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Advancing More, Better and Faster Financing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Financial Resources and Mechanism

Implementation of Article 20 and Article 21

Review of implementation of articles 20 and 21 of the Convention has been a standing item on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties. With continuing strategic planning for biodiversity at various levels, financing for biodiversity has become a theme of even more central importance in advancing the three objectives of the Convention. The Conference of the Parties succeeded in adopting several historic decisions, including Strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention 2008 and Memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Council of the Global Environment Facility 1996. Further deliberations on financial resources and the financial mechanism are organized around the conceptual frameworks outlined in the Strategy for Resource Mobilization and the Memorandum of Understanding.

The Financial Mechanism
Statement to the 47th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility, by Mr. Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary, 29 October 2014
Joint Summary of the Chairs of the 47th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility

COP-12 Events on Financial Resources

Africa
Approaches for Identifying Economic Potentials for Genetic Resources under ABS in Africa: Outcomes of a 6 Country ABS Capacity Building Project (Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa) under GEF-4, hosted by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative jointly with UNEP Division of Environmental Law (DELC) and ONE WORLD ANALYTICS, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea
Patent Activity for Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge from Africa, by Paul Oldham, One World Analytics & UNU-IAS

Belgium
Mainstreaming Biodiversity in developing countries: the case of Belgium, by Luc Janssens de Bisthoven, Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, RBINS, DGD-RBINS programme-”Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable development”, CEBioS. The COP12 side event "Capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in development cooperation", Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea
Integrating relevant knowledge into payment schemes for conservation? Science Policy Interface approaches, by Charles-Hubert Born, UCL. COP12 event "Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference?" Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)), 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Bhutan
‘Bhutan for Life’: “A Long Term Innovative and Sustainable Financing Solution to Conserve Bhutan’s Extensive Network of Protected Areas” (Monday, 13 October 2014; National Environment Commission), Republic of Korea

Bolivia
Contribution of Collective Action to Biodiversity Conservation (Wednesday, 8 October 2014; Plurinational State of Bolivia), Republic of Korea
The role of collective action in the conservation of biological diversity, by Diego Pacheco, Head of the Bolivian delegation at the CBD COP12. COP 12 event "Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: - Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue on the Value of Biodiversity for Mainstreaming, Financial Mechanisms, and Safeguards", 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Botswana
Ecosystem accounts and the link to BIOFIN in Botswana, by Dineo D. Gaborekwe, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Brazil
Social and Environmental Safeguards in Brazil: REDD+ Indigenous People Context, by Rosa Lemos de Sá, FUNBIO. COP-12 side event "Meeting Sustainable Development Objectives: Opportunities and Limits to Biodiversity Offsets", Caisse des Depots et des Consignations, Mission Economique de la Biodiversité, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Business Movement for Biodiversity - Brazil, by Movimento Empresarial Pela Biodiversidade - Brasil, COP12 event "Biodiversity and Business", 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Overview about process and projects approved by the Brazilian National Authority – CGEN, by Francine H. Leal Franco, GSS, COP12 event "Biodiversity and Business", 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Beraca - Sociobiodiversity Enhancement Program, by Beraca, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 12-14 October 2015, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

LIFE Certification: Lasting Initiative For Earth, by Miriam Garcia, Instituto LIFE. COP 12 event "Life Certification - Pre-Eminent Biological Methodology for Businesses", 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Learning and Action: Enhancing Conservation Finance through Environmental Funds and South-South Collaboration (Monday, 13 October 2014; Brazilian Biodiversity Fund - FUNBIO on Behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds - REDLAC), Republic of Korea

Funbio: A Strategic Mechanism in Pursuit of Financial Sustainability of Brazilian Protected Areas (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Funbio), Republic of Korea

Amazon Protected Areas Program (ARPA): Past 10 Years, Future 25 Years – Financially Sound and Sustainable Protected Areas for the Biome on a Continent Wide Scale (Thursday, 16 October 2014; Ministry of the Environment of Brazil - MMA / Fundo Brasileiro Para A Biodiversidade – Funbio / World Wildlife Fund Network - WWF), Republic of Korea

