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#115366
2017-11-29

Innovations targeting biological resources get funding

Eleven innovative biological sciences initiatives from East African countries have been awarded US$6 million to scale up their technologies into viable businesses.

News Headlines
#115368
2017-11-29

Québec announces its intention to create a vast protected area 21 times the size of the Island of Montréal

The extensive Caribous-Forestiers-de-Manouane-Manicouagan protected area will be created on the Côte-Nord and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean territories. The announcement was made today by the Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Isabelle Melançon, ...

News Headlines
#115369
2017-11-29

Sustainable climate change adaptation lies in the hands of the youth - ASSAR

The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Africa-team Project has come out with activities to enhance climate change adaptation in the Upper West region and Koutiala in Mali as its way of giving back to society.

News Headlines
#115370
2017-11-29

This terrifying real-life sea monster is much ‘happier’ than it looks, researchers reveal

It looks like an alien creature, but these pictures actually show a newly-discovered sea monster that lives deeper in the ocean than any other fish.

News Headlines
#115372
2017-11-29

Sinister sparkle? Scientists warn glitter pollutes oceans

Whether you love to add a little sparkle to your skin, or you think glitter truly is the herpes of the craft world (once it's on you, it never comes off), some scientists are now claiming that glitter is a hazard to the environment.

Notification
#2706
2017-11-29
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2017-12-30

POSTPONEMENT – Regional Bio-Bridge Initiative Round Table for Central and Eastern Europe and the Central Asian Republics, 26-28 February 2018, Minsk, Belarus

Reference: SCBD/TSI/ET/LZ/86820 (2017-131)
To: CBD Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and CHM Focal Points for Central and Eastern Europe and the Central Asian Republics

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News Headlines
#115344
2017-11-28

Greener Places Growing Sydney’s Tree Canopy To 40%

The NSW government has committed to the delivery of nearly five million trees in “green” infrastructure, increasing Sydney’s tree canopy by 384,615 trees per year until 2030. Launching the government’s draft policy, Greener Places, Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts said that gree ...

Meeting
#5681

69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee.

27 November - 1 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

CBD
Meeting
#5744
News Headlines
#115308
2017-11-24

Brilliant blue tarantula among potentially new species discovered in Guyana

While walking through the forests of Guyana’s Potaro Plateau one night in 2014, herpetologist Andrew Snyder noticed a flash of bright cobalt blue peeking out of hole in a rotting tree stump. When Snyder took a closer look, he noticed that his flashlight had illuminated a small tarantula’s blue l ...

News Headlines
#115310
2017-11-24

Natural Solutions to Climate Change

OXFORD – In response to climate change, land is key. Today, agriculture, forestry, and other land uses account for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse-gas emissions. But adopting sustainable land management strategies could provide more than one-third of the near-term emission reductions need ...

News Headlines
#115313
2017-11-24

‘Lost’ 99% of ocean microplastics to be identified with dye?

New research, led by Gabriel Erni-Cassola and Dr. Joseph A. Christie-Oleza from Warwick’s School of Life Sciences, has established a pioneering way to detect the smaller fraction of microplastics – many as small as 20 micrometres (comparable to the width of a human hair or wool fibre) – using a ...

News Headlines
#115316
2017-11-24

Our disappearing biodiversity

The passenger pigeon, the woolly mammoth and the Tasmanian tiger – what do they all have in common? They are extinct. But how many animals have died out? And how many more will? Global Ideas takes a look.

News Headlines
#115287
2017-11-22

To succeed, large ocean sanctuaries need to benefit both sea life and people

There is growing concern that the world's oceans are in crisis because of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses. One response is creating marine protected areas, or ocean parks, to conserve sea life and key habitats that support it, such as coral reefs.

News Headlines
#115288
2017-11-22

How We Can All Help Solve The Single-Use Plastic Waste Epidemic In Our Oceans

On Saturday I unexpectedly found myself live on the BBC News 24 channel to talk about the potential tax on single-use plastics that was rumoured to be announced in the UK budget the following week. I was also able to talk about our imminent launch, on 23 November, of a fun, but ultimately seriou ...

