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CPM-13 Special Topics Session on Plant Health and Environment Protection

Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 09:44

A Special Topics Session on Plant Health and Environment Protection was held on 19 April 2018 during the 13th Session of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures. The Session aimed at promoting the IPPC 2018 annual theme “Plant Health and Environment Protection”. Four speakers briefed the CPM audience and clearly demonstrated the relevance and linkage between plant health, environmental protection, climate change, food security and human health.

  • Prof Vernon Heywood, Emeritus Professor in the University of Reading with his presentation “Environmental protection and sustainability – pies and doughnuts” clearly showed that sustainability of our planet depends on maintaining healthy, functioning and diverse ...

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CPM-13 Side Session on Plant Health and Environmental Protection held at FAO HQs

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 20:31

A successful side session on the 2018 IPPC annual theme “Plant Health and Environmental Protection” was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on Monday 16 April at the margins of the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13). The session, co-organized by the Secretariats of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was opened by Dr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, with presence of over 120 participants. The high-level speakers included Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Dr Kent Nnadozie, Secretary of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and ...

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Plant Health Management Essential to Mitigate for Climate Change

Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 17:26

The 3rd IPPC Seminar on Plant Health and Climate Change was held in FAO-HQ on 27 January. The Seminar was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the IPPC Secretariat, with over 80 participates present including those from Missions or Embassies of China, France and South Africa. There were also some participates from Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Ivory Coast, USA, etc. through virtual meeting. Three internationally recognized speakers made the speech: His Excellency Serge Tomasi (French Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome) presenting on the Achievements and Implications of COP 21 on Climate Change; Mr Martin Frick (Director of ...

Tags: Climate changePest Riskspest risk analysisSDGsplant healthphytosanitary measures
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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 ...

Tags: 10th Conference of PartiesCBDNagoya Protocolplant healthInvasive Alien Species
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Plant Health Risk Analysis Workshop

Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2005, 10:10

The preliminary agenda for the upcoming International Plant Health Risk Analysis workshop, to take place 24-28 October 2005 in Niagara Falls, Canada, is now available.

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Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health Portal launched

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2004, 10:10

FAO today launched the International Portal for Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health (IPFSAPH) at a Regional Conference on Food Safety for Asia and the Pacific. The IPFSAPH will enable a speedy and authoritative search for current food safety and food quality standards, regulations and other relevant official materials from a single search tool. The actual information is maintained by the competent national institutions, relevant standard setting bodies (the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Plant Protection Convention and the Organization for Animal Health - OIE) and international agencies such as FAO, World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The ...

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