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Side Event
#3258
COP 12
2014-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Through history, there has been an awareness of a deep connection between the living system of human thought and the living system of the natural world. Over time however, the awareness of this connection has become critically fragile. We will discuss ways of restoring and strengthening this awa ...

Side Event
#3277
COP 12
2014-10-17

International cooperation and exchange for biodiversity conservation: Dialogue formats on ABS and TEEB

The German Government together with its global development partners Brazil, India and South Africa is supporting a variety of activities in the field of international cooperation striving for an effective implementation of the CBD. Current approaches are e.g. the facilitation of dialogue format ...

Side Event
#3294
COP 12
2014-10-17

Effect of sand mining on biodiversity.

Sand mining is a neglected but serious environmental hazard affecting beaches, creeks and rivers all over the world. Rampant sand mining destroys environment and bio diversity, affects water security and causes land erosion. Developing countries like India, Cambodia and other Asian countries co ...

Side Event
#3298
COP 12
2014-10-17

Traditional medicine: growing presence, resource concerns and possible solutions

Over 60,000 of plants, most of them harvested from the wild, provide essential ingredients for traditional medicine systems and other industries, and support livelihoods of thousands of collectors around the world. Due to multiple reasons wild plants are endangered with one in five threatened wi ...

Side Event
#3306
COP 12
2014-10-17

Protocolo de Nagoya, Pueblos Indigenas y Conocimiento tradicional asociado a recursos geneticos

Se tratara los desafios de la entratada en vigor del Protocolo de Nagoya con un enfoque en conocimientos tradicionales asociados a recursos geneticos

Side Event
#3311
COP 12
2014-10-17

Sharing knowledge and experience among the South East Asian countries and China in the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 & Aichi Targets

The China Fund Project on “Strengthening the capacity of South East Asian countries for the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 & Aichi Targets”, launched in 2013, aims to promote sharing of knowledge and experience among ASEAN countries and China on the implementation of ...

Side Event
#3355
COP 12
2014-10-17

Community Protocols and the Nagoya Protocol

The side-event will launch a guide on Community Protocols for policy makers and other stakeholders that was developed by UNEP and EDO NSW which was supported by the Government of Spain through the LifeWeb Initiative. The event will also present case studies from five (5) different regions of th ...

Side Event
#3415
COP 12
2014-10-17

ROLE OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN CONVERSVATION AND ACCESS & BENEFIT SHARING OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES AS PER THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ACT. 2002, INDIA WITH CASE STUDIES

Gervernment of India, enacted the Biological Diversity Act. 2002 in spirit of UN Convention on Biological Diversity and which enabled the local communities have rights on their Biological Resources and its associated traditional knowledge. We would like to bring the notice of internatonal commu ...

Side Event
#3295
COP 12
2014-10-16

Global Understanding in Forestry Education

Forest as the one of ecosystem containing with biodiversity was threatening by human activity for supporting of economic growth and social development. People in every sector and level of education should be aware to create good management in forestry to make sustainable natural resources to fu ...

Side Event
#3138
COP 12
2014-10-16

Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM) for tracking, monitoring and benefit sharing of microbial resources worldwide

Managing ex situ collections of microbial strains across the world has been hampered by the lack of an overarching tracking system. The coming into force of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) requires improved clarity on what strains are held where, how they can be accessed, and the conditions under which ...

Side Event
#3146
COP 12
2014-10-16

Nature has no borders – transboundary cooperation to safeguard arctic and boreal biodiversity

A key theme #5 in the recently released Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) concerns identifying and safeguarding important areas for biodiversity. This concerns the need to advance the protection of large areas of ecologically important marine, terrestrial and freshwater habitats, taking into ...

Side Event
#3331
COP 12
2014-10-16

Using solutions to share knowledge and create evidence-based innovation

Let´s not keep reinventing the wheel but learn from each other´s successes in the management and governance of biodiversity and natural resources. This side event – hosted by the Blue Solutions Initiative of the German Environment Ministry (BMUB) together with its implementing partners GIZ, IUCN ...

