Biodiversity

World Wetlands Day Focuses on Role of Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010: World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2 February 2010 around the theme “Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change,” with the slogan “Caring for wetlands: an answer to climate change.”

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FAO's Silva Mediterranea Newsletter Focuses on Forest Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

31 January 2010: Silva Mediterranea, a statutory body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that provides a forum for discussion on forestry issues in Mediterranean countries, has released its second newsletter. This issue focuses on forest genetic resources as a key issue for adaptation of Mediterranean forests to climate change.

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IYB High-Level Event Draws Parallels Between Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss [viewed]

22 January 2010: At a high-level event organized at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, from 21-22 January 2010, Davidson Hepburn, Chair of the UNESCO General Conference, stressed that “we are witnessing the loss of the very services on which livelihood systems depend,” in the case of many populations, particularly those of small island States.

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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

20 January 2010: On the occasion of the XVI Consultative Group meeting and the XVI General Authority meeting of the Plan of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific (CPPS), Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Interlinkages between Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate Change [viewed]

20 January 2010: In a statement on the occasion of the regional workshop on “Guidelines on practices for sustainable forest management in drylands of the Sub-Saharan Africa,” held from 20-22 January 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity, desertification and climate change are interconnected.

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UN Plants Trees in Southern Lebanon [viewed]

18jan_10_0415 January 2010: The UN blue helmets have initiated a project to reforest parts of southern Lebanon with 2,300 trees, including pine, walnut and olive trees.

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Role of Biodiversity in Addressing Climate Change Highlighted during IYB Launch [viewed]

iyblogo12 January 2010: During the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), speakers stressed that biological diversity is part of the solution to the climate change problem.

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CBD Bulletin Outlines CBD Activities in Copenhagen [viewed]

Cbd11 January 2010: The December 2009 Monthly Bulletin of Activities of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) includes an overview of CBD activities during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took place in December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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European Environmental Agency Releases Key Message for 2010 on Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

14jan_10_0711 January 2009: The European Environmental Agency has released the first of "10 messages for 2010," which focuses on climate change and biodiversity.

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UNESCO Releases Book on Climate Change and the Arctic [viewed]

11jan_10_05January 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a book titled "Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development," with forewords by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the UNESCO Director-General.

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