UN Convention on Biological Diversity Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Kunming Biodiversity Fund?

China pledged to inject $233 million into a new fund called “Kunming Biodiversity Fund” for the protection of biodiversity in developing countries, recently. Highlights This decision was taken during a key UN conservation summit, even though major donors disagreed on it. China pledged as it the world’s biggest polluter and seeks to play a prominent ..

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Draft of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat released first official draft of a new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Key points This framework will be used to guide actions worldwide through 2030 in order to preserve and protect nature & its essential services to people. Framework comprises of 21 targets for 2030. Key provisions of framework ..

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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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India to host COP-14 of UNCDD in September 2019

For the first time ever India will be hosting the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019, to address the issue of land degradation and desertification. Key Highlights Presidency: India will be taking over the COP presidency from China for the next two years ..

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