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Call for supported participants COP12
Thursday, 07 August 2014
article thumbnailFrom 6th till 17th of October the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP) will be held in pyeongchang, Korea. It will be held in parallel (13-17 oct) to the first meeting of the Parties for the Nagoya Protocol, and will be preceded (29 september- 3 Oct) by the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol. The CBD Alliance counts with funding for 2 persons to assist the meetings, thanks to the support by the Siemenpuu Foundation. Furthermore, there is a small amount of funding, which can cover a preparatory meeting, organized by the supported participant, to involve his/her constituency in the preparations of these meetings. The funding covers: visa costs, flights, and a per diem of 50US$ per day, including the travel days. Deadline ...
article thumbnailSBSTTA Plenary, 25th of June, agenda item 6, New and emerging issues, Synthetic Biology   1) Intervention by Silvia Ribeiro, ETCgroup Gracias señor presidente, Hablo a nombre del Grupo ETC, como miembro de la Alianza CDB  ¿Es muy temprano o muy tarde para decidir sobre biología sintética? Con respecto a nuevas tecnologías, la industria siempre dice que es demasiado pronto, porque las evaluaciones de impacto y regulaciones impiden el desarrollo de la tecnología. Cuando ya están en los mercados, dicen que la regulación impactará los mercados y por tanto no es posible. Así se multiplican los impactos de tecnologías, que se podrían haber evitado. Los productos de la biología sintética se desarrollan a un ritmo vertiginoso, 4 veces más rápido que la Ley...
article thumbnailThe CBD Alliance recalls how in 2012 we welcomed the new Executive’s Secretary and his priority: implementation, implementation, implementation.  We greatly welcomed this and we continue to call on Parties, here in SBSTTA 18, to bear this in mind.  We as civil society are a vast and diverse group, comprising different peoples, cultures, generations, livelihoods, and knowledge systems.  But we are united and uncompromising in our desire to be full participants at the table, as many of our members nurture, and depend on biodiversity and our future depends on it.  We therefore ask for full and meaningful participation in determining the solutions that will work for the CBD community. Today, we would like to convey both our concerns on issues...
article thumbnailCurrently, the Work group of SBSTTA is ongoing.  You can find the ECOs the CBD Alliance published here. General information on the ongoing session can be found here
article thumbnailCurrently, the Work group of review of implementation is ongoing.  You can find the ECOs the CBD Alliance published here. General information on the ongoing session can be found here. It is also relevant to follow the Conference Room Papers, which reflect the current status of the discussions on the documents. Those are not yet final versions! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Side event "The Value of Effective Stakeholder Participation in the CBD process" The Global Youth Biodiverstity Network, together with the CBDAlliance, organised this side event on stakeholder participation. It was held on Wednesday 18th June, 13.30-15.30.  Introduction of the CBD Alliance - Nele Marien Youth...
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