On the 4th of September, the German federal cabinet adopted the Action Programme for Insect Protection. It is the most comprehensive package of measures for the protection of insects and their diversity adopted by the German government so far.Continue reading “Germany adopts Action Programme for Insect Protection”
From the 9th to the 11th of October 2019 academic scientists, policymakers and practitioners with indigenous and local knowledge in the region gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the Central Asia Regional Trialogue on Land Degradation, Biodiversity and Climate Change. The event was held as part of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) initiative managed by UNDP’s Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification. It was hosted by the Ministry of Ecology, Geography and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).Continue reading “Central Asia Trialogue on Land Degradation, Biodiversity and Climate Change”
On the 29 April the members of Promote Pollinators and some interested others joined in a meeting to exchange experiences, present their national strategies and discuss the organizational model. On 1 May Burundi joined the coalition. Prior to the sign-up of Burundi, the representative of Costa Rica also expressed their intention to join our coalition by the next meeting of Promote Pollinators.
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.
A small but important step on CoP 13 on Biological Diversity
Perhaps not of the biggest international political importance, but one of the highlights of the Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity was the set up and signing of the Declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators. Thirteen countries signed in Mexico and many countries, organisations and businesses want to join. “The declaration is a good start in worldwide protection of pollinators since they are not bind by borders”, one of the signatories declared.