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Side Event
#3197
COP 12
2014-10-09

Yellow Sea Ecoregion – The strategic collaboration for its biodiversity

The event links to the Aichi CBD Target 11. The YSESP on-the-ground activities were implemented in Muan Tidal Flat Wetland Protection Area, Korea and Yalu River Estuary Coastal Wetland Natural Reserve, China. Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and Community Based Management (CBM) approach were app ...

Side Event
#1919
COP 10
2010-10-22

Valuing and managing marine resources for human wellbeing

This session will examine the complexities of valuing and managing the oceans for human wellbeing. The importance of the oceans to people will be demonstrated by the first global economic valuation of marine ecosystem services, specifically shoreline protection, recreation and fisheries. The s ...

Side Event
#3232
COP 12
2014-10-08

Updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity

This event will provide the details of the updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity, as requested by COP 11 (decision XI/18).

Side Event
#3343
COP 12
2014-10-13

Unveiling the implementation toolbox: support tools and methodologies to achieve objectives of the CBD

This group of global NGOs will jointly showcase the wealth of instrumental material they have been long developing to contribute on the implementation of the CBD. A variety of valuable policy support tools and methodologies have been developed by the CBD, its Parties and its partners, to help i ...

Side Event
#2539
COP 11
2012-10-15

Traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems

This event will focus on area-based forms of conservation and management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems, highlighting the successes of community-based management. This event will have speakers from different parts of the world.

Side Event
#3141
COP 12
2014-10-10

The importance of protecting coastal environment gradients ~How can we attain marine Aichi targets ~

The Japanese NGOs in marine fields(Marine and Coastal Biodiversity network-Japan, Nakatsu Waterfront Conservation Association, Kaimin Network, NPO Omotehama network, and Nature Conservation Society of Japan) would like to hold a side event for information exchange of status of coastal areas of J ...

Side Event
#1832
COP 10
2010-10-21

The impacts of destructive fishing practices, unsustainable fishing, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on marine biodiversity and habitats

Achieving a viable balance between human use of marine living resources and conservation of marine biodiversity and habitats is essential to secure long-term ecosystem service delivery, including healthy and productive fish populations. This side event will present a report prepared by FAO,UNEP ...

Side Event
#1844
COP 10
2010-10-20

The Western Indian Ocean: Resilient ecosystems for sustainable livelihoods, adaptation, and human security

Discussion and presentations from countries and institutions in the Western Indian Ocean (islands of the Indian Ocean and coastal areas of East Africa) hosted by the Global island partnership. Will including the environmental and climate change needs and threats and how to address these through ...

Side Event
#2130
COP 10
2010-10-20

The Role of Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Conserving Large Pelagic Species

The side event will consist of a presentation on the current state of global marine biodiversity. Specifically, the presentation will focus on marine biodiversity as it relates to large pelagic species including tuna, sharks and whales. Time will be allotted for discussion and questions.

Side Event
#1822
COP 10
2010-10-20

The Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI): applying the CBD criteria to identify ecologically significant areas in the high seas

This side event is an introduction to the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI). Speakers will provide illustrations of how this international partnership is advancing the scientific basis for conserving biological diversity in the deep seas and open oceans. The work under this initiative ...

Side Event
#1829
COP 10
2010-10-22

The Census of Marine Life: A New Scientific Baseline for Policy

The Census of Marine Life, a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans will be released in October 2010. This unprecedented effort involved over 2500 scientists from 80 countries and spanned all realms of the ocean, from ...

Side Event
#2282
COP 10
2010-10-27

TOWARDS THE SOUTH-WEST ATLANTIC OCEAN CONSERVATION

The National Parks Administration of Argentina will formally announce the creation of four Marine Parks (maximum figure of Marine Protected Areas in the country) in Argentina´s Sea. The initiative will be recognize by WWF with the Leaders for a Living Planet award. The side event is hosted by th ...

Side Event
#1730
COP 10
2010-10-21

THE ROLE OF "SATOUMI" FOR MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

"Sato-umi" is a coastal zone where the livelihood of human-beings and the blessings of nature coexist in harmony with coastal area eco-systems. The objective of this side event is to promote a better understanding of the Sato-umi concept and of the significance of Sato-umi creation. Experts will ...

Side Event
#2466
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Sustainable Ocean Initiative: An Integrated Approach for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Meeting on Sustainable Ocean Initiative Programme Development, held 2-4 August 2011 in Kanazawa, Japan, consolidate ways and means to implement the vision and specific goals of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, and articulate specific message ...

Side Event
#2661
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Side Event
#2679
COP 11
2012-10-11

Sustainable Management of Coastal and marine biodiversity

Coastal and marine ecosystem provides considerable ecosystem services. Due to increased anthropogenic pressure and possible adverse impact of climate change conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources are of immense importance. Science based, people centric and process oriented i ...

