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Notification
#2725
2018-01-15
Action by
2018-02-16

Extension of deadline: 16 February 2018: Peer review - Proposals for a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 biodiversity framework

Reference: SCBD/OES/DC/KNM/86953 (2018-006)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#115665
2018-01-15

Opinion: Invasive species — the hidden threat to sustainable development

In laying out the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community set itself an ambitious set of targets to achieve by the end of the next decade. But the challenge of realizing the 17 SDGs means that development organizations often only focus on supporting the operationalizing of a p ...

Notification
#2722
2018-01-11

Selected participants for the Technical Expert Workshop on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, 6-9 February 2018, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/ESE/86684 (2018-003)
To: PoWPA Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points; Relevant International Organizations, Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral Funding Agencies, United Nations/international organizations; Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.

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Notification
#2721
2018-01-05

Selected participants for the expert workshop on marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures for achieving, Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in marine and coastal areas, 6-9 February 2018, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JL/JMQ/86837 (2018-002)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, POWPA Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant United Nations/international organizations, Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Regional Fisheries Bodies, IPLCs and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#115582
2017-12-18

UN Convention adopts proposal for post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Delegates to the science body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) closed their meeting this week, sending a number of recommendations to the next UN Biodiversity Conference that set the stage for achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and preparation of the post-2020 global b ...

Press Release
#115567
2017-12-16

Science body of UN Biodiversity Convention adopts key recommendations that will inform discussions on post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Delegates to the science body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) closed their meeting this week, sending a number of recommendations to the next UN Biodiversity Conference that set the stage for achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and preparation of the post-2020 global b ...

Press Release
#115551
2017-12-11

Science body of UN Biodiversity Convention meets to lay foundation for post-2020 global biodiversity targets

11 December 2017 – The science body under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meets this week to discuss a wide array of biodiversity-related issues critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and tackling climate change.

News Headlines
#115415
2017-12-01

What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)

With Brexit negotiations stuck on divorce bills and borders, complex issues such as climate change barely receive a mention. Yet the UK has agreements with the EU around emissions targets and technology transfer, and Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s progress on cutting carbon e ...

News Headlines
#115366
2017-11-29

Innovations targeting biological resources get funding

Eleven innovative biological sciences initiatives from East African countries have been awarded US$6 million to scale up their technologies into viable businesses.

News Headlines
#115310
2017-11-24

Natural Solutions to Climate Change

OXFORD – In response to climate change, land is key. Today, agriculture, forestry, and other land uses account for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse-gas emissions. But adopting sustainable land management strategies could provide more than one-third of the near-term emission reductions need ...

Notification
#2699
2017-11-23
Action by
2018-01-08

Peer review - Proposals for a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 biodiversity framework

Reference: SCBD/OES/DC/KNM/86953 (2017-124)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant organizations

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Notification
#2698
2017-11-16
Action by
2017-11-30
News Headlines
#115164
2017-11-13

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached.

News Headlines
#115119
2017-11-09

India likely to overachieve 2020 target, well on course to achieve goals set for 2030, claims Report

A new report released at the climate change conference in Bonn, Germany revealed that India is among the small group of countries that are on track to achieve their self-declared climate targets under the Paris Agreement.

News Headlines
#115083
2017-11-08

Natural Capital, the Secret for Sustainable Cities

In our search for better management of natural capital, cities are where the difference can be made. City authorities often show genuine leadership in protecting the natural environment, and pursue ambitious targets beyond those set at national and international levels.

News Headlines
#115077
2017-11-07

Canada to double protected areas

Having met its target of protecting five per cent of its marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017, Canada is well on its way to meeting its target of 10 per cent by 2020. How, and through what channels the government will do this, are still very much undetermined.

News Headlines
#114963
2017-10-25

Big companies' climate change targets are 'unambitious', say analysts

Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 and beyond.

Notification
#2673
2017-10-05
Action by
2017-11-17

Expert workshop on marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in marine and coastal areas, 6-9 February 2018 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JL/JG/86837 (2017-098)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, POWPA Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant United Nations/international organizations, Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Regional Fisheries Bodies, IPLCs and other relevant organizations

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Notification
#2674
2017-10-05
Action by
2017-11-13

Nomination of experts for the technical expert workshop on other effective area-based conservation measures for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, 6-9 February 2018 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/ESE/86684 (2017-099)
To: PoWPA Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points; Relevant International Organizations, Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral Funding Agencies, United Nations/international organizations; Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

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News Headlines
#114729
2017-10-04

Resilience Thinking: A Catalyst to National Biodiversity Plans

In a world of 7.5 billion people facing widespread development and environmental challenges, diverse actors are taking action so that all people can attain a minimum standard of well-being without exceeding planetary capacity. Through the UN, goals to support these actions have been set for: bio ...

