CBD Outlines Climate-Related Activities in Quarterly Report
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18 August 2008: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published a joint-quarterly report on the administration of the Convention, which contains a summary of key activities implementing the decisions of the Conference of the Parties and other relevant matters from 1 January-31 March and from 1 April-30 June 2008.

With regard […]

18 August 2008: The Secretariat of the Convention on
Biological Diversity (CBD) has published a joint-quarterly report on the
administration of the Convention, which contains a summary of key activities
implementing the decisions of the Conference of the Parties and other relevant
matters from 1 January-31 March and from 1 April-30 June 2008.

With regard to
biodiversity and climate change, the activities of the CBD Secretariat include:
the preparation of background documents on the enhanced integration of climate
change impact and response activities within the programmes of work of the
Convention, for consideration by the CBD’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific,
Technical and Technological Advice; participation in a number of relevant
workshops on enhancing the integration of climate change considerations within
implementation of the Convention, as well as in the steering committee meeting
for the third World Climate Conference to be convened by the World
Meteorological Organization in August or September 2009; preparations for the
upcoming meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on biodiversity and
climate change; organization of two side events on the margins of the 28th
Subsidiary Body Meetings of the UNFCCC, one on adaptation, biodiversity and
climate change and another on co-benefits from reducing emissions from
deforestation and forest degradation, and distribution of a statement
highlighting the results of the ninth Conference of the Parties to the CBD; and
participation in a joint staff meeting with staff members and the Executive
Secretaries from the UNFCCC, CBD and UN Convention to Combat Desertification
(UNCCD) on the margins of COP 9. [The report]

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