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Press Release
#79889
2011-06-14

Launch of InforMEA - The United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environment Agreement (MEAs)

Geneva, 15 June 2011 – The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (MEA IKM) develops harmonized MEA information systems to assist Parties and the environment community at large. Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Initi ...

Side Event
#2414
WG8J-07
2011-10-31

Customary norms and biocultural protocols in the Potato Park, Peru

The side event will present the development of an Inter-comnmunity Agreement for equitable benefit-sharing based on Quechua customary laws, and its role in strengthening local economies and knowledge systems. A new publication on the agreement by Asociacion ANDES (Peru), the Asociacion of Potato ...

Side Event
#2419
WG8J-07
2011-11-02

Spring duck hunting in Sápmi, Norway: Indigenous cultural practices based on traditional knowledge. Sustainable customary use of biodiversity?

Spring duck hunting is a saami tradition in the municipality of Kautokeino in Norway. The Sami Parliament and State authorities in Norway are now in consultations with the objective of achieving agreement for the future of spring duck hunting. Spring duck hunting is an indigenous cultural practi ...

Press Release
#83558
2011-11-08

CBD Secretariat and IUCN sign supplementary agreement for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 regarding invasive species

Montreal, 8 November 2011 –At the margins of the fifteenth meeting of Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice, the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, of the Inte ...

Side Event
#2399
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-08

Policies for sustainable forest management in Europe

Sustainable management of Europe’s forests requires a stable and efficient platform for coherent policy development and implementation. Therefore, European ministers responsible for forests has made the historical decision to launch negotiations for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests. They a ...

Side Event
#2485
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

NATURE CONNECTION RESEARCHERS CAN HELP EDUCATORS BUILD BIODIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL

While there is an agreement the biodiversity knowledge needs to become widespread, there is little agreement on how that transfer of knowledge can occur at lower education level.This event will propose the collaborative development of one way that this could be achieved through the education sys ...

Press Release
#88624
2012-06-13

Rio Conventions join forces for sustainable development and the future we want

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 June 2012 – At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the secretariats of the biodiversity, climate change and desertification conventions and the Global Environment Facility are joining forces under the Rio Conventions Pavilion to promote ...

Meeting Document
#90533
2012-10-02

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/46

Recent Cooperation Agreements in Support of the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Press Release
#90593
2012-10-06

The UN Meeting on Biosafety Ends with An Agreement to Advance Work on the Issue of Socioeconomic Considerations Regarding Living Modified Organisms

Hyderabad, 6 October 2012 - The sixth meeting of the governing body of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety ended last night here in Hyderabad, India, with an agreement to advance discussions to clarify socioeconomic issues associated with living modified organism (LMOs).

Meeting Document
#90591
2012-10-06

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/54

Report: Agreement between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Government of Parana State, Brazil – Second Phase – 2010 to 2012

Side Event
#2840
COP 11
2012-10-12

The Role of Ecological Networks in the Conservation of Migratory Species

Habitat destruction and fragmentation are recognized among the primary threats to migratory species. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its related Agreements acknowledge that migratory species’ conservation merits particular attention in the designation and implementation of initiat ...

Side Event
#2797
COP 11
2012-10-16

Integrated approaches to national reporting to the Rio Conventions

National reporting to multilateral environmental agreements constitutes a substantial burden for Parties. The GEF/UNEP project 'Piloting integrated processes and approaches to facilitate national reporting to Rio Conventions' (FNR_Rio) has over the past three years tested approaches to integrate ...

Side Event
#2800
COP 11
2012-10-17

WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD

THIS SIDE EVENT WILL UPDATE DELEGATES AND OTHERS ON WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD, IN PARTICULAR ON THE ON-GOING WORK IN THE REGULAR TRIPS COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL AS ON THE PARALLEL TRACK OF DG WTO'S CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.

Side Event
#2725
COP 11
2012-10-19

Protection Pioneers of the Baltic Sea – joining regional forces in marine biodiversity protection

The best inventions are often first discovered in smaller scale, pilot projects, and test rounds – locally, or regionally, instead of globally. If these are, at the same time, closely connected to Governments, science communities and the commercial sector of several countries, the chances for su ...

Side Event
#2928
COP 11
2012-10-19

InforMEA: Assisting in the Implementation of Obligations and the Aichi Targets

Supported by UNEP, the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (InforMEA) aims to assist Parties to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the environment community at large, to access MEAs information from one central location. The Initia ...

