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2018

2018-05-23Opening with a traditional greeting from Charles Patton, a respected elder in the Mohawk Community of Kahnawa:ke, the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was celebrated yesterday in Montreal at an event gathering together senior officials from the Government of Canada, the province of Quebec, the City of Montreal, representatives of the diplomatic corps and dignitaries from around the world.
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2018-05-2125 years ago, in December 1993, the Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force. It was the realisation of a project for sustainable development that had taken the world decades to achieve.
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2018-05-21The rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare and prosperity of people today and for generations to come.
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2018-05-171st Global Partnership Webinar 2018: Natural Capital Protocol, SPANISH VERSION I Webinar: WHY and WHAT (Webinar ID: 847-156-131)
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2018-05-171st Global Partnership Webinar 2018: Natural Capital Protocol, SPANISH VERSION II Webinar: HOW and WHAT NEXT (Webinar ID: 236-039-467)
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2018-05-11Rachel Carson, the late American biologist and conservationist, suggested “there is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds... something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”
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2018-05-07Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, on the occasion of the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest-based Solutions for Accelerating Achievement of the SDGs, at the thirteenth session of the United Nations Forum On Forests, New York, 7 May 2018.
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2018-05-03The May 2018 edition of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity newsletter is now available.
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2018-04-20Plastic is everywhere, a part of our daily lives. However, the convenience of plastics now threatens the very survival of our planet.
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2018-04-16Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cristiana Paşca Palmer, on the occasion of the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, United Nations Headquarters, 16 to 27 April 2018
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2018-04-11On 12 April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and a panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.
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2018-04-10Statement by Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the opening of the Second Meeting of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fishery Bodies on Accelerating Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 10-13 April 2018
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2018-04-06Today on the occasion of World Health Day, it is important to note that human health ultimately depends upon the availability of clean air, fresh water, medicines, food, and fuel sources.
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2018-03-23Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary, said: “These assessments are sobering. They show that the pressures on biodiversity and its associated ecosystem services from human activities, including climate change, are increasing. They show that the status of biodiversity is decreasing. They show that while the world is taking actions, more needs to be done to halt the loss of biodiversity.”
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2018-03-23Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
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2018-03-22Many of the solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature.
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2018-03-22On Saturday 24 March 8:30 p.m. local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour to spark global awareness and action on nature and the environment.
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2018-03-21Forests are essential for cities around the world. Forest ecosystems provide water and other critical services on which cities depend.
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2018-03-14World Water Day on 22 March is about focusing attention on the importance of water. World Water Day 2018 under the theme ‘Nature for Water’ explores nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
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2018-03-08For this year’s International Women’s Day, I join my voice to the call to action to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and to draw inspiration from the activists working to achieve women’s rights and gender equality.
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2018-03-06Earth Hour, WWF’s landmark movement, is set to once again unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet.
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2018-03-06ASEAN Center for Biodiversity published Global Taxonomy Initiative Regional Action Plan for South East Asia 2017-2015
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2018-03-06CABI Invasive Species Horizon Scanning Tool (beta) is available for public users
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2018-03-05I want to welcome you to the Subregional Workshop for Arabic Speaking Countries on the Clearing-House Mechanism.
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2018-03-05The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into force today, 5 March 2018.
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