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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
#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
#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
#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
#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 ...

Side Event
#3188
COP 12
2014-10-14

Présentation de l'Atlas de l'empreinte écologique et de la biocapacité des pays francophones

Cet Atlas, fruit d’une collaboration entre l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et le Global Footprint Network, avec l’appui d’autres partenaires, dont la FRANCE et la Wallonie, vise à améliorer et à approfondir la compréhension de l'Empreinte écologique et des tendances de la biocap ...

Side Event
#3142
COP 12
2014-10-14

PEOPLES DIALOGUE on Bt-Brinjal in Bangladesh and GE politics

The Government of Bangladesh permitted to grow Bt-brinjal in the farmers fields.Farmers, Environmentalist and media are still now protesting. In the coming COP12 of CBD we want to arrange a public dialoufe session on Bt-brinjal and the politics of GE. Our presentation is based on the 20 Bt-brin ...

Side Event
#3151
COP 12
2014-10-10

SDGS - BIODIVERSITY AND SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE - DIALOGUE

Evidence and recommendations regarding the role of biodiversity in the post 2015 process related to Sustainable Devleopment Goals and the implementation of them will be discussed in this side event. A sharper focus on integrating biodiversity is essential in the post-2015 goal-setting and implem ...

Side Event
#3172
COP 12
2014-10-08

China's Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This event will provide updates on China's progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Information covers the distribution of biodiversity in China, China's national biodiversity conservation strategy and action plan, main actions carried out, biodiversity monitoring, assessment of progres ...

Side Event
#3193
COP 12
2014-10-07

Findings and recommendations of the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Following the request from COP-11, through decision XI/4, the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 will present the outcomes of its bottom-up research on the range of the costs of implementing the activities needed to a ...

Side Event
#3293
COP 12
2014-10-06

Conservation of Cranes’ Wintering Habitat in Korean DMZ area as Ramsar Site with special link to North-east Asian Crane Flyway

Korean DMZ area has been important wintering habitat for many migratory waterbirds, especially it supports several hundred birds of White-naped Crane (Grus vipio) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) in North-east Asia. This event is aims to seek how to promote these important sites as intern ...

Side Event
#2671
COP 11
2012-10-19

Committed to biodiversity - Biodiversity in German International Cooperation (preliminary title)

The German federal government is committed to providing suitable financing to reach the goals of the Strategic Plan 2011 - 2020 of the CBD to preserve biodiversity and ecosystems and to support sustainable development in partner countries. In 2008 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in 200 ...

Side Event
#2944
COP 11
2012-10-19

WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF WESTERN GHATS IN INDIA

Over last 40 Years, since the adoption of UNESCO's Convention of World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 962 properties have been inscribed as the World Heritage of which 188 are inscribed as Would Natural Heritage. First ever serial nomination of 39 sites in India in the the Western Ghats - consi ...

Side Event
#2776
COP 11
2012-10-18

The challenge to produce more food & energy with less pollution: Towards a Global Nitrogen Assessment.

Reactive nitrogen is needed to feed the world, but pollutes the world’s air, land and water, threatening biodiversity and contributing to climate change. With projected increases in human population and standard of living, this makes for a major global challenge to produce more food and energy, ...

Side Event
#2668
COP 11
2012-10-18

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012: Lectures by the 2012 Winners

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of CBD to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. At this event, winners of the 2 ...

Side Event
#2691
COP 11
2012-10-18

Markhor Awards Ceremony

The “Markhor Award” recognizes and celebrates outstanding conservation performance by personalities, private and government institutions, enterprises or conservation projects that link the conservation of biodiversity and human livelihoods through the application of the principles of sustainable ...

Side Event
#2741
COP 11
2012-10-18

Pacific Voyage: Nature Protects if She is Protected

Our Pacific biodiversity is at the heart of Pacific culture, identity and livelihoods of local communities - for many, the foundation of Nature Conservation is the traditional Pacific way of life, in our region we fully understand - "Nature Protects if She is Protected". During this side event ...

Side Event
#2763
COP 11
2012-10-18

ACTO: Amazon Biodiversity

At this side event will be presented some activities developed in the region in supporting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets implementation. A reference about the Amazon Observatory defined by the ACTO Member Countries will be also presented.

