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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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#2768
COP 11
2012-10-16
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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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.

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
#2503
WGRI 4
2012-05-10

Rio Conventions Pavilion at RIO+20

The Rio Conventions Pavilion is a collaborative outreach activity of the Secretariats of the Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCCD and CBD), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in addition to over thirty other organizations active in the implementation of the Conventions. The objective of the Pa ...

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
#2296
COP 10
2010-10-28

FUTURA Channel: a platform for education and community outreach in Brazil

Founded in 1997, as the first private TV channel in Brazil totally dedicated to education, FUTURA is committed to providing quality information and addressing the most challenging subjects in the agenda of the Brazilian society. Thus, a large portion of FUTURA’s programs aim at encouraging sust ...

Side Event
#2137
COP 10
2010-10-28

Climatosfera 2100: El futuro en nuestras manos

Presentation and gaming session of the Development Education tool: Climatosfera 2100: El futuro en nuestras manos

Side Event
#2335
COP 10
2010-10-28

Youth for the CBD: Diverse Networks, Common Purpose

Every day, organizations for youth and children around the world engage and take concrete action for biodiversity. The meeting of the Conference of the Parties is a unique occasion for them to demonstrate they are taking their planet and their future seriously. This event provides opportunity to ...

Side Event
#2024
COP 10
2010-10-27

European Capitals of Biodiversity

This side event is dedicated to biodiversity protection specifically on the local level. In the project "European Capitals of Biodiversity", over 300 local authorities in France, Hungary, Germany, Spain and Slovakia participated in national competitions on local biodiversity protection. During t ...

Side Event
#2284
COP 10
2010-10-27

The Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro

Designed to be a platform to think the future, the Museum of Tomorrow will be inaugurated in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The narrative of the Museum explores two ethical axes: sustainability and solidarity. In the area of sustainability, it aims to discuss “How will we live?” And in the ...

Side Event
#1720
COP 10
2010-10-27

Assessment and indicators on biodiversity (Japan Biodiversity Outlook).

Presentation and Discussion on Assessment and indicators for biodiversity (Japan Biodiversity Outlook).

Side Event
#2204
COP 10
2010-10-26

The International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv : Giving voice to indigenous values and knowledge for the benefit of nature conservation

The International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv, held in parallel to COP10, brings together young people from the most precious natural sites our planet has to offer. The participants come from more than twenty natural World Heritage sites in i.e. Mexico, Peru, Congo, Cameroon, Mauritania, Vietnam, Chin ...

Side Event
#2298
COP 10
2010-10-26

As the World Burns: Soap Operas and Social Marketing as Tools to Combat Climate Change in the Caribbean

Small islands are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, protected areas, economies, tourism and the communities that live there. While global attention has been brought to bear on this issue, there remains a critical communications challenge: how to effectively en ...

Side Event
#2128
COP 10
2010-10-26

International Youth Work for Biodiversity

Youth from fourteen countries have drafted an International Youth Accord on Biodiversity. This side event will showcase the Accord, and highlight youth biodiversity projects from around the world with various speakers and multimedia presentations. It will also include a framework for youth rep ...

Side Event
#1856
COP 10
2010-10-26

Activities for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Hyogo Prefecture

In accordance with its“Hyogo Biodiversity Strategy” the Prefectural Government is undertaking, together with people of Hyogo, NPOs and private companies, significant efforts, for example, in order to improve and revitalize the ecosystem of“Satoyama”, and use the outcomes and experiences of this ...

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