Side Event
#3339
COP 12
2014-10-16

Demonstrating the role of biodiversity and ecosystems in delivering good health at low cost

Of the several services that biodiversity provides, a cross-cutting one is the contribution to secure the health of people and life forms in all manifestations – physical, mental and spiritual. While the relevance of biodiversity and related traditional knowledge to mainstream health may be more ...

Side Event
#3369
COP 12
2014-10-16

Patent Activity for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Experience from the UK

This side-event presents the results of research to identify genetic resources and TK in UK international patent activity as part of a project with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and UK Intellectual Property Office. The project aimed to understand the origins of ...

Side Event
#3224
COP 12
2014-10-16

How Sectors Can Contribute To Sustainable Use And Conservation Of Biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 shows that if the world stays on its current development path, pressures on biodiversity will continue to increase in the coming years, and the state of biodiversity will decline further. To provide better insight into how the pressures on and underlying causes ...

Side Event
#3227
COP 12
2014-10-16

TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND REHABILITATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. TERRE POLICY CENTRE

Release of short film on Western Ghats – The ecological balance by Nature and panel discussion on the Western Ghats- sustainable Livelihood for every life . Speakers- Mr Ram Bhooj National programme Officer, ecological sciences. Mr. Shende Rajendra – Former Director UNEP President of the side e ...

Side Event
#3272
COP 12
2014-10-16

Le Protocole de Nagoya et la croissance verte.

La Ministre de l'Environnement du Maroc présentera les projets entamés en relation avec le sujet.

Side Event
#3281
COP 12
2014-10-16

PROMOTING LAWS FOR BIODIVERSITY

IDLO invites COP 12 delegates to learn about the latest tools, innovations and initiatives available to assist CBD Parties to use law to support the national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The IDLO-SCBD Legal Preparedness for Achieving ...

Side Event
#3289
COP 12
2014-10-16

Falconry and Falconer’s Activities associated with Sustainable Wildlife Management

Falconry is a worldwide traditional hunting art using trained birds of prey with a history of over 3,000 years. It is listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Recently, sustainable use of wildlife is being recognized as a way to help conserve biological diversity; sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#3140
COP 12
2014-10-16

Does biodiversity matter for development? EU's development cooperation launches its B4Life Flagship Initiative.

The EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship initiative is designed to help developing countries protect ecosystems, combat wildlife crime and develop green economies. It takes the novel approach of emphasising the economic benefits of protecting biodiversity and ecosystems in the interest of ...

Side Event
#3149
COP 12
2014-10-16

Connecting the islands to complete the biodiversity puzzles

Island conservation is the hot issue nowadays. Life forms started from deep sea and flourished on islands. Roots up conservation action is very crucial to establish a long term support and impact on local people. Therefore, constant communication between different stake holders and massive envir ...

Side Event
#3308
COP 12
2014-10-16

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

The event intends to address the accomplishments after 10 years of implementation of the ARPA Program and its future: the 25 year strategy for achieving financial sustainability and sound management of Protected Areas. This is a follow-up side event on the launching of the ARPA for Life initiati ...

Side Event
#3366
COP 12
2014-10-16

Challenges for the basic, applied and commercial reserach community in a post-Nagoya world

Non-commercial research focused on improving our understanding of natural systems, is crucially important to underpin the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity. This is especially true for the, as yet, largely unexplored marine environment. In relation to Article 8a of the Nagoya Protoc ...

Side Event
#3379
COP 12
2014-10-16

What does a win-win-win benefit-sharing mechanism look like under the Nagoya Protocol?

Through an in-depth look at how the cosmetics and fragrance industry create value within their products and innovation systems this event will provide concrete knowledge and recommendations on the formulation and implementation of benefit-sharing mechanisms that can have a win-win-win outcome fo ...

Side Event
#3427
COP 12
2014-10-16

Conserving Biodiversity at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is a premier multilateral development finance institution. It is one of the five major global multilateral development banks (MDBs) in the world. The AfDB was established in 1964 to contribute to the economic development and social progress of its region ...