Side Event
#2612
COP 11
2012-10-18

Germany’s commitment to business and biodiversity: Creating a new dynamic platform for action and dialogue between business, government and nature conservation institutions, and setting up TEEB Germany

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety will showcase innovative activities for integrating business in successfully implementing the goals of the Strategic Plan and Germany’s National Strategy on Biological Diversity. Theyare a contribution to CoP 10 dec ...

Side Event
#2635
COP 11
2012-10-18

Music for Diversity of Life and Culture

Musicians from the Ensemble "One Earth Orchestra" play a set of diverse music from all over the world including music inspired by nature sounds. The concert shall highlight the importance of biological diversity for the diversity of culture and arts in the world. It shall strengthen and express ...

Side Event
#2802
COP 11
2012-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Since the earliest of days, 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 strengtheni ...

Side Event
#2807
COP 11
2012-10-17

Evolving a Legal framework for Compensation to BD-Dependent Communities for Biodiversity Damage

After 6 years of intensive and politically fraught negotiations, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) finally adopted the Aichi Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. The Protocol is considered to be a milestone regarding the recognitio ...

Side Event
#2640
COP 11
2012-10-17

Seven Wonders of Conservation presented by the Alliance for Zero Extinction

The purpose of this event will be to raise awareness of some of the globe’s most threatened species through the Seven Wonders of Conservation campaign. Presentations will include national governments sharing their succesful experiences combating species extinctions through the protection of the ...

Side Event
#2690
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity Conservation and Education for Sustainable Development

Conservation of biodiversity cannot be achieved without the active participation and support from civil society. Students, Decision Makers, Business Professionals and others need to understand the key underlying issues involved in biodiversity conservation and the way development affects this. F ...

Side Event
#2693
COP 11
2012-10-17

World Wide Views on Biodiversity: Closing the democratic gap between citizens and global policymaking

World Wide Views on Biodiversity was the first-ever global citizen consultation on Biodiversity. 3,000 citizens from 25 countries, chosen to reflect the demographic diversity in their country/region, participated in day-long meetings at 34 sites around the world on September 15, 2012. They delib ...

Side Event
#2768
COP 11
2012-10-16
Side Event
#2707
COP 11
2012-10-16

CSE'S Panel Discussion - Future role of the Youth in Global Environmental Negotiations: Passive observers or active partners?

CSE (www.cseindia.org) is India's leading environment NGO operating since 1980 and we research, publish, train, disseminate and play a leading role in India in spreading the environment message. We designed/developed, and are also managing the India Environmental Portal for the Government of Ind ...

Side Event
#2702
COP 11
2012-10-16

Roadlessness - the most cost efficient and effective way to protect biodiversity

Roadlessness of wilderness areas and natural ecosystems is the absense of roads, which are linked to deforestation, natural systems degradation, natural resources exploitation and biodiversity loss. Preserving an area roadless is one of the best ways to safeguard ecosystems services and biodiversity

Side Event
#2943
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Space for Life: a place, a commitment, a movement

The Montreal’s Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the bonds between humankind and nature. The Montreal Space for Life is also a place where people come together to create, cultivate a new way of livin ...

Side Event
#2610
COP 11
2012-10-15

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP BON): Its aims and implementation

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network was established in 2009 as a regional network of GEO BON. In 2011, the implementation plan of AP BON was drafted following the implementation plan of GEO BON. In the side event, we will introduce the organization and implementation plan of AP BON, an ...

Side Event
#2723
COP 11
2012-10-15

Universities & Scientific Community in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

Universities and Scientific community are having both the expert knowledge and technical capacity to develop, and promote, effective actions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. They are the platforms for dissemination of knowledge towards implementation of policy directives ...

Side Event
#2748
COP 11
2012-10-12

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) : Multiple Perspective Approaches to Biodiversity Education and Learning

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014) engages people through innovative ways of learning about biodiversity by focusing on education and training to address the interlinking issues of ecosystems and livelihoods, the interactions of nature with culture, society ...

Side Event
#2627
COP 11
2012-10-12

Short films on Indian Biodiversity

screening of short films on India biodiversity [up to 5 min duration] related to Biodiversity issues specific to India followed by Q&A creating eco-awareness among new generations - challenges. Films include: Raja of River Marmeda; SOS - Past wisdom, Present folly; Jewel of Eastern Ghats; A ca ...

Side Event
#2686
COP 11
2012-10-12

Exhibitions on linkages between various Indian Festivals and biodiversity.

It is proposed to organise a series of exhibitions for showcasing linkages between various Indian Festivals and biodiversity as a part of socio-cultural traditions in India and their role in biodiversity conservationin. The Nodal point for these exhibition will be DIG, Forest Policy of the Minis ...

