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2017

2017-03-22This year’s World Water Day theme, “Why waste water?”, highlights the importance of reducing and reusing wastewater.
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2017-03-22Bi-annual report of the SCBD (January – December 2016) is now available (Protocol summary page 30)
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2017-03-21The report of the second joint Aarhus Convention/CBD round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living modified organisms (LMOs)/genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is available.
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2017-03-21Forests and the products they provide have a key role in securing sustainable energy globally, while at the same time being essential for biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, and climate change mitigation.
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2017-03-20Cristiana Paşca Palmer today assumed office as the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the principal global treaty on biodiversity.
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2017-03-10As we have just heard from the delegation of Mexico, the UN Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2016 recently took place with the theme of “mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being”.
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2017-03-08This year’s theme for International Women’s Day highlights women in the changing world of work, and sets our collective sights on the objective of making gender equality a reality by 2030.
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2017-03-02Wildlife is an important part of our lives. For many, it provides essential food and medicine. Ecosystem processes are driven by the combined activities of many species, and each organism has a role to play in providing us with economic, medicinal and scientific, recreational and ecological services, including cultural values.
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2017-03-02Two new biosafety self-paced learning modules on public access to biosafety information and public participation in decision-making regarding LMOs are available in the new e-Learning Platform
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2017-02-28 The Bio-Bridge Initiative Web Platform launched as an online tool to facilitate TSC and access to a wide range of knowledge assets and curated resources.
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2017-02-21A new book “Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services” published by experts.
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2017-02-20Statement by Mr. David Cooper, CBD Deputy Executive Secretary/Officer-in-Charge, at the Opening of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and Central America, San José, Costa Rica, 20-24 February 2017
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2017-02-15Statement by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity on behalf of the Executive Secretary at the Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, New York, United States of America, 15-16 February 2017
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2017-02-13Global Compendium of Weeds (3rd ed) is made available by the authors
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2017-02-01All around the world, wetlands provide huge benefits, including clean water, ensuring a stable water supply, and providing important habitat to a wide variety of species.
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2017-01-30It is a great pleasure to participate in this session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and to discuss opportunities to further integrate biodiversity within the agriculture and food production sectors.
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2017-01-25The report of the workshop on developing capacity for national border controls on living modified organisms in small island developing States in the Caribbean is available.
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2017-01-25The report of the GRULAC Workshop on the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms is available.
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