After a long process, and during last SBI meeting, the CBD Alliance and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a result of the longstanding relation and work done all these years.
This MoU is also a step forward in recognizing that civil society has diverse ways of organizing and it should be respected and incorporated into official processes.
The board and the coordination would like to thank all the people who made this possible.
You can take a look at the MoU with the link below:
MoU CBDA & SCBD
Below the links to our ECO´s prouced so far at SBSTTA 20
ECO 1 SBSTTA 20 (Monday, April 25)
ECO 2 SBSTTA 20 (Wednesday, April 27)
Estimadas amigas y amigos,
Siguiendo el link podrán escuchar y ver las presentaciones de nuestro primer encuentro virtual. Fue una importante experiencia de la que aprendimos para el proceso hacia la COP 13 esperando contribuir a nuestro trabajo por un mundo en armonía con una y uno mismo, con las y los demás y con nuestra madre tierra.
You can follow the link below to listen and watch the presentations of our first webinar. It was an important experience for the process towards COP 13 hoping to contribute to our work for a life in harmony with onself, with each other and with our mother earth.
[square brackets] is a newsletter focusing on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and civil society. It aims to draw content and opinion from relevant individuals, organizations and members of civil society and provide information on issues of importance to the CBD, and on views and actions being undertaken by civil society organizations. This newsletter aims to present a diversity of civil society opinions. The views expressed in the articles are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, its Secretariat or the CBD Alliance.
You can read the whole publication following the link below:
SQUARE BRACKETS MAY 2016
[square brackets] is a newsletter produced jointly by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) (www.cbd.int) and the CBD Alliance (www.cbdalliance.info). The newsletter aims to facilitate timely dialogue among civil society stakeholders on cutting edge biodiversity issues, from both policy (advocacy and decision-making) and practical (implementation) perspectives.
The new edition of [square brackets] will be published in April 2016 to coincide with the twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 20), being held in Montreal 25-30 April 2016, and the first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, being held 2-6 May 2016 in Montreal. We invite short articles from members of civil society and indigenous peoples and local communities all over the world.
Specifically, we are interested in receiving articles related to issues being addressed at SBSTTA 20 (www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=SBSTTA-20) and the first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=SBI-01), including:
- Marine and coastal biodiversity
- Invasive alien species
- Synthetic biology
- IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production
- Biodiversity and climate change
- Sustainable wildlife management
- Protected areas and ecosystem restoration
- Mainstreaming of biodiversity across sectors, including agriculture, forests, fisheries and tourism
You will find the guidelines for the articles and contact information in the following file:
Square Brackets_CallforContributions_January 2016_AF_FINAL
As an effort to enhance our work and create awareness on relevant matters directly related to the CBD negotiation process, the CBD Alliance will launch in 2016 its Thematic Working Groups. Their objective is to create spaces to exchange views, discuss, gather and develope material and organize events around certain main topics that arise from the concerns of the members and what is being discussed in the negotiation process. The first TWG will be on: Agriculture; Forests; Fishery; SDG´s and Market and Non market based mechanisms. Those interested in being part of one or more groups can contact us through our mail addresses or via facebook.