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Notification
#1051
2008-04-17

Eighth meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative, 31 May 2008, Bonn, Germany

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 ...

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Notification
#1035
2008-03-31
Action by
2008-04-15

Peer review of the draft Plant Conservation Report

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.

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Side Event
#1195
SBSTTA 13
2008-02-20

<a href="/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-13/summary-28-en.pdf" target="_blank">The Pet Release Pathway: Case Studies in Invasive Species Prevention</a>

A draft recommendation for SBSTTA: • Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to submit examples of best practices for addressing the risks associated with the introduction of alien species as pets, including aquarium species, such as fish, reptiles, or insects, and as live ...

Side Event
#1272
WGPA 2
2008-02-15

La Mappa della Primavera (Map of Spring)

Monitoring vegetation in Italian protected areas: this is the aim of the project La Mappa della Primavera (Map of Spring), supported by and with the patronage of the Italian Ministry for Environment and Safeguarding of Territory and Sea, and carried out by Federparchi, Legambiente and Coldiretti ...

Side Event
#1164
WGPA 2
2008-02-12

The project SelfPAs (Self-financing Protected Areas): guidelines, tools, best-practice and guidance on how to improve their financial self-reliance.

Thanks to the variety of points of view and experiences that Federparchi and the other partner PAs have contributed with, a vast series of elements have emerged that have allowed the project to identify the “ingredients” that make the difference between a thriving PA and a PA trying to survive. ...

Side Event
#1179
WGPA 2
2008-02-11

Implementing the PoW on Protected Areas: governance as the key for effective and equitable Protected Area systems

The side event, organized by IUCN’s TILCEPA (a joint Theme of IUCN Commissions WCPA and CEESP) will review the concept and practice of governance of protected areas — one of the less understood and more useful entry points for a successful implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Pro ...

Focal Point
#4126

Zambia

Mr. Elias Chipulu

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point
chipulu.elias@gmail.com
Notification
#1011
2008-01-30
Action by
2008-04-30

Designation of a National Focal Point for Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS NFP)

Reference: SCBD/SEL/VN/GD/62064 (2008-010)
To: CBD National Focal Points that have not yet nominated an ABS NFP (see attached list)

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 ...

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Side Event
#1178
WG ABS 6
2008-01-21

Real World Experiences in ABS: Building Successful Systems by Learning from the Past

The ABIA, BIO and Crop Life International (CLI) will co-sponsor an interactive panel discussion exploring national ABS experiences of CBD Members and the lessons, both positive and negative, for development of an international ABS regime. This event will include internationally recognized exper ...

Focal Point
#4115

Viet Nam

Dr. Nhan Thi Thanh Hoang

SBSTTA NFP, ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, Protected Areas NFP
hoangnhan.bca@gmail.com
Focal Point
#4111

Czech Republic

Ms. Hana Jiráková

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
hana.jirakova@mzp.cz
Notification
#993
2007-12-18
Action by
2008-01-31

Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) Training Workshop, Bonn, Germany, 9-10 May 2008 (Prior to COP-MOP/4)

Reference: SCBD/BCH/GF/ABw/61315 (2007-160)
To: National Focal Points for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, National Focal Points for the Biosafety Clearing-House

I am pleased to announce that the Secretariat, with the kind support of the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Project, will be convening a training workshop for BCH National Focal Points, 9-10 May 2008, immediately prior to the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parti ...

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Focal Point
#4100

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mr. Marcus L. Richards

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
mlrids@yahoo.com
Side Event
#1146
ABS WG 5
2007-10-12

IUCN- THE WORLD CONSERVATION UNION AND THE CBD SECRETARIAT

THE IMPORTANCE OF GENDER IN ABS The promotion of gender equity and equality has been pointed out as one of the key elements to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. An analysis of the importance of mainstreaming gender criteria in ABS process will be examine. Suggestions of practical ...

Side Event
#1130
ABS WG 5
2007-10-10

The importance of gender in ABS

The promotion of gender equity and equality has been pointed out as one of the key elements to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. An analysis of the importance of mainstreaming gender criteria in ABS process will be examine. Suggestions of practical ways of addressing gender issue ...

Notification
#915
2007-07-12
Action by
2007-09-30

Invitation to Provide Information to Assess the Use and Impact of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Reference: SCBD/STTM/RH/59184 (2007-083)
To: All CBD Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

In recommendation XII/3 the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) requested the Executive Secretary inter alia to collect from Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations information required to undertake a detailed assessment of the use and impact ...

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CBD
Meeting
#2610
Side Event
#1082
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-05

Seychelles Experience with the UNEP Issue Based Module Project: Coherence between biodiversity and climate change obligations

Single presentation by CBD focal point with UNEP/ IUCN on Seychelles experience, followed by question and answer time

Side Event
#1090
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-05

<a href='/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-12/summary-36-en.doc'>Islands Biodiversity Programme: New Zealand Case Study</a>

Presentation outlining the global importance of New Zealand islands; management of threats from invasive alien species and uses 4 case studies to explain national strategies for island management, balancing people and nature against CBD focal areas.

