Global Conservation News October 06

Source: Global vaccine rollout vital to securing deal for nature, warns UN biodiversity chief

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Why natural climate solutions are about much more than carbon

World Economic Forum

How we use land will be doubly important over the next decade: not only in reducing carbon emissions, but also in offsetting emissions from other sectors. Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) are activities that bring carbon reduction together with other benefits such as biodiversity, land restoration…

Biodiversity for Food Security: A BOLD Approach

Global Landscapes Forum

“Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development,” or BOLD, a project funded by the Norwegian Government and managed by the Crop Trust, will launch this month to support the development of climate resilient crop varieties and ensure they reach farmers’ fields…

Podcast: Indigenous rights and the future of biodiversity conservation


We speak with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples. Tauli-Corpuz tells us about the Global Indigenous Agenda released at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, why it calls for Indigenous rights to be central to conservation efforts…

China takes ‘massive steps’ in wildlife conservation, says foreign expert

“China has taken massive steps to conserve wildlife, and the creation of the giant panda national park is one of those steps,” said James Edward Ayala, a U.S. research specialist at the base. “I think at the scale that China is working, it’s shocking how quickly things can get done”…

How to address Asia Pacific’s biodiversity crisis and encourage nature-positive growth

World Economic Forum

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report on global warming reaffirms that accelerated efforts to fight the climate emergency are vital. We must leverage this momentum to address the intertwined crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation. This threat is…

Meet a scientist: To adapt to climate change, this expert looks to nature

Conservation International Blog

As a kid growing up in the Swiss Alps, Giacomo Fedele loved climbing trees and exploring forests. He turned his love of nature into a globe-trotting career as Conservation International’s climate change adaptation expert — working with and learning from communities around the world…

Global vaccine rollout vital to securing deal for nature, warns UN biodiversity chief

The Guardian 

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema says access to Covid jabs for developing world will be critical to the success of in-person Kunming Cop15 summit. Governments hoping for a global agreement to halt biodiversity loss must put more effort into access to Covid-19 vaccines for developing countries, the UN’s biodiversity…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Business and Biodiversity Week 2021, 18-22 October 2021

I am pleased to inform Parties and Observers that the Business and Biodiversity Week 2021, organized by the Secretariat in collaboration with partner organizations and the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity, will be held online on 18-22 October 2021…

Resumed sessions of SBSTTA 24, SBI 3 and WG2020-3, 12-28 January 2022 – Geneva, Switzerland

I am pleased to inform you that, thanks to the generous offer by the Government of Switzerland, the physical meetings of the resumed sessions of SBSTTA 24, SBI 3 and WG2020-3 are planned to be held from 12 to 28 January 2022, at the International Conference Center Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland…

High-Level Segment and Kunming Declaration of the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and of the concurrent meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols

I am pleased to attach a final draft of the Kunming Declaration, along with an explanatory letter, provided by the Government of China, which has been distributed through diplomatic channels. The draft declaration is being made available in the official languages of the United Nations…

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