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First meeting of biodiversity implementation body recommends ways and means to enhance achievement of global biodiversity targets

The first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 1) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 6 May 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Delegates from around the world advanced attention on national action by recommending tools and approaches for implementing the S ...


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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Fourth World Ocean Summit

22 - 24 February 2017, Bali, Indonesia

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Framework for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity: Outcome of the Brainstorming Meeting– Montreal 6–8 November 2006

Montreal – 13 November 2006: The 24 experts who participated in the Brainstorming Meeting on South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Biodiversity in Montreal from 6-8 November 2006 laid the groundwork for a plan of action to enhance the capacity of developing countries.<br><br><table width=120> <tr><b> ...

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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit — A Historic Contribution to Biodiversity

Montreal, 9 July 2008. On 9 July 2008, leaders of the G8 committed themselves to a ground-breaking plan for action to stem the loss of biodiversity. In the Declaration of the G8 2008 Hokkaido Toyako Summit that concluded today in Japan.

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G8 Leaders Highlight Critical Importance of Biodiversity

Montreal, 30 June 2010 – At their annual summit, held on 25-26 June in Muskoka, Canada, leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) have again emphasized the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being, sustainable development and poverty eradication, and highlighted the serious threat posed ...


GEOSS Data Sharing Task Force

28 - 29 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland


Article 6

General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use


Geneva Call for Urgent Action on the Implementation of the Successful Nagoya Outcomes

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/77581 (2011-176)
To: All CBD National Focal Points

I am very pleased to inform you that at the kind invitation of the Government of Switzerland, the second meeting of the past, present and incoming COP Presidencies was convened under the chairmanship of Japan, acting as COP 10 President, on 3 September 2011 in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland. The par ...

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Geneva Ministerial Biodiversity Call for Immediate Action

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/73985 (2010-179)
To: All CBD, CPB Focal Points, International Organizations, NGOs, ILCs

With the financial support of the Government of Switzerland, an International Ministerial Forum of past, present and upcoming presidencies of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held in Geneva on 3 September at the Château de Bossey in Switzerland. T ...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Awarded Special Biodiversity Prize

Nagoya, Japan, 28 October – German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the special MIDORI Prize for biodiversity in recognition for her special contribution to saving biodiversity during the International Year of Biodiversity. The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity was announced at an awards ceremony ...

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Germany and the United Nations Biodiversity Secretariat announce a “Green COP”

Bonn, 22 May— On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, Minister of Environment of Germany and President of the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, announced the measures taken t ...


Gincana 7: Biodiversity is our life

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/70359 (2010-010)
To: All Focal Points of the CBD

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that a special issue of the flagship magazine devoted to the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity is now available on the Convention’s website at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/newsletters/gincana/cbd-gincana-07-en.pdf

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Global Soil Partnership

22 - 24 June 2015, Rome, Italy


Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (FAO)

1 - 3 June 2020, Rome, Italy

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Government of Colombia to host hybrid Biodiversity PreCOP featuring heads of state and government to promote ambition for new global biodiversity agreement

Montreal, 26 August 2021 – The Government of Colombia, under the leadership of President Iván Duque Márquez, is hosting a hybrid Biodiversity PreCOP event on Monday, 30 August from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Colombia time/GMT-5) to discuss priorities and expectations for an ambitious and effective ...

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Governments Commit to Significant Funding Increase and Accelerated Action to Achieve Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development

The Convention on Biological Diversity closed the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties today with Governments committing to step up actions to achieve, by the end of the decade, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed four years ago, and contribute to the sustainable development agenda.

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Governments agree to 'bend the curve for global biodiversity loss'

Lack of resources to prevent global biodiversity loss and funds for megadiverse countries emerged as some of the major challenges during the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) meeting in Rome. More than 600 delegates from 126 countries negotiated a "zero-draft" to prepare a framework to protect ...

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Governments meet in Egypt to build momentum for a New Deal for Nature and People: 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference held under the theme of “Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet"

8 November 2018 - The global community will lay the groundwork for action over the next few decades to protect biodiversity and nature at the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference , scheduled to take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 17 to 29 November 2018.

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Governments set stage to take ambitious actions for nature and people: UN Biodiversity Conference opens in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

18 November 2018 – The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference opened yesterday in the seaside town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an opening ceremony that included an address from President of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, who emphasized the crucial importance of the meeting f ...


Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Ministerial Meeting

17 January 2014, Geneva, Switzerland


Article 19

Handling of Biotechnology and Distribution of its Benefits

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