Archive for 'Convention on Biological Diversity'
Meeting in Hyderabad, India for the 11th meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, countries agreed to double the resources allocated to halting the decline in animal and plant species globally by 2015.
20 years on from its launch after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Darwin Initiative looks to the future, identifying seven critical issues and highlighting some of its work to address them through illustrative case studies.
Botanic gardens around the world have signed an agreement to restore the world’s damaged ecosystems, responding to a UN target for restoration of at least 15% of degraded ecosystems, to combat climate change and desertification.
Professor Stephen Hopper outlines Kew's response to the agreement reached in Nagoya, Japan, in late October to protect the natural environment, a positive outcome for conserving the world's biodiversity.
As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity comes to an end, Marie Clements looks back over the year's national and international activity and ahead to the coming Decade of Biodiversity.
At Nagoya, environment ministers and representatives of almost 200 nations agreed a new strategy “to meet the unprecedented challenges of the continued loss of biodiversity compounded by climate change”.
The 10th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity runs from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, a "real opportunity to boost the prospects for biodiversity and the health of natural systems".
As one of the world’s megadiverse countries, Mexico has an important role to play in protecting global biodiversity from the threats of poaching and trade. Training is helping develop capacity to reduce illegal trade.
The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, coinciding with the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Events are planned around the world to raise awareness of biodiversity, while the Convention on Biodiversity's COP10 meeting takes place in Nagoya in October.