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Side Event
#2489
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-04

[Workshop] Making a smart and effective index for biodiversity friendly consumption.

In order to develop products and services that are friendly to biodiversity, what kind of ideas are more effective? In this session we will share ideas about · Variety ideas from marketing perspective. · Building better index for biodiversity friendly consumers. Introduction(10min) Presentat ...

Side Event
#2461
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Blue Carbon

Blue carbon refers to the carbon sequestered and stored in coastal vegetated ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass or tidal salt marshes. This carbon can build up over millenia, but is then be susceptible to oxidation and significant release into the atmosphere if habitats are degraded. Maintai ...

Side Event
#2476
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Climate change and the do's and don'ts of supporting Indigenous and community initiatives to conserve and restore forests

The event will feature the presentation of a new report on the do's and don'ts of supporting Indigenous and community initiatives to conserve and restore forests. It will discuss how appropriate support to Indigenous territories and community conserved areas (ICCAs) can contribute to sustainable ...

Side Event
#2477
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Climate Resilience The Farmers Way: Handling climate extremes without engineered seeds, strategies and external packages.

The event will offer very concrete examples of how farmer-led experimentation and resilience strategies are helping farmers to build seed security, feed their families, and stay on their lands, despite unpredictable and challenging climate events. If we are to build food security in vulnerable ...

Side Event
#2490
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Scaling up Biodiversity Finance

Presentation from experts (50min) - Share the disscussion summery of "Quito Seminar on Scaling up Biodiversity Finance". - Intruduce biodiversity finance in Japan. - New ideas for index of resilience and financial mechanism. Q&A and discussion among participants (40min)

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
#2445
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Biodiversity, traditional knowledge and community health

The event will bring together perspectives of people working to promote biological resource use to improve nutritional and health security at the level of rural communities, using resources and capabilities at the local context in order to achieve broader development and conservation goals.

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 ...

Side Event
#2478
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Bioeconomy versus Biodiversity

The event will explain the risks and negative impacts of the expansion of markets in biomass-based products and services. This expansion is currently being promoted as a part of the Rio+20 "green economy" agenda. The event will specifically address potential negative impacts on biological and cu ...

Side Event
#2484
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Conservation and sustainable use of island ecosystems.

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS. This side event will show the progress to date on protecting biodiversity on Mexican islands and the important advances on the related strategic planning. The event highlights major goals achieved by Mexico following a national approach in ...

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
#2475
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Wild flora for improved rural livelihoods - supporting the GSPC sustainable use objective

This side event will present the results of a study funded by the UK Government, "Wild flora for improved rural livelihoods in Brazil, China, India and Mexico". Based on a review of plant case studies in the four countires, a report has been produced with recommendations to support implementatio ...

Side Event
#2485
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

NATURE CONNECTION RESEARCHERS CAN HELP EDUCATORS BUILD BIODIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL

While there is an agreement the biodiversity knowledge needs to become widespread, there is little agreement on how that transfer of knowledge can occur at lower education level.This event will propose the collaborative development of one way that this could be achieved through the education sys ...

Side Event
#2496
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

LIFEWEB, POWPA REPORTING AND FUNDING COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION

The simple fact is: there is not enough money currently being made available to adequately implement the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) and achieve the Aichi Targets. Even if there was enough money going around, in many cases, countries do not yet have the capacity to implement the ...

Side Event
#2444
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Synthetic Biology and Potential Impacts on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

COP 10’s request for SBSTTA to provide guidance and clarity on synthetic biology’s impact on biodiversity provides a unique opportunity to assess the risks of this emerging technology before many of the potential harms are actualized. From the creation of novel invasive species, synthetic geneti ...

Side Event
#2453
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Naturally Healthy Children: mutual benefits for children and biodiversity from children’s contact with nature

There is increasing evidence showing that children in contact with nature are more focused and disciplined, that their sensitivity, reasoning and observational skills are sharper and their imagination is more stimulated. On the contrary, in the absence of regular contact with nature, optimal dev ...

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
#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
#2480
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

GSPC - Achieving Target 1: a World Flora online by 2020

This event will outline the process towards the achievement of a World Flora online by 2020, to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and its national implementation. An international project to lead in the development of the Flora will be announced by botanical institutions includ ...

Side Event
#2486
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Biofuels and biodiversity: tackling the real issues

The evidence from many parts of the world shows how the push for biofuels and biomass for energy is having serious, often irreversible impacts on indigenous peoples, local communities and biodiversity. Furthermore biofuels incur a carbon debt at a time when we should sharply reduce emissions and ...

Side Event
#2452
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Outcomes of the plenary meeting to operationalise the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

The side event will provide an update on the latest decisions taken on the operationalisation of IPBES including on: -the governance structure of the platform; -its rules and procedures; -hosting arrangements for the Secretariat (host country and institutions); -budget; -legal status; and -work ...

