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Press Release
#47311
2008-05-12

Largest international gathering on Biosafety meets in Bonn to finalize arrangements for the Cartagena Protocol

Bonn, May 12 2008- Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety opened their fourth meeting today at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, in Germany. More than 3000 delegates from 147 countries assembled to fulfill their commitment to ensuring the safe use of modern biotechnology, including reaching a ...

Side Event
#1587
BS COP MOP 4
2008-05-13

The Green Customs Initiative and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

The Green Customs Initiative is a partnership of the Secretariats of six multilateral environmental agreements and four international organizations. It aims to enhance the capacity of customs and other relevant enforcement personnel to monitor and facilitate the legal trade and to detect and pre ...

Side Event
#1622
BS COP MOP 4
2008-05-13

Liability & Redress: The Compact - A Private Sector Compensation Mechanism

This CropLife International initiative is an agreement to provide recourse for actual damage to biological diversity if an LMO product released to the environment by one of the signatories to this contract is proven to have caused such damage. It is a binding commitment to remediate damage afte ...

Press Release
#47506
2008-05-16

Agreement reached to work towards a legally binding instrument on Liability and Redress with regard to GMOs

Bonn, 16 May 2008 - After four years of intensive negotiation, the 2,000 participants attending the Bonn Biosafety Meeting, the largest ever gathering on biosafety, agreed to work towards legally binding rules and procedures for liability and redress for potential damage caused from the tran ...

Decision
COP 9
#11670

Decision IX/27

Cooperation among multilateral environmental agreements and other organizations

Side Event
#1406
COP 9
2008-05-21

Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit-Sharing. Learning Lessons from the San-Hoodia Case.

Benefit-sharing agreements have been negotiated between the San, indigenous peoples of southern Africa, and those using this knowledge in the commercial application of Hoodia, a succulent plant. Despite the fact that the case is well-known, there has been a lack of empirical research about infor ...

Side Event
#1493
COP 9
2008-05-21

Achieving synergies between the CBD and UNFCCC: The potential for pro-poor REDD

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was a prominent issue during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) latest Convention of the Parties (COP), which was held December 3-14, 2007, in Bali, Indonesia. One of the main outcomes of the Bali meet ...

Side Event
#1477
COP 9
2008-05-21

'Harmonisation of national reporting to the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements'

National reporting is one of the key obligations for Parties to the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). However, gathering and synthesising the information required for the reports to the various MEAs can provide a burden for Parties. A range of COP decisions, incl ...

Side Event
#1418
COP 9
2008-05-22

Compliance with ABS requirements: Wishful thinking or reality? Experiences from the Hoodia Case

Benefit-sharing agreements have been signed between the San, indigenous peoples of southern Africa and holders of traditional knowledge of the plant Hoodia, and different commercial users. A national law on ABS is also now in place in South Africa. Nonetheless many products are on the market tha ...

Side Event
#1424
COP 9
2008-05-23

The UN List of Protected Areas: Launch of a New System for National Authorities to Update, Edit and Add Information

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to view the newly redeveloped UN List of protected areas system (part of the World Database on Protected Areas, a joint project of UNEP and IUCN) built specifically for national authorities to provide data into the global system by reveal ...

Side Event
#1279
COP 9
2008-05-26

One Convention Family - Thousands of Species - Our Planet [OFFSITE EVENT - Langer Eugen (UN Campus in Bonn), 29th Floor]

Year of the dolphin: Active conservation of marine mammals Last hope for gorillas: A new agreement to ensure their survival Presentation of new Publication on Alien Species Launch of CMS of CMS Family Guide One further topic: Avian Influenza

Press Release
#47830
2008-05-27

Biodiversity Convention Secretariat Signs Historic Agreement with Brazilian State of Paraná to Offset Emissions

Bonn, 27 May — To meet its pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and work toward carbon neutrality, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity entered into a partnership today with the Brazilian State of Paraná to replant native trees and contribute to the regeneration of ...

Meeting
#2942
Press Release
#51919
2008-10-06

Launch of an Enhanced Strategic Partnership to Benefit Life on Earth - Joint Efforts of UN Convention on Biological Diversity and The Nature Conservancy to Help Governments Implement Global Conservation Treaty, Increase Protected Areas

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and The Nature Conservancy announced they have entered into a groundbreaking partnership agreement to support the 191 United Nations CBD signatories in enhancing the implementation of the objectives of the Conve ...

