Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets

International Expert Workshop Discusses Conceptual Framework of IPBES [viewed]

IPbesSeptember 2013: The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has released the report of the 'Expert Workshop on the Conceptual Framework for IPBES,' which was held from 25-26 August 2013 and convened by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) at the request of the first IPBES Plenary and co-hosted by South Africa and the United Kingdom, with additional support from Japan.

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IUCN Releases Best Practices on Protected Areas Governance [viewed]

IUCN11 September 2013: In an effort to enhance the governance of the world's protected areas, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and partners have released a publication, titled 'Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action,' which presents guidelines for various types of protected area governance arrangements.

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Event: Second Meeting of the CBD Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development [viewed]

The Expert Group is expected to restructure and streamline the Dehradun Recommendations and provide guidance towards a conceptual framework and roadmap for the integration of biodiversity into poverty eradication and development in the context of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi targets. The meeting's outcome will be considered by the fifth meeting of the CBD Working Group on Review of Implementation.  

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UNEP, INTOSAI-WGEA Sign MOU to Track Progress in MEA Implementation [viewed]

unep-intosai9 September 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions - Working Group on Environmental Auditing (INTOSAI-WGEA). The MOU aims to track progress in implementing multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) covering climate change, biodiversity and hazardous waste.

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SCBD/IDLO Expands Initiative to Build Legal Preparedness for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

idlo-cbdAugust 2013: Launched in 2012 as a partnership between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), with support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets initiative aims to build a global network of researchers to develop innovative legal approaches to achieve goals related to the Aichi targets, included in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Caribbean States Become Biodiversity Champions [viewed]

Biodiversity Champions14 August 2013: Eight Caribbean governments, in cooperation with business partners, have made significant financial and substantive commitments in support of the Aichi biodiversity targets as part of the second phase of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, launched at a Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders.

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CBD Calls for Contributions to Civil Society Newsletter [viewed]

CBD5 August 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) seeks contributions from members of civil society and indigenous and local community organizations for the eighth issue of the CBD newsletter for civil society, titled '[square brackets],' which is scheduled for publication in October 2013.

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CBD Circulates Briefs on Biodiversity for Water, Cities and Slums [viewed]

CBDJune 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated two new briefs highlighting the importance of biodiversity for sustainable development and as a contribution to the discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. One focuses on water security, while the other addresses biodiversity for cities and slums.

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Event: CBD Expert Workshop on Enhancing Biodiversity Data and Observing Systems in Support of the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 [viewed]

This workshop will discuss ways in which collection of, access to, and use of biodiversity data and observations could be enhanced to support evidence-based decision-making and planning with a view to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and corresponding national targets. It is organized by the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). Conclusions from the workshop are expected to be formally reported to the SBSTTA 17 meeting in the following week and will support the consideration of scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.  

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Event: IPBES Pan-European Stakeholder Meeting [viewed]

Organized with the German Network Forum for Biodiversity Research (NeFo, funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research) and other national European biodiversity platforms, the goal of this meeting is to inform the European biodiversity knowledge community on the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) process; and provide direct input into the IPBES intersessional consultation, developing recommendations from a pan-European perspective, on inter alia, the draft work programme 2014-2018.  

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