Session on the role of Pollinators, Rio Conventions Pavilion, 25 November 2018
At Sharm El Sheikh, another event took place that also highlighted the importance of pollinators. This was the Agriculture Day at the Rio Conventions Pavilion, which focused on the theme ‘Agriculture and Biodiversity: Walking hand-in-hand toward a sustainable world.’ It was co-organized by the CBD, FAO and the Government of Mexico, in partnership with GIZ, Rare, IUCN and Conservation International.
The end of 2018 is rapidly approaching. 2018 was the secretariat’s first year serving the coalition. We met twice with the coalition: in Medellin and Sharm el Sheikh. In this article we look back on a memorable year.
On the 18th of November the members of the Coalition of the Willing Promote Pollinators and some interested others joined in a meeting to exchange experiences and discuss the organization.
Yesterday, three new parties signed the declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators during the Sign-up Event in Sharm-El-Sheikh. Today the Promote Pollinators secretariat published a press statement concerning this event. Read more and download the full statement!
This week the Promote Pollinators secretariat published a press statement concerning the sign-up event during COP14 (which starts next week in Sharm-el-Sheikh) and the other activities they will facilitate. Read the introduction and download the full statement!
On 14 and 15 December, at the Campus of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, the BigData4Bees hackathon will take place. Pre-selected teams that are committed to building data driven solutions to help save the bees will be delving into Big Data and Bees.
Please allow me to introduce myself- My name is Abram Bicksler and I am the new FAO focal point for pollinators and am resident in the Ecosystem Management and Agroecology team (AGPME) at headquarters in Rome. It is a great honor to be in this role and to see the excitement and urgent need surrounding the conservation and sustainable use of pollinators.
20 September 2018: On a sunny day on a wine estate in the Betuwe region, 12 new partners signed the NL Pollinator Strategy ‘Bed & Breakfast for Bees’ and thereby committed themselves to its goals.
On 1 June 2018 the European Commission adopted the first-ever EU initiative to address the decline of wild pollinating insects. Around one in ten bee and butterfly species is on the verge of extinction in the EU, and a third of them have a declining population trend. Regional and local declines have been also recorded for other pollinator taxa.