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Elizabeth Mrema confirmed head of UN Biodiversity Convention

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Monday, June 8, 2020 appointed Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, a Tanzanian, as the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Ms. Mrema has served as the CBD Acting Executive Secretary since December 1, 2019. She becomes the seventh Executive Secretary to head the UN Biodiversity Convention. “It is my great honour ...

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Ethiopia, others called upon to respect biosafety law

Tewolde Egziabher

In an open letter originally published in the Ethiopia Observer, former Director-General of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia and the spokesperson of the Like-Minded Group (Group of 77 & China) at the Montreal and Cartagena biosafety talks, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, urges the government to respect the legal status of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Tewolde Egziabher, and Gurdial ...

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How Nigeria strives to achieve biodiversity conservation targets, by CBD

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

Government is ensuring the participation of Nigerians in wildlife enforcement, while limiting conservation to specific areas that does not conflict with the interests of the local communities. This is aimed at addressing challenges relating to the fact that conservation areas include the traditional hunting grounds of the communities living around such areas, so as not to deny them their hunting ...

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Cristiana Paşca Palmer assumes position as head of Convention on Biological Diversity

cristiana pasca palmer

Cristiana Paşca Palmer on Monday, March 20, 2017 assumed office as the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the principal global treaty on biodiversity. She succeeds Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, who served as Executive Secretary between January 2012 and February 2017. Adopted by governments in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the same time ...

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Five more nations ratify Nagoya Protocol

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France, Mali, the Netherlands, the Republic of Moldova and Sweden are the latest countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, bringing the total number of ratifications to 85. The Nagoya Protocol is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and a ...

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Nations adopt fresh biodiversity pact commitments

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One hundred and one Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have now submitted new national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), setting out their national contributions to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, a set of 20 global targets to be achieved by 2020. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets are part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, ...

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How to enhance global biodiversity targets’ achievement – SBI

Montreal

The first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 1) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 6 May 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Delegates from around the world advanced attention on national action by recommending tools and approaches for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and a more effective operation of the decision-making ...

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Togo, UK ratify Nagoya Protocol

Ratifications by Togo and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have brought the total number of ratifications to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to 72. The Governments of Togo and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited their instruments ...

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CBD targets 100-mark ratification for Nagoya Protocol in 2016

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is optimistic that the Nagoya Protocol will reach a milestone 100 ratifications this year. So far, 70 nations have become Parties to the Protocol. Ratification to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation hit 70 on 29 December 2015 following accession ...

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Human health benefits from protecting biodiversity, says report

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary

A report on biodiversity and health launched on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health. The report, titled: “Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health,” demonstrates that the relationship between biodiversity and human health is extensive and complex. It ...

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