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2018

2018-10-11Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 10 October 2018.
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2018-10-11The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 were announced today. The MIDORI Prize is a prestigious biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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2018-09-25I call on all governments to send a clear message at COP 14 that safeguarding biodiversity is fundamental to our survival and to the well-being of everybody, everywhere.
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2018-09-12Interview with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer
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2018-09-11Fifteen years ago, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force aiming to ensure the safe handling, transfer and use of living modified organisms (or LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology.
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2018-09-07The 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, 11 September 2018, webpage is now available
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2018-09-06Agenda announced for the 2018 COP 14 Business and Biodiversity Forum: Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet. Exchanging lessons learned and catalysing action within the business sector for safeguarding biodiversity
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2018-09-05A webinar for the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was held on 11 September 2018. The recording is now available.
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2018-08-02Germany has published the first report on the utilization of genetic resources through the Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) Clearing-House by issuing a checkpoint communiqué concerning research on ants from South Africa. This was rapidly followed by checkpoint communiqués from Malta and Qatar.
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2018-07-31Republic of Moldova ratified the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 30 July 2018.
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2018-07-25Call for submission of articles on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
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2018-07-24New animated video clip explains monitoring the utilization of genetic resources through the ABS Clearing-House, including the role of competent national authorities, checkpoints and checkpoint communiques. The video was produced by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative in cooperation with the CBD.
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2018-07-19Keidanren, one of the Japanese member initiatives of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity, has launched a Sustianable Development Goals (SDGs) website on delivering on the goals
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2018-07-18Inspired by discussions on the possibilities of transformational change, a keynote address by Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, and a celebration of indigenous culture, more than 1,000 delegates from around the world concluded two critical meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada.
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2018-07-09A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) geared towards enhancing cooperation between the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was signed today on the margins of the second meeting of CBD’s Subsidiary Body on Implementation, being held in Montreal, Canada.
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2018-07-09Statement by Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, 9-13 July 2018, Montreal, Canada
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2018-07-09A global platform for sharing information about the world’s biodiversity has passed a major milestone, with the publication of the one-billionth species record of where a species lives through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
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2018-07-06Online platform allows policymakers and other partners to access global data layers, upload and manipulate their own datasets, and query multiple datasets to provide key information on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and nature-based Sustainable Development Goals.
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2018-07-02Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, at the twenty-second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, 2-7 July 2018, Montreal, Canada
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2018-07-02Over the next two weeks, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) bodies on science and implementation will meet to provide further guidance on accelerated efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the end of the year 2020, and to lay the groundwork for negotiations to achieve an ambitious and effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
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2018-06-27To facilitate biodiversity-inclusive investments for systems change, the following supportive functions and policy changes should be carried out through an integrated approach
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2018-06-22The ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSA) booklet series provide snapshot summaries of the pages upon pages of data compiled by participating experts, to provide an inspiring overview of some of the most ecologically or biologically significant ocean areas in the world. In this edition looking at the North Pacific, discover a region of contrasts, spanning the tips of the tropical waters of the Pacific islands and the warm shores of Mexico, to the windswept cliffs of the Aleutian Islands and the depths of the almost otherworldly deep seabed. It is a dynamic and turbulent region, with churning deep-sea hydrothermal vents, migratory species crossing the vast Pacific, and powerful ocean gyres and currents.
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2018-06-20New surveys of more than 5,000 consumers in five countries indicate that the majority (79 per cent) feel that “companies have a moral obligation” to have a positive impact on people and biodiversity in their sourcing of natural ingredients, but only 37 per cent feel “confident that companies pay serious attention” to these issues.
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2018-06-17Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June 2018
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2018-06-14Statement by Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the CARICOM Workshop for the Development of a Regional Biodiversity Strategy for the Caribbean Community, Georgetown, Guyana, 14 June 2018
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