We are facing the ongoing catastrophic loss of biodiversity, as the global commitments have not turned into action or have not been enough. All UN member states except the US have ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that was conceived in the Earth Summit in 1992. Will the 2022 UN Biodiversity Conference in April 2022 in Kunming, China, be able to change the situation and make a global commitment and ambitious targets for 2030 as well as a sufficient action plan?
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Deadline for concept papers: 4 August 2019
Deadline for applications: 7 May 2019
Anthropocene — or plutocene? Highlights from a conference on political ecology
[Marko Ulvila] In 2000, Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer introduced the term anthropocene (pdf) to describe a new geological epoch caused by human activity. Since then the idea has gained acceptance and popularity. Now there is scientific journal with that name, and newspapers write how humans are now leaving a mark on a geological scale.
CBD COP 2014: Mainstreaming Biodiversity…..in Biodiversity Policy?
Perhaps it was because the freezing temperatures in the negotiation rooms cooled the tempers of certain countries, but the 12th Conference of the Parties of the Biodiversity Convention succeeded to adopt a wide range of decisions in a remarkably smooth way. Even a polemic issue like the need to apply the precautionary principle to synthetic biology as a new risky technology was resolved before the final hours of the conference.
CBD COP 2014: The Pyeongchang Roadmap to Destruction
Today is the day when the Ministers will join us, having wasted a significant amount of CO2, money and travel time to join us busy biodiversity bees here in The Big Fridge. Of course they are welcome, but it is a bit unclear what these high-level people are actually going to do in Pyeongchang, except for listening to yet another select group of Friends of the Secretariat who will tell them how to conserve biodiversity.