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Online event : Initial reactions by key stakeholders to the Farm-to-Fork & EU Biodiversity Strategies

2 July 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 CEST   Hosted by MEP (tbc)   WATCH RECORDING HERE   On 22 May 2020, the European Commission adopted the Biodiversity Strategy and Farm to Fork Strategy, as part of the European Green Deal. While the EU Biodiversity Strategy focuses on the sustainable use, conservation and restoration of ecosystems …

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 in the face of Climate change

Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, WWF has developed an analytical report on the EU’s progress to achieve the ten targets of SDG14. The event “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 in the face of Climate change”  focused on the successful bottom-up approach of Atlantic fishers to protect their …

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: towards the last round of negotiations

The negotiations for an international treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) are now approaching the fourth and last session. During the third round of negotiations in New York City in August 2019, progress was made in advancing the draft text of the treaty. In particular, the …

Convention on Biological Diversity: Regional Workshop to facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the North-East Atlantic Ocean

The Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) in the North-East Atlantic Ocean and Training Session on EBSAs took place in Stockholm, 23-27 September 2019. The Workshop was hosted by the Government of Sweden and organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological …

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 …

COP 25 – Fisheries and Ocean Summary

The Ocean is a carbon sink: of the three places where carbon is stored—atmosphere, oceans, and land biosphere—approximately 93 percent of the CO2 is found in the oceans. Since 2009, it has absorbed 22% of CO2, and absorbed 90% of excess heat since pre-industrial years. It is fair to say …