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Nations Approve First Plan And Budget For Intergovernmental Platform For Biodiversity And Ecosystem Services
2013-12-16 13:57:30

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. Around 400 delegates from over 100 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector, attended...

2012-07-06 11:42:31

Public to play major role in mobilizing expanded range of data needed to preserve vital functions of life on Earth, conference concludes. A landmark conference has agreed key priorities for harnessing the power of information technologies and social networks to understand better the workings of life on Earth, focussing on how biodiversity can continue to sustain human lives and livelihoods. The Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC), gathering some 100 experts from around the...

2011-02-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON and BRUSSELS, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Biodiversity loss is a growing concern. Protected areas are a instrument to counteract this trend. The UN's Convention on Biological Diversity conference of the parties in Nagoya (October 2010) set stringent new targets to be reached by 2020. At least 17% of terrestrial and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas have to be protected. But are protected areas really protected? Are they in the right place? Where...

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2010-12-21 06:08:15

The General Assembly of the United Nations agreed to create a panel of international experts on biodiversity on Monday in an approved resolution. The resolution is important for the implementation of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an ambassador to the UN told AFP. The panel will be a key component of the UN's charge for reform of global biodiversity management. The measure got support from delegates from the United States, the European Union,...

2010-12-04 00:00:43

Region urged to invest in sustainable use of key sectors to lead world's ecosystem services markets Mar del Plata, Argentina (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 An extraordinary array of goods and services provided by the rich plant and wildlife of Latin America and the Caribbean hangs in the balance unless governments in the region take hold of their full potential as biodiversity superpowers, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report,...

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2010-10-30 08:20:00

Delegates at a UN summit on Saturday reached an agreement to sign an historic global treaty to protect the world's ecosystems within 10 years.Both rich and poor nations agreed to take "effective and urgent" action to curtail the destruction of the environment in an effort to halt the loss of the planet's biological diversity on which human survival relies on. Representatives from 193 nations committed to important goals such as curbing pollution, protecting forests and coral reefs, reserving...

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2010-04-30 10:30:00

Despite a 2002 pledge by world leaders to help curb the global rate of biodiversity loss within an eight year period, declines in biodiversity have grown at an "alarming" rate, according to a new study published online in the journal Science on Friday. "In 2002, world leaders committed through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010," the researcher write in their report. "We compiled 31 indicators to report on...

2010-04-29 14:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- World leaders have failed to deliver on commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines. These findings are the result of a new paper published in the leading journal Science and represent the first assessment of how the targets made through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have not been met. Compiling over 30...

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2010-01-11 14:05:00

Launched by the United Nations, the International Year of Biodiversity comes with a warning that the continuing loss of species around the world is disturbing the well-being of humankind, according to BBC News. A pledge made by government leaders eight years ago to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by the year 2010 will not be met. One of the main reasons for the failure lies on expansion of cities, farming and the infrastructure of society. Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN...

2009-11-16 04:00:00

FRANKFURT, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the Union for Ethical BioTrade and Food Ingredients Europe are proud to announce the first Ethical BioTrade Awards for Biodiversity at the Fi Europe fair 2009. The announcement will be made next week in Frankfurt at the annual Fi Europe trade show and the first award will be presented next year in Madrid at Fi Europe's sister show, Health Ingredients Europe 2010. The awards, the...


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