of the Equitable Benefit-Sharing agreement between communities of the Potato Park, Peru.

Side Event
#954
COP 8
2006-03-27

The Cooperation between Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (Italy) and the Ministry of Agrarian Development (Brazil): "Using Ecogastronomy to value biodiversity at the rural territories"

In 2004, the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) and the Territorial Development Secretariat (SDT) had signed a cooperation agreement with Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. The main purpose of this agreement is to promote and support the preservation and valuation of traditional foods, t ...

Side Event
#829
COP 8
2006-03-28

International Cooperation for Protected Areas at border regions

Cross-border cooperation is an excellent opportunity for enabling integrated sustainable development with other South American countries. Natural environment, although crossed by geopolitical borders, functions systemically, in such a way that environmental externalities may influence its indi ...

Side Event
#1016
COP 8
2006-03-29

The Hoodia case: the San experiences with benefit-sharing agreements

At this side-event representatives of the San are going to inform about their benefit-sharing agreements regarding the use of Hoodia. Representatives of European NGOs inform about (non)compliance with these agreements in user countries. - Working Group for Indigenous Minorities in Southern Afri ...

Side Event
#820
COP 8
2006-03-29

Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity for MERCOSUR/ Estrategia para la Conservación y Uso Sostenible de la Biodiversidad para el MERCOSUR

The Ministers of Environment from Mercosur will sign the Project of Additional Protocol to the Environment of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity Framework Agreement for Mercosur. This side event will show the background which led to Mercosur Environmental Area to rely on an ...

Web Announcement
#20847
2006-03-31

A new era of implementation of the Convention on all life on Earth is born in Curitiba at the largest ever gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Curitiba, 31 March 2006 – 4,000 delegates from around the world have agreed on a road map to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, in line with the agreement reached by 110 Heads of State and Government at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in ...

Press Release
#20846
2006-03-31

A new era of implementation of the Convention on all life on Earth is born in Curitiba at the largest ever gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Curitiba, 31 March 2006 – 4,000 delegates from around the world have agreed on a road map to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, in line with the agreement reached by 110 Heads of State and Government at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in ...

Web Announcement
#20937
2006-04-05

Tree Planting Initiatives Planned to Offset Environmental Impacts of Biodiversity Meetings

Following three weeks of meetings of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, held in Curitiba, Brazil, the Governor of the State of Paraná, Mr. Roberto Requião, and the Executive Secretary of the Convention, Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, signed an agre ...

Press Release
#20936
2006-04-05

Tree Planting Initiatives Planned to Offset Environmental Impacts of Biodiversity Meetings.

Following three weeks of meetings of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, held in Curitiba, Brazil, the Governor of the State of Paraná, Mr. Roberto Requião, and the Executive Secretary of the Convention, Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, signed an agre ...

Notification
#730
2006-05-05
Action by
2006-08-01

Nomination of experts for the meeting of the Group of Technical Experts on an internationally recognized certificate of origin/source/legal provenance

Reference: SCBD/SEL/VN/54750 (2006-031)
To: Indigenous and local communities and relevant international organizations and stakeholders

The purpose of this Notification is to invite indigenous and local communities, industry, research institutions/academia, botanical gardens, other ex situ collection holders, and representatives from relevant international organisations and agreements interested in the issue of access and benefi ...

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Press Release
#21963
2006-05-25

Major Canadian institutions pledge support for the Convention for Life on Earth.

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, representatives of major Canadian universities and research institutions signed an agreement with the Montreal-based Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to join forces in order to mobilize the scientific and tech ...

Meeting
#2420
Press Release
#26363
2006-10-23

Farmers now guaranteed access to biodiversity and sharing of benefits as major crop gene banks are brought under international treaty.

Montreal 23 October 2006 – An agreement to bring the genebank collections of international agricultural research centres into the framework of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources will help ensure that the world’s farmers have the resources to improve the sustainability of agricul ...

Press Release
#26725
2006-11-06

Brainstorming session on South-South cooperation and the Convention on Biological Diversity: Working together to protect life on Earth

Montreal – 6 November 2006 – Under the leadership of South Africa, the group of 131 developing countries, known as the Group of 77 and China, is launching the first initiative in the history of multilateral environmental agreements aimed at preparing a multi-year plan of action on South-South co ...

