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COP15: Nagoya Protocol remains relevant – CBD

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

On its 11th anniversary, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to the Convention on Biological Diversity remains as relevant as ever, says the Convention. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Adopted on October 29, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan and came in force since October 12, 2014, the Nagoya Protocol is a momentous international ...

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Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress celebrates 11th anniversary

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The month of October marks the 11th anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema A groundbreaking international treaty, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures on liability and ...

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First part of biodiversity conference closes, sets stage for adoption of post-2020 global framework

Huang Runqiu

With the participation of almost 2,918 delegates in Kunming, and 2478 connecting online, Part one of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) closed on Friday, October 15, 2021, setting the stage for the adoption of an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the resumption of the meeting in spring 2022. Minister of Ecology and Environment of China and COP15 President, Huang Runqiu The ...

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CBD COP15: Germany lists priorities in campaign to halt biodiversity loss

Svenja Schulze

At the opening of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) on Monday, October 11, 2021, Germany’s Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, outlined the nation’s priorities in the campaign to halt the global destruction of nature and loss of biodiversity. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The aim is to develop an effective ...

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China to commit 1.5bn yuan to initiate Kunming Biodiversity Fund – Xi

Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 said China would take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan (about $233 million) to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund. President Xi Jinping addressing the leaders’ summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity via a video link Xi made the remarks ...

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UN announces delay of biodiversity summit

Kunming

Following the first draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), officials announced on Tuesday, August 18, 2021 new dates for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). Kunming, China, will host the biodiversity summit in person in May 2022 The biodiversity summit, where 196 countries will agree on an action plan for ending the nature ...

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UN body unveils new plan to end ecological destruction

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released a new plan to end ecological destruction and to reserve the ecosystem. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema The UN body released the plan ahead of the landmark November Climate Conference, COP26, in the United Kingdom. According to the UN body, equitably “redirecting, repurposing or eliminating incentives” that harm biodiversity ...

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Finance guide to mobilise institutions to positively engage with nature

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

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. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema ...

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Forum identifies key biodiversity knowledge gaps, priorities for science-policy research

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The virtual sessions of the joint fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science closed on Friday, April 23, 2021 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. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Some 2,181 participants participated, with ...

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Brazil emerges 130th country to ratify Nagoya Protocol

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil, which is considered the most biodiverse country in the world, on March 4, 2021 ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, becoming the 130th Party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to do so. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil “Brazil is a global leader ...

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