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CBD Linnaeus Lecture Series Launched to Mark the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of the Swedish Father of Taxonomy.

On 23 May, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of the father of modern taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus, by launching a CBD Linnaeus Lecture Series. The first lecture, with the theme What Linnaeus would have thought of climate change, was held with the participation of the representatives of the diplomatic community accredited to Montreal as well as United Nations senior officials. Mr. Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Mr. Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands were two of the guest speakers.

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