Notification
#829
2006-12-05

National level collaboration between agencies responsible for biodiversity and plant protection.

Reference: SCBD/STTM/RH/VA/56765 (2006-129)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an agreement with 159 Parties which aims to prevent the introduction and spread of any species (plant, animal or other) that directly or indirectly affect plants. The Conference of the Parties, in decisions VI/23 and VI/20 respectfully, ack ...

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Press Release
#28524
2007-01-10

The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands raise the bar on cooperation between multilateral environment agreements

Montreal - 9 January 2007, Mr. Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), set ground-breaking standards for collaboration between multilateral environment agreements throu ...

Press Release
#28670
2007-01-15

Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, applauds the agreement between the Governments of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia to conserve the “Heart of Borneo”

Montreal – 15 January 2007 The declaration by the Governments of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia to officially endorse a historic agreement to conserve the “Heart of Borneo” demonstrates, according to Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CB ...

Statement
#29445
2007-02-02

Message from Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, on the Occasion of World Wetlands Day

Marking the date of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and celebrated each year on 2 February, World Wetlands Day is an important event for the biodiversity family as whole and for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in particular. The Ramsar Convention is the lead partn ...

Notification
#853
2007-02-21

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/57516 (2007-021)
To: All CBD Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was signed on 19 February 2007 by Mr. Taieb Cherif, Secretary General of ICAO and the Executive Secretary, in the pre ...

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Press Release
#34940
2007-07-02

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP).

Paris, 2 July 2007: Today, at the margins of the twelfth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) the Secretariat signed an agreement with the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) on future cooperation between the two organiza ...

Meeting Document
#36706
2007-08-03

UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/5/INF/3

Analytical Study on Administrative and Judicial Remedies Available in Countries with Users under Their Jurisdiction and in International Agreements

Side Event
#1119
ABS WG 5
2007-10-09

Using Technology To Maximize Utility Of Genetic Resources Under Standard Materials Transfer Agreements

Materials Transfer Agreements (MTAs) can and should benefit from the low-cost, advanced communication opportunities of modern electronic networks as part and parcel of the standardisation process. And key considerations during the process of standardisation on chosen and excluded options shoul ...

Side Event
#1129
ABS WG 5
2007-10-10

Access and Benefit Sharing: Real Problems and False Solutions

While governments fiddle with false solutions like minor adaptations in patent law, biopiracy is growing unabated. All over the world new cases of shameless biopiracy have been reported over the past years. Addressing these problems requires a fundamental review of existing intellectual property ...

Meeting Document
#41339
2007-11-27

UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/5/INF/3

Analytical Study on Administrative and Judicial Remedies Available in Countries with Users under Their Jurisdiction and in International Agreements

Press Release
#42594
2008-01-02

CBD Secretariat and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Sign Memorandum of Understanding on “Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation”

Montreal – 2 January 2008. An Agreement in the amount of € 1.000.000,00 EURO to support the project “Linking implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Poverty Alleviation” was signed between the Executive Secretary of the Convention and on HEM Thomas Matussek, the Ambassado ...

Press Release
#42764
2008-01-14

Biodiversity Convention Launches Regional Workshops on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans in Singapore - and Signs Agreement with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Montreal – 14 January 2008. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) initiated today the first of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity building workshops on national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and the integration of biodiversity into the n ...

Meeting Document
#43036
2008-01-21

Document

Case Study 2 - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), and Novozymes and Diversa (Verenium) Corporation: Agreements in the Industrial Biotech Sector

Side Event
#1166
WG ABS 6
2008-01-22

SECO/IISD Launch of the ABS-Management Tool: Best Practice Standard and Handbook for Implementing Genetic Resource Access and Benefit-sharing Activities

The event will highlight use and further implementation of the ABS-Management Tool (ABS-MT), a best practice standard and a handbook that provides guidance and tools on ABS practice to help companies, researchers, local and indigenous communities, and governments ensure compliance with the Bonn ...

Side Event
#1185
WG ABS 6
2008-01-23

Negotiating biodiversity, trade and IP: Implications of free trade agreements

The significant impact of trade and intellectual property (IP) rights on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is well recognized. A number of multilateral discussions and negotiations are indeed now addressing issues at the interface between biodiversity, trade and IP. In addit ...

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