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Notification
#1731
2011-07-12

Decision VIII/5 on Article 8 (j) and related provisions: Advisory Selection Committee of the Voluntary Trust Fund – List of selected members

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/dm/76945 (2011-130)
To: CBD Focal Points, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In decision VIII/5 D, on Mechanisms to promote the effective participation of indigenous and local communities in matters related to the objectives of Article 8(j) and related provisions, the Conference of the Parties adopted the criteria for the operation of the Voluntary Funding Mechanism for ...

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Notification
#1730
2011-07-08
Action by
2011-08-05

Nomination of Experts to the Caribbean Training Course on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms, Belize City, Belize, 26-30 September 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/MPM/jh/76914 (2011-129)
To: Caribbean 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 to gain hands-on experience in preparing and evaluating risk ...

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Notification
#1729
2011-06-27

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 (2011-128)
To: points focaux nationaux CDB et points focaux ABS des pays francophones

Il me fait plaisir de faire circuler les notifications ci-jointes en date du 17 juin 2011 provenant du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, agissant en sa qualité de dépositaire de la Convention sur la diversité biologique, en ce qui concerne la version française du texte du Protocole de Nagoya ...

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Notification
#1728
2011-06-22

May 2011 issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Activities (MBA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/76550 (2011-127)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, Relevant organizations and partners

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the May 2011 issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Activities (MBA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity is now available on the CBD website at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/mba/2011/mba-2011-05-en.pdf. For previous issues of the monthly bulletin, please go ...

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Notification
#1727
2011-06-21
Action by
2011-08-31

Nomination of GTI Focal Points and terms of reference for such focal points

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/cr/76541 (2011-126)
To: CBD and SBSTTA focal points

In paragraph 9 of decision VIII/3, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties and other Governments that have not done so to establish national focal points for the GTI so that they can contribute to the implementation of the programme of work at the national level (decision VIII/3, paragraph 9a).

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Notification
#1725
2011-06-20
Notification
#1723
2011-06-17

Implementation of the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/cr/76469 (2011-122)
To: CBD National Focal Points

Pursuant to Decision X/22 on the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity, requesting the Executive Secretary to report on the implementation of the Plan of Action at future meetings of the Conference of the Parties and encouraging Parties an ...

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Notification
#1724
2011-06-17

Peer review of SBSTTA-15 draft documents

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/VA/76477 (2011-123)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and SBSTTA Bureau Members and relevant organizations

I am pleased to inform you that a page has been created on the CBD website (http://www.cbd.int/sbstta15/review/) to facilitate the peer-review of the drafts of documents prepared by the Secretariat for consideration by the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Tec ...

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Notification
#1721
2011-06-16
Action by
2011-07-25

Request for submission to report on progress to address gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework in relation to invasive alien species

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/cr/76478 (2011-120)
To: CBD and SBSTTA focal points

The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its ninth meeting, invited Organizations to expand their coverage and address gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework with regard to international standards covering invasive alien species, including animals that are not pests of ...

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Notification
#1722
2011-06-16

Agricultural biodiversity: biofuels and biodiversity. Experiences and results from assessments of the impacts of biofuel production and use on biodiversity and impacts on biodiversity that affect related socioeconomic conditions

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/DCO/76500 (2011-121)
To: CBD national focal points, SBSTTA focal points and relevant Organisations

I invite Parties, other Governments and relevant organisations to submit any relevant information, in any appropriate form, to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by mail, with the subject title "Notification – Biofuels and Biodiversity"). Submissions will be accepted at any time but not l ...

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Notification
#1720
2011-06-15
Action by
2011-08-05

Africa Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD-plus ), Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards, 20 – 23 September 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/76474 (2011-119)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Africa, cc: National Focal Points of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; POWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a regional consultation and capacity building workshop on biodiversity and indigenous and local community aspects of REDD-plus, including on relevant safeguards, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 20 to 23 September 2011.

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Notification
#1716
2011-06-07
Action by
2011-07-08

Review of the impact of third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/76402 (2011-115)
To: CBD national focal points, SBSTTA focal points, relevant organizations, participants to COP-10

In decision X/4 the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of the necessary resources, to commission a review of the process of preparation and production of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook in order to further improve the pro ...