News Headlines
#115302
2017-11-22

WWF names environmental economist as new board president

The announcement came during a board meeting Sunday attended by Sukhdev. He will succeed Yolanda Kakabadse, who had served two consecutive four-year terms. Sukhdev played a key role in a major green economics study called “The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity” commissioned by the G-8+5 and ...

News Headlines
#115268
2017-11-21

Arabian Eagle Owl discovered in UAE

Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wide Fund (EWS-WWF) recently discovered the Arabian Eagle Owl, a previously unsighted owl species in the UAE, the society said on Tuesday. The bird is currently inhabiting the Hajar Mountains in the Eastern Region.

News Headlines
#115272
2017-11-21

Guerlain, luxury cosmetics flag-bearer for sustainable development

Spurred on by CEO Laurent Boillot, Guerlain included sustainable development to the company’s strategy as soon as 2007. Although they had remained discreet about their approach since then, the brand has just published a third report celebrating “10 years of sustainable commitment, In the Name of ...

News Headlines
#115273
2017-11-21

Over 30 “Likely New” Species of Biodiversity Found at Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park

More than 30 species of fish, plants and other creatures that may have been undiscovered until recently, have been found in Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park.

News Headlines
#115249
2017-11-20

Is the tide turning for ocean plastics?

The new call for evidence on tackling plastic packaging is both welcome and a stark warning for businesses about the pace at which green issues can climb the political agenda The first thing to say about the government's imminent proposals for a new levy on plastic packaging is it is much too ea ...

Meeting
#5711

7th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference

20 - 24 November 2017, South Africa

News Headlines
#115233
2017-11-17

Mozambique: Deputy Minister Calls for Tourism Based On Biodiversity

Maputo — Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, argued on Thursday that tourism based on biodiversity can play a significant role in the economic sustainability of the country's conservation areas.

News Headlines
#115239
2017-11-17

Climate action Priority for food security and zero hunger

Global food security can only be achieved through a coordinated policy approach to hunger, poverty and climate change, world leaders and experts said during the latest round of climate talks in Bonn.Participants at a high-level event on hunger at the UN Climate Change Conference“noted that “Clim ...

News Headlines
#115240
2017-11-17

Shame On All Of Us: Our Plastic Is Polluting Marine Life Found 36,000 Ft Below Ocean Surface

We’ve already reported that there are over 5 trillion pieces of plastic scattered across our oceans. They’ve already reached the North Pole, something that can occur thanks to the nature of ocean water currents. However, scientists have also made another worrying discovery.

News Headlines
#115245
2017-11-17

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) High-Level Breakfast

This High-Level Breakfast, which was organized by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), took place on 16 November 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Bonn, Germany, on the margins of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN ...

News Headlines
#115210
2017-11-16

Climate Change Could Wipe Out 80% Of Fish In The Pacific Islands

If the risk of losing the Great Barrier Reef wasn’t bad enough, a new study has found that climate change could have a devastating impact on the fish populations of the Pacific Islands. A new study by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program has found that Pacific Island Nations could lose between 5 ...

News Headlines
#115212
2017-11-16

Satellites Accurately Capture Ocean Salinity in the Arctic

On-the-ground measurements are notoriously difficult in the harsh environment of the Arctic, but satellites could help close the gap in measuring sea surface salinity.

News Headlines
#115213
2017-11-16

Sea creatures in deepest parts of ocean found to have plastic fibres in their stomachs for first time

Scientists found traces of manmade fibres and plastics in the stomachs of sea creatures living at the bottom of the deepest ocean on Earth, in a concerning world first.

News Headlines
#115218
2017-11-16

Living Planet: Climate change’s evil brother

A new report shows rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere are about to make the world's oceans uninhabitable for many sea creatures, threatening entire ocean ecosystems.

News Headlines
#115193
2017-11-15

New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture announced at COP23

New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, 10 November, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, under the auspices of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to help implement the Paris Agreement.

News Headlines
#115187
2017-11-14

Natural capital and the fourth Industrial Revolution

The measurement and management of “natural capital” is an idea, as the saying goes, whose time has come.The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever in 2017, when we are devising the means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We also find ourselves in the midst of the fourt ...