Cambodia
The influence of payments for ecosystem services on behaviours and motivations in Cambodia, by Colas Chervier, CIRAD. COP12 event "Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference?" Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)), 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Canada
Experiences from Canada in Tracking and Reporting on CBD-related Resource Mobilization: public budgets of three-level governments, business expenditure and user fees, by Scott Wilson, WGRI-5 Panel Discussion: Success and Challenges in Tracking and Reporting on CBD-Related Resource Mobilization, 19 June 2014, Montreal
Financing Canada's protected areas by Scott Wilson: $600 million annual budget and $118 million in revenues for Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites. Province of Ontario moves from government funding towards a user-funded protected area system system - $69 million per year or 86% of total budget is now recovered through user fees and other revenue streams. COP 12 event "Creative Resource Mobilization for Biodiversity: Practical Experiences, Real Results", 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

China
Brief introduction to China TEEB National Action Plan, by Lile Hu, Biodiversity Research Center, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. COP 12 event "Biodiversity Conservation in China: The National Progress for the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)", 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Ecuador
Mainstreaming biodiversity into public policy design and management in Ecuador, by Sofia Panchi, Ministry of Environment, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

EU
Does Biodiversity Matter for Development? EU's Development Cooperation Launches its B4life Flagship Initiative (Thursday, 16 October 2014; Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, European Commission), Republic of Korea

Mainstreaming Biodiversity through Development Cooperation, by Arnold Jacques de Dixmude, European Commission Development Cooperation Office - EuropeAid. The COP12 side event "Capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in development cooperation", Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Finland
What Are the Opportunities and Challenges for Initiatives and the Global Partnership - Case Finland, by Corporate Responsibility Network FIBS, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 12 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

France
Economic leverages to conciliate economic development with biodiversity, by Laurent Piermont, Caisse des Dépôts. COP-12 side event "Meeting Sustainable Development Objectives: Opportunities and Limits to Biodiversity Offsets", Caisse des Depots et des Consignations, Mission Economique de la Biodiversité, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Cossure Case Study, by Vincent Hulin, Head of Research, Caisse des Dépôts. COP-12 side event "Meeting Sustainable Development Objectives: Opportunities and Limits to Biodiversity Offsets", Caisse des Depots et des Consignations, Mission Economique de la Biodiversité, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Biodiversity-harmful subsidies in France: methodology, inventory and reform proposals, by Guillaume Sainteny, President of the National Commission on Biodiversity-Harmful Subsidies, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Clarifying terminology issues with biodiversity financing instruments: markets versus payments? by Philippe Méral, IRD. COP12 event "Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference?" Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)), 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

INVALUABLE: a highly policy-relevant project, by Renaud Lapeyre, IDDRI. COP12 event "Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference?" Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)), 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Germany
ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning and practice. Presented at the COP12 side event "Values: Bringing Theory to Practice and Implementing the Ecosystem Service Approach: Inventory of Methods and Country Application to Assess, Value and Integrate Ecosystem Services into Decision Making", Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GMBH), 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Nagoya Protocol Capacity Development Needs, by Suhel al-Janabi, ABS Capacity Development Initiative, Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Innovative Opportunities for Business, Business and Biodiversity Forum, 12-14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

International Cooperation and Exchange for Biodiversity Conservation: Dialogue Formats on ABS and TEEB (Friday, 17 October 2014; Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) Gmbh), Republic of Korea
Strengthening Capacities to Combat Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, by Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ Traffic, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea: Central African initiatives to combat proaching; Enforcing Wildlife Law and Preventing Wildlife Crime in Namibia; Wildlife Consumption in Vietnam: Reforming policies and practices to strengthen biodiversity conservation in support of the Aichi targets
Impact Regulation and compensation pools in Germany - combining instruments for no net loss, by Martin Szaramowicz, Flächenagentur Brandenburg GmbH. COP-12 side event "Meeting Sustainable Development Objectives: Opportunities and Limits to Biodiversity Offsets", Caisse des Depots et des Consignations, Mission Economique de la Biodiversité, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Global

Outcomes of Quito Dialogue II, by Francis Ogwal, Uganda & Maria Schultz, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden. COP 12 event "Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: - Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue on the Value of Biodiversity for Mainstreaming, Financial Mechanisms, and Safeguards", 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Findings and Recommendations, by Carlos M. Rodriguez, Chair of the High Level Panel, COP12 event "Findings and Recommendations of the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020", 7 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea
Summary of the Regional Research, by Matt Rayment, ICF International, Consultant supporting High Level Panel, COP12 event "Findings and Recommendations of the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020", 7 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Documenting successful mainstreaming cases and approaches to deliver the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, by Sonia Peña Moreno, Maximilian Mueller, Carolina Hazin. Presented at the event "Biodiversity Mainstreaming – What Does Success Look Like? Birdlife International and the International Union For Conservation Of Nature (IUCN)), 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

