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The IPBES Expert Group on Scenarios and Models is conducting a survey to identify a variety of policy and management options that can promote biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people and human well-being. Respondents' input...
Date: 03 March 2017
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GBIF invites the submission of concept notes for project funding from sub-Saharan Africa through Biodiversity Information for Development (BID), a programme funded by the European Union. The deadline for submissions is 9 April 2017 at midnight...
Date: 22 February 2017
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The Equator Initiative partnership is pleased to announce the Equator Prize 2017 Call for Nominations! The Equator Prize is awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local...
Date: 17 February 2017
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We are excited to announce the launch of UNDP's Ecosystem and Biodiversity Newsletter! This newsletter has been designed to highlight UNDP's work to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, improve lives and livelihoods, and build the strong...
Date: 17 February 2017
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“Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” (SEP2D) is an IRD programme looking at supporting development and international cooperation in 22 tropical countries. It aims at promoting scientific research on plant biodiversity in the countries of the...
Date: 11 January 2017
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What if we could learn from each other’s success? The EbA Solution Portal fosters sharing of field-proven knowledge and experience on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in different regions and ecosystems around the globe. It shows that inspiring and...
Date: 10 January 2017
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This event, moderated by Midori Paxton, UNDP, discussed the BES-Net web portal as a capacity-building “network of networks” that promotes dialogue in the science, policy and practice communities for more effective management of biodiversity and...
Date: 12 December 2016
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We are delighted to announce that the BES-Net web-portal will be formally launched during the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), on 9 December 2016 at 13:15 in Cancun, Mexico....
Date: 07 November 2016
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Click here for a consolidated list of UNDP events during the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13).  
Date: 07 November 2016
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An ‘Inventory of Tools and Methodologies relevant for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Practitioners’ has been developed as part of the IKI funded global projects Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA): Strengthening the evidence and informing policy,...
Date: 07 November 2016
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BES-Net First Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Rural Development in Eastern Europe: Summary Video

The first BES-Net Trialogue was held in Sarajevo in October 2017 to reach a common agenda for action around pollinators in Eastern Europe as the driver to foster links between ecosystem services, agriculture and rural development in the region. The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network’s (BES-Net) Trialogue provides a constructive space for the three communities of policymakers, scientists and practitioners to learn together and fostering inter-cultural understanding and interinstitutional co

Launch of the UNDP-managed Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES-Net) Web Portal

On Friday, 9 December 2016, the event “Launch of the UNDP-managed Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES-Net) Web Portal” took place at the Convention of Biological Diversity COP13. Presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this video by IISD Reporting Services provides an overview of the event, which reviewed a new, cutting-edge platform to build capacity and promote global dialogue among science, policy and practice.

Sturle Hauge Simonsen Interviews Solene Le Doze, Capacity Network Coordinator for BES-Net

Sturle Hauge Simonsen, Head of Communications at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, interviews Solene Le Doze, Capacity Network Coordinator for the UNDP-managed Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) following the formal launch event at CDB COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico.

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