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2016

2016-02-01Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Expert Group Meeting on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, Montreal, Canada, 1 - 3 February 2016
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2016-02-01Déclaration de M. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, Secrétaire exécutif de la CDB, lors de l’ouverture de l’atelier de renforcement des capacités des pays francophones partenaires du centre d'echange d'informations (CHM) Belge, Cotonou, Bénin, 1-3 février 2016
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2016-01-28A CBD/Aarhus Convention checklist and summary of tools and resources are now available.
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2016-01-28The wetlands of today are essential for human health and prosperity, and the benefits they provide have enormous economic and social value. As confirmed by the 2013 report, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Water and Wetlands, which we are proud to have contributed to, the ecosystem services provided by wetlands, on a per unit area basis, are the most valuable of all of our ecosystem types.
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2016-01-28IDLO Course: Legal Frameworks to Implement Nagoya Protocol (various dates available in 2016) - ESTABLISHING LEGAL FRAMEWORKS TO IMPLEMENT THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL. Expressions of interest are being accepted until 22 February 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by 28 March. Selected applicants from developing countries will receive funding support to cover travel and accommodation costs.
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2016-01-25Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Biodiversity Indicator Partnership Technical Partner Meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 25-27 January 2016
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2016-01-22Articles are presently being sought from members of civil society and indigenous peoples and local communities for the tenth edition of the CBD newsletter for civil society, [square brackets], being prepared to coincide with the twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 20), being held in Montreal 25-30 April 2016, and the first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, being held 2-6 May 2016 in Montreal.
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2016-01-18Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for East Africa, Nosy Be, Madagascar, 18-22 January 2016
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2016-01-15Following accession by Slovakia on 29 December 2015, the total number of ratifications to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization now stands at 70.
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2016-01-05MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation at Queen Mary University of London and RBG Kew. Application form available on its web site
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2015

2015-12-14Statement by the Executive Secretary at the opening of the CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the Seas of East Asia, Xiamen, China, 14 - 18 December 2015
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2015-12-12Message from the Executive Secretary: "The shift of ambition towards 1.5 degrees will make a big difference, particularly for the most vulnerable ecosystems such as coral reefs and polar ecosystems."
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2015-12-11Covering some 22 per cent of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to spectacular landscapes, a wide variety of ecosystems, a great diversity of species, and distinctive human communities, with approximately 955 million people, or 13 percent of the global population residing in mountain areas.
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2015-12-09Governments encouraged to use biodiversity and ecosystem services as strategy for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
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2015-12-07Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Capacity–Building Workshop for South, Central and West Asia on Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12, New Delhi, India, 7 December 2015
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2015-11-18Ambassador Mary Seet-Cheng, Chair of the East Asian Seas Partnership Council, Viet Nam Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Chu Pham Ngoc Hien, PEMSEA Executive Director, Stephen Adrian Ross, Dr. Chua Thia-Eng, Chair Emeritus of the East Asian Seas Partnership Council, Honorable Ministers, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to address you at the East Asian Seas Partnership Council Meeting and it is fitting that the Congress chose “Global Targets, Local Benefits” as the theme this year.
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2015-11-16Chairperson, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to address you at the 51st International Tropical Timber Council with good news late on a day you have spent in difficult negotiations.
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2015-11-10The report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Synthetic Biology is now available.
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2015-11-09Governments at an international biodiversity science meeting have agreed on a set of actions for the further implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
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2015-11-04First, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to Mr. Kenneth Deer and Mr. Charles Patton, Elders of the Mohawk Community from Kahnawake, Canada, for providing a traditional blessing and for sharing with us their rich cultural heritage, which is deeply rooted in this land.
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2015-11-02It is my pleasure to welcome you to the nineteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and to welcome you all back to Montreal. It has been a year since we gathered in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, for COP 12, where important decisions were taken.
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2015-11-01Jamaica National Invasive Species Database (JISD) is launched on 14 Oct 2015.
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2015-10-30Some 600 delegates from around the world will gather together in Montreal, Canada, next week to examine the effectiveness of measures taken by Governments to implement the global biodiversity agenda and mainstream biodiversity into sustainable development through implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Discussions will focus on policy coherence and the monitoring of progress in achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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2015-10-30With traditional blessings by the Elders of the local Mohawk Community of Kahnawake setting the scene, governments, indigenous peoples and local communities from around the world will meet in Montreal, Canada, next week to develop guidelines that will assist Parties and governments to develop national measures for the protection, promotion and use of traditional knowledge relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
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2015-10-21Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it underpins can be the basis for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies as they can deliver benefits that will, according to the outcomes of a recent technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, increase the resilience of people to the impacts of climate change.
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