28 May 2010, Vienna, Austria
24 - 28 May 2010, Al Hoceima, Morocco
20 May - 31 August 2010, Brussels, Belgium
This side event is jointly organised by the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The objective of the Side Event is to obtain inputs from countries and, in particular, CBD National Focal Points, on the development o ...
10 - 14 May 2010, Caracas, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
5 May 2010, New York, United States of America
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/71393 (2010-060)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI Focal Points, GTI Coordination Mechanism
The purpose of this notification is to inform CBD National Focal Points, as well as SBSTTA and GTI Focal Points, about the ninth meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative to be held on 16 May 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya, at the margins of the fourteenth meeting of the S ...English
1 - 18 April 2010, Newtown, Australia
This side event aims to present and discuss substantial issues that have been only marginally addressed or debated under the negotiations of the International Regime on ABS. These include: analysis of the concepts of sovereignty and genetic resources as natural information widely shared around ...
1 January - 31 October 2010, Twickenham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/VN/SG/69952 (2009-176)
To: ABS National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points, Relevant Organizations
I am pleased to inform you that the database on access and benefit-sharing measures available at http://www.cbd.int/abs/measures/ has been further improved. In addition to information on national or regional ABS measures, the database now also includes a matrix providing references to relevant ...English
Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/VN/SG/69954 (2009-177)
To: CBD National Focal Points that have not yet nominated an ABS NFP
At its fifth meeting, the Conference of the Parties requested “Parties to designate a national focal point and one or more competent national authorities, as appropriate, to be responsible for access and benefit-sharing arrangements or to provide information on such arrangements within its juris ...English
Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2009-170)
To: CBD National Focal Points
Vide notification 2008-124 dated 23 September 2008, and reminder notifications (2009-053 of 13 May 2009 and 2009-079 of 9 July 2009), Parties were requested to designate a National Focal Point for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA-NFP) as per paragraph A 21 of decision IX/18. As o ...English
Reference: SCBD/OMG/DA/fd/66069 (2009-105)
To: CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations
The Secretariat has taken a number of measures to fulfil its role as the focal point for the observance of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) in 2010. As part of this, I am pleased to inform you that the Implementation Strategy for the International Year of Biodiversity is now availab ...English
Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2009-079)
To: CBD National Focal Points
Parties that have not yet nominated a PoWPA-NFP are encouraged to do so by providing the name and full contact details of the nominee to the Secretariat (email@example.com) in the briefest of delays and before 31 July 2009 so that we may achieve tangible and sustained outcomes from the upcomin ...English
Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/65011R (2009-053)
To: CBD National Focal Points
Parties that have not yet nominated a PoWPA-NFP are kindly reminded to do so by providing the name and full contact details of the nominee to the Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the briefest of delays and before 26 June 2009.English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/LC/MC/67080 (2009-043)
To: CBD National Focal Points of those eligible countries that have not applied for funds for preparation of the fourth national report
I am pleased to inform that Phase III of a medium-sized project to fund the preparation of the fourth national report has recently been approved by the Global Environment Facility. This phase can support a total of 40 countries, with up to 20,000 USD for each country. I would like to urge you ...English
A joint UNU-IAS and UNEP report titled "Benefit Sharing under ABS: Options and Elaborations" will be launched at the event. The report highlights the entry points for discussions on issues related to benefit sharing and through suitable case studies draws attention to the possible considerations ...
Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/va/65011 (2008-124)
To: CBD National Focal Points
In paragraph A 21 of decision IX/18, the Conference of the Parties requested “ Parties to designate a national focal point for the programme of work on protected areas in support of the Convention's national focal point to facilitate the effective and coordinated development and implementation o ...English Spanish French
Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/ET/UN/ABw/64757 (2008-108)
To: Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points
I am pleased to inform you that a CD containing a number of outreach materials related to the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which will be marked on 11 September 2008, has been sent to all the National Focal Points and other stakeholders. A CD I ...English Spanish French
Montreal, 15 August 2008 – Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, Director General, Federal Ministry for the Environment, representing Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister of the Environment, Germany, and the President of COP 9, paid a two-day visit to the headquarters of the Secretariat of the United Nations ...
Reference: SBD/BS/CG/ET/jh/64487 (2008-092)
To: Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points, Biosafety Clearing-House National Focal Points
As you may be aware, at its 32nd meeting in November 2007, the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) requested the GEF Evaluation Office to undertake an independent mid-term review of the GEF Resource Allocation Framework (RAF). The findings of the Review will be presented to the GEF ...English Spanish
This event will launch two new tools developed by the Quebec Government, and its collaborators, to help countries to implement policies on ABS at national level, especially in developing countries. These attractive colour tools, in English and French, are intended to be used by ABS focal points ...
A trend is visible in the cosmetics sector towards more sustainable and ethical sourcing practices. More and more companies are committing to the objectives of the CBD and are greening their supply chains. Some pioneering companies have decided to submit their efforts to a new system of independ ...
The side event, organized by IUCN’s TILCEPA (a joint Theme of the IUCN Commissions CEESP and WCPA) will review the concept and practice of governance of Protected Areas—one of the least understood but most useful entry points for a successful implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protec ...
The Principles of the Ecosystem Approach (CBD VII/11) and the Addis Ababa Principles & Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (CBD VII/12) provide a framework for the sustainable use of biodiversity in order to promote its conservation and bring benefits to the people who live closes ...
The German National Focal Point (NFP) of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) started a study to provide analysis and surveys for The Global Assessment of Taxonomic Needs and Capacities (GTNA) in early 2007. We present the results, significance of the study, and summarize our conclusions for tax ...
The event aim at clarifying important issues related to the production, processing, trade and sustainability of biofuels in Brazil. Historical and current experiences on agrarian policies and biodiversity conservation, including the relationship between food production and biofuels and its corre ...
Introduction into the theme Power Point Presentation by EUROPARC-Germany Discussion with participants
Bonn, 11 May 2008. A training workshop on the use of the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) ended last evening with a call to mobilize additional resources to further build the capacities of developing countries in this area. More than 60 participants, including over 50 national focal points for t ...
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JS/lj/63260 (2008-050)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI Focal Points
The purpose of this notification is to inform CBD National Focal points, as well as SBSTTA and GTI Focal Points, about the eighth meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative to be held on 31 May 2008 in Bonn, Germany, at the margins of the ninth meeting of the Confer ...English
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/SBG/VA/62944 (2008-034)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GSPC Focal Points
The purpose of this notification is to request CBD National Focal points, SBSTTA and GSPC Focal Points, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to submit comments on the draft Plant Conservation Report.English