News Headlines
#114685
2017-10-02

Win-win strategies for climate and food security

Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices. But reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk to food security, according to new research publish ...

News Headlines
#114619
2017-09-27

Vietnam focuses on sustainable tourism development

Developing sustainable tourism in combination with preserving and promoting national cultural values, and protecting landscapes and the environment is among targets set in Vietnam’s master plan on tourism development by 2020, with vision to 2030.

News Headlines
#114589
2017-09-25

Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining

A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining impact in a region targeted for deep-sea mining of polymetallic (metal-rich) nodules. They are likely to be the most abundant nodule-dwelling animal in the ...

Meeting Document
#114575
2017-09-23

CBD/SBSTTA/21/2

Scenarios for the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

News Headlines
#114514
2017-09-20

U.S. states target invasive mute swans

Citing threats to native wildlife, plants and unwary humans, six states now have swan-removal policies that range from egg-shaking to shooting.

Meeting Document
#114354
2017-09-07

CBD/SBSTTA/21/7

Tools to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

News Headlines
#114276
2017-08-31

Leveraging Behavior To Combat Climate Change

Climate change is an issue that can no longer be ignored  —  US emissions alone total more than six billion tons annually and residential energy use accounts for 20% of this total, making it a prime target for savings (US EPA, 2016). Although physical scientists are working to develop alternativ ...

News Headlines
#114147
2017-08-22

Targeted forest regeneration: A blueprint for conserving tropical biological diversity?

Tropical forests contain more than one-half of all plant and animal species on Earth. Unfortunately, they are disappearing at the highest rate of any forests worldwide. Furthermore, many of the most threatened tropical species are restricted to 20 or so biodiversity hotspots, which are sites tha ...

Meeting Document
#114113
2017-08-17

Document

Quick guides to Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Meeting Document
#114112
2017-08-17

Document

CBD Technical Series 78: Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An assessment of biodiversity trends, policy scenarios and key actions

Meeting Document
#114105
2017-08-17

Document

CBD Technical Series 76: Integrated Coastal Management for the Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Practical Guidance for Implementation Based on Experience and Lessons Learned from Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia

News Headlines
#114037
2017-08-09

New Zealand strives to achieve lower carbon economy

New Zealand has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions through the 2030 Paris Agreement Target, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#113985
2017-07-28

Ethiopia: Capitalizing On Indigenous Knowledge

The preparation of a draft law is at its early stage believed to protect indigenous knowledge through special Intellectual Property as the regular IP or patent rights could not accommodate it. And discussions are being held on the law in different higher learning institutions. The draft law spec ...

News Headlines
#113864
2017-07-21

So, You Want To Become An Ecosystem Entrepreneur?

The European Commission has set some of the most ambitions environmental targets on the planet, but states have struggled to achieve them. How can businesses help?

News Headlines
#113879
2017-07-21

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

FAO will support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets through its instruments and availing itself of its long experience and strong track records on biodiversity.

Notification
#2643
2017-07-13
Action by
2017-08-15

Capacity-development workshop for Central, Eastern and Southern Africa on the restoration of forests and other ecosystems to support the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, 25 - 29 September 2017 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/CS/VA/86448 (2017-068)
To: CBD National Focal Points from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Notification
#2637
2017-07-12
Action by
2017-07-31

R E M I N D E R : Call for nominations of participants in the capacity-building workshop for Caribbean small island developing States towards achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 9, 18 – 22 September 2017, Kingston, Jamaica

Reference: SCBD/SPS/KG/JSH/FS/86004 (2017-062)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

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News Headlines
#113676
2017-07-06

Two More Schools Targeted for Biodiversity Programme

Two additional schools in the Highway 2000 corridor are being targeted for the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) Biodiversity Awareness programme.

Notification
#2627
2017-06-15
Action by
2017-09-15

Preparations of the Post-2020 Strategic Plan

Reference: SCBD/OES/CPP/DC/CE/86582 (2017-052)
To: CBD National Focal Points; relevant organizations; and indigenous peoples and local communities, cc: SBSTTA National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points, Nagoya Protocol Focal Points

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News Headlines
#113303
2017-06-15

Our planet in crisis: can we curb global warming and boost economic growth?

The auspicious conclusion of the Paris Agreement on climate change last year – signed by 195 countries committed to checking global warming below 2°C – educed sighs of relief and good vibes around the world. But just half a year later, the bonhomie has vanished completely: US President Donald Tr ...

News Headlines
#113323
2017-06-15

ASTOLA ISLAND, the first marine protected area of Pakistan

The declaration of MPAs is an international obligation of the Federal Government under the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Aichi Biodiversity (ABD) Target No. 11. Agreed in 2010, the ABDs call for member countries to declare at least 10% of their coastal and marine areas as MPAs, espe ...

News Headlines
#113185
2017-06-06

Study: Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth’s biodiversity

A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect key species.

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