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Bahrain, which means ‘two seas’ in Arabic, is the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore but boasts one of the fastest growing economies in the Arab world.
18 December 2016 - Governments agreed on actions that will accelerate implementation of global biodiversity targets, and enhance the linkage of the biodiversity agenda with other global agendas including the Sustainable Developmen
Cancun, Mexico 4 December 2016 - Ministers from around the world committed to working together to save biodiversity and take urgent action to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and backed this with a host of specific commitme
The main objectives of this initial strategy are to: a) assist countries in the establishment of national biosafety frameworks, b) promote information sharing and collaboration, especially at the regional and subregional level, and c) promote collaboration with other organizations to assist capacity-building for the Protocol.
This study looks at the 124 countries that participated in the UNEP-GEF Project for Development of National Biosafety Frameworks (NBF), hereinafter referred to as the NBF development project, as well as the 8 countries that participated in the UNEP-GEF demonstration projects for the implementation of the NBFs, hereinafter referred to as the 8 demonstration implementation projects, focussing on
Lessons Learned from the UNEP Demonstration Projects This guidance is an analysis of eight UNEP managed demonstration projects for the Implementation of national biosafety frameworks between 2002 and 2006. The findings and recommendations offer valuable lessons to countries moving towards the Implementation of similar projects. It provides a synthesis and analysis of lessons learned from the 8 implementation projects.
An introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety The introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United NationsEnvironment Programme to assist public understanding of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It is not intended to provide legal interpretation of the Protocol.
The Role of UNEP and the Biosafety Unit Building on UNEP’s ten-year track in the emerging field of biosafety, the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit has taken a leading role in implementing the GEF Biosafety Strategy through three key activities. All these projects are enabling some 140 developing and transition countries to develop a basic capacity in dealing with biosafety issues.