Know how to integrate biodiversity considerations into climate change talks? Tell it to the UN(FCC).

The UN is trying to promote increased dialogue between the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with the Secretariat of the CBD inviting submissions from parties to the UNFCCC on how to input biodiversity ( in our case agrobiodiversity) considerations into climate change talks. Submissions are due […]

Watch out for this new book: Agrobiodiversity and the Law

Regulating Genetic Resources, Food Security and Cultural Diversity. By Juliana Santilli This book analyzes the impact of the legal system on agrobiodiversity (or agricultural biodiversity) – the diversity of agricultural species, varieties and ecosystems. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it takes up the emerging concept of agrobiodiversity and its relationship with food security, nutrition, health, environmental […]

Invitation: Countdown 2010 celebrations

Countdown 2010 partners and friends, are invited to the celebrate the achievements of the Countdown 2010 initiative!    The event will be a occasion to discuss the results of COP10 and reflect on the International Year of Biodiversity.The reception will be hosted by the IUCN European Union Representation Office on 7 December. Confirm your attendance to […]

New publication: “Scenarios for Global Biodiversity in the 21st Century”

The DIVERSITAS bioDISCOVERY project is pleased to announce the publication Pereira, Leadley et al. “Scenarios for Global Biodiversity in the 21st Century” in Science vol 330. The work was conducted together with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the UNEP-WCMC, and represents a contribution to on-going debates at CBD-COP10, in Nagoya. More […]

European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity Released

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment, said: “Soil is essential to the biodiversity which makes life on earth possible and keeps our economies sustainable. Soil degradation threatens our access to food, clean air and water, as well as to many crucial raw materials. This atlas is a […]

COP 10, Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya , Japan.

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) will be held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010. COP 10 will include a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment will take place from 27 to […]