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2016

2016-12-22For facilitating achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 the CBD Secretariat has organized six regional workshops, which resulted in 1,400 priority actions identified by governments from over 100 countries, to address all elements of Target 11. These national road maps, when implemented, will generate multiple benefits not only for the achievement of many elements of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, but also to other Aichi Targets, relevant targets of the SDGs, and relevant Articles of the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation and adaptation. In order to make a stronger case for the implementation of priority actions, these fliers were developed
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2016-12-21Training in taxonomy and collection management & access to collections in Belgium. Deadline for proposals is 19 February 2017.
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2016-12-19We, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on the occasion of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 6 September 2016.
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2016-12-18Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development
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2016-12-17I would like to start by acknowledging and welcoming the good results of a successful 2016 United Nations Biodiversity Conference here in Cancun, Mexico, where, after arduous negotiations
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2016-12-14The Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (SCBD) and WWF International have signed an MoU to collaborate in implementing CBD’s Global Communications Strategy together with CBD Parties, partners and the broader conservation community to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 (ABT1) by 2020.
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2016-12-12We, legislators gathered together on the occasion of the CBD COP13 Legislators Forum at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2016, on 7 December 2016, have discussed practical strategies and success stories in promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and Aichi Targets through focussed legislative leadership.
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2016-12-12The CHM Awards winners were announced at the CHM Award Ceremony held on 9 December 2016 at the margins of COP 13. In the "Existing National CHM" category, Mexico won the Gold Award, Australia the Silver Award, and Belgium the Bronze Award. In the "New National CHM" category, Malaysia won the Gold Award, Guatemala the Silver Award, and Kenya the Bronze Awards. In addition, 14 Parties were delivered Certificates of Achievements for the progress made in the establishment or further development of their National CHMs.
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2016-12-10I am honoured to speak this morning at the opening of this unique and powerful initiative, the “Muuchtanbal” Summit on Indigenous and Local Experiences — Traditional knowledge, biological and cultural diversity.
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2016-12-10I am honoured to address this fifth Global Biodiversity Summit of Cities, as we also celebrate 10 years of very productive cooperation with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability as a valued partner.
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2016-12-09It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this first Clearing-House Mechanism Award Ceremony.
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2016-12-09The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), today released a technical document that provides guidance on mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands.
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2016-12-09Covering some 22 per cent of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to spectacular landscapes, a wide variety of ecosystems, and a great diversity of species.
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2016-12-05I am honoured to have this opportunity to address you on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico at this United Nations Biodiversity Conference, in Cancun, Mexico, 2016.
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2016-12-05With the aim of raising public awareness about the importance of biodiversity, a documentary detailing what it is like to spend four weeks over two summers exploring the biodiversity of the Grand Lake protected natural area in the Canadian province of New Brunswick will be shown during the UN Biodiversity Conference[1], in Cancun, Mexico.
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2016-12-04I am pleased to welcome you all to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol, and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, here in Cancun, Mexico.
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2016-12-04Ministers from around the world committed to working together to save biodiversity and take urgent action to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and backed this with a host of specific commitments.
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2016-12-03Statement by CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, at the Closing of the High-Level Segment of the 2016 United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 3 December 2016
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2016-12-02Opening Remarks by CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, to the High-Level Segment of the 2016 United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2 December 2016
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2016-12-02Immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, and in parallel with the High-Level Segment, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Mexico are hosting the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum in Cancun, Mexico, from 2-3 December 2016.
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2016-12-01At a critical meeting opening tomorrow, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people.
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2016-12-01United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, announced the appointment of Cristiana Paşca Palmer of Romania as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Ms. Paşca Palmer will succeed Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias of Brazil, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his continued commitment and contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity in his capacity as Executive Secretary.
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2016-11-29Governments, non-governmental organizations and local communities have taken up the Honolulu Challenge and agreed to take bold actions to counter invasive alien species that harm biodiversity.
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2016-11-10Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of the Fifty-Second Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 10 November 2016, Yokohama, Japan
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2016-10-31Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative / Pacific Ocean Alliance Regional Workshop for the Pacific Islands, 31 October to 4 November 2016, Apia, Samoa
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