The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral environmental agreement on: (1) the conservation of biodiversity; (2) the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; and (3) the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits
Calling for an integrative approach: Climate, SDGs and biodiversity Serious concerns were underlined at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regarding the current NDC targets
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global e...
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual meeting convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), that serves as a regional preparatory for the United Nations High-level P
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) implemented “the Capacity building Project for the implementation of IPBES Asia Pacific Regional Assessment” from 2016 to 2020. This project was supported by the Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF),
The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), established jointly by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations Unive
The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, from 15 to 30 September 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the UN. As the world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, this UN General Assembly has also become the first in its history to be