The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner, the Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) formed the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG) in 2004. The BLG aims to reduce overlapping and create synergies between the CBD and other biodiversity conventions. As such, the group invited the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to join as
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The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner Bioversity International a global-research-for-development organisation works towards healthy sustainable diets through conservation of agricultural biodiversity. Bioversity International’s vision is to contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation. Jointly with other key partners, Bioversity International is implementing the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project –
The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner Bioversity International is a leading organisation advocating for food-based solutions that put traditional, culturally-acceptable and nutritious food at their core. This approach simultaneously take into account the protection of landscapes as providers of this ecosystem service. Learn more about cases in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Kenya and
Read more about why biodiversity is a practice and how we personally diminish with every lost species in Susan Murphy’s small piece in the Kyoto Journal published on the occasion of the COP 10 hosted by Japan in 2010 here. Read more about the Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10)
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The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner UNEP is supporting global action for a sustainable future through the upcoming World Environment Day. Join one of the four UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré and support their mission and pledge to make a difference here.
TRAFFIC jointly with others is supporting the sustainable harvest as well as fair and equitable trade of wild medicinal plants. Learn more about the food and medicines you consume every day!
“The challenge before us is to translate the worldviews of small-scale societies into the context of billions of people. What would a mass society look like if it saw nature not as an object of domination and a source of resources but as a sacred mother, intelligent and alive? What would development look like if
TRAFFIC, a key partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative, jointly with WWF just launched an innovative and interactive toolbox around traditional and wild plant species used for traditional medicine and food. The toolbox is part of a larger programme called “Traditional and wild: Promoting traditional collection and use of wild plants to
The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner UNEP is promoting the UN World Environment Day (WED) by encouraging global action FOR the environment! Find out more about ways to join the global movement to DO something positive for the environment here.