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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.