Press Release
#62917
2009-09-11

Biodiversity and Climate Change: A CBD Contribution to the Copenhagen Climate Agreement

Montreal, 11 September 2009 – The 6,000 participants attending the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, held in May 2008, decided to establish an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change as a contribution to the fifteen ...

Side Event
#1682
WG8J 6
2009-11-03

Presentation of a comprehensive Research Agreement dealing with Scientific Evaluation of Traditional Medicine for diabetes; Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines (CIHR-TAAM) is a multidisciplinary group of university researchers indigenous community members and the health board of the Canadian James Bay Cree Territory devoted to evaluating the effectiveness of Indigenous ...

Side Event
#1683
WG ABS 8
2009-11-09

Presentation of a comprehensive Research Agreement dealing with Scientific Evaluation of Traditional Medicine for diabetes; Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines (CIHR-TAAM) is a multidisciplinary group of university researchers indigenous community members and the health board of the Canadian James Bay Cree Territory devoted to evaluating the effectiveness of Indigenous ...

Press Release
#66305
2009-12-15

United Nations Forum on Forests and Convention on Biological Diversity Enter into Partnership

Copenhagen, 15 December 2009 – Amidst the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) today signed an agreement to closely collaborate over the coming two years. “This agreement will h ...

Press Release
#68169
2010-03-02

International Tropical Timber Organization and Convention on Biological Diversity Enter into Partnership

Tokyo, 2 March 2010 – The secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) signed a memorandum of understanding today to closely collaborate over the coming four years. “This agreement represents a further step in the efforts ...

Side Event
#1689
WG ABS 9
2010-03-22

An international regime on ABS: Essential Questions with Regard to Scope

The functionality and strength of an international regime on ABS depends to a great extent on its scope. Whether the parties will agree to a broad and inclusive scope depends on how the different sub-sectors of genetic resources will be dealt with in an international regime and what genetic reso ...

Side Event
#1692
WG ABS 9
2010-03-23

ABS contracts for non-commercial academic research – two models

Jointly, stakeholders from a provider and a user country (Colombia and Switzerland) present their complementary models for contracts especially designed for non-commercial academic research. The Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá presents its proposal of a "Contrato Marco" (framework co ...

Side Event
#1942
SBSTTA 14
2010-05-14

Sync Biodiversity

The UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) in its eleventh special session held in Bali, Indonesia discussed the need and possibilities for identifying synergies between biodiversity related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). The discussions held rec ...

Side Event
#1973
SBSTTA 14
2010-05-14

FOREST EUROPE: Enriching Biodiversity — 2010 and beyond

The side event will: • present FOREST EUROPE contributions to actions for achieving 2010 Biodiversity Target; • highlight the existing and potential role of sustainable forest management and actions towards achieving 2010 target and post-2010; • stimulate discussion on how to strengthen sust ...

Press Release
#70816
2010-06-11

Alliance for Zero Extinction and the Convention on Biological Diversity Join Forces

Washington, D.C., 11 June, 2010 – Two of the world’s premier institutions promoting biodiversity conservation—the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a global alliance to prevent extinction of species, and the Convention on Biological Diversity and its 193 Parties—are entering into a partnership ...

Press Release
#71477
2010-07-09

Governments Meet to Finalize a Legal Instrument on Genetic Resources for Development

Montreal, 9 July 2010 – Governments meet in Montreal, starting this weekend, to settle the details of a new global legal agreement governing the terms for the provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet. The results of these negotiations, to be taken to the Nagoya Biodiversity Summ ...

Press Release
#71686
2010-07-16

Governments Make Major Advances on Global Agreement on Planet’s Genetic Resources

Montreal, 16 July 2010 – Following seven days of intense and complex negotiations, and with the financial support of Japan, the world’s governments have made major breakthroughs on a text of a legally binding protocol on access to, and sharing of, the benefits from the use of the rich genetic re ...

Meeting
#4018

Fowey VMCA Rockpool Ramble

17 July 2010, Par, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#4377

Conférence de presse et pique-nique

11 September 2010, Montreal, Canada

Side Event
#1961
COP 10
2010-10-19

Oostvaardersland : Strengthening biodiversity and economy in the Netherland

The Queen’s Commissioner, mr. L. Verbeek, of the Dutch Province of Flevoland, will inform you in this side event on the development of Oostvaardersland. Oostvaardersland promotes biodiversity and improves the living and working environment. Part of the last reclamation project in the Netherland ...

