Biodiversity

CBD-COP 13 RCE Side Event: Education through Multistakeholder Partnerships in implementing the Biodiversity Agenda

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - 13th Conference of Parties (COP13) will be held in Cancun 4-17 December, 2016. An RCE side event 'Education through Multistakeholder Partnerships in implementing the Biodiversity Agenda' is planned during the first week of COP. The event is jointly organized by UNU-IAS, the Global RCE network and the UNESCO GAP programme.

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Mexico
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IPBES 2nd Capacity Building Forum sees Capacity Building Rolling Plan take shape

The 2nd IPBES Capacity Building Forum took place in New York on 23 September 2016. 

During the technical session of the IPBES* Capacity Building forum in the morning, participants discussed the Capacity Building Rolling plan at length. Apart from the IPBES Chair, the Secretary and IPBES taskforce members and members from the technical support units, various UN organizations and other stakeholder groups attended the meeting.

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United States
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Links between health and biodiversity discussed at UNEA – aligning policy and practice

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which represents the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, took place for a second time, under the overarching theme of “Delivering on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The Assembly culminated in several resolutions and a global call to action to address the critical environmental challenges, facing the world today.

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Kenya

RCE members and UNU-IAS convene in three-event marathon on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Members of the UNU-IAS ESD team, the RCE network and RCE candidates from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond took part in a three-event marathon lasting six days in Cha-am, Thailand, including the International Conference on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy and Practice” (27-29 June, 2016), the 9th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting (30 June) and finally the 

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Thailand

CEE Himalaya and RCE Srinagar celebrate WED across the Himalaya region

This year's World Environment Day's theme was ¨Illegal Wildlife Trade¨,a topic which is of great importance in the Himalaya region. WED2016 was used as an occasion to organize an array of successful events across the Himalayas.  The vast demand for products such as wool, fur, leather, and medicines is driving illegal wildlife trade of the already under-threat species of Tiger, Red Panda, Asian Elephant, Greater one-horned Rhinocerus, and the Snow Leopard.

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India
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Celebrating traditional knowledge in the Himalayas during UN International Day for Biological Diversity

Located in the Northeastern part of India, the state of Uttarkhad shares its boundaries with China in the North and Nepal in the East. The source of both the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers are in this state. 

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Revised programme for the Asia Pacific IPBES Orientation workshop 1-2nd July.

The 9th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting will be hosted by RCE Cha-am in Thailand on 30 June 2016 back to back with the International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policy and Practice (ICCCB (link is external)) held 27-29 June 2016. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Capacity Building Workshop on Policy Support Tools will also be held in addition to these events from 1-2 July 2016, and RCE members are strongly encouraged to participate.

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