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Press Release
#74309
2010-10-18

Climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and land degradation addressed as a single challenge at the Aichi Nagoya Biodiversity Summit

Nagoya, Japan, 18 October 2010: As the challenges—and solutions—to climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and the degradation of the world’s drylands, are interlinked and cannot be addressed in a compartmentalized approach. <br><a href='http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2010/pr-2010-10-18- ...

Notification
#1488
2010-06-18
Action by
2010-07-16

CBD SBSTTA Recommendations: XIV/11 on Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands, XIV/5 on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Reference: SBCD/STTM/JW/71918 (2010-123)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

In accordance with notification 2010-119 of 15 June, please be advised that the online survey on possible joint activities between the three Rio Conventions is now also available in French and Spanish.

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Notification
#1484
2010-06-15
Action by
2010-06-30

CBD SBSTTA Recommendations XIV/11: Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands and XIV/5 Biodiversity and Climate Change

Reference: SBCD/STTM/JW/71918 (2010-119)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

The fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-14) held from 10to 21 May, 2010, requested the Executive Secretary to consult Parties in order to explore possibilities of developing a proposal on joint activities between the three Rio Conve ...

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Notification
#1466
2010-05-13
Action by
2010-06-20

Invitation for Proposals - The Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems snd Climate Change Pavilion: Promoting synergies between biodiversity, land management and climate change, to be held at the CBD COP 10 and the UNFCCC COP 16

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/AW/71840 (2010-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and International Organizations

The secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the secretariats of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will convene the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Clima ...

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Recommendation
SBSTTA 14
#12258

Recommendation XIV/11

Consideration of proposals related to the programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands

Meeting
#3246

World Day to Combat Desertification

17 June 2009, Multiple Venues

Notification
#1001
2008-01-10
Action by
2008-02-08

Online Discussion Forum - Consultative Workshop on the Achievement of the 2010 Biodiversity Target in Dry and Sub-humid Lands

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/cv/61490 (2008-001)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points

The Online Discussion Forum is accessible at the Secretariat web site at the following link: <a href='http://www.cbd.int/drylands/forum.shtml'>http://www.cbd.int/drylands/forum.shtml</a>. Three background documents will be available online to facilitate the discussion. Please note that you wil ...

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Recommendation
SBSTTA 12
#11465

Recommendation XII/6

Guidance on strengthening the assessment of the 2010 biodiversity target in dry and sub-humid lands and proposals for land-use options that promote biodiversity and generate income for indigenous and local communities

Meeting Document
#34262
2007-06-19

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/12/INF/15

Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-Humid Lands: Existing sources of information, and projects, processes and programmes generating such information, for a comprehensive global-level assessment of the biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands

Statement
#34046
2007-06-14

Message from the Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf on the Occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2007.

Dry and sub-humid lands represent a unique repository of biodiversity, culture and traditional knowledge. Home to two billion people, many of whom rely on biodiversity resources for their daily lives, dry and sub-humid lands contain extraordinarily high levels of endemism and are the origin of m ...

Statement
#31606
2007-04-02

Contribution from Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Seminar on Desertification and its Implications, 2 – 4 April 2007.

Dry and sub-humid ecosystems cover 47% of the Earth’s land surface. They are not barren land or dead landscapes; rather they contain a number of important well-adapted species. Indeed some of the world’s most important food crops originated in dry and sub-humid lands including wheat and olives. ...

Notification
#852
2007-02-16

Preparatory Meetings for the Consultative Workshop on the Achievement of the 2010 Biodiversity Target in Dry and Sub-humid Lands.

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/SG/57456 (2007-020)
To: All CBD Focal Points

In paragraph 11 (e) of decision VIII/2, on the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to ...

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Statement
#28423
2006-12-22

Message from Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, 26 December, 2006

It is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations to you and your staff, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), for the many achievements of the past 10 years. The successful world wide celebra ...

Notification
#832
2006-12-19

Message from the Executive Secretary on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/56890 (2006-132)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to share with you the message I sent to Mr. Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the UNCCD to be celebrated on 26 December 2006.

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Statement
#28116
2006-12-12

Message of Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Participants in the First International Congress on Oasis and Sustainable Tourism, Elche, Spain, 14-16 December 2006.

I am very pleased to have an opportunity to commend the initiative of Spain, and the objectives of this event, to contribute to the preservation and promotion of the world’s oasis through the promotion of sustainable tourism. This congress comes towards the end of what the General Assembly of th ...

Meeting
#2683
Meeting
#2527
Notification
#815
2006-10-20

Regional Synergy Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Biological Diversity of Agro-ecosystems within Dry and Sub-humid Lands, 20 – 23 November, 2006, Antigua and Barbuda, Composition of the Group

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/56288 (2006-115)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points - Latin America and the Caribbean

Further to the notification dated 22 August 2006 inviting Parties to the Convention to nominate experts in the field of biodiversity in agro-ecosystems within dry and sub-humid lands, I am pleased to convey herewith the composition of the group of selected experts (Annex). The selection of expe ...

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Meeting
#2522
Notification
#789
2006-08-22
Action by
2006-09-30

Regional Synergy Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Biological Diversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands and Agricultural Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/DC/54849 (2006-090)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in Latin America and the Caribbean and Mexico; To all UNCCD, UNFCCC, and GEF Focal Points in Latin America and the Caribbean and Mexico

I am pleased to invite you to nominate, at your earliest convenience but no later than 30 September 2006, multiple experts from your country who can be called upon to participate in a regional synergy workshop to build synergies between the three Rio conventions when implementing the programmes ...

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Statement
#22802
2006-06-23

Statement by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research Commemorating 50 years of Drylands Research –Tunis (Tunisia) 19 – 21 June 2006 (in French)

Les pressions exercées du fait des activités humaines sur les fonctions naturelles de la planète ont atteint un tel degré que les capacités des écosystèmes à répondre aux besoins des générations futures sont désormais sérieusement, et peut-être irréversiblement, compromises. Les changements anth ...

Statement
#22558
2006-06-16

Message of Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the Occasion of World Day to combat desertification, 17 June, 2006

This year’s celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification is of special significance as it coincides with the celebration of the International Year on Deserts and Desertification. The theme chosen for this years’ celebration—the beauty of deserts, the challenge of desertification—is we ...

Meeting
#2391
Meeting
#2337
Notification
#735
2006-05-24
Action by
2006-09-01

Request for Case Studies and Lessons Learned on Capacity Building and Partnerships in Support of the Implementation of the Programme of Work on the Biological Diversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/VA/54767 (2006-036)
To: all CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points Intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous organizations

In response to paragraph 7 of decision VIII/2 on the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands (http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/cop/cop-08/cop-08-decision-advance-en.pdf), the Executive Secretary will compile and disseminate, through the clearing-house mechanism, lessons learned and suc ...

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Notification
#736
2006-05-24
Action by
2006-10-01

Request for Case Studies and Lessons Learned on Land Use Options that Promote Biodiversity Conservation and Income Generation within Dry and Sub-humid Lands

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/VA/54779 (2006-037)
To: all CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points Intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous organizations

I would like to invite Parties, other governments and relevant organizations to submit case studies and lessons learned to the Secretariat on land-use options that promote biodiversity conservation and generate income for indigenous and local communities in dry and sub-humid lands. (<a href=/doc ...

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Meeting
#2338
Meeting
#2367

International Conference on Desertification, Hunger and Poverty

11 - 12 April 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

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