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Side Event
#3295
COP 12
2014-10-16

Global Understanding in Forestry Education

Forest as the one of ecosystem containing with biodiversity was threatening by human activity for supporting of economic growth and social development. People in every sector and level of education should be aware to create good management in forestry to make sustainable natural resources to fu ...

Side Event
#3315
COP 12
2014-10-15

ITTO-CITES Programme for Implementing CITES Listing of Tropical Tree Species. CITES and ITTO: Working together to sustain tropical tree species.

The survival of CITES-listed tree species in their natural range cannot be separated from broader forest management. In this context, the Secretariats of ITTO and CITES initiated in 2006 a joint program to assist CITES Parties and ITTO Members with implementation of the CITES Convention. During ...

Side Event
#3253
COP 12
2014-10-15

Biodiversity criteria for REDD+ - how science can contribute to make safeguards work

For the implementation of REDD+, biodiversity is considered as one of the key elements of safeguards. Biodiversity is also highly related to both ecosystem and social services from tropical forests. Practical, effective, and efficient criteria and indicators to secure biodiversity are called for ...

Side Event
#3207
COP 12
2014-10-13

Achieving Forest-related Aichi Targets on the Ground: ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity

Background: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in 2010 between the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), on the occasion of the CBD COP 10 held in Nagoya, Japan. The key purpose of the MOU is to identify ...

Side Event
#3128
COP 12
2014-10-09

Trees for sustainable energy

Current energy policies around the world are not sustainable. Unless greater use is made of energy from renewable sources, the global atmospheric temperature will greatly exceed 2 degrees celsius, leading to serious climate change. Trees are an abundant potential source of renewable energy. Whil ...

Side Event
#2628
COP 11
2012-10-17

What’s Cooking? Tree Diversity on Farms

Tropical agroforests are characterized by great diversity among and within tree species that is of immense value to smallholders. This event, organized by the World Agroforestry Centre, highlights the role of this diversity in promoting the health and nutrition of local people, through the provi ...

Side Event
#2678
COP 11
2012-10-17

Integrating national biodiversity strategy and REDD+ policy: Initial experiences from Viet Nam

Presentation on the national biodiversity strategy of Vietnam with mentioning key challenges and the results obtained to date: integration of REDD+ into NBSAP; Broader HB-REDD+ initiatives and biodiversity safeguards in Vietnam.

Side Event
#2650
COP 11
2012-10-17

Commitment to the Amazon: ARPA for Life – a Public-Private Partnership to Secure the Future of the World’s Largest Tropical Rainforest

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Brazil’s Amazon Region Protected Area (ARPA) initiative. The event will highlight the award-winning track record of the ARPA programme for improved biodiversity conservation and protected area management, and the contribution to reduced carbon em ...

Side Event
#2537
COP 11
2012-10-17

Climate Change and Biodiversity; Conservation and Adaptation

Climate change is one of the most important global environmental Issues impacting natural ecosystems and socioeconomic systems. For instance, climate change affects forest ecosystems primarily in three ways: firstly, forest ecosystems through land use change contribute about 20% of the global C0 ...

Side Event
#2529
COP 11
2012-10-16

GEF Investments in Forests for Multiple Benefits

GEF will provide an overview of the GEF-SFM REDD+ program and its implementation during GEF-5 with examples from the GEF portfolio.

Side Event
#2810
COP 11
2012-10-15

Prospects and challenges of forest based livelihoods for tribal and local communities in India

For centuries forests and livelihoods of tribal and local communities in the Indian sub-continent have been deeply intertwined. Sustainable exploitation of forests have been the hallmark of past generation of these communities leading to conservation of rich biodiversity in these regions. Howeve ...

Side Event
#2734
COP 11
2012-10-15

Mechanisms for delivering biodiversity benefits from REDD+

This side-event will discuss the application of safeguards for biodiversity in relation to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. It will provide an opportunity for scientists, policy makers and members of the business community to be informed and t ...

Side Event
#2780
COP 11
2012-10-12

Impacts on Forests & Biodiversity : from Coal as an Energy Choice

The presentations and discussions in the event will look at the various impacts on biological diversity, both on land and aquatic /marine, of the choice of coal as a major energy source. The reality of India today is the large dependence on coal as energy source for both heating and electrici ...

Side Event
#2703
COP 11
2012-10-11

Forest insect diversity in India - Facts and challenges

Forest insect diversity is also an important component of the forest biodiversity. At most of the occasions, only plant biodiversity is discussed. Most of the workers have carried out the plant biodiversity work in different parts of India. Now a days, an emerging need and trend has been observe ...

Side Event
#2532
COP 11
2012-10-11

International REDD Plus Architecture and its Relevance for Developing Countries

Forests are a natural resource of global concern. They offer a range of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration having benefits that cross borders. Forests have been an issue of priority for international and national policy and a subject of much debate and discussion for the past 20 y ...

