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CBD Caribbean Workshop on Capacity-Building for the Integration of Climate Change Announced

Regional and Sub-Regional Capacity-Building Workshops on Implementing NBSAPs and Mainstreaming Biodiversity 20 August 2008: The Secretariat of the Convention on

Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that a regional workshop for countries

of the Caribbean region on capacity-building for national biodiversity

strategies and action plans, mainstreaming of biodiversity and the integration

of climate change will be held in Trinidad and Tobago, from 3-7 November 2008.

The workshop is organized by the CBD, with the support of the Cropper

Foundation, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Environmental Management

Authority, the Caribbean Community Secretariat and the Caribbean Natural

Resources Institute, and with the financial support of Spain and Norway.

The

workshop aims to strengthen national capacity for, inter alia, the integration

of climate change impacts and the impacts of climate change mitigation and

adaptation activities on biodiversity within national biodiversity strategies

and action plans and implementation of the CBD, in line with decision IX/16.

Governments are requested to nominate a representative through an official

letter, which should reach the CBD Secretariat by 30 September 2008. [The

Notification] [Further

information on the workshop]