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#104343
2015-06-18

Saint-Laurent and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to Cooperate on Promoting Urban Biodiversity

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa and Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, signed a letter of agreement today to promote their common vision on urban biodiversity.

News Headlines
#104288
2015-06-16

Adaptation Funding a Key Issue for Caribbean at Climate Talks

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 15 2015 (IPS) - With less than six months to go before the next full United Nations Conference of the Parties also known as COP 21 – widely regarded as a make-or-break moment for an agreement on global action on climate change – Caribbean nations are still hammering out t ...

News Headlines
#104249
2015-06-11

Deal on forests at Bonn climate talks

A partial agreement has been reached at the Bonn climate talks on a project protecting forests, seen as crucial in absorbing global greenhouse gases.

News Headlines
#104222
2015-06-09

EU, China Said to Ready Climate Pact in June Before Global Deal

The European Union and China are planning an agreement this month on fighting climate change before nations worldwide gather to iron out a global emissions-cutting deal, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

News Headlines
#104181
2015-06-05

UN official stresses need for renewed momentum towards achieving climate accord

4 June 2015 – “The clock is ticking faster and faster” before an agreement must be reached in Paris in December, but “so much has happened over the past few weeks,” a senior United Nations climate change official said today.

News Headlines
#104171
2015-06-04

On the way to a historic agreement on climate change

UN talks in Bonn this week are paving the way for COP21 in December. We asked Jennifer Morgan of the World Resources Institute how things are shaping up for a historic international agreement on climate change.

News Headlines
#104107
2015-05-29

Countdown to Paris: 10 climate concerns related to forests and land use

As we approach the second half of 2015 – and the Bonn climate change conference – with high expectations for a new climate agreement to be reached at COP21 in Paris, it’s useful to take a step back and consider some of the important issues concerning land use and forests currently under negotiation.

Press Release
#103901
2015-05-19

Bio-Bridge Initiative funding agreement signed to promote technical and scientific cooperation on biodiversity

Montreal, 19 May 2015 – The Republic of Korea and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with the purpose of promoting technical and scientific co-operation and to support achievement of the goals and targets of the Convention, have today signed a funding agreement for ...

News Headlines
#103817
2015-05-13

Senior UN official tells Forest Forum how it can contribute to sustainable development

13 May 2015 – A new international agreement on forests should aim at advancing implementation of sustainable forest management and bring about a reversal of deforestation, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said this morning.

News Headlines
#103769
2015-05-08

Protecting Indonesia's forests is a key issue for Paris climate talks

Deforestation of Indonesia’s vast jungles releases enough greenhouse gas to push the country into the top five global emitters. Strengthening its forest protection moratorium should be part of a climate agreement at Paris this year

News Headlines
#103628
2015-04-27

Canada, U.S. and Mexico sign deal to protect migratory bats

Canada has signed an agreement with the United States and Mexico to protect migratory bats.

News Headlines
#103503
2015-04-16

African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement, Sufficient Finance

With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in Paris in December, Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, ...

News Headlines
#103279
2015-03-25

Pacific Islanders Say Climate Finance “Essential” for Paris Agreement

Mar 24 2015 (IPS) - As Pacific Islanders contemplate the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam this month across four Pacific Island states, including Vanuatu, leaders in the region are calling with renewed urgency for global action on climate finance, which they say is vital for building ...

News Headlines
#103247
2015-03-23

UN officials stress investment, smart policies for sustainable future of world’s forests

20 March 2015 – The sustainable management and conservation of forests must be included in the sustainable development goals and climate change agreement to be adopted later this year, United Nations officials stressed ahead of the International Day of Forests, observed worldwide on 21 March.

Notification
#2287
2015-02-12

Tools, guidance and information related to biodiversity and climate change in the context of the expected climate agreement

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/SK/AC/84278 (2015-015)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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Notification
#2269
2014-12-15

Update on UNEP project on synergies among biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/fd/81476 (2014-138)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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Press Release
#101979
2014-11-15

SPREP and CBD Strengthen Commitments to Biodiversity Conservation in the Pacific

Sydney, 15 November 2014 - The signing of an agreement over the weekend between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was a fitting culmination to the Pacific Islands Dialogue to prepare for Pacif ...

Side Event
#3366
COP 12
2014-10-16

Challenges for the basic, applied and commercial reserach community in a post-Nagoya world

Non-commercial research focused on improving our understanding of natural systems, is crucially important to underpin the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity. This is especially true for the, as yet, largely unexplored marine environment. In relation to Article 8a of the Nagoya Protoc ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
#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
#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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Meeting Document
#87771
2013-07-17

Document

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

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
#63644
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/6/2

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

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
#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

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 ...

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