Convention on Biological Diversity: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

New Delhi Declaration to combat Drought

At the end of Conference of Parties (COP) 14, countries party to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) adopted a series of breakthrough measures in the accord of the New Delhi Declaration. Features of the Delhi Declaration Along with an agreement to achieve land degradation neutrality wherein the countries pledged to halt the degradation ..

Inger Andersen takes over as head of UNEP

Inger Andersen of Denmark takes charge as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). United Nations Environment Programme The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an initiative of the United Nations. UNEP is a leading environmental authority in setting the global environmental agenda, promoting the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable ..

India submits its 6th National Report (NR6) to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

On December 30, India submitted its Sixth National Report (NR6) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The report was submitted online to the CBD Secretariat by the Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, during the inaugural session of the 13th National Meeting of the State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs) in New Delhi. With this, India is ..

Switzerland to host 2018 International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage

The 2018 International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 7-8 June 2018. The conference will bring together indigenous people/local communities in developing and developed countries, internationally acclaimed academicians working on the subject, Geneva-based negotiators and capital based experts. Resource persons, stakeholders and experts from a large number of countries, ..

Human Health issues to be integrated with Convention on Biodiversity: CoP 11

The International Conference on Biodiversity also known as CoP11 has decided to integrate Human Health issues with Convention on Biodiversity. In this regard, a Joint Group will be set up with representatives of the member countries to work out modalities to facilitate joint efforts by Health organizations and the biodiversity conservation organizations. This is the ..

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB)

‘International Biodiversity Day’ observed across the world on May 22. Objective: To step-up understanding and awareness about biodiversity issues. To make people aware about the importance of biodiversity on the one hand and its unprecedented loss on the other. The day is an opportunity to promote conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Theme for 2012: ..