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
#2462
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

TEAM: Tropical Forest Monitoring for the Aichi Targets

Experts will discuss how results from the program for Tropical Ecosystem Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) can provide scalable data for multiple indicators and assessments under the Aichi Targets. Refreshments will be provided.

Side Event
#2464
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Genetically Engineered Fish and Biodiversity: Risk Assessment Considerations

Eggs from genetically modified Atlantic salmon have already been transported from Canada to Panama for the purposes of research and development. These same GM salmon eggs could soon be approved for commercial production in Canada and shipped for grow-out in Panama. How far should national govern ...

Side Event
#2469
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Tropical Biodiversity, and the Ugandan National Environment Management Authority

How can we design better conservation projects to protect tropical biodiversity in the face of climate change? This event will present the results of a multi-institutional study of climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning projects in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, ...

Side Event
#2487
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Biodiversity and Health: Linkages and Benefits

Biodiversity and health have inextricable links, with biodiversity offering critical health-supporting ecosystem services, and public health arguments increasingly acknowledged as an opportunity for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Emerging infectious diseases presents an ex ...

Side Event
#2435
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Achieving Aichi Targets 9 and 12: A Pathway for Preventing Species Extinction on Small Islands at a Global Scale

In partnership with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and with the participation of selected parties of the CBD (countries participating still to be decided), Island Conservation describes how to prevent species extinction on small islands (Aichi Target 12) by removing invasive alien specie ...

Side Event
#2437
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

REDD+ safeguards

An information session about safeguards initiatives of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility; the UN REDD Programme; and the REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards

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
#2440
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery: Need for an Ecosystem Approach

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, held 7-9 December 2011 in Bergen, Norway, and discuss ways and means to apply the key conclusions of the meeting in effectively addressing biodiversity concerns ...

Side Event
#2456
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

No Geoengineering Experimentation - A Policy dialogue on preventing unjust and risky geoengineering activities

In Nagoya in 2010 parties to COP10 of the CBD enacted the first ever international decision on governance of geoengineering technologies - a de facto moratorium on all geoengineeing activities in an uncontrolled setting. Despite this clear signal there is now increasing industrially-led interes ...

Side Event
#2459
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Building capacity to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

This side event will bring together GSPC focal points, members of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation and other plant conservation specialists, to share experiences in the implementation of the GSPC. The event will include a demonstration of the on-line GSPC toolkit and presentations a ...

Side Event
#2438
SBSTTA 16
2012-04-30

CBD Regional Workshops on EBSAs (ecologically or biologically significant areas): Key Results and Scientific Issues

This event is being convened by the CBD Secretariat and the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative in collaboration with various partners that were involved in the organization of the regional EBSA workshops conducted thus far, in order to highlight key results and discuss various scientific and t ...

Side Event
#2450
SBSTTA 16
2012-04-30

Lessons in implementation from the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity

Side event illlustrating some of the successes and lessons in implementing the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity which will be under review during SBSTTA 16.

Side Event
#2495
SBSTTA 16
2012-04-30

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ENCOURAGING TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION

The Bureau of the SBSTTA will convene a roundtable discussion to share ideas and options for facilitating technical and scientific cooperation amongst scientific institutions at national and regional levels. The event will seek to gather ideas on how these institutions can be better empowered, m ...

Side Event
#2441
SBSTTA 16
Side Event
#2443
SBSTTA 16

Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16)

Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16)

Side Event
#2448
SBSTTA 16

Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16) Montreal, 30 April - 5 May 2012

The purpose of our organization is mainly to improve the entrepreneurial skill of youths in the Southern Nation Nationality People Regional. Our participation on SBSTTA-16 would enhance creativity on improvement of usage of technology in our country.

Side Event
#2454
SBSTTA 16

Advances in Deep Sea Research and Application to Governance and Management of Marine Biodiversity

This event will showcase key research by the EU funded Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas (HERMIONE) Consortium, and demonstrate how scientific research can be utilised by decision makers and competent management authorities to aid the governance and management of deep ...

Side Event
#2455
SBSTTA 16

Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fisheries

To present and discuss the Fisheries Expert Group's Scientific Workshop on "Governance for Fisheries and Marine Conservation: Interactions and Coevolution," held in Bergen, Norway, in March 2012. This meeting is organized under the aegis of the Fisheries Expert Group of the IUCN Commission on Ec ...

Side Event
#2457
SBSTTA 16

Time for Technology Assesment? Creating precautionary governance in a time of rapid technological change.

From the rise of Synthetic Biology and new nanotechnologies to the introduction of climate-ready crops and next generation biofuels, for SBSTTA to fulfill its mandate requires a capacity for continual monitoring, reflection and foresight with regard to new technologies. In its latest foresight r ...

Side Event
#2470
SBSTTA 16

The identification of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas; progress to date and future challenges.

The process of defining EBSAs around the World has begun with a number of regional workshops. This side event will address some of the lessons learnt from these first workshops and will look forward to the progress that can be made to realise the CBD 2020 Aichi Biodiversity targets.

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