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Side Event
#2731
COP 11
2012-10-19

Ecosystems, Economy and Employment: A labour approach to biodiversity

The event will present the findings of the report published by Sustainlabour in collaboration with Fundación Biodiversidad on the links between ecosystems and biodiversity, economy and employment. Loss of biodiversity is causing the decline of ecosystem services, whose impact is not only social ...

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
#2888
COP 11
2012-10-19

How stakeholders can build both with economy and biodiversity goals?

Orée is a French non-profit organization which leads for ten years a prospective thinking about biodiversity issues for companies of all size. In this context, a guide and a special issue – available in English and French – have been published on the subject "Integrating biodiversity into busine ...

Side Event
#2712
COP 11
2012-10-15

TIPPING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: APPLYING RESILIENCE THINKING IN BIODIVERSITY GOVERNANCE

In this side event, UNDP and the Resilience and Development Programme (SwedBio) at Stockholm Resilience Centre will present the concept of “resilience” in relation to the objectives of the CBD. Enhancing ecosystem resilience is one of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and is critical to prevent ec ...

Side Event
#2728
COP 11
2012-10-08

Conserving Biodiversity through Market Mechanisms: Biodiversity Offsets and their Potential for Company Participation

Markets are increasingly used to generate additional funds for biodiversity protection. This session will generate interest from the private sector by showing the advantages and risks of investing in these markets and the benefits it brings for biodiversity. It will focus on biodiversity offsets ...

Side Event
#2804
COP 11
2012-10-08

The New Bioeconomy: Innovative Financial Mechanisms, Payments for Environmental Services, REDD+ and the Financialization of Biodiversity

The side event will address the potential impact of proposed markets in environmental services and other innovative financial mechanisms on Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women. It will also discuss new phenomena like the financialization of biodiversity and how the proposed bioeconom ...

Side Event
#2467
WGRI 4
2012-05-10

Briefing by the Expert Team on GEF-6 Needs Assessment

Presentation of the GEF-6 Financial Needs Assessment and the methodology used to generate the Target by Target results

Side Event
#2468
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Global Canopy Programme presentation on the revised `Little Biodiversity Finance Book`

Global Canopy Programme presentation on the revised `Little Biodiversity Finance Book`

Side Event
#2491
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Scaling up Biodiversity Finance in Japan

This session will mainly discusse about strategy for resource mobilization sharing with cases of Japan. Presentation from experts (50min) - Introduce biodiversity finance cases in Japan. - Share the disscussion summery of "Quito Seminar on Scaling up Biodiversity Finance". Q&A and discussio ...

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
#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
#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
#2090
COP 10
2010-10-28

PwC & UNDP: Habitat banking in Latin America and the Caribbean

PwC will be presenting the findings of the new 'Habitat banking in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Feasibility Assessment' report prepared under UNDP guidance. This will be followed by a panel discussion regarding the opportunities, risks and barriers to establishing regulatory habitat bankin ...

Side Event
#2209
COP 10
2010-10-28

BREAKING BOUNDARIES FOR BIODIVERSITY EXPANDING THE POLICY AGENDA TO HALT BIODIVERSITY LOSS

Biodiversity loss occurs all over the world, particularly in the tropics. However, northern countries also are responsible for the loss of biodiversity in southern countries, as a consequence of trade. National efforts alone were not successful to slow down biodiversity loss, and thus we have to ...

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
#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
#2300
COP 10
2010-10-27

AN INTERIM MECHANISM TO PROTECT TROPICAL FORESTS (IMPTF) AND SURROUNDING AREAS INCLUDING COASTAL FORESTS - EXPEDITE MARKET TO CAPTURE CARBON CREDITS, SAVE FOREST BIODIVERSITY AND EMISSIONS, AND STRENGTHEN PROTECTED AREAS THROUGH COMMUNITIES WITHIN CONNECTIVITY CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

IMPTF calls for the introduction of a modified mechanism that would provide funding to qualifying projects existing within established and recognized Connectivity Conservation frameworks (or corridors) which can be regional as well as intra-national (with national approval), at least until count ...

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
#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
#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
#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
#2216
COP 10
2010-10-25

The Green Development Mechanism (GDM) and innovative finance

In light of the deliberations of the Parties on innovative financial mechanisms, this side event will explore how a GDM could generate additional funding from the private sector in support of biodiversity and development. A high-level panel will discuss the case for further consultation and work ...

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
#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
#1761
COP 10
2010-10-22

Sustainable use of Wild Plants

More than 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants(MAP) species are used globally, especially for those in developing countries both in terms of their of their own health purpose and their income resource. However, at the same time, 20% of MAP species are endangered due to over-harvesting and land c ...

Side Event
#2227
COP 10
2010-10-22

FINANCIAL MOBILIZATION FOR FOR FORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Mobilization of financial resources on Forests and Biodiversity Conservation remains one crucial aspect in meeting the challenges of Biodiversity resource Conservation, poverty and hunger, climate change and improving lives of communities and forests users. Unfortunately several communities and ...

