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Side Event
#2842
COP 11
2012-10-19

Ecosystem restoration on cotton fields – bringing environmental and economic interests together

The side event presents the successful project “Cotton Connect”, an initiative engaged in ecosystem restoration without GMO and pesticides offering organic cotton and supporting the Better Cotton Initiative, in cooperation with the world´s leading organic cotton clothing retailer C&A and its Ger ...

Side Event
#2843
COP 11
2012-10-18

Recent OECD work on Biodiversity: Policy options for biodiversity and ecosystem services - making reform happen

The side-event will present recent OECD work on the economics and policy of biodiversity and ecosystems, including the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050, Green Growth and Biodiversity, and Scaling-up Finance for Biodiversity.

Side Event
#2655
COP 11
2012-10-18

Maintaining Ecological Services in the eastern Himalayas

The event will highlight the efforts of four nations in the Eastern Himalayas to secure ecosystems and water sources necessary for adapting to climate change. Implementation of the ‘Framework for Cooperation’ agreed at the 2011 Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas will be showcased highlightin ...

Side Event
#2709
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, “The Future We Want: Biodiversity and Ecosystems—Driving Sustainable Development

Following global consultations, UNDP is launching its new framework to guide the agency’s technical support and policy advice to national governments on ecosystems and biodiversity over the period 2012 to 2020. The new framework will be launched at this event during the High-Level Segment by UN ...

Side Event
#2830
COP 11
2012-10-17

Measuring and mainstreaming natural capital and leveraging biodiversity finance

Organised by the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme, this event will present and discuss three major initiatives aimed at measuring and reflecting nature’s capital in national decision-making and at addressin ...

Side Event
#2838
COP 11
2012-10-16

Business and Ecosystem Services: Risks, Opportunities and Solutions

With an economy closely linked to its natural resource based and climate sensitive sectors, India is poised with the challenges of poverty eradication, sustaining the rapid economic growth and dealing with the global threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. All bu ...

Side Event
#2724
COP 11
2012-10-15

Issues at the intersection of poverty and critical ecosystems

The event includes presentations by Royal Bank of Scotland and some of their NGO partners of their work done in the space of providing sustainable livelihoods to communities that are located in the buffer zones or corridors of our wildlife protected areas and so, dependent on their resources. Th ...

Side Event
#2775
COP 11
2012-10-15

Business and Biodiversity: Valuing Ecosystems Services

Biodiversity is a key indicator of sustainable development. Companies rely on many of the ecosystems services which biodiversity provides. Mismanagement of biodiversity by themselves or by others poses a lot of risks to the sustainability of businesses. The way companies respond to these risks a ...

Side Event
#2756
COP 11
2012-10-11

Biodiversity and ecosystem services benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects

Climate change mitigation and adaptation projects can potentially deliver benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem services. However, in some instances, for example, where afforestation leads to the establishment of monocultures or the introduction of exogenous trees, climate projects may have ne ...

Side Event
#2765
COP 11
2012-10-10

Valuing the wealth of biodiversity and ecosystems in Southeast Asia: "The ASEAN TEEB Scoping Study"

There is now a growing interest in the economic benefits of biodiversity and ecosystems. Since the launch of the TEEB reports at CBD-COP10 in Nagoya, initiatives to promote the “value of nature” have steadily increased in many areas of the world. The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the Un ...

Side Event
#2722
COP 11
2012-10-10

Promoting diversity and ecosystem services in socio-ecological production landscapes

In this workshop the speakers from different parts of the world will share their experiences on promoting biodiversity and ecosystem services while enhancing local livelihood in socio-ecological production landscapes. The presentations will be followed by a discussion related to landscape govern ...

Side Event
#2479
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPS: A review of current activities and approaches

At CBD COP 10, Parties were urged to revise their NBSAPs, aligning them with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets. Of the Aichi Targets identified for achieving Strategic Goal A, two specifically call for Parties to create awareness of the values of biodiversity an ...

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
#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
#1818
COP 10
2010-10-29

Recent OECD work on Economic Aspects of Biodiversity

Recent OECD work on biodiversity will be presented including on: Enhancing the Cost-effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services; Innovative financing for Biodiversity Conservation; and Green Growth & Biodiversity

Side Event
#1793
COP 10
2010-10-28

Making it Happen – Building a partnership to expand successes on protected area targets

An innovative transboundary approach has proven to be successful for delivering on protected area targets in 5 regions worldwide. Partnership is at the heart of this success. This active working session will bring together new potential partners to explore lessons learned and identify ways forwa ...

Side Event
#2211
COP 10
2010-10-28

GLOBE International: Legislative actions to restore marine biodiversity and ecosystem services

The Global Legislators Organisation, GLOBE International, is a unique network of legislators committed to addressing global environmental challenges. GLOBE parliamentarians work closely with leading scientists, economists and policy specialists to develop progressive and coordinated environmenta ...