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Notification
#1718
2011-06-07
Action by
2011-06-22

Taller Regional para América del Sur sobre la actualización de las Estrategias y Planes de Acción Nacionales en Materia de diversidad Biológica

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/GT/76445 (2011-117)
To: Los Puntos Focales Nacionales de los siguientes países Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay y Chile

Nos complace informarles que un taller regional de creación de capacidades para la actualización y la revisión de las Estrategias y Planes de Acción (EPANB) para América del Sur, se llevará a cabo en Quito, Ecuador del 13 al 15 de julio de 2011.

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Notification
#1719
2011-06-07

Video on the occasion of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020)

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76230 (2011-118)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

I am pleased to inform you that a promotional video outlining the goals of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) is now available in English on the UNDB website at: www.cbd.int/2011-2020.

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Notification
#1715
2011-06-06

Joint Summary of the Chairs and Highlights of the 40th GEF Council Meeting, 24-26 May 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/76393 (2011-114)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

The fortieth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held from 24-26 May 2011 in Washington, D.C., United States of America. The GEF Council approved the work program comprising 14 project concepts and one programmatic approach, including 4 biodiversity projects, wit ...

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Notification
#1717
2011-06-06

Workshop for South America on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/GT/76445 (2011-116)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points of the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, Relevant organizations.

We are pleased to inform you that a regional capacity building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) for South America will be held in Quito, Ecuador from 13 to 15 July 2011, back-to-back with a Workshop on the Amazon Regional Biodive ...

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Notification
#1707
2011-06-03
Action by
2011-06-30

In-depth Review of Implementation of the Programme of Work on Island Biological Diversity: Second Reminder and Announcements

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/74898 (2011-107)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points and relevant organizations

Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations were invited to provide information for this review via notifications issued on 15 February 2011 and 28 April 2011 (http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-032-island-en.doc and http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-08 ...

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Notification
#1708
2011-06-03

Selected Experts for the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD-plus ), Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards, 5 to 8 July 2011, Quito, Ecuador

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/MS/76389 (2011-108)
To: CBD National Focal Points for Latin America - Caribbean Region, cc: National Focal Points of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; POWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to share with you the list of sponsored experts for the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD-plus, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards. The selection of experts was conducted in accordance with established procedures and ...

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Notification
#1710
2011-06-03
Action by
2011-09-30

Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J-7), Montreal, Canada, 31 October to 4 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/dm/76300 (2011-109)
To: International organizations and relevant organizations

I am pleased to confirm that the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions will be held at the International Civil Aviation Organization Headquarters in Montreal, from 31 October to 4 November 2011, back-to-back with the fifteen ...

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Notification
#1711
2011-06-03
Action by
2011-07-31

Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J-7), Montreal, Canada, 31 October to 4 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/dm/76300 (2011-110)
To: Indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders

I am pleased to confirm that the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions will be held at the International Civil Aviation Organization Headquarters in Montreal, from 31 October to 4 November 2011, back-to-back with the fifteen ...

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Notification
#1712
2011-06-03
Action by
2011-09-09

Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J-7), Montreal, Canada, 31 October to 4 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/dm/76300 (2011-111)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to confirm that the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J-7) will be held at the International Civil Aviation Organization Headquarters in Montreal, from 31 October to 4 November 2011, back-to-back with the fifteenth meet ...

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Notification
#1713
2011-06-03
Action by
2011-09-09

Fifteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15), Montréal, Canada, 7 to 11 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/VA/76015 (2011-112)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points

I have the honour to inform you that the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15) will be held from 7 to 11 November 2011 at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in Montréal, Canada. It will be pr ...

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Notification
#1714
2011-06-03
Action by
2011-09-30

Fifteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15), Montréal, Canada, 7 to 11 November 2011

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/VA/76015 (2011-113)
To: UN Organizations and Specialized Agencies, IGOs, NGOs and Indigenous organizations

I have the honour to inform you that the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15) will be held from 7 to 11 November 2011 at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in Montréal, Canada. It will be pr ...

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Notification
#1706
2011-05-31

Consultation on the ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/76317 (2011-106)
To: CBD National Focal Points, cc: Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; POWPA Focal Points

The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) are pleased to inform their respective constituencies on the advances in the implementation of CBD COP Decision X/36 and International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) Decisio ...

