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Torfaen Biodiversity Partnership

Global Biodiversity

Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives:

  • The conservation of biological diversity
  • The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
  • The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources

The following links provide detailed information regarding the Convention and how it operates.

For further information visit www.cbd.int

Rio Conventions’ Ecosystem Pavilion

The Pavilion will demonstrate, through thematic presentations, workshops and the worldwide web, the challenges facing biodiversity and land managers resulting from the unavoidable and projected adverse impacts of climate change.

Parties and organisations will profile activities that link biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, sustainable land management and efforts to combat desertification, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The multiple benefits derived from these activities and their contribution towards sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will also be presented.

Green TV

green.tv is the broadband TV channel for environmental films. green.tv is the first website to bring together films from a whole range of environmental organisations and independent filmmakers and make them available to anyone anywhere. To find out more about us, watch the green.tv story.

green.tv has been developed by largeblue and the Espians with the support and endorsement of the United Nations Environment Programme.

green.tv is a broad environmental church bringing together ideas and viewpoints from the world's leading environmental organisations, including UNEP, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Water Aid, IUCN, Stop Climate Chaos and many many more.

If you're inspired by green.tv, please help spread the word by telling your friends and posting a link on your website. There's a huge amount to communicate in a very short space of time. If you're a filmmaker with a story that you'd like us to air, then please get straight in touch.

For further information visit www.green.tv

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Photography Exhibition

Date:
07 - 30/11/2017
Description:
Come along to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre to see the images on display at the Blaenavon Camera Club photography exhibition

Festive "Elf" Walk/Run

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Santa needs you – will you be Santa's Elf to help make sure there is support for children and care for patients over the festive season!! All money raised by the event will help fund our "Unicorn"service over Christmas, supporting children who have lost a special person.

Craft Fair at Pontypool Market

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Join us for our regular Craft Fair and explore quality hand-made gifts from visiting craft sellers
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