Side Event
#2100
COP 10
2010-10-20

Design your tailor-made MAT! Presentation of a model ABS Agreement for non-commercial research with optional clauses and Launch of the report on the ABS program 2003-2010 of the Swiss Academy of Sciences

The Swiss Academy of Sciences presents the first of its kind ABS agreement on Mutually Agreed Terms, containing Model Clauses. The Agreement is adapted to the specific situation of non-commercial research sponsored by public funding. It contains a set of contractual clauses that intends to foste ...

Side Event
#1882
COP 10
2010-10-22

A REPORT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINENT – 1) BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE, AND; 2) A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE GENETIC DIVERSITY

Presentations addressing the issue of biodiversity will be given from the macro and micro perspectives. 1. Australia currently conserves more than 13 per cent of the country through the protected area network. Threats to reserves, however, go beyond boundaries and influences are often landscap ...

Side Event
#2245
COP 10
2010-10-26

Strengthening Governments- Civil Society partnerships for enhanced CBD implementation

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado will preside over this event which will present how the BirdLife International Partnership, a science-based organisation with local-global structure that is made up of more than 100 non-governmental organisations, is collaborating with CBD Parties and the ...

Side Event
#1755
COP 10
2010-10-26

Sustainable Infrastructure Development consistent with biodiversity conservation in Japan

Japanese approaches (experiences and techniques) for harmonizing development and biodiversity will be presented to formulate agreements on the Revised Strategic Plan of the Convention. Japan has experienced environmental problems caused by rapid development, and has solved them through various ...

Side Event
#2178
COP 10
2010-10-26

A 360° View of Forests: People, Biodiversity, Carbon, and More

Discussions on REDD and other payments for ecosystem services (PES) are showing the need for a holistic approach to forest management. For example, it is now widely accepted that REDD efforts can only be successful if they are built on a strong foundation of good forest governance in resilient a ...

Side Event
#2321
COP 10
2010-10-27

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)

India has setup Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) as a tool to prevent mis-appropriation/bio-piracy of its Traditional Knowledge at International Patent Offices. TKDL contains information in 34 million pages in a patent application format in five International languages i.e. English, ...

Side Event
#2281
COP 10
2010-10-28

Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge - a healthy ocean for future generations

The respectfully requested CBD COP 10 side event aims at informing about the new Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge Initiative which was kick-started in July 2010. Seven Governments (California, Fiji, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vietnam) participated in the founding meeting. Governo ...

Notification
#1596
2010-12-22

Formalization of the partnership agreement established between the CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International

Reference: SCBD/OES/NP/cr/74590 (2010-226)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a partnership agreement established between the CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International to support implementation of the Strategic Plan and attainment of the Aichi-Nagoya targets launched at COP 10 was formalized on 20 December by signature of a Memorandum of U ...

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Meeting Document
#76675
2011-02-01

Document

Harmonization of Species Nomenclature and Taxonomy with Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#76816
2011-02-08

Document

Harmonization of Species Nomenclature and Taxonomy with Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements - Issues from the Perspective of the Ramsar Convention

Press Release
#79502
2011-06-03

GEF establishes the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund

Washington, D.C., 3 June, 2011 – The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the world’s largest public financer of global environment issues, will operate a new landmark fund to help developing countries to ratify and implement a key international agreement to conserve and sustainably use biodiver ...

Press Release
#79545
2011-06-06

Governments meet to prepare for the entry into force of the Nagoya treaty on access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources

Montreal, 6 June 2011 – The first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization began today in Montreal. Over 400 participants will discuss the way forward for the i ...

Side Event
#2349
ICNP 1
2011-06-07

Orphan Genetic Resources: Modalities for International Recognition of Benefit-sharing under Protocol Article 10 and the ABS CHM

Geoff Burton of the United Nations University will outline a proposal for a mechanism under Article 10 to enable benefit-sharing agreements for the utilization of genetic resources of unknown or transboundary origin to be internationally recognized as compliant with the Nagoya Protocol. Dr. Paul ...

Side Event
#2348
ICNP 1
2011-06-08

Are the FAO and WHO ABS-Agreements supportive of the objectives of the Nagoya Protocol?

Article 4 of the Nagoya Protocol explicitly envisages the possibility of specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments,provided that they are supportive of and do not run counter to the objectives of the Convention and the Protocol. The side-event will analyse two current impo ...

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