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Notification
#1705
2011-05-27

Message of MISIA, the Honorary Ambassador to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-10), on the occasion of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020)

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76268 (2011-105)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

I am pleased to inform you that the message of MISIA on the occasion of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) in English, French, Spanish and Japanese can be found on the website for the UNDB at: www.cbd.int/2011-2020.

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Notification
#1704
2011-05-26
Action by
2011-06-10

Survey for SBSTTA Focal Points

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JW/ac/76271 (2011-104)
To: SBSTTA Focal Points

I am pleased to invite you to provide input to the document being prepared for the fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) under the agenda items on ways and means to improve the effectiveness of SBSTTA.

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Notification
#1702
2011-05-25

Message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020)

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76230 (2011-102)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

I am pleased to inform you that the Message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) can be found on the website for the UNDB at: www.cbd.int/2011-2020

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Notification
#1703
2011-05-25

Further details regarding the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing, 4-5 June 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/AS/76242 (2011-103)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points and indigenous and local community organizations, Cc: ITPGRFA

Reference is made to notification 2011-066 dated 29 March 2011 regarding the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing to be held from 4-5 June 2011 in Montreal, Canada.

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Notification
#1700
2011-05-19

Message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2011, Forest Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76193 (2011-100)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

I am pleased to share with you the Message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The IDB Message is available in the six official languages of the United Nations and is now accessible on the CBD website at ...

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Notification
#1701
2011-05-19
Action by
2011-09-30

GEF Support for the Preparation of the Second National Reports on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/ET/jh/74494 (2011-101)
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 forward to you the communication from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) confirming the approval of GEF funding to enable eligible Parties prepare their second national reports on the implementation of the Cartage ...

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Notification
#1699
2011-05-17

Selected experts for Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting of Local-community Representatives

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/VF/76043 (2011-099)
To: CBD Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In Notification number 2011-050 of 4 March 2011, the Secretariat invited Parties, Governments, international organizations and local communities, to nominate experts to participate in the meeting. In this regard, I am pleased to announce that the selection of participants has been completed, bas ...

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Notification
#1698
2011-05-13
Action by
2011-06-17

Invitation for nominations to the African Regional Workshop on the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 - 22 July 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/jh/76139 (2011-098)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points for African Countries

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in collaboration with the African Union Commission is organizing a regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress for Africa.

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Notification
#1695
2011-05-09

Selected Experts for the Joint meeting of the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group and the CITES Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group, 7 – 10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/CP/76027 (2011-095)
To: CBD National Focal Points, cc: Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; PoWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to share with you the list of sponsored experts for the joint meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Bushmeat Liaison Group and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group. The ...

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Notification
#1696
2011-05-09

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Logo 2011-2020

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76063 (2011-096)
To: All CBD and CPB National Focal Points and International Organizations

The Secretariat is proud to unveil to the world the official logo of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB).

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Notification
#1697
2011-05-09
Action by
2011-05-27

Regional Workshop for Eastern Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, Kigali, Rwanda, 27 to 30 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/NC/76083 (2011-097)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points of the following countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, The Comoros, Uganda, 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 Eastern African countries will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from ...

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Notification
#1692
2011-05-05
Action by
2011-06-02

Invitation for nominations to the Central and Eastern European Regional Workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16 - 17 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/PS/75975 (2011-092)
To:

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 Central and Eastern Europe, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. ...

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Notification
#1693
2011-05-05

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/76035 (2011-093)
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 52nd issue of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, covering the period 1 January to 31 March 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 su ...

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Notification
#1694
2011-05-05
Action by
2011-06-01

Deadline extension for submission of inputs requested by decision X/16 on Transfer of Technology and Technology Cooperation

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/74331 (2011-094)
To: CBD National Focal Points; relevant international organizations; research institutions; and stakeholder organizations

The purpose of this Notification is to inform the Parties, Governments, relevant international organizations, research institutions and stakeholders that the deadline for submission of inputs requested in notification 2010-207 of 22 November 2010 and reminder notification 2011-077 of 5 April 201 ...