Side Event
#2512
COP 11
2012-10-11

Solving the puzzle: Social and cultural dimensions of marine and coastal protected areas

This side event focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of fishing communities in relation to marine and coastal protected areas

Side Event
#1734
COP 10
2010-10-21

Social dimensions of marine protected areas

This event will bring together representatives from fishing communities, fishworker organizations, researchers and policy makers, to discuss the various social dimensions of marine protected areas especially from a fishing community perspective

Side Event
#2121
COP 10
2010-10-19

Satoumi and the management of marine and coastal biodiversity in Japan

The event will be held to launch a CBD Technical Report on the topic of Satoumi, and to elaborate how Satoumi is used in Japan to improve the management of marine and coastal biodiversity in an ecosystem approach context.

Side Event
#2725
COP 11
2012-10-19

Protection Pioneers of the Baltic Sea – joining regional forces in marine biodiversity protection

The best inventions are often first discovered in smaller scale, pilot projects, and test rounds – locally, or regionally, instead of globally. If these are, at the same time, closely connected to Governments, science communities and the commercial sector of several countries, the chances for su ...

Side Event
#2697
COP 11
2012-10-12

Protecting biodiversity in the North-East Atlantic

Description of areas meeting EBSAs criteria in North-East Atlantic region, building upon the Hyeres workshop in response to SBSTTA 16 recommendation, including the roadmap for the future refinement and finalization of Hyeres report, and the current status of the OSPAR MPA network.

Side Event
#3233
COP 12
2014-10-09

Priority Actions to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reefs and Closely Associated Ecosystems

This side event will highlight the importance of coral reefs and associated ecosystems (e.g., mangroves, seagrasses) for sustainable development and the need to enhance action towards Aichi Target 10. The main aspects of the Priority Actions to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reef ...

Side Event
#2110
COP 10
2010-10-18

Presentation of the Marine Protected Areas Gap Analysis

In 2004, the 7th Conference of Parties (COP7) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) drafted the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) to support the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems ...

Side Event
#3236
COP 12
2014-10-08

Presentation and discussion of the book on "Governance for Fisheries and Marine Conservation".

Two editors of the book and several of its authors will be presenting the book followed by questions and discussions by the audience. The book is coming out this month and will be officially launched in Oslo, Norway, August 26 2014.

Side Event
#3239
COP 12
2014-10-13

Partners Roundtable on Achieving the Aichi Targets through Integrated Coastal Management

The Roundtable with Donors and Partners will feature the joint initiative of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity and the Partnership for Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia in supporting efforts in South East and East Asia to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity targets through integrated ...

Side Event
#2281
COP 10
2010-10-28

Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge - a healthy ocean for future generations

The respectfully requested CBD COP 10 side event aims at informing about the new Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge Initiative which was kick-started in July 2010. Seven Governments (California, Fiji, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vietnam) participated in the founding meeting. Governo ...

Side Event
#2247
COP 10
2010-10-25

Ocean Industry Leadership in Addressing Marine Biodiversity Challenges

The World Ocean Council is the international, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on ocean sustainability that is tackling the single most important factor affecting marine biodiversity - the way business is done in the marine environment. The ocean supports a wide range of uses - shippi ...

Side Event
#1831
COP 10
2010-10-19

Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification, as a direct consequence of increased carbon dioxide, presents a serious concern for marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats globally. An emerging body of research suggests that the effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems will be variable and co ...

Side Event
#2458
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

OCEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AND CONSERVATION COMMUNITY INTERACTION IN ADDRESSING MARINE BIODIVERSITY THROUGH THE CBD

The role of the industry is critical to marine biodiversity. The ocean supports a wide range of uses - shipping, ports, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, renewable energy, mining, tourism, desalination, dredging, etc. Maintaining ocean health and sustaining marine biodiversity requires respon ...

Side Event
#1744
COP 10
2010-10-18

OBSERVATION OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY (FEAT. JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

The human beings live with bio-resources. However, we do not know a proper solution for sustainable use of these bio-resources. The information of ocean biodiversity is still scant. In the term of the land, detailed analysis and prediction on the biodiversity are necessary to understand the conn ...

Side Event
#1850
COP 10
2010-10-26

Moving the Needle on Ocean Protection

During this side event, we will launch a report titled “Moving the needle on Ocean Protection” that has been prepared for COP10 and that focuses on the implementation of the 2012 target of establishing Marine Protected Areas Networks. The report will provide evidence-based advice on improving an ...

Side Event
#2259
COP 10
2010-10-28

Monaco and Marine Protected Areas

Within the framework of the COP-10 and in presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation organizes a side event entitled “Monaco and Marine Protected Areas”. During this event, a presentation will be given on projects led by the Foundation in the field of biodive ...

Side Event
#2054
COP 10
2010-10-28

Marine and Coastal protected Areas towards a better Governance of the Mediterranean

This side event aims at sharing the efforts of the Mediterranean region under the aegis of UNEP/MAP in making the Millenium Development Goals with regard to the protection of biodiversity and the creation of marine protected areas a reality in the Mediterranean region. 60 min event, including: ...

