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Notification
#1821
2011-11-16

Note on the 2011 African Briefing and Report on the 3rd Expert Meeting on the Green Development Initiative

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/72402 (2011-219)
To: All Focal Points under the Convention

I have the honor of transmitting to you the information note and report prepared by Earthmind, on behalf of the Green Development Initiative. The information note and report are transmitted to Africa’s national focal points of the Convention, as received.

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Focal Point
#5894

Botswana

Dr. Derrick George

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point
dgeorge@gov.bw
Focal Point
#5867

Cuba

Sr. Antonio Casanova Guilarte

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
tony@orasen.co.cu
Focal Point
#5849

Maldives

Ms. Ilham Atho Mohamed

CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point
ilham.mohamed@environment.gov.mv
Notification
#1761
2011-08-23
Action by
2011-09-30

Regional Workshop for Group of Latin American Countries of the CBD Programme of Invasive Alien Species and Taxonomy

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77335 (2011-159)
To: CBD and GTI focal points for Latin America

In paragraph 7 of decision X/39, the Conference of the Parties (COP) requested the Executive Secretary, with the assistance of the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative and in collaboration with relevant international organizations, to hold training workshops. I am pleased t ...

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Notification
#1756
2011-08-16
Action by
2011-09-30

Reminder and Extension of Deadline: Nomination of GTI Focal Points and Terms of Reference for such Focal Point

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/76541R (2011-154)
To: CBD and SBSTTA focal points

This Notification serves to inform Parties and Governments that notification 2011-126, sent on 21 June 2011, invited Parties to nominate their national focal points for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI), as called for under the paragraph 3a of decision VIII/3. In order to allow for, and encou ...

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Focal Point
#5826

Denmark

Mr. Lars Landbo

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
lbo@lbst.dk
Focal Point
#5817

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Dr. Yong Hyon Pae

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point
pptayang@star-co.net.kp
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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Focal Point
#5812

Finland

Dr. Kirsi Törmäkangas

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
gtlk.stm@stm.fi
Side Event
#2351
ICNP 1
2011-06-08

ABS Implementation - and the Communication Challenge

With the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol, the ABS challenge has moved to the national level: all countries are called upon to design and implement measures that make ABS work in practice. This requires effective communication with a broad range of actors. The ABS Capacity Development Iniative is ...

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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Press Release
#78894
2011-05-10

GEF-CBD Partnering to Implement the Nagoya outcomes in Central America

Montreal, 10 May 2011 – Participants in the Central American Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes, held in Panama City on 4 May 2011, including national focal points for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (C ...

Press Release
#78673
2011-05-02

Joint GEF-CBD Initiative to support implementation of the Nagoya Outcomes in South America

Montreal, 2 May 2011 – The South America Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes, held on 30 April 2011 in Cartagena, Colombia, gathered together, for the first time, focal points from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Global Environment Fac ...

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
#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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Focal Point
#5770

South Africa

Ms. Bathobile Charmaine Mahlangu

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point
BathobileM@daff.gov.za
Notification
#1675
2011-04-04

Expedited Access to GEF Funding for Revising National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Submission of Fifth National Report

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 ...

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Notification
#1667
2011-03-30
Action by
2011-03-31

REMINDER: DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2011: Designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/AS/74730 (2011-067)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points

In decision X/1, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic organizations to designate national focal points for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP), in light of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol ...

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Notification
#1651
2011-03-09
Action by
2011-03-31

REMINDER: Designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74730 (2011-051)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points

In decision X/1, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic organizations to designate national focal points for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP), in light of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol ...

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Press Release
#77101
2011-02-22

The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Global Environment Facility Partnering for Advancing the Nagoya Outcomes at the Regional Level

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 ...

Notification
#1624
2011-02-04
Action by
2011-03-15

REMINDER: Designation of a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2011-025)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Parties without a PoWPA Focal Point

With reference to paragraph A 21 of decision IX/18, Parties were requested to designate a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA-NFP) vide original notification 2008-124 dated 23 September 2008 (also translated into Spanish https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/ ...

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Focal Point
#5412

Bangladesh

Mr. Mohammed Solaiman Haider

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, GTI NFP
haider.doe@gmail.com
Notification
#1607
2011-01-18
Action by
2011-03-31

Further information regarding the designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74730 (2011-008)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points

As indicated in the letter to Ministers of the Environment (2010-220), dated 17 December, 2010, in decision X/1, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic organizations to designate national focal points for the Intergovern ...

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Meeting
#3876

Biodiversity and Development: Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Policy-Making

28 - 30 December 2010, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Notification
#1589
2010-12-17
Action by
2011-03-31

Designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/74557 (2010-220)
To: Ministers of the Environment of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the European Commissioner for the Environment

In decision X/1 of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan from 18 to 29 October 2010, Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic integration organizations were urged to “designate ...