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Notification
#1691
2011-05-04
Action by
2011-05-30

Regional Online Real-time Conferences on Socio-economic Considerations (Article 26 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety)

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/KG/jh/76023 (2011-091)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), Relevant Organizations

In paragraph 24 of decision BS-V/3, the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety requested the Executive Secretary to convene regional online conferences to: (i) facilitate the exchange of views, information and experiences on socio-economic considerations on a regional basis; and (ii) ide ...

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Notification
#1689
2011-05-02
Action by
2011-06-30

Decision X/18 on Communication, Education and Public Awareness: Report on activities held during the International Year of Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/75036 (2011-089)
To: CBD NFPs, relevant international organizations and stakeholders

The purpose of this notification is to request your assistance pursuant to decision X/18 on Communication, Education and Public Awareness as adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting held from 18-29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.

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Notification
#1690
2011-05-02

The Green Wave 2011

Reference: SCBD/OMG/NP/cr/76017 (2011-090)
To: CBD National Focal Points

After a record participation in 2010, with over 2500 groups from over 70 countries, I am pleased to remind you that The Green Wave for biodiversity will once again contribute to the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 22 May 2011. Under the theme “Forest Biodivers ...

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Notification
#1688
2011-04-29
Action by
2011-05-22

South East Asia’s Capacity Building and Orientation of GTI National Focal Points on Species & Protected Areas Database Interfaces, 22 June 2011 - Manila, Philippines

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/75930 (2011-088)
To: The CBD National Focal Points and GTI Focal Points for the following countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam

I am pleased to inform you that a regional capacity building workshop for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) National Focal Points in ASEAN countries will be held in Manila, Philippines on 22 June 2011. The workshop will be organized by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, i ...

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Notification
#1686
2011-04-28

REMINDER AND EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Voluntary reports for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of work on island biological diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/74898 (2011-086)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points and relevant organizations

As you know, notification 2011-032 (sent on 15 February 2011, available at http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-032-island-en.doc) invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to provide information for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of wor ...

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Notification
#1687
2011-04-27

Invitation to nominate participants for the meeting of the Liaison Group for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (St. Louis, USA, 8-9 July 2011) and to nominate national focal points for the Strategy

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/75923 (2011-087)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GSPC Focal Points

I am pleased to invite you to nominate a representative for the fourth meeting of the Liaison Group for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA, 8-9 July 2011). The meeting will take place back-to-back with the International Conference: A global part ...

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Notification
#1685
2011-04-21
Action by
2011-06-01

Call for Experts on Climate-Related Geo-Engineering as it Relates to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/ac/74873 (2011-085)
To: SBSTTA Focal Points, Consortium of Scientific Partners on Biodiversity, and Consortium of Universities

At the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Parties to the CBD adopted decision X/33 which includes a section on climate-related geo-engineering and its impacts on the achievement of the objectives of the CBD. This decision contains act ...

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Notification
#1682
2011-04-18

Selection of funded participants for the meeting on Article 10 (sustainable use of biological diversity) with a focus on Article 10(c) (customary use of biological diversity)

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/VF/75820 (2011-082)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In paragraph 10 of Decision X/43, regarding the revised programme of work for Article 8(j) and related provisions of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties requested the Secretariat to convene, subject to the availability of funds, an international meeting on Article 10 with a focus on Ar ...

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Notification
#1683
2011-04-18

List of selected indigenous and local community representatives to receive funding from the Voluntary Trust Fund for participation in the First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (ICNP-1), 6 - 10 June 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/VF/75821 (2011-083)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In connection with the First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (ICNP-1), I am pleased to inform Parties and stakeholders that, after due consideration of all nominations received, the selection of representatives of indigenous and local c ...

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Notification
#1684
2011-04-18

2011 International Day for Biological Diversity: “Forest Biodiversity”

Reference: SCBD/OES/OES/AD/fd/75819 (2011-084)
To: CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

“Forest Biodiversity”, this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), provides the unique opportunity to galvanize people throughout the world to directly influence the fate of forests and the diverse life forms that live in them.

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Notification
#1681
2011-04-14
Action by
2011-05-06

Invitation to comment on draft terms of reference for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative and to nominate candidates for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/JSH/75785 (2011-081)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI National Focal Points

I am pleased to invite you to provide your comments on the draft terms of reference for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI), prepared in response to the report of the tenth meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for the GTI.

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