Outcomes of the first Ibero-American Biosphere Reserves Congress

Organized under the title “Biosphere Reserves: All Hands, All Voices”, this first congress produced a Déclaration that was delivered to the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP16) stressing the importance of Biosphere Reserves as laboratories for climate change monitoring and adaptation.

Shanghai Declaration on Urban Futures and Human and Ecosystem Wellbeing

Expo 2010 Shanghai, China

The International Symposium on Urban Futures and Human and Ecosystem Wellbeing was held in Shanghai (China) on 26-30 October 2010, which was an apt celebration of the Shanghai World Expo’s theme: “Better Cities, Better Life”. The symposium was jointly sponsored by the UNESCO-MAB Programme, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE).

Shanghai Declaration

Urban Systems

Integrated Urban Water Management


UNESCO and CBD embark upon a joint programme on the inter-linkages between biological and cultural diversity

© NABU/S. Bender, Traditional land use, Kafa Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia

The 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) agreed on a number of measures that will ensure that the ecosystems of the planet will continue to sustain human well-being into the future.

Joint Programme UNESCO and SCBD

2010 Declaration

Nagoya Outcomes

COP 10 Decisions


Thirteen new sites join UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves

© Aurélie Déjeant
The Karst Biosphere Reserve (Slovenia)

The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme has added 13 new sites and seven extensions in 15 different countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), which now has 564 sites in 109 countries.

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