Side Event
#1775
COP 10
2010-10-28

Arctic Biodiversity: status and trends

A review of the current status and trends in Arctic Biodiversity. And an overview of ongoing work by the Conservation of Arctic Flora & Fauna working group (CAFF) of the Arctic Council e.g. The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment and the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme etc. CAFFs misi ...

Side Event
#1939
COP 10
2010-10-27

SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOMASS – A CHANCE TO ADDRESS BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Sustainable produced biomass is being addressed as part of the Agriculture Programme of Work under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The side event will help to - Provide an opportunity for discussions among the Parties, the private sector, government and civil society the challenges ...

Side Event
#2122
COP 10
2010-10-27

How Japanese companies work on TEEB, certifications, PES, offsets: Many cases presented by Nikkei BP EMF.

Nikkei BP's EcoManagement Forum (EMF) is a consortium of 170 large corporations which work hard on biodiversity. EMF is also partnered with Nikkei Ecology. a leding Japanese magazine of environmental issues in business. The member companies present many cases of their approach to biodiversity an ...

Side Event
#2189
COP 10
2010-10-27

VIVAT International Forum on Biodiversity and Environmental Governance: strengthening synergy, interrelatedness and participation in environmental decision-making

A brief symposium consisting on three ten-minute presentations by experts followed by a panel discussion. The focus will be on the need for an integrated approach to environmental governance that correlates different environmental issues with one another and also with other social issues, and th ...

Side Event
#2203
COP 10
2010-10-27

GLOBE International: Legislative approaches to recognising the value of biodiversity and natural capital

The Global Legislators Organisation, GLOBE International, is a unique network of legislators committed to addressing global environmental challenges. GLOBE parliamentarians work closely with leading scientists, economists and policy specialists to develop progressive and coordinated environmenta ...

Side Event
#1782
COP 10
2010-10-27

Biodiversity in Fishery - Perspective from Experiences of Japan

Relation of biodiversity and fishery is regarded competitive frequently. However, good practices show the integrated aspects of environmental conservation and sustainable fisheries. 10 academic societies on coastal environment in Japan organize the multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary symposium ...

Side Event
#1797
COP 10
2010-10-27

Progress in the implementation of conservation strategies in the Amazonas state (Brazil) towards CBD targets

Amazonas state is working on a consistent conservation policy since 2003, which includes the establishment and implementation of new protected areas, the reduction of deforestation levels, climate change related initiatives, among others. Analyses and results will be focused on the progress achi ...

Side Event
#1936
COP 10
2010-10-27

Corporate ecosystem valuation – Business guidance and examples

If biodiversity and ecosystems are to be conserved, it is crucial to realize their true value. Yet, some of the most vital ecosystem services are also among the most difficult to bring to market. While the economic value of some ecosystem services is obvious, the value of other services is less ...

Side Event
#2208
COP 10
2010-10-27

The Next Challenge – the role of finance institutions in accounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Asia Pacific region

Between Copenhagen & Rio+20 - UNEP FI aims to capitalize on the platform of the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya to raise awareness amongst financial institutions on the latest findings and expertise regarding the risks involved in the inadequate valuation of nature. Additionally, it aims to increase awaren ...

Side Event
#2107
COP 10
2010-10-26

Demystifying Community Protocols

Indigenous peoples and local communities are developing and using rights-based approaches to support endogenous development processes and engage with external stakeholders according to their own values, priorities, and customary laws. "Community protocols" are a rights-based approach referenced ...

Side Event
#2178
COP 10
2010-10-26

A 360° View of Forests: People, Biodiversity, Carbon, and More

Discussions on REDD and other payments for ecosystem services (PES) are showing the need for a holistic approach to forest management. For example, it is now widely accepted that REDD efforts can only be successful if they are built on a strong foundation of good forest governance in resilient a ...

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
#2188
COP 10
2010-10-26

Integrating Religious Values and Greater Stakeholder Participation into Environmental Governance

Organised by VIVAT International, an international Catholic NGO, and the Institute for Social Ethics of VIVAT's affiliate, Nanzan University, a Catholic university in Nagoya. The panel of two Catholic religious and a lay member of an Anglican order will open the discussion on the need for a m ...

Side Event
#1753
COP 10
2010-10-26

UNESCO's Man and Biosphere (MAB) Program, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and Japanese activities

Symposium will be held on MAB activities in Japan and the world linked with ESD to highlight the relationship with “sustainable use of ecosystem services”, in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japanese Ministry of the En ...

Side Event
#1861
COP 10
2010-10-26

Nuts and bolts: putting together financial sustainability of protected area systems

Over the past two years, The Nature Conservancy and UNDP have collaborated with 18 govts in the Latin America Region to better understand the existing and needed levels of financing for protected area systems to meet the targets of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Coupled with econ ...

Side Event
#2235
COP 10
2010-10-25

ECOSYSTEM BASED VISION OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION FOR THE AMAZON BIOME

Demostrate progress in the implementation of the program of work of protected area in the Amazon Biome, as complementarity effort among the Amazonian countries’ national system of protected areas. The Ecosystem Based Vision of Biodiversity Conseration for the Amazon Biome has the goal of comple ...

