The latest Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3)produced by the CBD says that the world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and outlines a new strategy for reducing biodiversity loss.

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This edition of the Convention on Biological Diversity

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In October 2008 the United Nations University Institute
for Water, Environment and Health invited international
representatives from NGOs, government, academia and the UN to a meeting to discuss barriers and to identify breakthroughs to providing sanitation for all. This document has been compiled to summarize the discussions, place them within the current

This report of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was produced in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and other partners. It aims to foster better awareness of the crucial role that forests and wetlands play in sustaining the availability and quality of water critical for human well-being.

This paper reflects the state of the REDD negotiations at the end of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. The paper examines some of the main areas for moving ahead with REDD implementation, including principles and actions; measurement, reporting and verification (MRV); institutional arrangements; means of implementation and financing.

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