Press Release
#34410
2007-06-22

Visit of High Level Delegation of the United Kingdom to the Secretariat of the CBD

A High level delegation of British government officials visited the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 21 and 22 June 2007. The delegation from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) comprised Mr. Martin Brasher, Deputy Director, Wildlife Habit ...

Press Release
#34411
2007-06-22

New National Focal Point for Canada, Ms. Pat Dolan, visits Secretariat

A delegation from the Government of Canada, including the new Primary National Focal Point to the Convention, Ms. Pat Dolan, and the SBSTTA focal point, Dr. Ole Hendrickson, paid a visit to the Secretariat today.

Statement
#33520
2007-06-05

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the 7th INFO/RAC NFPs Meeting of Barcelona Convention, Palermo, Italy, 5-7 June 2007

It is a great pleasure and honor to deliver a statement at the INFO/RAC Session of the Joint National Focal Points Meeting for the Mediterranean Action Plan.

Focal Point
#4014

Jordan

Mr. Bilal Qteshat

CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
bqtishat@yahoo.com
Press Release
#32203
2007-04-30

Enhancing Preparations for the Next Meeting of the Parties in Bonn

At the invitation of the Government of Germany, Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf paid a visit to Berlin and Bonn for the preparation of fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on B ...

Focal Point
#3966

China

Ms. Xin Jing

CHM NFP, CHM Informal Advisory Committee, SBSTTA NFP, ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP, Traditional Knowledge NFP, Protected Areas NFP, GSPC NFP
jing.xin@mee.gov.cn
Focal Point
#3965

Latvia

Mrs. Inese Aleksejeva

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
Inese.Aleksejeva@zm.gov.lv
Notification
#879
2007-04-17

Decision VII/14: Publication of the User’s Manual on the Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development.

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OH/MRe/58085 (2007-047)
To: National Focal Points, relevant international organizations and initiatives, Convention Secretariats

I am pleased to inform you that, after a comprehensive consultative process, and with the financial support of the Government of Germany, the Secretariat has finalized a users’ manual entitled "Managing Tourism and Biodiversit", which is accessible at: <a href='/doc/programmes/socio-eco/tourism ...

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Focal Point
#3835

Mauritania

M. Moussa Ba

CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP, Protected Areas NFP, GTI NFP, Resource Mobilization FP, GSPC NFP
bamouss14@gmail.com
Focal Point
#3823

Eritrea

Ministry of Land, Water and Environment

Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point
depenvdg@eol.com.er
Notification
#826
2006-12-01
Action by
2007-02-15

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: Nomination of Focal Points - Second Request.

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/LJ/56803 (2006-126)
To: all CBD National Focal Points who have not nominated a GSPC focal point

The Conference of the Parties encouraged Parties to nominate focal points for the GSPC, or to designate them from among existing focal points.

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Notification
#796
2006-09-25

Initial GEF-4 indicative allocations for all countries eligible for funding in the biodiversity and climate change focal areas

Reference: SCBD/ITS/AD/YX/55968 (2006-097)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Please find attached a document listing the initial GEF-4 indicative allocations for all countries eligible for funding in the biodiversity and climate change focal areas, which was issued by the Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility on 15 September 2006.

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Focal Point
#3650

Serbia

Ms. Vanja Kojić

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
vanja.kojic@minpolj.gov.rs
Notification
#738
2006-05-25
Action by
2006-12-31

Compilation of good practice and evidence of the engagement of business in the implementation of the CBD

Reference: SCBD/EDM/NB/54947 (2006-039)
To: National Focal Points, Business and biodiversity contacts

The purpose of this Notification is to invite all focal points, businesses and other interested organizations, to submit information including case studies, reports and other material suitable for online posting, in the context of decision VIII/17 of the Conference of the Parties on private-sect ...

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Notification
#728
2006-05-05
Action by
2006-09-29

Responsibilities of National Focal Points for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Strengthening of their Capacities

Reference: SCBD/SEL/DO/NFPs/54700 (2006-029)
To: CBD National Focal Points cc: Heads of Delegations at COP-8

As you know, the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties which took place in Curitiba, Brazil from 20 to 31 March 2006, reviewed the operations of the Convention with a view to enhancing the effectiveness of and streamlining Convention processes in order to strengthen its implementation. ...

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Notification
#724
2006-05-01

Nomination of National Focal Points for the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/RH/GTI/VA/54651 (2006-025)
To: CBD National Focal Points With copy to the Heads of Delegations at COP-8

As you know, Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity established a Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA). The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its eighth meeting in March 2006, reviewed its operations and highlighted the important role of its ...

