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14 October 2014

Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new University of British Columbia study authored by Miranda Jones of UNEP-WCMC’s Marine Programme, which examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. The study identified ocean hotspots for local fish extinction but also found that changing temperatures will drive more fish into the Arctic and Antarctic waters.

13 October 2014

New UNEP-WCMC-supported global biodiversity assessment discussed by governments

The Fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4) is the latest United Nations report on the state of biodiversity, and the first to consider progress in implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted by Parties to the CBD in 2010.

13 October 2014

UN report calls for bold and accelerated global action to meet biodiversity targets by 2020

Bold and innovative action is urgently required if governments are to meet the globally-agreed Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets by 2020, says a United Nations progress report, to which UNEP-WCMC contributed, on the state of global biodiversity.

10 October 2014

Browse the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and their indicators on your mobile

The latest instalment of the Aichi Targets Passport is available now to download as an app from iTunes and Google Play. As the flagship publication of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, the Aichi Targets Passport provides annual updates on the global biodiversity indicators that monitor progress towards the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the underlying Aichi Biodiversity Targets. 

06 October 2014

Putting policies to the test: scenarios on food security, environments and adaptation in the Great Lakes region

On 25-27 June, decision-makers and researchers from across the East African Great Lakes region met in Entebbe, Uganda to discuss what the future might hold in terms of development, agriculture and environmental change.

02 October 2014

More investment needed to reach international biodiversity targets by 2020

A new study published in Science today reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020.