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2016

2016-07-22One hundred and one Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have submitted new national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), setting out their national contributions to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, a set of 20 global targets to be achieved by 2020.
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2016-07-05The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have launched a technical guidance document which aims to promote mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem services into agriculture through national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), and thereby contribute towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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2016-07-04Uganda, a country renowned for its rich biodiversity, is taking strides to integrate gender considerations into its national policies, plans and programmes to implement its obligations under the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
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2016-06-27Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Capacity-Building Workshop for Subregions of Asia on the Restoration of Forests and Other Ecosystems to Support the Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Bangkok, Thailand, 27 June - 1 July 2016
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2016-06-27Mali acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 23 June 2016.
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2016-06-17This year’s World Day to Combat Desertification shows the importance of being inclusive as we cooperate to restore and rehabilitate degraded land. It also points to the convergence of international action and landmark agreements recently adopted which recognize the links between the different global challenges of our times.
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2016-06-14Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Capacity–Building Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe on Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12, Minsk, Belarus, 14 June 2016
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2016-06-13Montreal, 13 June 2016 – China, Finland and Zambia are the latest countries to ratify the ground-breaking Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, bringing the total number of ratifications to the treaty to 78.
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2016-06-13Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Regional Workshop for the Pacific on the Clearing-House Mechanism, Nadi, Fiji, 13-17 June 2016
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2016-06-07The oceans have long captured the hearts and minds of people around the world. The mysteries of its depths, the wonder of its creatures and the power of its waves have fed our curiosity and imagination since ancient times.
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2016-06-03Montreal/Nairobi, 3 June 2016 – Biodiversity and ecosystem services are at the heart of many solutions to sustainable increase in agricultural productivity. They not only deliver better outcomes for food and nutrition security but also reduce negative environmental externalities of production.
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2016-06-03The booming illegal trade in wildlife products contributes to the continued erosion of Earth’s precious biodiversity. The unsustainable rate of loss of animals robs us of our national heritage, and cultural ties, and can drive whole species to the edge of extinction.
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2016-05-27Montreal, 27 May 2016 – Braulio Dias, the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, welcomes a new UNEP report on environment and health which links a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems as the basis for the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
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2016-05-26Montreal/Paris, 26 May 2016 – More and more people are aware of biodiversity. If credible information and reputable brands are available, consumers are ready to purchase biodiversity-friendly products and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. These are among the latest insights of the Biodiversity Barometer, an annual survey of the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT) on biodiversity awareness among consumers and leading beauty, food and beverage companies around the world.
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2016-05-25Montreal, 25 May 2016 – With Congo’s accession on 16 May 2016, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only six more ratifications to enter into force.
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2016-05-23The four reports, one each for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean offer a regional perspective of the Convention’s 2014 publication Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 (GB0-4). Using a similar approach and method of analysis to that of GBO-4, each of the regional State of Biodiversity reports contains a summary of progress towards a set of 20 global environment-related goals known as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, followed by a detailed target by target analysis and a summary of opportunities and recommendations for policy and decision makers.
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2016-05-20The Toyama communiqué issued by G7 environment ministers has been welcomed by Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), for its strong support to both the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as well as the theme of the upcoming thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the CBD, in Cancun, Mexico from 4 to 17 December 2016.
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2016-05-08The first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 1) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 6 May 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Delegates from around the world advanced attention on national action by recommending tools and approaches for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and a more effective operation of the decision-making bodies of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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2016-05-06As a vital part of biodiversity, migratory birds play key functions in the interconnected systems that keep nature healthy, including seed dispersal of plants for human and livestock consumption, ecosystem restoration and pest regulation, in addition to the important cultural, aesthetic and economic roles they play in the lives of people worldwide.
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2016-05-04The twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-20) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 30 April 2016 with the adoption of a number of key recommendations that provide the scientific basis for enhanced implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achievement of its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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2016-05-02This is a historic day in the life of our Convention on Biological Diversity for two reasons. First, we open the first meeting of this body, the Subsidiary Body on Implementation. Second, the Secretariat celebrates 20 years in this beautiful and diverse city of Montreal.
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2016-05-02The first meeting of the new Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-1) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will open today, focusing on increasing efforts related to strengthening the review process and enhance on-the-ground implementation at global, national, sub-national and local levels.
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2016-04-26The twelfth issue of the biosafety newsletter - the Biosafety Protocol News - is now available.
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2016-04-25It is my pleasure to welcome you to the twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and to welcome you all back to Montreal.
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2016-04-24It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this Technical Workshop on Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, being held on the margins of the twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.
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