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Notification
#725
2006-05-01
Action by
2006-09-30

Nomination of GTI Focal Points and terms of reference for such focal points

Reference: SCBD/STTM/RH/GTI/VA/54650 (2006-026)
To: CBD National Focal Points With copy to the Heads of Delegations at COP-8

I would like to encourage Parties and other Governments to submit their nominations for GTI National Focal Points to the Secretariat no later than 30 September 2006. The current list of GTI National Focal Points is available at <a href=http://www.biodiv.org/doc/lists/nfp-gti.pdf>http://www.biod ...

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Side Event
#983
COP 8
2006-03-28

The “National Commission for the Sustainable Development of Peoples and Traditional Communities” in Brazil: an experience in the criation of public spaces for indigenous peoples and local communities”.

The main objective of the event will be to present the experience of introducing the National Commission for the Sustainable Development of Peoples and Traditional Communities in Brazil as an initiative in the creation of spaces for the inclusion of indigenous peoples and local communities in th ...

Side Event
#699
COP 8
2006-03-28

From Taxonomic Needs Assessment to Implementation in Ghana – A partnership project building on the UK’s experience with Global Taxonomy Initiative

Launch of a taxonomic needs assessment in Ghana, supported by the UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with BioNET International and the UK’s Natural History Museum. The assessment will be based on a new methodology developed by the UK National Focal Point for the ...

Side Event
#818
COP 8
2006-03-27

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership - Progressing towards 2010.

This event will present the latest progress in the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, the initative which brings together the various organisations working on 2010 indicators at the global level. Covering all focal areas, the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership will deliver the full ...

Side Event
#880
COP 8
2006-03-27

Heart of Borneo Side-Event

Concept for HOB side event during CBD/COP8 A. Background The ‘Heart of Borneo’ initiative presents a unique opportunity to conserve a total of 220,000 sq km of pristine equatorial rainforest i.e. almost 30% of the world’s third largest island. WWF aims to assist Borneo’s three nations (Brunei ...

Side Event
#979
COP 8
2006-03-23

Biodiversity in Sustainability Reporting

Biodiversity remains one of the most challenging areas for reporting as many companies still have a limited understanding of their relationship to and impact on biodiversity. Many companies have pointed to the need for general background material that helps companies to understand the link betwe ...

Side Event
#739
COP 8
2006-03-23

GEF Biodiversity Portfolio: Evolution and general trends.

The event will describe the Operational Work of the GEF in the biodiversity focal area for the last two years and its evolution since the GEF began funding the implementation of COP guidance.

Side Event
#817
COP 8
2006-03-23

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership - Progressing towards 2010.

This event will present the latest progress in the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, the initative which brings together the various organisations working on 2010 indicators at the global level. Covering all focal areas, the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership will deliver the full ...

Side Event
#830
COP 8
2006-03-22

national strategies for the implementation of the CBD PRogramme for protected areas

The 7th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-7) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted a Programme of Work on Protected Areas. It emphasizes that the goals it has included allow a framework within which national and regional targets could be developed according to natio ...

Side Event
#769
COP 8
2006-03-21

Meeting of EU Member States Biodiversity Strategy focal points

Meeting and coktail on invitation. Meeting of technical experts in EU countries, reponsible for the overall management of national biodiversity strategies. The purpose of the meeting is to establish an informal technical network where experts can exchange on how to better implement national biod ...

Side Event
#674
COP 8
2006-03-21

Brazilian Biodiversity: Programs of International Cooperation and Repatriation of Taxonomic Information.

This event resulted from a project carried out by the Brazilian Societies of Zoology (SBZ), Botany (SBB), and Microbiology (SBM) and the Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA) for the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) in collaboration with the Centre for Strategic Management ...

Side Event
#788
COP 8
2006-03-21

Global Environment Outlook(GEO) - A UNEP Environment Assessment Initiative - links with GBO and synergies with CBD implementation

Power Point presentation of the UNEP's GEO Asssessment process, including the GEO Data Portal and linkages to CBD implementation and its GBO

Side Event
#934
COP 8
2006-03-20

South America Medicinal Plants Network: dialogues for sustainability

The South America Medicinal Plants Network is made up of local groups, NGO, researchres, universities and other colaborators. It is organized in national networks of the following countries: Brazil (“Articulação Pacari” - Medicinal Plants of Cerrado), Argentina (“Rede Salud y Plantas”), Urugua ...

Side Event
#686
COP 8
2006-03-20

Monitoring the 2010 target (SEBI2010) - The European contribution to CBD implementation

The intention is to present the process and preliminary outcomes of the European co-operation on biodiversity indicators – the so-called Streamlining European 2010 Biodiversity Indicators (SEBI2010), which is a joint pan-European activity with countries and other interested bodies. An overview p ...

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