Side Event
#3191
COP 12
2014-10-15

Beyond Tigers

Beyond Tigers would highlight the manner in which tigers promote (and could further promote) CBD objectives, particularly Aichi Targets 11 and 12. The event will highlight how tiger conservation efforts have mobilized funds which protect the wider ecosystems in which the species is found, thus a ...

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
#3222
COP 12
2014-10-15

EXTERNAL RESPONSIBILITY. AN ASSESSMENT OF ITS EFFECTS ON GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY LOSS

The growing internationalization of the economy is responsible for the effects that domestic decisions have beyond any political or administrative boundaries. That applies not only to States and unions of States such as the European Union, but also to subnational and local governments. In the co ...

Side Event
#3235
COP 12
2014-10-15

TEEB India Initiative – Implementing Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Drawing example from India, the side event will present how TEEB implementation at national and sub-national levels could support countries towards achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets. A presentation on the TEEB India Initiative (TII) and National Biodiversity Targets 2020 will be made, follow ...

Side Event
#3273
COP 12
2014-10-15

Biodiversity Bright Spots High Level Event: Celebrating Leadership in Resource Mobilization and Commitment to Action

This high-level, invitation-only evening event will be focused on celebrating country successes in light of the opportunities for replication and scaling up innovative approaches to mobilize resources identified during the bright spots exchange. During this evening reception, high level represen ...

Side Event
#3286
COP 12
2014-10-15

FUNBIO: a strategic mechanism in pursuit of financial sustainability of Brazilian protected areas

Support for Protected Areas (PAs) have been the main focus of the work of FUNBIO the past 18 years. On the one hand, FUNBIO designed financial mechanisms for resource mobilization from different sources and on the other hand has created mechanisms to assure that these resources reach the PAs as ...

Side Event
#3120
COP 12
2014-10-15

TAKING BUSINESS EFFORTS TO PROTECT BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL CAPITAL – TANGIBLE EXAMPLES FOR BUSINESS ACTION

The 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative was one of the first initiatives worldwide organizing companies who are willing to commit themselves to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity – a role model mentioned in CoP 10 Decision X/21 on Business Engagement. The initiative is a fo ...

Side Event
#3309
COP 12
2014-10-15

POSEIDON ARMY -Empowering Youth for Coastal Bio Diversity Management

How a youth volunteer can be improved to conserve the marine biodiversity and oceanic natural resources for any country by developing a National Strategy and Management Plan for Marine ecosystems conservation by introducing marine researches and conservation programs. Further it will build up e ...

Side Event
#3315
COP 12
2014-10-15

ITTO-CITES Programme for Implementing CITES Listing of Tropical Tree Species. CITES and ITTO: Working together to sustain tropical tree species.

The survival of CITES-listed tree species in their natural range cannot be separated from broader forest management. In this context, the Secretariats of ITTO and CITES initiated in 2006 a joint program to assist CITES Parties and ITTO Members with implementation of the CITES Convention. During ...

Side Event
#3354
COP 12
2014-10-15

Transboundary cooperation in the European and Fennoscandian Green Belt - a joint effort towards a European-wide ecological network

Transboundary cooperation aiming for nature conservation and mainstreaming biodiversity has a great potential world-wide. Side-event provides inspiring insights, experience and possible solutions on transboundary nature conservation and peaceful and sustainable development of the larger border ...

Side Event
#3383
COP 12
2014-10-15

Revolutionising the international trade system through sustainable use of biodiversity

This event will offer participants the opportunity to learn how fashion and cosmetics industries are fostering innovation across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe to transform their industries and the policies that govern them so that positive conservation impacts can be created and sustain ...

Side Event
#3390
COP 12
2014-10-15

Developing capacities in Africa and ACP countries to make the NP operational

With the Nagoya Protocol entering into force demand for capacity development will further increase. Based on lessons learned during the last years the ABS Capacity Development Initiative and its partners are reflecting how to adjust their capacity development strategy. Panelists will present the ...

