BIP Partnership Technical Meeting, 2-4 December 2013 Cambridge
Posted: 2nd December
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership is hosting its annual Partnership Technical Meeting from 2nd to 4th of December 2013 in Cambridge, UK. The meeting offers the perfect scenario to present recent progress and seek Partner engagement on its role and strategic direction for the future. Key areas of discussion are the role of the BIP in the wider landscape of data and observations; involvement of global Partners in national indicator support; communication strategy; and collaboration with other Conventions and processes.
The documents of the BIP Partnership Technical Meeting will be available on the website soon.
New publication relevant to Aichi Target 18 now available
BIP Partner Terralingua has launched the 2nd volume of the Biocultural Diversity Toolkit - Assessing the State of the World's Languages. This booklet offers information on what is Linguistic diversity and why does it matter, highligthing its relevance to biodiversity conservation. In addition, the Index of Linguistic Diversity (ILD), which is part of the BIP suite of global indicators, is explained in detail.
To see Terralingua's publication click here
To visit the ILD factsheet click here
BIP hosts side event at CBD SBSTTA 17 in Montreal
Posted: 17th October
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership hosted a side event at the 17th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), on 14th October in Montreal, Canada. The event proved very popular with over a hundred attendees, who had the opportunity to hear about the progress the Partnership has made at global and national level since CBD COP11. The event also provided the perfect occasion for the official launch of the new edition of the Aichi Targets Passport as well as the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI).
Expert workshop on enhancing biodiversity data and observation systems.
Posted: 17th October 2013
The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) organized an expert workshop on enhancing biodiversity data and observation systems to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020, held on 12th October in Montreal, Canada, prior to the 17th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA). Participants analysed tools, products and approaches for the collection, access to, and use of biodiversity data and earth observations and how they can be enhanced to support evidence-based decision-making and planning for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and corresponding national targets. Many of the BIP Partners were present at the workshop and there was a specific market based session on how the global indicators can support national level monitoring of the Aichi Targets.
For a more detailed summary of the workshop click here.
BIP at CBD SBSTTA 17!
Posted: October 11th 2013
The BIP Secretariat and a number of its Partners will be present at CBD SBSTTA 17 to be held from the 14 – 18 October in Montreal, Canada. As well as holding a side event on Monday 14 October to launch the 2013 edition of the Aichi Targets Passport and provide parties with an update on BIP progress. The BIP will support and follow discussions on implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Agenda Item 3). The BIP has already provided inputs on global progress into the official document to support these discussions (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/2) and has submitted an addition Information Document on national progress (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/INF/9)
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BIP Indicators for Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
Posted: July 24th 2013
A new report on 'Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda' has been published by the UN Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda's Working Group on Monitoring and Indicators. This report discusses indicators for disaster risk and resilience, governance and human rights, inequality, population, rule of law, sustainability and well-being.
MSC certified fisheries are delivering environmental benefits
Posted: 16th July 2013
The MSC Global Impacts Report 2013, the first of its kind for MSC, highlights some key improvements in certified fisheries practice, commitments to improve practice, and awareness and recognition of the scheme globally. As the Number of MSC certified fisheries is one of the BIP Indicators for Aichi Biodiversity Target 6, to achieve sustainable fisheries by 2020, the BIP is delighted to see a quantitative evaluation of the performance and impacts of the certification scheme.
Aichi Biodiversity Targets icons now available
Thanks to the collaborative effort of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a set of 20 icons representing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets is now available for use by Parties and organizations.
Download the Aichi Biodiversity Targets icons here
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