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Meeting
#4828

Conférence Biodiversité 2010

13 - 17 December 2010, Saint-Leu, France

Press Release
#75662
2010-12-03

International Year of Biodiversity Wins the Green Award as Best Global Environmental Campaign

Montreal 3 December 2010. With the slogan “Biodiversity is Life. Biodiversity is our Life”, the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) won the coveted 2010 Green Award for best Global Campaign in recognition of the strength of a campaign that inspired activities throughout the ...

Focal Point
#5235

Lithuania

Dr. Odeta Pivorienė

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
o.pivoriene@am.lt
Side Event
#2055
COP 10
2010-10-28

Concertation Francophone de haut niveau à la CdP10 à la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique

C'est une réunion pour les Ministres et les Chefs des Délégations Francophones pour l'échange autour des enjeux liés aux points inscrits sur l'agenda des négociations à la CdP 10

Side Event
#1804
COP 10
2010-10-27

Coexistance between the Human Community and the Oriental White Storks

Power point presentation of our work in Toyooka, Japan, by mayor of Toyooka and panel presentation. If possible, "Onigiri" rice ball made from Organic rice will be distributed to participants.

Side Event
#1954
COP 10
2010-10-25

Hyogo Environmental NGO/NPO Symposium Resolutions

Global climate change is predicted to have profound effects upon ecological systems and human society. The conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable use are also challenges of great importance for mankind as means of addressing global climate change. To slow down global climate change and ...

Side Event
#2297
COP 10
2010-10-22

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF BRAZILIAN PROTECTED AREAS

To understand that protected areas are necessarily to be "untouched" is overpast. Most of the soil uses and natural resources exploitation allowed in brazilian conservation units - a type of protected area - suppose and enable those activities that contribute to the income and employment generat ...

Side Event
#2070
COP 10
2010-10-22

Space agencies support to Ramsar/CBD for inland and coastal wetland observation and reporting

The overall objective of the Ramsar convention is the conservation and wise use of wetlands by national actions and international cooperation as a means to achieving sustainable development. According to the UN-CBD, inland water ecosystems are amongst the most threatened ecosystem types. Physica ...

Side Event
#2246
COP 10
2010-10-21

Economic values for biodiversity & ecosystem services in real-life decision making

The economic evaluations of biodiversity and ecosystem services provide new powerful and useful points to argue in favour of biodiversity conservation. The event will look at different case studies to illustrate this power of figures and economic values during decision processes concerning biodi ...

Side Event
#2257
COP 10
2010-10-21

Taking off – birds as a trigger for action

The Middle East, located at the juncture of three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa – is a region almost second to none in the world for tracking, researching and studying bird migration. The Middle East is a “bottle neck” for the migration from Europe and Asia to Africa and back. Once many ...

Notification
#1567
2010-10-21
Action by
2010-10-25

List of Delegations accompanying Ministers to the High Level Segment

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/74216 (2010-198)
To: All CBD Focal Points

Reference is made to the High Level Segment of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties that will take place from 27 to 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. The CBD National Focal Points are kindly requested to urgently send the list of delegates accompanying the Ministers to the High Lev ...

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Side Event
#2142
COP 10
2010-10-19

InforMEA - A Collaborative Approach to Information and Knowledge Management by MEAs and UNEP

Twelve MEAs and UNEP are developing a joint portal called "InforMEA" to provide a gateway to MEA knowledge. InforMEA is able to harvest and aggregate information from MEAs and on international environmental law from a variety of different sources. With seed funding, a prototype of the InforMEA p ...

Notification
#1516
2010-08-03
Action by
2010-09-10

REMINDER: Designation of a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2010-151)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Parties without a PoWPA Focal Point

With reference to paragraph A 21 of decision IX/18, Parties were requested to designate a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA-NFP) vide original notification 2008-124 dated 23 September 2008 (also translated into Spanish https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/ ...

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Meeting
#4025

Atlantic Adventure Ocean Wildlife Rides

1 - 16 August 2010, Cornwall, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Notification
#1509
2010-07-15
Action by
2010-09-03

Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) Training Workshop, Nagoya, Japan, 8-9 October 2010 (prior to COP-MOP/5)

Reference: SCBD/BCH/GF/ABw/72371 (2010-144)
To: CPB Focal Points, BCH Focal Points

I am pleased to announce that the Secretariat, in collaboration with and support of the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Project, will convene a training workshop for National Focal Points for the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH-NFPs) on 8-9 October 2010, immediately before the fifth meeting of the Conference o ...

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Notification
#1494
2010-07-02
Action by
2010-07-30

REMINDER: Designation of a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2010-129)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Parties without a PoWPA Focal Point

In order to facilitate communication and improve capacity for PoWPA implementation in all regions, the Secretariat aims to have a complete list of PoWPA focal points prior to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Parties that have not yet nominated a PoWPA-NFP (see Annex) are there ...

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Meeting
#4017

Puffin Island wildlife cruises

1 July - 22 August 2010, Beaumaris, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Notification
#1489
2010-06-21

Information Note on the Green Development Mechanism

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.

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Meeting
#3867
Meeting
#4202
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