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CBD April Update

CBD April Announcements Media Release: Worsening Worldwide Land Degradation Now ‘Critical’, Undermining Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People Summary  for  policymakers  of  the  thematic  assessment  report  on land  degradation  and  restoration  of  the  Intergovernmental Science-Policy  Platform  on  Biodiversity  and  Ecosystem  Services available here. WORLD HEALTH DAY: 7 April 2018 – Secretariat Press Release “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere” Human

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What is Biodiversity?

“Biological diversity – or biodiversity – is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans. It forms the web of life of

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Bonn CCC 2018

The annual Bonn Climate Change Conference is the interim meeting to the UNFCCC’s larger Conference of Parties (COP) that occurs each year. IFSA will be sending a student delegation to observe and report back upon: The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48),  the forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice(SBSTA

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CBD March Update

5 March 2018 – The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, as a supplementary agreement to the Cartagena Protocol, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures

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Moving Beyond Numbers : Politics of Terestrial Protected Areas

Text by Ricardo Pelai According to the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), there are 232,174 protected areas in the globe as of 2017, covering 14.8% of the Earth’s land surface. Protected areas are widely regarded as important for biodiversity and forest conservation worldwide, and have undergone a pronounced expansion over the last decades. A

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