Moving Toward Nagoya: The IYB, COP10 and Next Steps for Biodiversity

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4,
Number
2
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1 July 2010
1 July 2010
In 2002, the year 2010 was declared to be the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) by the United Nations General Assembly, and the world committed itself to arresting the decline of biodiversity by 2010. It didn’t work. Why does biodiversity continue to decline, why does it matter, and what can...
1 July 2010
Panama is advantageously located at the intersection of Central and South America, with access to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The tropical country boasts rich and complex biodiversity, which is ideal for conservation and bio-prospecting initiatives. According to research by conser- vation...
1 July 2010
Exports in the Ugandan horticulture sector have grown substantially over the last decades. There is still room for further growth - especially in the fresh fruit and vegetables sub sector - but a study examining potential impacts on biodiversity suggests that more attention should be paid to the...
1 July 2010
Climate change is an overarching concern, increasingly involving all countries - whether they are large energy consumers or not. One of the most cost-effective ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is through improved energy efficiency. From an international trade perspective, common standards...
1 July 2010
The WTO's negotiations to open up trade in environmental goods and services saw solid progress during the latest spe- cial session of the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE-SS), held on 30 June and 1 July 2010 in Geneva. Under the Doha mandate, Members are seeking ways to cut tar- iffs on...
1 July 2010
Participants at a recent meeting organised by ICTSD and UNEP asked questions about how best to create value and improve development opportunities through trade in the fisheries sector, while safeguarding a severely threatened resource. The limits of the fisheries themselves, and the need to manage...
1 July 2010
ICTS D Events 1 September, Geneva, Switzerland. ROUNDTABLE SERIES: COMPETITIVENESS AND CARBON LEAKAGE. Organised by ICTSD. 2 September, Geneva, Switzerland. ROUNDTABLE SERIES: AGRICULTURE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRADE. Organised by ICTSD. Othe r Events 9-10 August, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. INTERNATIONAL...
1 July 2010
ICTS D Resources BRAZIL'S PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING AND THE PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE. By Eduardo Velez. ICTSD Biodiversity Programme. July 2010. https://www.ictsd.org/themes/natural-resources/brazil ’s-practical-experience-with-access-and-benefit-sharing-and-...