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Introductory Course to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization

The way in which genetic resources are accessed, and how the benefits of their use are shared, can create incentives for their conservation and sustainable use, and can contribute to the creation of a fairer and more equitable economy to support sustainable development.

Introductory Course to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

No country is self-sufficient in plant genetic resources; all depend on genetic diversity in crops from other countries and regions. International cooperation and open exchange of genetic resources are therefore essential for food security. This course introduces you to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the legally binding framework for the conservation and sustainable use of all plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. It will take you 2 hours approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials. 

Introductory Course to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The Earth's biological resources are vital to humanity's economic and social development. As a result, there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations. At the same time, the threat to species and ecosystems caused by human activities has never been so great.

Introductory Course to Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Cultural and natural sites are very diverse, yet they have in common the fact that they constitute, together with many others, a common heritage to be treasured as unique testimonies to an enduring past. Their disappearance would be an irreparable loss for humanity. This course introduces you to the World Heritage Convention, which is one of the most complete international instruments that exist in the field of conservation.

Introductory Course to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

This course introduces you to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Protocol seeks to ensure an adequate level of safety in the transfer, handling, and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity. This e-course is comprised of four lessons. It will take you 90 minutes approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials. You are required to answer at least 80% of the assessment questions correctly in order to obtain a course certificate.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and its Instruments

This course aims to enhance your knowledge regarding the role of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The course has five units, beginning with an introduction to the CMS Family; followed by the Institutional Framework and Funding of the CMS; Functions relating to Administration, Finance and Communication;  Meeting of the CMS Family Decision-making Bodies; Implementation; and National Reporting.

Integrated Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress and the Convention on Biological Diversity in Venezuela | Webinar Presentation

Ms. Carliz Díaz Martínez (National Focal Point of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) made this presentation during the NBSAP Forum webinar session on the 15th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

For more information on the webinar session, please click here. Watch this recording and all other NBSAP Forum sessions in the NBSAP Forum Youtube channel.

6NR Technical Review Framework (EN | FR | SP)

Dear users and colleagues working on the Sixth National Report to the CBD, we are delighted to share with you the Technical Review Framework for the 6NR. This technical review framework outlines the key elements that should be included in the 6NR. Following it will help ensure that each report is in alignment with the guidelines contained in annex to CBD/COP/DEC/XIII/27 and related guidance. The CBD Secretariat, UNDP and UN Environment developed it jointly. We encourage you to use this framework as a complementary guide while developing your 6NR.

UN Biodiversity Lab: Nota informativa para las Partes del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica

El UN Biodiversity Lab es una plataforma en línea que permite a los diseñadores de políticas y otros socios acceder a capas de datos globales, cargar y manipular sus propios conjuntos de datos y consultar múltiples conjuntos de datos para proporcionar información clave sobre las Metas de Aichi para la Diversidad Biológica y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible basados ​​en la naturaleza.

Abierto para endoso: la Declaración del Programa de la Naturaleza para el Desarrollo sobre Datos Espaciales

En 2017, el PNUD reunió a colaboradores interesados en la Cumbre sobre Datos Espaciales de Naturaleza para el Desarrollo para imaginara un futuro donde los datos espaciales de vanguardia estén a disposición de los responsables de la toma de decisiones, permitiéndoles informar eficientemente con relación a sus políticas de conservación y desarrollo. Este trabajo tendrá un rol clave en la entrega y alcance tanto de las Metas de Aichi para la Diversidad Bilógica como en los de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

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