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Press Release
#20846
2006-03-31

A new era of implementation of the Convention on all life on Earth is born in Curitiba at the largest ever gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Curitiba, 31 March 2006 – 4,000 delegates from around the world have agreed on a road map to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, in line with the agreement reached by 110 Heads of State and Government at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in ...

Side Event
#820
COP 8
2006-03-29

Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity for MERCOSUR/ Estrategia para la Conservación y Uso Sostenible de la Biodiversidad para el MERCOSUR

The Ministers of Environment from Mercosur will sign the Project of Additional Protocol to the Environment of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity Framework Agreement for Mercosur. This side event will show the background which led to Mercosur Environmental Area to rely on an ...

Side Event
#1016
COP 8
2006-03-29

The Hoodia case: the San experiences with benefit-sharing agreements

At this side-event representatives of the San are going to inform about their benefit-sharing agreements regarding the use of Hoodia. Representatives of European NGOs inform about (non)compliance with these agreements in user countries. - Working Group for Indigenous Minorities in Southern Afri ...

Side Event
#829
COP 8
2006-03-28

International Cooperation for Protected Areas at border regions

Cross-border cooperation is an excellent opportunity for enabling integrated sustainable development with other South American countries. Natural environment, although crossed by geopolitical borders, functions systemically, in such a way that environmental externalities may influence its indi ...

Side Event
#954
COP 8
2006-03-27

The Cooperation between Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (Italy) and the Ministry of Agrarian Development (Brazil): "Using Ecogastronomy to value biodiversity at the rural territories"

In 2004, the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) and the Territorial Development Secretariat (SDT) had signed a cooperation agreement with Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. The main purpose of this agreement is to promote and support the preservation and valuation of traditional foods, t ...

Side Event
#955
COP 8
2006-03-24

Reversed Access, Customary Law and Equitable Benefit-Sharing

Presentation of research findings on customary law as the basis for TK protection and ABS, and of the case of the Equitable Benefit-Sharing agreement between communities of the Potato Park, Peru.

Side Event
#806
COP 8
2006-03-22

New frontiers for ABS: use of genetic resources in the deep seabed and Antarctica

The side event will provide an up to date overview of trends in the study and use of genetic resources in the deep seabed and Antarctica. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how relevant provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity may contribute to ensure that these resources ...

Side Event
#815
COP 8
2006-03-21

The Benefits of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention. Language: Spanish

Presentation on the benefits of plant variety protection under the UPOV Convention based on an Impact Study carried out by UPOV. Information on the relationship between the UPOV Convention and other international agreements will also be provided. It is planned to use half of the allocated time ...

Side Event
#726
COP 8
2006-03-20

Transnational Cooperation on Management of Fresh Water: the Guarani Aquifer

Presentation of legal research and case studies from representative regions as potential models and a draft agreement for management of the Guarani Aquifer (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) building on article published in Texas Law Review, June, 2005 by Benjamin, Tinker, Lima Marques

Side Event
#814
COP 8
2006-03-20

The Benefits of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention. Language: English

Presentation on the benefits of plant variety protection under the UPOV Convention based on an Impact Study carried out by UPOV. Information on the relationship between the UPOV Convention and other international agreements will also be provided. It is planned to use half of the allocated time ...

Side Event
#978
BS COP MOP 3
2006-03-16

Trading Precaution: The Precautionary Principle and the WTO

This side event draws on the UNU-IAS report "Trading Precaution: The Precautionary Principle and the WTO". This report examines the debate on the evolution of the precautionary principle in the context of the WTO. It clarifies proposals to enhance the incorporation of this principle in the rules ...

Side Event
#646
WGABS 4
2006-02-01

National sovereignty versus community rights: Balancing the rights issue in ABS

To inform negotiation of an international instrument on access and benefit-sharing, the event will present lessons from the first ever agreement between indigenous communities and a CGIAR centre - the International Potato Centre - for repatriation of genetic resources. It will also present resea ...

Side Event
#568
WGABS 4
2006-01-30

ABS Governance : the compliance issues

Present the results of the third ABS Governance roundtable been held in november 2005 in Paris with the aim of identifying existing and potential mechanisms for ensuring compliance with the an international regime on ABS, ABS agreements and protection of sovereign and community rights.

Side Event
#534
SBSTTA 11
2005-11-29

Update on the ISSUE BASED MODULES FOR THE COHERENT IMPLEMENTATION OF BIODIVERSITY RELATED CONVENTIONS

The 2010 biodiversity target makes efforts on synergy and harmonization among biodiversity related agreements important and urgent. Since different MEAs often relate to common issues, UNEP is developing issue-based modules on four crosscutting issues: Inland Water, Sustainable Use, Invasive Alie ...

