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IPPC Secretariat Participates in Tenth Meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 10:58

IPPC Secretary, Jingyuan Xia, and IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, were active participants in the tenth meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group made up of the seven sustainable development agreements (SDAs) in Geneva on September 16.

The agenda covered a wide variety of topics, and the IPPC reported on developments related to activities related to the International Year of Plant Health proposal, as well as ePhyto efforts (to include additional cooperation between CITES and IPPC on similar systems). BLG conventions were invited by Secretary Xia to take part in the upcoming International Symposium on ePhyto to be held in Korea in ...

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IPPC Secretariat Meets with CBD Executive Secretary

Posted on Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 10:25

(Rome, 20 January 2015). Members of the IPPC Secretariat met with Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary Dr. Braulio Dias for a detailed discussion on the relationship between the two Secretariats of the two conventions. Among other things, they discussed revision of the joint work plan, and other opportunities related to the Liaison Group on Biodiversity. Both Secretariats are focused on enhancing their relationship to work on matters of mutual interest as well as to push forward in order to meet the Aichi Targets.

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CBD and its Global Taxonomy Initiative is calling for experts to the Training Course on Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species

Posted on Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 12:30

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)1 is calling for experts to attend a training course as part of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI)2. The course entitled: “Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species” is intended to help countries in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 a. The training course will cover the application of DNA barcoding in detection and monitoring priority invasive alien species, plant pests and zoonotic disease vectors. This course will provide opportunities for participants to develop national capacity in detection and management of invasive alien species, including pests that threaten the health of ...

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The report from the 4th meeting of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) is now posted!

Posted on Mon, 23 Jun 2014, 16:44

The fourth meeting of the Capacity Development Committee was held in the Hague, the Netherlands between the 2nd -6th of June 2014. The full report is available here.

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The IPPC and CBD meet for their third joint meeting in Montreal

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 16:54

Photo by CBD Secretariat On 16-17 of September, the IPPC Secretariat participated in a meeting with the Secretariat of Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), in Montreal, Canada. Joined under the Memorandum of Cooperation (2004), the two Secretariats have agreed to cooperate on relevant activities conducted under their frameworks, “to promote synergy, to avoid overlaps and unnecessary duplication, and to ensure effective cooperation.”

The objective of this third joint meeting was to exchange updates on recent major developments, identify activities for possible future collaboration, and work to formulate specific work plans with emphasis on issues such as invasive alien species and biosafety ...

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CBD International Day for Biological Diversity 2013: re-energizing cooperation with the IPPC

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2013, 12:24

Today, May 22, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. As in the past,this day will kick off a one-year campaign to raise awareness and encourage international engagement on challenging issues in biological diversity. This year’s focus, titled the “International Year of Water and Biodiversity” was chosen by the 2010 UN General Assembly. Throughout the year, events and educational programmes will be hosted by various stakeholders located around the globe. Two essential components to the scope and mandate of the IPPC are water and “the protection of the world’s plant ...

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Upcoming CBD & IPPC Meeting

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

The IPPC Secretariat will continue its cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in an upcoming workshop to be held from 11-14 February in the United Arab Emirates. The meeting will address new strategies concerning the issue of invasive alien species in specific countries in West Asia and North Africa as well as the Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 in the Arab region. As country representatives are asked to present their current developments, challenges, and lessons learned in monitoring invasive alien species, the workshop seeks to improve communication and awareness for all parties involved.

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The 10th Conference of Parties of the CBD gives special consideration to plant health in the newly adopted Nagoya Protocol and in discussions on invasive alien species

Posted on Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 09:10

IYOBThe final and most controversial product adopted at the two-week long 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity was the Nagoya Protocol on "Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization". The Nagoya Protocol sets terms on how countries will permit access to genetic resources, share the benefits arising from their use, and cooperate with one another in allegations of misuse. It will come into force 90 days after it has been ratified by at least 50 parties. Article 6 of the Nagoya Protocol gives special consideration to plant health ...

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