Side Event
#2465
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Marine Spatial Planning and Management using the Ecosystem Approach: From Principles to Practice

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Experience and Use of Marine Spatial Planning (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/18), and initiate a discussion on the necessary strategies and activities to build on the successes of MSP around the world. This event is being convened j ...

Side Event
#2783
COP 11
2012-10-19

Marine Biodiversity and Ocean governance – The youth perspective

This event is designed to take place in the main conference setting (HICC) during the lunch break (13.15-14.45) of the Conference. Go4BioDiv is an International Youth Forum, aimed at providing a platform to the youth to voice their opinion on the issues related to biodiversity during CBD-COP as ...

Side Event
#3212
COP 12
2014-10-15

Managing coastal marine biodiversity in India: Can participatory approaches make a difference?

Protection of biodiversity in India has a long tradition with some remarkable success when it comes to terrestrial ecosystems. Similar efforts for marine areas along the coast proved to be much more difficult, mainly because of the enormous pressure on natural resources exerted by an ever increa ...

Side Event
#3250
COP 12
2014-10-08

MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING IN PRACTICE – TRANSITIONING FROM PLANNING TO IMPLEMENTATION IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS

ABSTRACT: Marine spatial planning (MSP) can cover a broad range of initiatives that aim to maintain the use of resources and ecosystem services through careful planning of available coastal or ocean space - essentially any effort that attempts to reconcile more than one sector’s development obje ...

Side Event
#3177
COP 12
2014-10-10

MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE IN CORAL REEF AND ASSOCIATED ECOSYSTEMS

This side event will highlight the efforts of the GEF partnership to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of coral reef and associated ecosystems and the achievement of the related Aichi Targets and provide an overview of programming opportunities within the GEF-6 biodiversity stra ...

Side Event
#3110
COP 12
2014-10-10

MANAGING CORAL REEFS FOR RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE - PROGRESS MADE AND KEY PRIORITIES TOWARDS MEETING AICHI TARGET 10

The event will share information on coral reef planning and management approaches that safeguard or enhance coral reef resilience to increasing threats from climate change. Through presentations and panel discussion the event will review experiences and progress made, and discuss further actions ...

Side Event
#2732
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of Indo-German Partnership Programme on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation

This will be an official side eventjointly organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Government of Germany (BMU) to launch a new Indo-German partnership programme on “Coas ...

Side Event
#2785
COP 11
2012-10-17

Journey through Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – the Youth perspective

This event – street theatre and presentation of the Go4BioDiv Declaration - is designed to take place on the Main Stage of the fair on the HITEX compound during a very prominent time, preferably in the early afternoon and on another date than the Go4BioDiv panel discussion on livelihoods (Side e ...

Side Event
#3267
COP 12
2014-10-10

Impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity

This event will review and consolidate on the experiences, tools and guidance on addressing the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity, and provide inputs to the forthcoming CBD Expert Workshop on this issue in December 2014.

Side Event
#2439
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Impacts of Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Global Cooperation for a Quieter Ocean

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. This event ...

Side Event
#2442
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: from Evidence to Solutions

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/15), and initiate a discussion on marine debris by focusing on a number of issues related to marine debris impacts on biodiversity, including ...

Side Event
#2275
COP 10

INSPIRING MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: BEST PRACTICES AND NEW IDEAS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION WITH THE WORLD OCEAN NETWORK

Educational organisations, aquaria, science centres, natural history museums, research centres, zoos, media and NGO are at the interface of different publics and very good vehicles for communication towards the public at large. Together they reach hundreds of millions of people each year. World ...

Side Event
#2721
COP 11
2012-10-11

IMPACTS OF UNDERWATER NOISE ON MARINE AND COASTAL BIODIVERSITY: GLOBAL COOPERATION FOR A QUIETER OCEAN

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Side Event
#2194
COP 10
2010-10-22

ICCAs in coastal and marine environments: learning from long-standing and brand new examples throughout the world

ICCAs— sites and landscapes/ seascapes voluntarily conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities—are a phenomenon of global significance in both terrestrial and marine and coastal environments. This event will feature tools and guidance on how CBD Parties, indigenous peoples, local commu ...

Side Event
#2446
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

High Seas Marine Protected Areas

Experiences in establishing and implementing a network of ecologically representative, well-managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), improving the management of existing MPAs, reducing the threat of external threats, such as human activities and climate change, to MPAs.

Side Event
#2696
COP 11
2012-10-08

Green Economy, Oceans and SIDS

This event will discuss how the Green Economy approach for sustainable development can address some key biodiversity issues and also work towards biodiversity targets.

Side Event
#2449
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Global progress on Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 (protected areas) in marine and coastal environments, with case studies from the LifeWeb and HERMIONE projects

The side event will review global progress with marine protected areas (MPAs) and explore practical and innovative ways to accelerate progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. At the side event we will present key findings from the Protected Planet Report 2012 on the current status and tren ...

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