Sunday, May 22, 2011

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) May 22



Reblogged from bodhipot.tumblr.com

The theme for this year’s IDB (stood for the title above) is Forest Biodiversity because 2011 is the International Year of the Forests.

The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.


Forest Heroes Award and Programme, in collaboration of the United Nations Forum on Forest with the secretariat of Convention on Biological Biodiversity and other UN Agencies, Member States and mayor groups. This is to award and honor individuals dedicated in the promotion of sustainable forest management.

TEMATEA tool on international commitments related to forest biodiversity, The secretariat of the CDB launches a new forest module on international commitments related to forest biodiversity. The module aims to support a better and more coherent national implementation of forest-related international instruments.

International Economic Forum of the Americas, Conference of Montreal, 6-9 June 2011 a 2-day workshop on investments to forest ecosystem services, including the role of biodiversity for mitigating investment risks brought by the CDB in cooperation with the International Economic Forum of the Americas.

“Biodiversity, Carbon, Water, and More: Investing in Forest Ecosystem Services,” a topic at the 17th International Economic Forum of the Americas, Conference of Montreal will hold a panel discussion in the same context.

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