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France calls on world leaders to give Paris climate deal 'new push'

Ratifying the agreement at a meeting in New York to enshrine it in international law is the next step, says France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius


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Formalization of the partnership agreement established between the CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International

Reference: SCBD/OES/NP/cr/74590 (2010-226)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a partnership agreement established between the CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International to support implementation of the Strategic Plan and attainment of the Aichi-Nagoya targets launched at COP 10 was formalized on 20 December by signature of a Memorandum of U ...

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Forests gain long-awaited recognition in Paris climate summit

The climate change agreement adopted by 195 countries in Paris last week raised the profile of forests in ways never seen before.

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Forests and finance trends — role of forests in meeting the Paris climate targets

While the Paris agreement solidified the role forests play in the fight against climate change, a recent report indicates that forest carbon trading is not working in developing countries and that voluntary carbon markets remained stagnant amid flagging demand in 2015.

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For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was sounded: The effects of climate change will only worsen if nothing is done to address the problem.

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Final agreement reached to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

The 20-year battle to protect the Great Bear Rainforest – the largest coastal temperate rainforest on the planet – is over, with the B.C. government set to announce Monday it has reached an agreement with environmentalists, forest companies and First Nations.

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Fiji, First Country To Ratify Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Republic of Fiji has marked history by being the first country in the world to ratify the Paris Climate Change deal, which was drawn up by 195 countries in December last year.

Press Release

Farmers now guaranteed access to biodiversity and sharing of benefits as major crop gene banks are brought under international treaty.

Montreal 23 October 2006 – An agreement to bring the genebank collections of international agricultural research centres into the framework of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources will help ensure that the world’s farmers have the resources to improve the sustainability of agricul ...

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FOREST EUROPE: Enriching Biodiversity — 2010 and beyond

The side event will: • present FOREST EUROPE contributions to actions for achieving 2010 Biodiversity Target; • highlight the existing and potential role of sustainable forest management and actions towards achieving 2010 target and post-2010; • stimulate discussion on how to strengthen sust ...

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FAO urges more countries to join treaty against illegal fishing

All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-Gen ...

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FAO Offers US$98,000 to Strengthen Forest and Farm Producers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) program on March 28, 2017 signed an agreement with the Farmers’ Union Network of Liberia (FUN) providing US$98,000 to strengthen the capacity of Forest and Farm Producers Organizations (F ...

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Experts: Paris Agreement falls short on indigenous rights

When world leaders announced a historic climate deal in Paris after years of negotiations, many participants and observers touted it as a triumph marking thebeginning of the end of the fossil-fuel era.

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Evaluate education system in context of sustainable development goals’

HMEDABAD: The year 2015 was significant for policymakers across the globe as 193 nations including India accepted sustainable development goals (SDGs) and it was soon followed by Paris Agreement at COP 21.

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Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests

More than 30 green groups sign statement after damning report says extending regional forestry agreements ‘would constitute an irrational decision on environmental, economic and social grounds’

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Editorial With the Paris Agreement ratified, the world needs to step up its fight against climate change

The Paris Agreement on global warming cleared an important hurdle Wednesday when several European countries added their ratifications, meaning that nations accounting for more than 55% of the world’s carbon emissions were formally on board — the level required for the pact to go into effect.

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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.

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EU nations approve ratification of climate change pact

BRUSSELS - European Union environment ministers have approved the ratification of the landmark Paris climate change pact, paving the way for the agreement to enter force in November.

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EU Pacific aids totals $124m

A TOTAL of FJ$124million was today invested into four financing agreements to promote sustainable waste management, adapt climate change plans and improve public financial management and governance in the Pacific.

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Drylands face a 4 °C warming under Paris Agreement’s goal

The Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting average global warming to less than two degrees Celsius is insufficient to protect the world’s drylands, a new study says.

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Drylands face 4 °C warming under Paris Agreement goal

The Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting average global warming to less than two degrees Celsius is insufficient to protect the world’s drylands, a new study says.

Meeting Document


Updated Information on Experience of Compliance Mechanisms under Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document


Case Study 2 - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), and Novozymes and Diversa (Verenium) Corporation: Agreements in the Industrial Biotech Sector

Meeting Document


UNEP-WCMC (2015). Mapping Multilateral Environmental Agreements to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge

Meeting Document


Summary of "Mapping Multilateral Environmental Agreements to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets". UNEP-WCMC (2015), Cambridge

Meeting Document


Harmonization of Species Nomenclature and Taxonomy with Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements - Issues from the Perspective of the Ramsar Convention

Meeting Document


Harmonization of Species Nomenclature and Taxonomy with Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Meeting Document


ACAP: Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Meeting Document


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

Meeting Document


Presentation: Coherent implementation of Biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) via NBSAPs and TEEB

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Diet can be the single biggest driver of environmental degradation

This December, world leaders will meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will hammer out a comprehensive agreement to reduce carbon emissions and stem global warming. In the run-up to that meeting, governments worldwide should note one critical, but often over ...

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COP 10

Design your tailor-made MAT! Presentation of a model ABS Agreement for non-commercial research with optional clauses and Launch of the report on the ABS program 2003-2010 of the Swiss Academy of Sciences

The Swiss Academy of Sciences presents the first of its kind ABS agreement on Mutually Agreed Terms, containing Model Clauses. The Agreement is adapted to the specific situation of non-commercial research sponsored by public funding. It contains a set of contractual clauses that intends to foste ...

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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.

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David Suzuki: UN climate talks offer hope for humanity

With world leaders now meeting in Paris for the UN Climate Change Conference, we’re seeing signs of hope for an agreement to limit the escalating effects of global warming. Canadians, especially, have reason to be optimistic about our country’s role.

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Damaging Effects

Mar 17 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan) - The year 2015 will be remembered for two landmark global agreements. In September, UN member states endorsed the 2030 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Later, 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agr ...

Side Event

Customary norms and biocultural protocols in the Potato Park, Peru

The side event will present the development of an Inter-comnmunity Agreement for equitable benefit-sharing based on Quechua customary laws, and its role in strengthening local economies and knowledge systems. A new publication on the agreement by Asociacion ANDES (Peru), the Asociacion of Potato ...

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Cuba, U.S. sign first environmental accord since diplomatic thaw

HAVANA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- On Wednesday, U.S. and Cuban officials signed an environmental accord in Havana, the first such agreement since the countries renewed diplomatic relations this summer.

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Countries urged to submit climate action plans ahead of UN conference in Paris

17 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is eager to get countries to submit as soon as possible their action plans that will form the basis of the new universal climate change agreement to be adopted in December in Paris, a senior United Nations official dealing with the issue said today.

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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

Countdown begins for entry into force of Biosafety Protocol<br>Republic of Palau becomes the 50th country to ratify

Montreal, June 13 2003 –Ratification today by Palau triggers the countdown to the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the first legally binding international agreement governing the movement of living modified organisms across national borders. It will take effect on 11 Sept ...

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Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?

Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, but many kilometres (miles) away, there are fears that any progress may be wiped out by a lurking carbon threat.

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Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species.

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Core Principals of Climate Finance to Realize the Paris Agreement

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 2016 (IPS) - The Paris climate change conference brought together 197 countries and over 150 Heads of State – the largest convening of world leaders in history – to agree on measures and work together to limit the global average temperature rise.

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