Convention on Biological Diversity: Thematic Workshop on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

On 11-15 November 2019, the Fisheries Expert Group of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM-FEG) participated in the Thematic Workshop on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and the two-day event Advancing Ocean Action Towards Sustainable Development Goal 14, both held in Montreal, Canada. The …

Towards implementation of OECMs in the Marine Capture Fishery Sector

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published the Report of the Expert Meeting on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) in the Marine Capture Fishery Sector held in Rome, 7-10 May 2019. The meeting, which aimed to catalyze and consolidate expert advice on the identification and establishment of OECMs in …

What’s next for biodiversity, globally and in Europe? Follow-up of the CBD COP14

On Wednesday 30th of January, Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP, Chair of the “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” hosted the event: What’s next for biodiversity, globally and in Europe?Follow-up of the CBD COP14   At CBD COP14 last November in Sharm …

Time’s up for the planet! No development without biodiversity

On Wednesday 10 October 2018, Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP Chair of the “Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management” Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” chaired the event: “Time’s up for the planet! No development without biodiversity”. Recent scientific evidence underlines the scale of the global biodiversity crisis and …

CBD Sustainable Ocean Initiative – Fostering dialogue for the sustainable use of fisheries resources

On 28 February, MEPs Ricardo Serrão Santos and Alain Cadec, Vice-Chairs of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” brought together the key partners of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) on the Global Dialogue between the Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) and Regional Seas …