From Dehradun to Pyeongchang via Chennai: Guidance for the integration of biodiversity and poverty eradication, by Hem Pande and Didier Babin. The COP12 side event "Capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in development cooperation", Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

The Cost of Knowledge – Investments to Date in Authoritative Biodiversity Knowledge Products (Monday, 13 October 2014; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Birdlife International, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)), Republic of Korea

Biodiversity Bright Spots: Sharing and Celebrating Effective and Replicable Examples of Successful Resource Mobilization and Leadership (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Rare, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC)), Republic of Korea

Taking Business Efforts to Protect Biodiversity and Natural Capital – Tangible Examples for Business Action (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Biodiversity In Good Company' Initiative E. V.), Republic of Korea

Biodiversity Bright Spots High Level Event: Celebrating Leadership in Resource Mobilization and Commitment to Action (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; The Nature Conservancy, Rare, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)), Republic of Korea

India
Business and Biodiversity in India: 20 Illustrations, by Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). COP12 side event "India Business & Biodiversity Initiative: Mainstreaming Sustainable Management of Biodiversity by Indian Businesses", CII-Itc Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF&CC), Indo-German Biodiversity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh, India Office), 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI), COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 12 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity India Initiative, presented at COP-12 side event "TEEB India Initiative – Implementing Aichi Biodiversity Targets", Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (Moef&Cc), Government Of India; Indo-German Biodiversity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) Gmbh, India Office), 15 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Collaborative Approaches for Biodiversity Conservation, by Vishaish Uppal, WWF-India. The COP12 side event "Capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in development cooperation", Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Integrated/Stakeholder Reporting: What, Why, How and When?, by Pavan Sukhdev, Founder & CEO, GIST Advisory, Business Forum Panel Session #4: Reporting & Communications, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Indonesia

Design of payment schemes for conservation and the role of intermediaries in Indonesia, by Romain Pirard, CIFOR. COP12 event "Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference?" Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)), 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Iran
ICCAs for biodiversity in development cooperation EuropeAid-Iran, by Taghi Farvar & Nahid Naghizadeh, CENESTA, UNINOMAD, & ICCA Consortium. The COP12 side event "Capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in development cooperation", Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Japan
A New Certification System for Sustainable Land Use Encourages Sustainable Urban Development, by Makoto Haraguchi, Director of ABINC. COP-12 side event "How Business Can Contribute to Recover Biodiversity and Ecosystems Within Cities. Sharing Experiences from Japan", Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Who are JBIB? A Brief Introduction, by Dr. Adachi Naoki, Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity. COP-12 side event "How Business Can Contribute to Recover Biodiversity and Ecosystems Within Cities. Sharing Experiences from Japan", Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Development of a Toolkit for Sustainable Land Use, by Takashi Miwa, Takenaka Corporation, Leader of JBIB Sustainable Land Use working group. COP-12 side event "How Business Can Contribute to Recover Biodiversity and Ecosystems Within Cities. Sharing Experiences from Japan", Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Insurance Company's Business Contribution to Protect Biodiversity, by Katsutoshi Akiba, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company. COP-12 side event "How Business Can Contribute to Recover Biodiversity and Ecosystems Within Cities. Sharing Experiences from Japan", Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Mori Building's Biodiversity Initiatives Sengokuyama Mori Tower, by Hiroki Yamaguchi, Head of Landscape, Mori Building. COP-12 side event "How Business Can Contribute to Recover Biodiversity and Ecosystems Within Cities. Sharing Experiences from Japan", Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, 14 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Biodiversity conservation activities of Japanese financial sector, by Mr. Rikiya Konishi, Deputy Director, Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan. COP 12 event "Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: - Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue on the Value of Biodiversity for Mainstreaming, Financial Mechanisms, and Safeguards", 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

