This report makes a contribution to enhancing implementation and showcasing the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a document titled 'Updated Analysis of the Contribution of Targets Established by Parties and Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.' According to the publication, while CBD Parties have made efforts to adopt national targets in line with the Convention's Aich

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization will enter into force on 12 October 2014 following its ratification by 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In the last weeks, 12 countries have deposited their instruments including Belarus, Burundi, Gambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Peru, Sudan, Switzerland, Vanuatu, Uganda, and today, Uruguay.

This document is presented as a background document for the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, taking place from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi.

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment identified climate change as a dominant driver of future biodiversity loss and indicated that it will adversely affect key development challenges, including the provision of clean water, energy services, and food; maintenance of a healthy environment; and conservation of ecological systems, their biodiversity, and associated ecosystem goods and services.

There is growing scientific consensus that an average global warming of 2

There is growing scientific consensus that an average global warming of 2