Side Event
#1974
COP 10
2010-10-25

Heart of Borneo Trilateral Event: From Vision to Action

The main purpose of this event is to celebrate achievements in the Trilateral Implementation of the Heart of Borneo Initiative, launch their commitments to sustainable financing and joint support to REDD+ in the Heart of Borneo.

Side Event
#1980
COP 10
2010-10-25

Corporate Reporting on Ecosystem services

The Global Reporting Initiative, UNEP WCMC and CREM release research and development publication on Ecosystem Services and Sustainability Reporting. The publication is designed to support existing producers of sustainability reports and to support future GRI Working Groups seeking to devleop sec ...

Side Event
#2068
COP 10
2010-10-25

Global partnership for ecosystem valuation and wealth accounting: learning from other initiatives and country experiences

Biologically diverse ecosystems in countries served by the World Bank provide an array of valuable economic services to people. The benefits of conserving ecosystems frequently outweigh the costs but conversion occurs anyway, because many ecosystem benefits are public goods. Some public goods ...

Side Event
#2101
COP 10
2010-10-25

The Sangha Tri-National Landscape: an African Test-Bed for Conservation Innovation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management

The Sangha Tri-National (TNS) Landscape in Central Africa covers over 32,000 km2 and includes three contiguous national parks managed in coordination with each other: Lobeke National Park in Cameroon, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic, and Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in ...

Side Event
#2164
COP 10
2010-10-25

Investing in Biodiversity and Economic Prosperity: An Integrated Approach to an economically and environmentally prosperous Greater Mekong Subregion

In 1992, the governments of the six countries that host the Mekong River formed the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program, a platform for promoting investments in key priority sectors through stronger economic integration. As with economic development challenges, threats to biod ...

Side Event
#1814
COP 10
2010-10-25

LAUNCH OF A PRIMER ON "BIODIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT: SOUTH AFRICA’S LANDSCAPE APPROACH TO CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY AND ENSURING ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE"

Launch by South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Minister Buyelwa Sonjica, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs, in collaboration with the South African National Biodiversity Institute, supported by the United Nations Development Programme, of a publication aimed at a ...

Side Event
#2072
COP 10
2010-10-25

Ecosystem based management and adaption lessons from the Pacific

As part of the Pacific's celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-Fiji and its partners will launch an Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) guide for the EBM practitioners in the Tropical Western Pacific, which is based on lesson learned from four ye ...

Side Event
#1743
COP 10
2010-10-25

Rice paddies and biodiversity

Presentation of the function of rice paddies to preserve biodiversity. Rice paddies can develop peculiar ecosystems, enable sustainable agriculture for several thousand years, and provide ecosystem services such as watershed protection, prevention of soil erosion and local climate stability, as ...

Side Event
#1727
COP 10
2010-10-23

PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION ON TREATMENT OF INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES IN JAPAN (SUPPORTED BY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES)

Presentation and Interpretation on treatment of invasive alien species in Japan (The first part; Experts tell and interpret participants a story illustrated with picture cards about treatment of invasive alien species in Japan. The second part; Each sector of Experts (ex. mammals, birds, reptile ...

Side Event
#2297
COP 10
2010-10-22

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF BRAZILIAN PROTECTED AREAS

To understand that protected areas are necessarily to be "untouched" is overpast. Most of the soil uses and natural resources exploitation allowed in brazilian conservation units - a type of protected area - suppose and enable those activities that contribute to the income and employment generat ...

Side Event
#2052
COP 10
2010-10-22

Transboundary Cooperation for Biodiversity Conservation: A Strategy towards ‘Ecosystem Approach’ of Convention of Biological Diversity and Adaptation to Climate Change

During the side event, ICIMOD in collaboration with UNEP and IUCN-WCPA aims to invite global organizations and experts working on transboundary landscapes and connectivity conservation from across the globe. Invited presentations from global and regional experts, and a panel of political delegat ...

Side Event
#1736
COP 10
2010-10-22

Sumatra Landscape Conservation --Riau, Jambi and West Sumatra Case

WWF projects in Sumatra contain a variety of fundamental elements for biodiversity conservation. During this seminar style event, we address governmental efforts, WWF plan for protected area network, community development, sustainable financing based on our ongoing projects experience

Side Event
#1854
COP 10
2010-10-22

Assessment Process: Exploring Satoyama-Satoumi Renaissance

The side event will present the findings of the Japan Satoyama Satoumi Assessment (JSSA) which has recently completed. The JSSA applied the approach of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) to assess the condition and trends of the socio-ecological production landscapes in Japan and to sugges ...

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
#2050
COP 10
2010-10-22

LANDSCAPE APPROACHES TO CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT – Guidelines and recommendations built on a combination of scientific knowledge and multiple field experiences

CIFOR and FFPRI, as development-oriented research organizations, have joined forces with conservation and development agencies operating in tropical multifunctional landscapes of high biodiversity value. CIFOR, FFPRI, WWF, IUCN, Intercooperation, Ecoagriculture partners and many others have exch ...

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 ...

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