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Developed countries agree to double funds for biodiversity

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12:36

The developed countries agreed to double funding by 2015 to protect the planet`s animal and plant species.

UNDP unveils strategy to address biodiversity loss

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 22:30

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today unveiled a robust environmental strategy to address unprecedented levels of global biodiversity loss.

No consensus on resource mobilization for biodiversity

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 14:19

The discussions in the `contact group` formed at the ongoing UN convention on biodiversity to try and arrive on the same page over the issue of resource mobilisation for biological diversity have come to an end.

Hyderabad to be first Indian city with a biodiversity index

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 19:54

Hyderabad has joined a group of 14 international cities to come out with the CBI and is ranked somewhere in the middle of the cities that already have such an index.

Environmentalists urge alternatives to sand

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 20:05

With sand mining playing havoc with India`s coastal biodiversity, environmentalists have called for developing alternatives.

Differences among CBD member countries

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 23:23

Differences among member countries emerged on the second day of the 12-day United Nations conference on biological diversity (CBD), over setting national targets for expenditure for the next ten years.

Food wastage a cause of concern: UNEP

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 19:12

Wastage of food all over the world is a cause of concern and countries need to invest in increasing storage capacities to meet the food requirements of future, a top official of UNEP has said.

Activists call for implementing government commitments on CBD

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 22:35

The CBD process should focus on implementing commitments made by governments over the past 20 years," S Faizi of the Indian Biodiversity Forum said.

`Expenditure on bio-diversity must be looked as an investment`

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 18:37

Expenditure on conserving bio-diversity should be looked as an investment for future and the present global economic crisis should not discourage countries on investing more on this front.

UN biodiversity meet to discuss strategy plan, Aichi targets

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 18:26

The CBD had launched an initiative of involving local governments in biodiversity conservation two years ago.

Global meet on biodiversity in Hyderabad from Oct 8

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 16:32

A global conference that will deliberate on achieving targets for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for the next ten years begins here from October 8.

COP-11: Natarajan calls for consensus on impact of LMOs

Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 20:38

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity began today at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre with host nation India taking over as the chair from Japan.