Side Event
#3160
COP 12
2014-10-15

Protecting Brazilian Nature: Improving the Protected Areas System, Knowledge and Conservation Tools

The Biodiversity Conservation Actions Support Program, which was launched by the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection in 1991, has invested over US$ 14 million in Brazil on 1,377 projects by 480 institutions. These projects have benefited 445 protected areas and have studied 235 enda ...

Side Event
#3244
COP 12
2014-10-15

South Africa's Implementation of the Aichi Targets

Presentation and panel discussion on the successes and challenges in terms of Rhino Conservation

Side Event
#3253
COP 12
2014-10-15

Biodiversity criteria for REDD+ - how science can contribute to make safeguards work

For the implementation of REDD+, biodiversity is considered as one of the key elements of safeguards. Biodiversity is also highly related to both ecosystem and social services from tropical forests. Practical, effective, and efficient criteria and indicators to secure biodiversity are called for ...

Side Event
#3113
COP 12
2014-10-15

Toward achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020 ~ Contribution of Sub-National Governments

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets are 20 ambitious goals that make up part of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, adopted by the parties in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture in 2010. The targets provide a framework for action for all stakeholders, including sub-national and local government ...

Side Event
#3124
COP 12
2014-10-15

Privately managed protected areas – helping achieve the Aichi Targets

Privately managed protected areas (PPAs) are underrepresented in national protected area systems and under reported internationally despite the fact that they are a rapidly growing element of the conservation estate. This side event will draw on the results of a two-year project which has review ...

Side Event
#3302
COP 12
2014-10-15

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. EC DG Research and UNEP

The policy brief titled “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. EC DG Research and UNEP” will be presented at the side event in collaboration with EC DG Research. A selected speaker will draw attention to best practices and showcase the variety of approaches for the proposed topic. Also, the ...

Side Event
#3310
COP 12
2014-10-15

Collections and Collaboration: how can ex situ collections help facilitate research and foster cooperation?

Panel discussion on the role of ex situ collections under the Nagoya Protocol, featuring ex situ collections professionals and ABS regulators, prefaced by short presentations on two EU-Brazil 2013 workshops and the role of collections under the new EU regulation on ABS and Brazilian legislation- ...

Side Event
#3370
COP 12
2014-10-15

Valuing the Deep: Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

The United Nations General Assembly is debating a possible implementing agreement (or agreements) on marine biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. Access and benefit-sharing may be one component of any implementing agreement with a decision expected in 2015. This side event presents ...

Side Event
#3380
COP 12
2014-10-15

CONNECTING THE BIODIVERSITY OF CHEONSU BAY IN SEOSAN, AN INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT WETLAND IN KOREA, WITH LOCAL CULTURES AND PROMOTING THEM

* Background and purpose: To make a diagnosis of the values of biodiversity in Cheonsu bay which constitutes the East-Asian Australasian Flyway and serves as a large stop-over and wintering ground for migratory water birds including Hooded Crane, Oriental White-stork, Baikal Teal etc. and also t ...

Side Event
#3395
COP 12
2014-10-15

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

The environmental crisis due to climate change, ecosystem degradation, decrease in biodiversity, increase in population, and many interrelated factors have continued to deteriorate human health and exacerbate poverty and food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Hence, there is an urgent need to enha ...

Side Event
#3426
COP 12
2014-10-15

MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL AND THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PGRFA

Both the COP and the Governing Body of the International Treaty have repeatedly emphasized the necessity for close cooperation and coordination between the Convention and the International Treaty, and their respective Secretariats. The Nagoya Protocol acknowledges the International Treaty and it ...

Side Event
#3211
COP 12
2014-10-14

A Series of Reviews on International Collaboration for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: A Case of Japan and Partner Nations

This side event will be “the initial review session” in the series of four CBD COP side events up to 2020 when the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will be concluded. Our prime objective of the side events is to discuss effective approaches and strategies to achieve the Targets and make recommendation ...

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