22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice #SBSTTA2018

Montreal – This week the 22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice #SBSTTA2018 to the Convention on Biodiversity takes place. The meeting helps build the agenda for the upcoming CBD COP14. SBSTTA-22 will consider the following agenda items: Digital sequence information on genetic resources Risk assessment and risk management of …

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

Logo The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a Convention under the UN system, one of the three Río Conventions, which aims its work to preserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainable use. The CBD is governed by the Conference of the Parties (member countries), who have the power to make decisions under this UN body. The Convention on Biological …

Wild Colombia

Poster Planeta.com is launching this brand new guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Features Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park Parks http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co – @ParquesColombia http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo http://insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques http://www.colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks http://www.icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214 Biodiversity Este no es un inventario: Estado y tendencias …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day Last Sunday …

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

Poster May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Hashtag: #idb2018 Biodiversity on Planeta.com Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet. …

May 22 is #BioDiversityDay

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Tree Planting May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hashtags: #IDB2018, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity Planeta.com Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week #idb2017 #biodiversityday Biodiversity Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

The communications challenge of setting a new post-2020 biodiversity agenda

The biodiversity crisis requires new thinking about communication. Hashtag: #OurNatureOurFuture Livestreaming today In 2015 the world watched as 196 countries signed up to the Paris Climate Agreement. One of the reasons for the success of this Agreement was the existence of a major, coordinated and impactful communications movement that resonated across sectors and with public …

IUCN Green List

Buzzwords The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved Areas The aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …

Sixth Session of the IPBES Plenary #ipbes6

Poster This week the sixth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) takes place in Medellin, Colombia March 17-24. Hashtag: #IPBES6 The opening ceremony takes place May 17 – the annual IPBES Stakeholder Day – open to all members, observers and stakeholders. There will be livestreaming video: https://www.ipbes.net/webcast-ipbes6-stakeholders IPBES is the …

3rd Global Conference for Biodiversity Finance

Poster The 3rd Global Conference for Biodiversity Finance takes place in Chennai, India, March 6-8, 2018. Hashtags: #biofin3gc #finance4nature Questions Is there a conference program or agenda? (Yes) Is there a directory of participants? Are any of the presentations online? What would locals like visitors to know about Chennai? Biodiversity finance is fundamental to sustainable …