Meeting Document
#29285
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/3/2

Information and Experience Regarding Repeated Cases of Non Compliance under the Compliance Mechanisms of Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#40528
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/4/2

Further Information and Experience Regarding Repeated Cases of Non Compliance under the Compliance Mechanisms of Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#20236
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/8/INF/37

The Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity - Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made - Submission by the WTO Secretariat

Meeting Document
#41976
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/4/2/ADD1

Further Information and Experience Regarding Cases of Repeated Non Compliance under the Compliance Mechanisms of Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#33381
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/2/INF/12

Periodicity of Meetings and Organization of Work of the Conference of the Parties: A Comparative Analysis with Governing Bodies of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Other Intergovernmental Processes of Relevance to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#74384
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/10/INF/42

Agreement on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Non-Commercial Research

Meeting Document
#78557
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/INF/1

Overview of Compliance Procedures and Mechanisms Established under Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#78893
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/INF/2

Overview of Experiences and Initiatives on Awareness-Raising on Access and Benefit-Sharing and Under Different Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#63644
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/6/2

Information on Reporting Rates and Related Experiences under Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#69694
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/3/INF/10

Report on Preconditions for Harmonized Reporting to Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#87771
2013-07-17

Document

Presentation: Coherent implementation of Biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and Regional Cooperation Initiatives

Meeting Document
#88403
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/INF/2

Overview of Experiences and Initiatives on Awareness-Raising on Access and Benefit-Sharing and Under Different Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document
#88964
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/ICNP/2/INF/10

Using Biocultural Community Protocols to Implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples At the Local Level For Sustainable Development

Meeting Document
#88565
2013-07-17

Document

Presentation: Coherent implementation of Biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) via NBSAPs and TEEB

Press Release
#95480
2013-09-10

International treaty on biosafety marks its tenth anniversary

Montreal, 10 September 2013 – Under the theme, 10 Years of Promoting Safety in the Use of Biotechnology, the international community is marking the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the international agreement governing the movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) across national ...

Side Event
#3056
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

‘STRENGTHENING COMPLIANCE IN THE EU: CODES OF CONDUCT, GUIDELINES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR EUROPEAN TAXONOMIC INSTITUTIONS, AND THE REGISTER OF COLLECTIONS

Presentations and Panel discussion on the implications for biological collections of the proposed EU-wide Regulation on Implementing the Nagoya Protocol together with an examination of the roles of such collections in the utilisation of genetic resources. The development and adoption by sectors ...

Side Event
#3058
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES: SOME PERSPECTIVES ON ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING

The Nagoya Protocol reaffirms the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities over their biological resources and associated traditional knowledge. The panel will provide guidance on implementing the Protocol from several case studies: (a) ABS agreements between plant breeders and farmers ...

Side Event
#3032
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

Marine Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol: Preparing the Marine Scientific Community

The oceans cover more that 70% of the Earth’s surface, harbour more than 95% of its biosphere and are home to more than 34 of the 36 living animal phyla. Its enormous biological diversity makes the marine environment a vast and unique reservoir of undiscovered genetic information and biochemical ...

Meeting Document
#99181
2014-05-20

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/4

New and Emerging Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity - Possible Gaps and Overlaps with the Applicable Provisions of the Convention, Its Protocols and Other Relevant Agreements Related to Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techn ...

Meeting Document
#101144
2014-09-30

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/12

Possible Gaps and Overlaps with the Applicable Provisions of the Convention, its Protocols and other Relevant Agreements Related to Components, Organisms and Products Resulting from Synthetic Biology Techniques

Press Release
#101209
2014-10-03

UN meeting agrees decisions to advance the implementation of the International Agreement on the safe use of living modified organisms

Governments attending a United Nations meeting on the safe use of living modified organisms have agreed on various actions to advance the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#101279
2014-10-06

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/46

Update on the Agreement for Biodiversity-Friendly Carbon Offsets between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Government of Parana State, Brazil

Press Release
#101449
2014-10-13

UN treaty bodies renew partnership to save tropical forests’ rich treasure of biological resources

Pyeongchang, 13 October 2014 – The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) – the United Nations treaty-based organization uniquely focused on tropical forests – and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) renewed a partnership agreement to enhance biodiversity c ...

Press Release
#101451
2014-10-15

Renewing Partnership between the International Tropical Timber Organization and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Pyeongchang, 15 October 2014 – The secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) renewed an agreement today to continue to closely collaborate over the coming six years. The first Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2010 ...

Side Event
#3160
COP 12
2014-10-15

Protecting Brazilian Nature: Improving the Protected Areas System, Knowledge and Conservation Tools

The Biodiversity Conservation Actions Support Program, which was launched by the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection in 1991, has invested over US$ 14 million in Brazil on 1,377 projects by 480 institutions. These projects have benefited 445 protected areas and have studied 235 enda ...

Side Event
#3370
COP 12
2014-10-15

Valuing the Deep: Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

The United Nations General Assembly is debating a possible implementing agreement (or agreements) on marine biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. Access and benefit-sharing may be one component of any implementing agreement with a decision expected in 2015. This side event presents ...

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