CBD

Working Group on 8j Adopts Eight Recommendations [viewed]

4 November 2011: The Ad hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted eight recommendations and made progress on additional issues. It faced difficulties, however, addressing three key topics, and did not tackle the issue of revising the CBD terminology from "indigenous and local communities" (ILCs) to “indigenous peoples and local communities” and implications for the Convention's work.

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CBD Conducting Survey on Island Biodiversity PoW [viewed]

CBDNovember 2011: In preparation for the in-depth review of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity (PoWIB), a questionnaire survey is being conducted to contribute to a pre-session document, to be tabled at the 16th meeting of the CBD's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16), in May 2012.

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CBD Invites Submission of Materials on Guidance on LMO Risk Assessment [viewed]

CBD31 October 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting submissions of background materials relevant to the Guidance on Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to be considered by the ad hoc technical expert group (AHTEG) on risk assessment.

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CBD Releases Report of Biosafety Compliance Committee [viewed]

CBDOctober 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the report of the eighth meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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CBD's Bushmeat Report Advocates New Management and Enforcement Models [viewed]

CBDOctober 2011: A report prepared for the Bushmeat Liaison Group of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concludes that resolving the crisis in harvesting bushmeat is possible if governments combine new management models, including community-based management, game ranching and hunting tourism, with new mechanisms for monitoring and law enforcement.

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Abstracts Available of SBSTTA 15 Posters on Ecosystem Restoration [viewed]

October 2011: In view of the 15th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat has published a report containing the abstracts of posters to be presented, with focus on the contribution of ecosystem restoration to the objectives of the CBD and a healthy planet for all.

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CBD Calls for Views on Integration of Biodiversity into Climate-Change-Related Activities [viewed]

CBD25 October 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited CBD parties to submit views and case studies on the integration of biodiversity into climate-change-related activities, to be compiled for submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through reporting on the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP), and other relevant means.

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UNEP Circulates CBD Executive Secretary Vacancy Announcement [viewed]

CBDOctober 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a call for candidates for the position of Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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Aichi Targets Newsletter Focuses on Updated NBSAPs, Capacity-Building Workshops [viewed]

CBDNovember 2011: Published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the November issue of the Aichi Targets Newsletter includes several articles on regional and national processes for the revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), among other topics.

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CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) Convenes in Montreal [viewed]

CBD31 October 2011: The seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened in Montreal, Canada, on Monday, 31 October 2011.

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