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2021-07-12
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A New Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030: 1st Detailed Draft Agreement Debuts
Montreal, 12 July 2021 – The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat today released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.
2021-06-30
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New finance guide aims to mobilize financial institutions to positively engage with nature
Montreal, 30 June 2021 – The new Financial Sector Guide for the Convention on Biological Diversity aims to mobilise financial institutions to ensure a nature positive world, by fostering better understanding of nature’s importance for the financial sector, providing insight on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) process and the actions that can be taken by financial institutions beneficial to nature.
2021-06-14
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UN Biodiversity Convention pauses virtual meetings essential to development of post-2020 global biodiversity framework
Montreal, 14 June 2021 – Following six weeks of virtual meetings, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has completed the first part of the meetings of its scientific and implementation subsidiary bodies, essential to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework due for adoption later this year in Kunming, China. As planned the meetings have been suspended, with discussions set to resume face-to-face at a later date.
2021-06-09
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Leading companies respond to biodiversity loss by committing to the Action Agenda for Nature and People
Amsterdam/Montreal, 9 June 2021 – More than 50 companies have stepped forward to show their shared commitment as part of the ‘Sharm El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People’ in support of the global biodiversity framework expected to be adopted in October 2021, Kunming , China, at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-15).
2021-05-21
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International Day for Biological Diversity 2021, “We’re part of the solution”
2021-05-02
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UN Biodiversity Convention holds virtual meetings essential to development of post-2020 global biodiversity framework
Montreal, 2 May 2021 - UN Biodiversity Convention’s two subsidiary bodies holding virtual meetings over May and June.
2021-05-02
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UN Biodiversity Conference virtual meetings to address key Cartagena Protocol Biosafety issues
Montreal, 2 May 2021 - The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity, provides international rules that seek to ensure an adequate level of protection to biodiversity and human health, focusing on transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs).
2021-04-23
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Virtual Science-Policy Forum identifies key biodiversity knowledge gaps and priorities for science-policy research
Montreal, 23 April 2021 – The virtual sessions of the joint fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science closed today with participants identifying key biodiversity knowledge gaps and priorities for science-policy research, needs for capacity building, and opportunities for increased technical and scientific cooperation.
2021-04-09
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UN Biodiversity Convention confirms dates for subsidiary body meetings critical to development of post-2020 global biodiversity framework
Montreal, 9 April 2021– Dates and modalities have been confirmed for the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24), and the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3), two meetings essential to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be agreed later this year in Kunming, China.
2021-03-24
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Brazil 130th country to ratify Nagoya Protocol to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
Montreal, 24 March 2021 – Brazil, the most biodiverse country in the world, on 4 March 2021 ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, becoming the 130th Party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to do so.
2021-03-18
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New dates announced for UN Biodiversity Convention meetings crucial to development of post-2020 global biodiversity framework
Montreal, 18 March 2020 – New dates have been announced for the UN Biodiversity Conference, now scheduled to take place from 11-24 October 2021 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
2021-02-16
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UN Biodiversity Convention’s science body holds online informal session to exchange views on key biodiversity issues
Montreal, 16 February 2021 – With the participation of 2000 pre-registered participants, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) subsidiary body on science will hold an informal session on 17-19, 24-26 February to prepare for the formal meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) scheduled for later this year.
2021-02-05
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Biodiversity Convention and International Tropical Timber Organization renew collaboration to 2025
5 February 2021: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have renewed their longstanding collaboration for another five years, with the aim of supporting CBD Parties and ITTO member countries in the tropics in their efforts to conserve biodiversity, implement sustainable forest management (SFM), restore degraded forest landscapes, and encourage the sustainable use of forest resources.
2021-02-04
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Republic of Korea Funds Phase 2 of Bio-Bridge Initiative
4 February 2021 – The Republic of Korea and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have signed a funding agreement for the implementation of the second phase of the Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI).