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Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on Biological Diversity is a legally binding document , which came as an outcome of Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993. It is commonly known as “Biodiversity Convention”. Objectives: Conservation of biological diversity (or biodiversity); Sustainable use of its components; and Fair ..

May 20: World Bee Day

Every year May 20 is being celebrated as World Bee Day by the United Nations. The official celebrations began in 2018. Highlights The World Bee Day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Slovenian apiculture pioneer Anton Jansa. This year, the World Bee Day is celebrated under the theme. Theme: Save the Bees The day ..

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Facts Box: Cheetah Reintroduction Project

Cheetah has become extinct in India for more than 70 years now due to over hunting. Hence, several steps are being taken for the reintroduction of the cat in the country. It was brought up at CMS-COP 13 as well. Highlights On January 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of India cleared way for the reintroduction ..

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India attends International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

India attended the eighth session of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) at Rome, Italy. Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Tomar attended the session representing India. The Treaty is in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity. The treaty was negotiated through FAO. About the session The Governing sessions of ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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