Side Event
#533
WGRI 1
2005-09-07

ISSUE BASED MODULES FOR THE COHERENT IMPLEMENTATION OF BIODIVERSITY RELATED CONVENTIONS

The 2010 biodiversity target makes efforts on synergy and harmonization among biodiversity related agreements important and urgent. Since different MEAs often relate to common issues, UNEP is developing issue-based modules on four crosscutting issues: Inland Water, Sustainable Use, Invasive Alie ...

Press Release
#12044
2005-06-06

Biosafety Protocol Conference ends without agreement on shipping documentation rules for genetically modified commodities

Montreal, 3 June 2005. The 118 countries and the European Community, who are members to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, have ended their second meeting without agreement on the shipping documentation requirements for bulk shipments of living modified organisms (LMOs), (also known as geneti ...

Meeting
#1571

WTO Committee on Regional Trade Agreements

29 - 30 March 2004, Geneva, Switzerland

Side Event
#72
COP 7
2004-02-09

Protected Areas Program of Work

<br>In anticipation of the adoption of a strong Programme of Work on Protected Areas, seven governments are stepping forward to take a leadership role, and have entered into formal agreements with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to start implementing key actions that are likely to be inclu ...

Notification
#433
2003-12-15

Reference: SCBD/RMCS/MR-H/40594 (2003-126)
To: CBD National Focal Points

The Secretariat has signed an Agreement with the Government of the Netherlands which provides a grant of 1,600,000 Euros to the BE Trust Fund over the period 2003-2006

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Meeting Document
#6447
2003-12-11

UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/1/INF/5

Liability and redress (Article 27)<br>Compilation of information on national, regional and international measures and agreements in the field of liability and redress for damage resulting from the transboundary movements of living modified organisms

Meeting Document
#5960
2003-11-03

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/28

Protected areas: Looking for synergies in the implementation of site based international agreements and programmes

Press Release
#6239
2003-09-09

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety takes effect

Montreal, September 9, 2003 – The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the first legally binding international agreement governing the transboundary movement of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology enters into force on Thursday, 11 September 2003.

Meeting Document
#2286
2003-09-08

UNEP/CBD/BSWG/4/INF/1/ADD1

Article 11- Bilateral and regional agreements

Meeting Document
#5241
2003-07-24

UNEP/CBD/COP/3/INF/48

Agreement between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Government of Canada concerning the headquarters of the Convention Secretariat

Meeting Document
#5219
2003-07-24

UNEP/CBD/COP/3/INF/9

Environment and the TRIPs agreement

Press Release
#6237
2003-06-13

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 ...

Meeting
#1090

Multilateral Environmental Agreement Information Session

12 November 2002, Geneva, Switzerland

Press Release
#6233
2002-08-30

Biodiversity, climate, and desertification regimes strengthened by new parties and funding opportunities

Johannesburg, 30 August 2002 – As delegates in Johannesburg work towards broad agreements on poverty alleviation and sustainable development, three issue-specific treaties that contribute to these goals – the conventions on biological diversity, climate change and desertification – continue to a ...

Meeting Document
#1238
2002-05-09

UNEP/CBD/BSWG/3/INF/2

Background document on existing international agreements related to biosafety

Meeting Document
#2231
2002-04-04

UNEP/CBD/ICCP/3/INF/1

Liability and redress (Article 27)<br />Compilation of information on national, regional and international measures and agreements in the field of liability and redress for damage resulting from the transboundary movements of living modified organism

Meeting Document
#1685
2002-03-07

UNEP/CBD/ISOC/1/5/CORR1

The Relationship Between Intellectual Property Rights and the Relevant Provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (Corrigendum)

Meeting Document
#1684
2002-03-07

UNEP/CBD/ISOC/1/5

The Relationship Between Intellectual Property Rights and the Relevant Provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#1681
2002-03-01

UNEP/CBD/ISOC/1/2

Analysis of the Development and Experience of the Operations of Other Conventions and Agreements

Meeting Document
#1112
2002-02-27

UNEP/CBD/COP/3/23

Item 14 of the Provisional Agenda <br> The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIP): Relationships and Synergies

Meeting Document
#1233
2002-02-23

UNEP/CBD/BSWG/2/3

Background Document on Existing International Agreements Related to Biosafety

Meeting
#622
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