CBD Alliance

Post CBD Geneva: Closing statement by the CBD Alliance

Post CBD Geneva: Closing statement by the CBD Alliance A closing statement was issued after CBD Geneva on March 29, 2022 by the CBD Alliance, a network of civil society organizations who have a common interest in the Convention on Biological Diversity, and of which ACBA is a member. This statement is on behalf of the CBD Alliance. We support the statements made by IIBF, the Women's Caucus and the...
global biodiversity framework

First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050

First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050 The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the first draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.This first draft will adopt a framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”, and will undergo further refinement and negotiation...
Nagoya Protocol

Sustainable use of Wildlife: It’s the Law!

Sustainable Use of Wildlife: It’s The Law! Webinar - The Nagoya Protocol and the Rights of Local Communities Resource Africa (RA) recently launched a policy position paper entitled Indigenous Flora and Fauna, African Resources for African People, wherein we argued for the inclusion of the sustainable use of wildlife into the UN Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Nagoya Protocol....
biodiversity

Biodiversity and the challenge of pluralism

Biodiversity and the challenge of pluralism In the preamble to a paper published in Nature Sustainability authors Unai Pascual , William M. Adams, Sandra Díaz , Sharachchandra Lele, Georgina M. Mace  and Esther Turnhout  write: The lack of progress in reversing the declining global trend in biodiversity is partly due to a mismatch between how living nature is conceived and valued by...

Is the notion of sustainable use of biodiversity  a legal principle of international law?

Is the notion of sustainable use of biodiversity a legal principle of international law? by Prof Ademola Oluborode Jegede in collaboration with Lesle Jansen Sustainable use is a functional concept to mediate the tension between human being survival and the need for conservation of biodiversity. While the notion is often mentioned here and there in project cycles, it is sometimes unreflectively...

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision making

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision-making by Bupe Banda I was determined to attend the IUCN One Future Global Youth Summit in April. Although I have been invited to a number of the youth network meetings, the agenda of the One Future Global Youth Summit spoke to my passion for what I am working on — the role of youth in advocating on climate...
NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS

Re-thinking nature-based solutions: seeking transformative change through culture and rights: A briefing for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Re-thinking nature-based solutions: seeking transformative change through culture and rights This briefing, from Forest Peoples Programme looks at key areas in which nature-based solutions need more clarity and rigour if they are to play an effective and transformational role in driving financial and technical support where it is needed most to tackle the global environmental crisis, to uphold...
Community Leaders Network Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24

CLN will be represented at the information sessions for Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24

The CLN will be represented at the information sessions for the Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24 A delegation of the Community Leaders Network (CLN) is attending the virtual informal sessions in preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24 and will have their voices heard through a statement, soon to be released, on African's rights to  sustainably use their...

Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them

Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them - IIED. Author: Dilys Roe. 2020-04 As the content of the post-2020 biodiversity framework is being developed, Dilys Roe discusses the role of sustainable use in reducing biodiversity loss and saving wild species, and some of the potential implications of COVID-19. Before the sudden and dramatic disruption caused by the...
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