How Japanese Business Initiates Mainstreaming Biodiversity?, by Akira Ichikawa, Keidanren, Committee on Nature Conservation, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Mexico
Ecovalores Mexico: Mainstreaming Natural Protected Areas´ Ecosystem Services Within the Development Agenda (Tuesday, 7 October 2014; Mexico´s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas), Republic of Korea
Mexico‘s experience with ES Assessment and Valuation for Conservation, by Alonso Martínez, National Commission for Protected Natural Areas. COP12 side event "Values: Bringing Theory to Practice and Implementing the Ecosystem Service Approach: Inventory of Methods and Country Application to Assess, Value and Integrate Ecosystem Services into Decision Making", Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GMBH), 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Mongolia
Reconciling mining and biodiversity conservation and related financing needs through landscape-scale impact mitigation in Mongolia. Andrew Deutz, Director of International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy, Republic of Korea

Namibia
A biodiversity expenditure review using the BIOFIN assessment methodology in Namibia, by Lawrie Harper-Simmonds, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea
Enforcing Wildlife Law and Preventing Wildlife Crime in Namibia, Department of Environmental Affairs, MET MET/GIZ Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Project, Side event "Strengthening Capacities to Combat Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets", organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ Traffic, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, Monday, 13 October 2014, Republic of Korea
Namibia‘s Experience with Ecosystem Services Valuation for Conservation, by Dr . Konrad Uebelhör, MET/GIZ Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Project. COP12 side event "Values: Bringing Theory to Practice and Implementing the Ecosystem Service Approach: Inventory of Methods and Country Application to Assess, Value and Integrate Ecosystem Services into Decision Making", Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GMBH), 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Netherlands
How Sectors Can Contribute to Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biodiversity (Thursday, 16 October 2014; Pbl Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency), Republic of Korea
Insights from the 4th Global Biodiversity Outlook for monitoring, accounting and valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, by Marcel Kok, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Norway
Market/non-market instruments; and ODA, by Bente Herstad, Director, Dept. of Climate, Environment and Natural Resources, Norad, Norway. COP 12 event "Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: - Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue on the Value of Biodiversity for Mainstreaming, Financial Mechanisms, and Safeguards", 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Peru
Ecological Research Funded by Tourism, by Inkaterra, Peru, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

How BIOFIN supports biodiversity conversation in Peru, by Luis Antonio Sánchez Perales, BIOFIN National Team Leader, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Philippines
Ecosystem accounting in The Philippines, by Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

South Africa
Enhancing incentives and resource mobilization for landscape protection in support of sustainable development in South Africa, by Wilma Lutsch, Department of Environmental Affairs, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Sweden
Biodiversity financing and safeguards: lessons learned and proposed guidelines, by Claudia Ituarte-Lima, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre. COP 12 event "Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: - Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue on the Value of Biodiversity for Mainstreaming, Financial Mechanisms, and Safeguards", 6 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Switzerland
Biodiversity Finance Reporting Methodologies: Experiences from Switzerland, by Gabriela Blatter, WGRI-5 Panel Discussion: Success and Challenges in Tracking and Reporting on CBD-Related Resource Mobilization, 19 June 2014, Montreal

Thailand
How Businesses Implement the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Green Farm, Green Development? (Thursday, 9 October 2014; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), Republic of Korea

United Kingdom
Helping to Implement the Aichi Targets - The UK's Darwin Initiative (Monday, 6 October 2014; Defra), Republic of Korea
Mobilizing Resources to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade (Friday, 10 October 2014; Defra), Republic of Korea
Valuing the Deep: Marine Genetic Resources in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Defra), Republic of Korea
Rhino Impact Bonds: leveraging new upfront capital for conservation. Nigel Dudley, Zoological Society of London, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Vietnam
Wildlife Consumption in Vietnam: Reforming policies and practices to strengthen biodiversity conservation in support of the Aichi targets. Side event "Strengthening Capacities to Combat Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets", organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ Traffic, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, Monday, 13 October 2014, Republic of Korea

African Development Bank (AFDB)
Conserving Biodiversity at the African Development Bank (AFDB) (Thursday, 16 October 2014, Republic of Korea)

Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC)
Central African initiatives to combat proaching, by Chouaibou Nchoutpouen, Biodiversity and Desertification Programme Officer, Side event "Strengthening Capacities to Combat Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets", organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ Traffic, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, Monday, 13 October 2014, Republic of Korea