News Headlines
#115147
2017-11-13

A Big Change in How a Small Fish Is Protected Could Help Save Whales

The menhaden is a tiny fish key to the Atlantic Ocean ecosystem that has supported a thriving fishery since the 19th century. Now regulators are considering a novel approach to ensure there’s enough fish to feed the fishery and other marine animals.

News Headlines
#115148
2017-11-13

1000-year-old ocean water trapped in “shadow zone”

Deep in the middle of the deepest oceans of the world lies a shadow zone, where ancient sea water hangs, trapped in vast volume, stagnant. The water last floated to the surface some 1000 years ago.

News Headlines
#115151
2017-11-13

Working Toward A World Without Plastic Waste

It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This is one of many haunting statistics that makes clear the fact that plastic and packaging waste is a pressing global challenge that won’t be solved without unprecedented innovation and collaboration across industries.

News Headlines
#115154
2017-11-13

New insect species mimics dead leaves for camouflage

A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal the unusual acoustic properties of its wings.

News Headlines
#115126
2017-11-10

Indonesia tries to learn from Brazil’s success in REDD+

Indonesia is taking a page out of Brazil’s playbook as it seeks to catch up on its carbon reduction commitments and net a financial windfalll. Indonesia, a major emitter of carbon dioxide, largely through its forestry sector, has committed to initiatives to reduce emissions from deforestation an ...

News Headlines
#115132
2017-11-10

Africa's fight against climate change

It's mainly industrial nations that are responsible for producing greenhouse gases such as CO2 that contribute to climate change. But the main victims of climate change are in the countries of the global South. As Africa is hit by drought, storms, erosion and desertification, people there are st ...

News Headlines
#115134
2017-11-10

In the Face of Climate Change: The Challenges of Sustainability Leadership

Climate change affects everyone–every individual, business, city and nation. And the risks are even more acute in the world’s poorest regions, compounding inequality worldwide.

News Headlines
#115136
2017-11-10

Why did the Earth's ancient oceans disappear?

We think of oceans as being stable and permanent. However, they move at about the same speed as your fingernails grow. Geoscientists at CEED, University of Oslo have found a novel way of mapping the Earth's ancient oceans.

News Headlines
#115143
2017-11-10

Newmont Ghana named ‘mining company of the year’

Newmont Ghana has been named ‘mining company of the year’ and commended by the 2016 Africa Sustainability Report, for its operational standards and reforestation efforts in reclaiming each hectare impacted by their mining operations.

News Headlines
#115083
2017-11-08

Natural Capital, the Secret for Sustainable Cities

In our search for better management of natural capital, cities are where the difference can be made. City authorities often show genuine leadership in protecting the natural environment, and pursue ambitious targets beyond those set at national and international levels.

News Headlines
#115091
2017-11-08

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

The United Nations designated the year 2017 as the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development due to tourism's capacity to enhance economic growth through job creation, the attraction of investment, fostering entrepreneurship, preservation of ecosystem and biodiversity, protectio ...

CBD
Meeting
#5743

Regional Bio-Bridge Initiative Round Table for Africa

7 - 9 November 2017, Entebbe, Uganda

News Headlines
#115031
2017-11-01

International body adopts Philippine declaration on wildlife protection

The United Nations-backed Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has adopted a resolution drafted by the Philippines, which recognizes the role of migratory wildlife in achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 set by the UN.

News Headlines
#115032
2017-11-01

Need to preserve beauty of Sabah to ensure tourism remains sustainable

Tourism players want Sabah’s tourism to remain sustainable with continuous conservation of its natural heritage and biodiversity in 33 years to come.

News Headlines
#115036
2017-11-01

By 2100, climate change could alter key microbial interactions in the ocean

The ocean is rapidly absorbing carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuel and other human activities, resulting in warmer and more acidic waters. According to a new study, these conditions can also change the behavior of tiny marine organisms essential to ocean health.

News Headlines
#115042
2017-11-01

Strawless in Seattle: How One City Is Tackling Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Emerald City is eliminating millions of plastic straws thanks to an innovative collaboration between activists, business and the maker of a marine-safe alternative to a ubiquitous product.

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