Review of guidance to the financial mechanism
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/71883 (2010-116)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points
I am pleased to invite you to participate in the electronic consultation on a proposed consolidated list of guidance to the financial mechanism, which is available at: http://www.cbd.int/financial/draft-decision/, and will run from 10 June to 9 July 2010. The invitation code is: GEF-GUIDANCE.English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/72402 (2010-124)
To: Africa’s National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points of the Convention
I have the honour of transmitting to you the information note prepared by the Green Development Mechanism (GDM) 2010 Initiative with respect to its institutional characters. The information note is transmitted to Africa’s national focal points of the Convention, as received.English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/72592 (2010-131)
To: CBD National Focal Points, CPB National Focal Points, and Resource Mobilization Focal Points
The thirty-eighth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility was held from 29 June - 1 July 2010 in Washington, D.C.English
The Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is assisting developing countries in the design and implementation of comprehensive strategies for mobilizing traditional and innovative financial resources for initiatives that contribute to the synergistic impleme ...
The GEF Evaluation Office conducted the fourth independent evaluation of the GEF as an input to its fifth replenishment process. The Director of the Evaluation Office will present the main conclusions and recommendations of the study and will request feedback from the participants.
The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds - RedLAC - and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation present the Ecofunds Database, a georeferenced portal for monitoring conservation needs and investments in the Andes Amazon region. Ecofunds has tracked more than 600 projects and ...
In light of the deliberations of the Parties on innovative financial mechanisms, this side event will explore how a GDM could generate additional funding from the private sector in support of biodiversity and development. A high-level panel will discuss the case for further consultation and work ...
The event will provide an update on the GEF-5 replenishment, during which donors have provided an historical increase. The various reforms that the GEF has proposed and plans to implement during this GEF-5 to further strengthen its effectiveness and efficiency will be discussed.
This side event will highlight experiences acquired through the GEF’s programmatic approach to biodiversity conservation in West and Central Africa. Lessons and best practices will be presented. Delivering impacts in the field will be the guiding thread. Take home messages and recommendations fo ...
The event will present information on the Capacity Building project for Environmental Funds (EFs) led by RedLAC - the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds. RedLAC will present the new initiative, which has the main goal of strengthening EFs to implement innovative and sus ...
Cairo/Manama/Montreal, 8 November 2010 – Just a month after the Nagoya biodiversity summit, government officials of Arab countries will gather in Cairo on 29-30 November 2010 to elaborate national and regional responses to the Nagoya outcomes.
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/74432 (2010-208)
To: CBD National Focal Points, CPB National Focal Points
The thirty-ninth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility was held from 16-18 November 2010 in Washington, D.C., United States of America.English
29 - 30 November 2010, Cairo, Egypt
17 - 18 February 2011, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Montreal, 22 February 2011: The Central African national focal points for the Convention on Biological Diversity and those of its financial arm, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), jointly attended a regional workshop on biodiversity and finance, held in Kinshasa in collaboration with the GEF ...
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75387 (2011-060)
To: All Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocols
I am very pleased to inform you that, at the initiative of Japan, the GEF Council has established, on 17 March 2011, a dedicated Trust Fund for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. The Trust Fund for Na ...English Spanish French
Montreal, 18 March 2011 – At the initiative of Japan, a dedicated Trust Fund for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization was established at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on 17 March 2011. The Trust F ...
25 - 26 March 2011, Kiev, Ukraine
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75558 (2011-069)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, relevant organizations and initiatives
I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, A, paragraph 8(c), in which the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties, relevant organizations and initiatives, such as the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Right of Mother Earth, to submit information concerning innovative ...English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75582 (2011-070)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention Biological Diversity
I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, A, paragraph 10, in which the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties to submit, through the Executive Secretary, information to the Working Group on Review of Implementation regarding their views about the basis upon which targets are to be a ...English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75583 (2011-071)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, and relevant organizations
I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, B, paragraph 4, the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties and relevant organizations to submit views, information and experience on the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, and requests the Executive Secretary to prepare ...English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75584 (2011-072)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, and relevant stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities
I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/24, paragraph 5, the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties and relevant stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities, to submit information and views on the further development of programme priorities, taking into account the Strate ...English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75599 (2011-075)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, SBSTTA, ABS, Protected Areas, Clearing-House Mechanism
I am very pleased to bring to your attention the communication addressed to the GEF Operational Focal Points from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with respect to the expanded and expedited access to GEF funding for enabling a ...English Spanish French
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75600 (2011-076)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
I am pleased to forward you the communication from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with respect to the access to GEF funding for preparing the second national reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafe ...English Spanish French
4 - 6 April 2011, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75697 (2011-079)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention, and partner organizations
I have the pleasure of referring to the annex of decision X/26, paragraph 4, which states: “Under the authority and with the support of the Conference of the Parties, the Executive Secretary shall contract a team of five experts, with two from developing country Parties, two from developed count ...English Spanish French
8 - 9 April 2011, Da Lat City, Viet Nam
Montreal, 12 April 2011 – Discussions about partnerships, funding, and national experiences took centre stage at the Asia Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes, held in Da Lat, Viet Nam, on 8 April 2011. The Workshop was organized in collaboration with t ...
Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization
Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
Review of Implementation of the Convention’s Strategy for Resource Mobilization: Indicative Guidelines for Country-Specific Resource Mobilization Strategies
Innovative Financing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
29 - 30 April 2011, Cartagena, Colombia