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Knowledge Base

The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
Focal Point


Mr. Aram Meymaryan

CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
Focal Point


Ms. Triin Sellis

ABS NFP, Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP
Focal Point


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

9 August 2022, New York, United States of America

Focal Point


Mr. Thomas Midtgaard

CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, Resource Mobilization FP, GSPC NFP
Action by

Revised deadline to solicit funding for participation in the fifth meeting of the Working Group on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and Part Two of the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and the concurrent meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols

Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/IS/90463 (2022-048)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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‘It sustains us all’: IPBES report calls for accounting of nature’s diverse values

A focus on valuing nature through the lens of the market has contributed to the global biodiversity crisis, according to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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New global map of ant biodiversity reveals areas that may be hiding undiscovered species

They are hunters, farmers, harvesters, gliders, herders, weavers and carpenters. They are ants and they make up a large part of our world, including more 10 000 species and a large part of the animal biomass in most terrestrial ecosystems.

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to create a treasure map of undiscovered ant species

E. O. Wilson once referred to invertebrates as “the little things that run the world,” without whom “the human species [wouldn’t] last more than a few months.”

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United States announces partnership to reduce ocean plastic pollution in Indonesia

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program, joined Circulate Capital, an impact-focused investment management firm, and Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia (POPSEA), a plastic recycling company that is developing sorting and ...

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Where did these holes in the ocean floor come from? 'Nobody knows,' says scientist

Social media users consider aliens or sea monsters — but NOAA researcher suspects an animal culprit. Mysterious, neatly aligned holes have been discovered deep in the ocean — and scientists are stumped about their origin.

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Mr. Karma C. Nyedrup

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Heatwaves, rains, floods: Climate change is here and Pakistan needs to act now

Social media is awash with horrifying images of the havoc monsoon rains that have wreaked on a wide swathe of Pakistan. People living in low-lying areas, in the path of hill torrents, or on poorly made embankments are awash in the misery of floods brought in the wake of the monsoon spell.

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The importance of hedgerows in the battle against climate change

Up to a million tonnes of carbon are stored by our hedgerows, between 2,000km and 6,000km of which are being lost each year. Alan Moore loves hedgerows. They are remnants of the wilder world of his boyhood.

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Hotter than Dubai: US cities at risk of Middle Eastern temperatures by 2100

The climate crisis risks pushing many Americans into entirely new climatic realities, with a new analysis finding there are 16 US cities at risk of having summer temperatures on a par with locations in the Middle East by the end of the century.

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UK farmers count cost as heatwave kills fruit and vegetable crops

The UK heatwave has caused fruit and vegetables to die on the vine as growers fear the drought and further hot temperatures could ruin harvests this year.

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The crowd goes wild as sports clubs bring nature off the bench

Across the UK, cricket and golf clubs are starting to do their bit for local biodiversity by ditching the pesticides and nurturing wildlife. Arow of apple trees defends the mid-wicket boundary at Whalley Range cricket club in south Manchester, while aged lime trees sporting bird feeders and nest ...

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After 14 Years, the Google Maps of Biodiversity has Launched

If you want to find the name of a good steakhouse in the town you are visiting, you would pull up Google Maps. If you want to find the name of the closet relative of red fox, you would pull up LifeGate. At least, that’s how creator Martin Freiberg sees it.

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Could This Upcycled Sugar Company Help Solve the Obesity and Biodiversity Crises?

Supplant breaks down typically wasted sugarcane fiber into its signature product, Sugars from Fiber — an entirely new category of sugars that perform like sugar in the kitchen while retaining the nutritional properties of fiber, and mitigating the impacts of one of the world’s most environmental ...

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The challenges of valuing biodiversity in Singapore

The task requires ecologists and economists to work closely and refine existing valuation techniques to account for the complexities of biodiversity.

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Waitrose removes best-before dates from fresh food to reduce waste

Waitrose is removing best-before dates from nearly 500 fresh food products in an effort to reduce food waste. From September, the staff-owned supermarket chain will scrap the dates on packaged fruit and vegetables, including lettuce, cucumber and peppers, to encourage consumers to use their own ...

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New study finds global forest area per capita has decreased by over 60%

Over the past 60 years, the global forest area has declined by 81.7 million hectares, a loss that contributed to the more than 60% decline in global forest area per capita.

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