Biodiversity

RCE Srinagar Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) 2018

Photo credits: RCE Srinagar

On 22 May, 2018, RCE Srinagar, with support from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Give2Asia, organised celebrations for the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) in the districts of four states in India: Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir); Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand); Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh); and Kokrajhar (Assam).

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UNU-IAS Signs Letter of Agreement with IPBES Strengthening the Collaboration in Biodiversity

Photo: Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto (UNU-IAS) and Dr. Anne Larigauderie (IPBES)

On 24 July 2017, the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) entered a Letter of Agreement (LoA) with the Intergovernmental Science - Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  The LoA highlights the nature of the collaboration in all its terms and conditions.

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WHO and CBD Link Biodiversity and Health with 1st Interagency Meeting

The first Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (ILG), jointly organized by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) was held in Geneva on 4-5 May 2017. The core objective of the meeting was to strengthen the collaboration and policy coherence between key agencies that work at the intersection of human health and biodiversity.

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IPBES Plan on Capacity Building Well Under Way For 2017/2018

Photo: Courtesy IPBES

The fifth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) Task Force on Capacity-building, was held at the Norwegian Environment Agency, in Trondheim, Norway, on 26-28 April 2017. Naoya Tsukamoto and Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana represented UNU-IAS at the meeting. 

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Strengthening the Link between Biodiversity Conversation and Health

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The 1st meeting of the Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (organized by the CBD Secretariat and the WHO) in May 2017 aimed to strengthen collaboration and policy coherence at the intersection of human health and biodiversity. 
 
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IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity Now Open

External review for the 1st order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity is now open. Assessment can be done during 15 June - 15 August, 2017. This will be the first global snapshot of the state of the world’s biodiversity in more than a decade, since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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Scoping of RCEs' work on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Traditional Knowledge

The Global RCE Service Centre has prepared a questionnaire for a preliminary documentation of RCEs' work on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and traditional knowledge (terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems). Please fill in all the activities (research, assessments, capacity development / training / education / awareness programmes, policy advocacy, projects) of all RCE partners.

All RCEs working in these fields are encouraged to fill out the survey. Results of this documentation will be shared with the network!

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UNU-IAS collaborates in the 8th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD)

A total of 159 researchers participated in the 8th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD) “Approaches to Environmental and Sustainable Development”, hosted by Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) in Thailand on 25-26 February 2017.

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Students Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017 for Disaster Risk Reduction

CEE Himalaya (Himalaya Initiative of Centre for Environment Education, www.ceeindia.org) with the support from Give2Asia and JSW Foundation, RCE Srinagar, Mountain Partnership, and Indian Himalaya Climate Adaptation Programme conducted various events across the Indian Himalayan Region on 2 February, 2017 on the occasion of World Wetlands Day.

Celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir (Western Himalaya)

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