GTBAC 25 Meeting: Decoding the decisions of COP Biodiversity Convention 13

 

 

A Roadmap 2017-2018 developed, and activities to implement COP 13 decisions identified.

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) took place in Cancun in Mexico from 4 to 17 December 2016. The time has come to decipher its main decisions. Such was the main aim of the twenty-fifth meeting of the Central African Working Group on Biodiversity (GTBAC 25) held in Douala from 24 to 26 April 2017 which also provided  an opportunity to take stock of CBD-related initiatives underway at sub-regional level.

 

 

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UICN Magazine trimestriel d'information du Programme Cameroun : Issue no. 8

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Adiac-congo-Congo Basin: Developing indicators for intact forest landscape identification and management

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2017

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