Earthmind
Corporate Biodiversity Finance: Financing no net loss & positive impacts, by Dr Francis Vorhies, Earthmind, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 12-14 October 2015, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
"Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference?" Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)), 9 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea: Summary; The influence of payments for ecosystem services on behaviours and motivations in Cambodia; Clarifying terminology issues with biodiversity financing instruments: markets versus payments?; INVALUABLE: a highly policy-relevant project; Integrating relevant knowledge into payment schemes for conservation? Science Policy Interface approaches; Design of payment schemes for conservation and the role of intermediaries in Indonesia

International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Building Legal Preparedness for Biodiversity Targets: why law matters for success, by Fabiano de Andrade Correa, IDLO, Transformative Initiatives in Biodiversity Mainstreaming and Financing, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

OECD
Scaling Up Finance for Biodiversity and the Role of Biodiversity Offsets, by Katia Karousakis, OECD Environment Directorate. COP-12 side event "New OECD Work on Indicators to Monitor Progress on Aichi Target 3 (Incentives) and Target 20 (Resource Mobilization); Designing Effective Biodiversity Offsets; and Finance For Biodiversity", OECD, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Biodiversity Policy Response Indicators: Monitoring Progress Towards Aichi Biodiversity Targets 3 and 20, by Christina Van Winkle, OECD Environment Directorate. COP-12 side event "New OECD Work on Indicators to Monitor Progress on Aichi Target 3 (Incentives) and Target 20 (Resource Mobilization); Designing Effective Biodiversity Offsets; and Finance For Biodiversity", OECD, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Official Development Assistance for Biodiversity, by Anna Drutschinin and Juan Casado-Asensio, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate. COP-12 side event "New OECD Work on Indicators to Monitor Progress on Aichi Target 3 (Incentives) and Target 20 (Resource Mobilization); Designing Effective Biodiversity Offsets; and Finance For Biodiversity", OECD, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Measuring and Monitoring External Development Finance for Biodiversity, The OECD Development Assistance Committee Statistics & Rio Markers, by Anna Drutschinin, OECD DAC Secretariat, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

An overview of Biodiversity Financing Mechanisms, by Katia Karousakis, OECD Secretariat, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Scoping paper on biodiversity and development cooperation, by Anna Drutschninin and Juan Casado Asensio, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The COP12 side event "Capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in development cooperation", Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Rainforest Alliance
Mainstreaming biodiversity in the production sectors, by Jeffrey Milder, Rainforest Alliance, CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform
Revolutionizing the International Trade System through Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform), Republic of Korea

UNDP
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN): global overview and first lessons, by Yves de Soye, UNDP. Pilot in 19 core countries (Oct 2014, 1 tbd). National budgets: $468,000 (17x) to $832,000. “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

UNEP
TEEB for Agriculture & Food (Tuesday, 7 October 2014; UNEP TEEB), Republic of Korea
The Natural Capital Declaration Project: Policies to tackle deforestation risks linked to private finance, by Anders Nordheim, UNEP Finance Initiative, COP12 Rio Conventions Pavilion event, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

UN Statistics Division
The UN System of Environmental Economic Accounting and its implementation in pilot countries, by Ivo Havinga, UN Statistics Division: pilot countries include South Africa, Mauritius, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Mexico, Chile. “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

UNU
Mobilizing Resources for Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Production Landscapes and Seascapes (Wednesday, 8 October 2014; United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability), Republic of Korea

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mainstreaming and Assessment: A WBCSD perspective, by Violaine Berger, WBCSD, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

World Bank
The WAVES Partnership: processes and emerging results, by Valerie Hickey, The World Bank, “Transformative Initiatives” side event, CBD COP 12, 16 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

WWF
Mainstreaming Sustainable Production and Consumption, by Jason Clay, SVP Markets, WWF-US, COP12 Business & Biodiversity Forum, 13 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for the Arctic – Scoping Study (Thursday, 9 October 2014; WWF Global Arctic Programme), Republic of Korea

COP-12 events on the financial mechanism
GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy: Supporting Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, 2011-2020 (Monday, 6 October 2014)
GEF Engagement with Indigenous Peoples (Tuesday, 7 October 2014)
The Fifth Overall Performance Study of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)(Tuesday, 7 October 2014)
Sustainable Financing of Protected Area Systems by the GEF (Wednesday, 8 October 2014)
GEF Support to Building Capacity for Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (Thursday, 9 October 2014)
Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Coral Reef and Associated Ecosystems (Friday, 10 October 2014)

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