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EBI hosts African regional workshop on Mainstreaming Biosafety in to NBSAP

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

From February 9 to 12, African Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Mainstreaming Biosafety into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans was held in Addis Ababa, by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in collaboration with Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and the African Union Commission, Charles Gbedemah, representative of the CBD Secretariat on his opening […]

Landmark treaty on genetic resources reaches halfway mark to entry into force

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

With five new ratification, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization has taken a big step towards entry into force. The ratification by Bhutan, Côte D’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Indonesia and Norway, during the United Nations Treaty Event, bring to 25 the total […]

World Day to Combat Desertification: “Don’t let our future dry up”

Monday, June 17th, 2013

17 June 2013 Water underpins all social and economic activity. Without water, food production would stop, cities cease to function, economic activity would halt and green forests turn to desert. As demand rises and competition for water increases, none of us can be assured uninterrupted access to water supplies; and the uses of water, including for agriculture, energy and health, are at risk. Climate change will affect water availability; in particular increasing the frequency and severity of droughts and increasing stresses where water is already limited, especially in drylands.