Side Event
#2781
COP 11
2012-10-10

The Observatory for Central African Forests: a tool for monitoring the sustainable use of the biodiversity in Congo Basin.

The Congo Basin forests cover 200 million hectares in the heart of the African continent. Altogether, the forests provide the daily resources of 60 million people, generate financial revenue for the States of the region, sequester huge quantities of carbon, support a unique biodiversity and con ...

Side Event
#2789
COP 11
2012-10-10

Collaborative Approach to Forest-Related Aichi Targets

Present and discuss on-going and proposed actions to achieve forest-related Aichi Targets, particularly Target 5, Target 7, Target 11 and Target 15.

Side Event
#2708
COP 11
2012-10-10

Linking REDD+ implementation with the CBD Biodiversity Targets

Any of the five forest-based climate change mitigation activities included in REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) can potentially contribute towards a ...

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
#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
#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
#2073
COP 10
2010-10-27

Regional Action Plan for Amazon Biodiversity

The Regional Action Plan for Amazon Biodiversity is presented as a result of a joint effort between the eight Member Countries of ACTO to strengthen measures of cooperation, communication and coordination thus contributing to improving the livelihoods of their people and generating conditions fo ...

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
#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
#1746
COP 10
2010-10-26

CONTRIBUTION OF ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES TO BIODIVERSITY SURVEY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MONITORING-1 (FEAT. JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY)

Contribution of artificial satellites to biodiversity survey and climate change monitoring (the first part). Current plan on the topic is as followed: Lecture on highlighting the contribution of artificial satellites to REDD-plus including forest monitoring and greenhouse gases monitoring.

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
#2277
COP 10
2010-10-26

Results and impacts of the first phase of implementation of the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (Arpa), in Brazil

Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (Arpa) is a programme of the Brazilian government to protect 60 million hectares of natural ecosystems in the Amazon region of Brazil, aiming to conserve a representative portion of the Brazilian Amazon biodiversity, to maintain important ecosystem services ...

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
#2165
COP 10
2010-10-25

The Universal Value of Biodiverse “Ussuri Taiga” Forest of Southern Russian Far East: Tiger Protection and Indigenous Peoples Sustainability

Middle and Upper Bikin River basin (11,500 km2), a habitat for about 50 Amur tigers and a traditional homeland of the Udege and other indigenous peoples is in need of international attention and effective conservation as the area contains the largest intact Ussuri-Taiga forest in southern Russia ...

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
#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
#1749
COP 10
2010-10-22

Biodiversity of inland waters

In this session, nature-oriented river works, which started 20 years ago in Japan, will be reviewed first with various examples for the purpose of sharing knowledge among international participants. Then the discussion will cover how the works can contribute to the post 2010 Strategic Goal B, “r ...

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
#2254
COP 10
2010-10-22

Why Global Forest Governance Matters

Forest challenges, such as REDD and access and benefit sharing, are highly cross-sectoral, necessitating engagement across sectors and interests in a complex forest regime. Over the past 10 months, an IUFRO-led Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime carried out a global scientific asses ...

Side Event
#1970
COP 10
2010-10-22

Biodiversity conservation in tropical forests

1) Debate on the ITTO/IUCN Guidelines for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests. 2) Report on the ITTO/IUCN/CBD Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Transboundary Tropical Forests (Quito, Ecuador)

Side Event
#2177
COP 10
2010-10-22

Addressing the Bushmeat Crisis: Recommendations from the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group

Please join the CBD Secretariat, FAO, CIFOR, and CIC to learn more about the Liaison Group on Bushmeat’s recommendations towards a more sustainable use of bushmeat. The recommendations will be addressed by COP 10 as part of the review of implementation of Article 10 of the Convention (Sustainab ...

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
#1737
COP 10
2010-10-21

BIODIVERSITY INDICATORS IN AGRICULTURE

Research presentation; Research project on selection of functional biodiversity indicators and development of the assessment methods.

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
#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
#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
#2015
COP 10
2010-10-19

Biodiversity Conservation Beyond Protected Areas: Integrating Biodiversity into Forestry Management Practices.

A seminar on the Introduction of a national project by the Government of Malaysia in reducing the loss of biodiversity by introducing improved tools and methods in Forestry Management Practices.

Side Event
#1735
COP 10
2010-10-18

THE ROLE OF FORESTS IN CONSERVATION OF GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY—FROM JAPAN TO THE WORLD—(SUPPORTED BY FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE)

Presentation of (1) the tackles towards biodiversity conservation on forest in consideration of CBD, (2) the status on national forest Japan and its policy and measurements towards biodiversity conservation, (3) activities for biodiversity conservation in national forest at the field level, (4) ...

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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