Side Event
#2573
COP 11
2012-10-12

Improving management capacity for effective protected areas management in the ACP area: the BIOPAMA Project

BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) is a project financially supported with Intra-ACP (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries) resources from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). Targeting the long-term conservation of biodiversity in ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacif ...

Side Event
#2673
COP 11
2012-10-12

India's forgotten grasslands

India's grasslands are amongst the most neglected landscapes although they are important both for wild floral and faunal biodiversity as well as for livestock and pastoral groups .This side event will host discussions and debates on the future of these grasslands where both wildlife experts and ...

Side Event
#2674
COP 11
2012-10-12

Best practices for biodiversity conservation in European urban areas

This event will serve to inform participants to the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD about the achievements of Swiss and other European cities to enhance the understanding of the relationship between urban biodiversity, and its ecological, social values and economic value ...

Side Event
#2750
COP 11
2012-10-11

Biodiversity in Central Asia - A visual synthesis

A new publication aims to share information and improve public knowledge of biodiversity values, functions, status and trends, main threats and societal responses in Central Asia. The publication has been supported by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Side Event
#2675
COP 11
2012-10-11

Community protocols and FPIC: Lessons from practice and challenges ahead

The Nagoya Protocol requires countries to support the development of community protocols for ABS by indigenous and local communities. This event will launch a new IIED publication: Biodiversity and culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent, published in association with Natural ...

Side Event
#2578
COP 11
2012-10-11

Aam Aadmi Awards & Envi Quiz 2012

Envi Quiz 2012 with focus on Bio Diversity for school students

Side Event
#2947
COP 11
2012-10-10

Meet CoP-11 Brand Ambassador: Science Express-Biodiversity Special (SEBS)

Science Express - Biodiversity Special is a unique mobile exhibition spreading awareness, interest, and understanding on our varied eco-systems and biodiversity management practices. Basically the idea is to promote awareness on the need to conserve and sustainably use biological resources. This ...

Side Event
#2874
COP 11
2012-10-10

College Students UN on Biodiversity Conservation

Students from all over the country would be representing one country each they learn about Biodiversity conservation, access, benefit and sharing.

Side Event
#2576
COP 11
2012-10-09

Biological and Cultural Diversity in North East India

Regional Centre National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (RCNAEB), North East Hill University (NEHU) and Iora Ecological Solutions intend to invite leading conservation and development professional, members of indigenous, tribal, and local communities, representatives of governmental and ...

Side Event
#2597
COP 11
2012-10-09

Valuing Biodiversity: An Interactive Event with the Indian Media.

Presentations by FEJI, Panos South Asia, National Biodiversity Authority on the need for following biodiversity issues in India; guides on how to do so; answering questions by the media on biodiversity issues. A chance for COP11 panelists to interact directly with the media.

Side Event
#2868
COP 11
2012-10-09

College Untied Nations event on Biodiversity conservation.

Students will be encouraged to learn about country positions on various issues of biodiversity. College UN offers a platform to the students to get a first hand prospective of UN functioning as well as learning more about access and benefit sharing.

Side Event
#2562
COP 11
2012-10-08

ROLE OF CONSERVATION EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING YOUNG GREEN CRUSADERS IN SOUTH ASIA

The BNHS will conduct the Conservation Education Symposium which will address following themes through three seminars; • Status of Environmental Studies in academic institutions with emphasis on inquiry/project method • Role of Nature Interpretation Centres/Nature Education Centres • Leadersh ...

Side Event
#2863
COP 11
2012-10-08

From the sidelines to the mainstream: Engaging newer communities in biodiversity data publishing

Free and open access to the worlds biodiversity data is critical to monitoring progress towards and ultimately achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. To date, efforts to provide such access have concentrated largely on data published by individual researchers or their institutions. Rece ...

Side Event
#2664
COP 11
2012-10-08

Seminar on Green Living

A Seminar for citizens about the Green Living and the opportunity and advantage of high population countries. Energy conservation, how nature helps students to improve health and studies, use and throw attitude, mobile phone smart ways to avoid raadiation etc would be discussed.

Side Event
#2716
COP 11
2012-10-08

RCEs and Biodiversity: Local solutions linking education and implementation

The event will highlight experiences of Regional centers of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development that have been working towards improving biodiversity through various education and development activities.

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