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
#1721
COP 10
2010-10-22

TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: key findings for Local Policy and Business

This session presents key findings and recommendations for Local Policy and Business including Japanese best practices and other findings based on the “policy studies of environmental economics” program of MOE-J. It includes responses from the public and private sector and highlights practical n ...

Side Event
#2285
COP 10
2010-10-21

Understanding The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): An IUCN Workshop and Seminar Series (Sponsored by Mercuria)

In 2010-2011 IUCN will offer training opportunities, building on the TEEB project and designed to support developing country policy-makers in the preparation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and other environmental policies. This side event will outline the initiativ ...

Side Event
#2034
COP 10
2010-10-21

New Pathways for Conservation Finance

The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) presents innovative approaches for financing biodiversity conservation. This event will bring together representatives from different working groups to discuss the role of Environmental Funds in scaling up conservation resources; cutting-edge Innovative Fi ...

Side Event
#1726
COP 10
2010-10-21

Alien species management-2.

Presentation and discussion on management of alien species causing problems all over the world (the second part: involvement of local government, NGOs and private sector etc.).

Side Event
#2246
COP 10
2010-10-21

Economic values for biodiversity & ecosystem services in real-life decision making

The economic evaluations of biodiversity and ecosystem services provide new powerful and useful points to argue in favour of biodiversity conservation. The event will look at different case studies to illustrate this power of figures and economic values during decision processes concerning biodi ...

Side Event
#1805
COP 10
2010-10-21

TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: National Policy findings and options – and examples of best valuation practice from Japan

This session explores key findings from the TEEB for National and International Policy Makers report. The panel will include national policymakers and is supported by examples of best valuation practice in Japan for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Side Event
#2290
COP 10
2010-10-20

Wet Carbon: Using carbon finance to restore wetlands, conserve biodiversity and secure livelihoods

Several recent initiatives are exploring the benefits for biodiversity, climate and livelihoods of conserving and restoring wetlands. This event includes presentations from experts involved in the science, practice and financing of wet carbon projects, including on-going work by IUCN and its par ...

Side Event
#2108
COP 10
2010-10-20

CBD and REDD: Whose rights, who's wronged?

Indigenous peoples and local communities are gaining increasing international recognition of their roles in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity under the CBD. At the same time, they struggle to retain similar rights under UNFCCC REDD. This side event brings together community re ...

Side Event
#1962
COP 10
2010-10-20

Analysis of the biodiversity effects of different policy options. A contribution to the TEEB report

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) worked out 9 policy options that could contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of global biodiversity and a few ecosystem goods and services. Policy options are defined here as alternative pathways for policymakers along which to i ...

Side Event
#1920
COP 10
2010-10-20

Coral Reefs: A valuable ecosystem in jeopardize Note: this title may change

Tropical marine and coral reef ecosystems, including mangroves and seagrasses, are vulnerable environmental resources that provide significant economic goods and services and contribute to the livelihoods, food security and safety of millions of people around the world. The health of these resou ...

Side Event
#2336
COP 10
2010-10-20

Global Options for Biodiversity Finance: A review of innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity amd ecosystem services

The Global Canopy Programme and partners present an overview of their latest publication, The Little Biodiversity Finance Book. The event will explore the various options for generating finance (from traditional ODA to innovative green bonds), the range of mechanisms to deliver finance (includi ...

Side Event
#1883
COP 10
2010-10-20

TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: A synthesis of key findings from across the study

At COP10 Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader for the study into The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity will present final key findings and recommendations from across the TEEB reports. The study is global and reach and brings together and communicates the best available scientific and economic ana ...

Side Event
#1925
COP 10
2010-10-20

SATOYAMA GOVERNORS’ SUMMIT

Appropriate use and conservation of Satoyama and its contribution to revitalization of local communities are the theme of this side event, which is one of the events to promote Satoyama initiative. Some governors in Japan will introduce their activities, such as establishment of biodiversity str ...

Side Event
#2028
COP 10
2010-10-19

Greening trade for biodiversity conservation

Trade, if managed under sustainable practices, can enable biodiversity conservation. This is what UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative and its partners are promoting. Creating an enabling environment for developing sustainable businesses and fostering public-private sector engagement, while establishing S ...

Side Event
#1738
COP 10
2010-10-19

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY THE MEASURES WHICH CONSERVE LOCAL LIVING CREATURES (LIVING CREATURE MARK)

In 2008, MAFF started to recommend the utilization of a voluntary eco-label called the “living creature mark”. It applies to agriculture, forestry and marine products produced by the measures which conserve local living creatures. (e.g. rice with oriental white stork mark.). These brands may hel ...

Side Event
#2060
COP 10
2010-10-18

Interlinkage between REDD mechanism and Biodiversity conservation

The main objective of the proposed side event is to discuss how we can incorporate the concept of biodiversity conservation to the REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), namely as REDD+ or REDD ++ which is now key issue for the protection of pristine forest particula ...

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