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Side Event
#2814
COP 11
2012-10-19

Public policy encouraging effective quarry rehabilitation: promoting adoption of good practices for quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity management

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is joining hand with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to present how well-managed quarry (mine) activities could bring value to the environment and community at large ...

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
#2739
COP 11
2012-10-18

Strengthening National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) via the appropriate integration of governance issues and conservation capacities of indigenous peoples and local and traditional communities

The National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are an integral requirement of CBD for all the Parties to the Convention. A first round of NBSAP preparation/development/ implementation has been completed by many countries, often financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) th ...

Side Event
#2740
COP 11
2012-10-18

SOUTH ASIAN FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENT, TERRE POLICY CENTRE

Biorights is a new economic paradigm for environmental conservation that tries to compensate the opportunity costs of commons for wise use of natural resources on which they depend for their livelihood. In developing the South globe important ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity and have si ...

Side Event
#2625
COP 11
2012-10-18

Visionary Biodiversity Policies and Laws

As a follow up of the Biodiversity Session at the World Summit of Legislators in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, exemplary biodiversity policies and laws will be presented as well as training materials for legislators and policy-makers for future just biodiversity policies and laws.

Side Event
#2713
COP 11
2012-10-18

Sustainable Public Procurement and Biodiversity

This will be joint event between the SCBD and UNEP-DTIE (and other partners as appropriate) with regard to the current work being done vis-a-vis Sustainable Public Procurement. This is an issue which has been raised in the business engagement decision and can act as a major driver to ensure not ...

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
#2800
COP 11
2012-10-17

WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD

THIS SIDE EVENT WILL UPDATE DELEGATES AND OTHERS ON WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD, IN PARTICULAR ON THE ON-GOING WORK IN THE REGULAR TRIPS COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL AS ON THE PARALLEL TRACK OF DG WTO'S CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.

Side Event
#2720
COP 11
2012-10-17

Changing Pace on public policy for biodiversity and ecosystem services: Focusing on innovative and effective policy solutions

The Global Environment Outlook 5 illustrates the increasing pressure on biological diversity worldwide. The predominant threats remain habitat loss and degradation resulting from agriculture and urban development, overexploitation, pollution and invasive alien species. The OECD Environmental Out ...

Side Event
#2821
COP 11
2012-10-15

Encouraging the creation of legal and policy frameworks leading to enhanced biodiversity management by companies

In order for business to manage their impacts on biodiversity and to contribute more broadly to the biodiversity conservation agenda, governments need to create enabling conditions that allow market forces to be harnessed for conservation. In some instances this will require governments to make ...

Side Event
#2644
COP 11
2012-10-12

A Policy Brief Launch: Securing the Future of Mangroves

Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems that offer countless goods and services to the human population. Their importance and value both economically and ecologically are largely known; despite this nearly all mangrove nations have experienced net losses in mangrove cover in recent decades as a r ...

Side Event
#2599
COP 11
2012-10-12

Bioethics,Biodiversity and Making a Repository of Ethical world views of Nature

This three day workshop aims to establish a framework and action plan to systematically map human relationships to nature and biodiversity. This will provide tools for use by policy makers at community, national and international level, in various important areas. Through increased understandin ...

Side Event
#2688
COP 11
2012-10-11

PA Governance in India – where do we stand in terms of tenure, relocation, and possibilities of coexistence?

The CBD has had a deep impact on Indian legislation as various rights based acts regarding the use and ownership of biodiversity and forests were born out of the convention and subsequently increased the opportunities for collaborative governance and management of biodiversity rich areas. The ch ...

Side Event
#2896
COP 11
2012-10-09

The Whakatane Mechanism: Addressing equitable governance and management in protected areas

The Whakatane Mechanism aims to support conflict resolution in protected areas by ensuring that conservation practices respect the rights of indigenous peoples and promotes best practices in the implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Participants in the side event will hear ...

Side Event
#2588
COP 11
2012-10-09

Space to Place New Steps of Change: An Analysis of International, Regional, and National Laws Essential to Securing Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities' Territories and Areas

On behalf of the ICCA Consortium, Natural Justice and Kalpavriksh are undertaking an international legal analysis and a range of national legal reviews of laws that support or hinder conservation efforts by Indigenous peoples and local communities in their territories and areas. The national rev ...

Side Event
#2587
COP 11
2012-10-08

Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020: The case of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

This side event presents different aspects of how the EU is implementing its committment to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 through the EU's Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. After a general introduction of the strategy itself, the EU will reflect upon its common implementation framew ...

Side Event
#2502
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

LEGAL ASPECTS OF ACHIEVING THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS ( IDLO, CISDl, SCBD)

The side event will present the early outcomes of a legal capacity-building project on eight Aichi Targets. It focuses on supporting legal preparedness for measures that address the direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity loss. The project is taking place in partnership with the Secretariat ...

Side Event
#2196
COP 10
2010-10-28

Reconciling efforts to implement the provisions of the Conventions on Climate Change and Biological Diversity in an integrated way.

This high level event will address how political efforts are needed in order to implement the provisions of two of the most important MEAs. Counting on the participation of developed and developing countries participants, the discussion will include the kind of commitments necessary to reduce th ...

Side Event
#2118
COP 10
2010-10-28

The Nature Diversity Act- Best Biodiversity Policy for the Future Policy Award 2010

The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act entered into force on the 1st. of July 2009. Although it was adopted less than a year ago, The Nature Diversity Act has been nominated as Best Biodiversity Policy for the Future Policy Award 2010. The Act is a following-up of national and international obligat ...

Side Event
#2054
COP 10
2010-10-28

Marine and Coastal protected Areas towards a better Governance of the Mediterranean

This side event aims at sharing the efforts of the Mediterranean region under the aegis of UNEP/MAP in making the Millenium Development Goals with regard to the protection of biodiversity and the creation of marine protected areas a reality in the Mediterranean region. 60 min event, including: ...

Side Event
#2094
COP 10
2010-10-26

Protected Areas and the Law

This side event will present IUCN work on 'Protected Areas and the Law' since COP 9, in particular the Guidelines on Protected Areas Legislation, developed to provide information and guidance on key elements of a modern and effective legal framework, attuned to the present roles and correspondi ...

Side Event
#1935
COP 10
2010-10-25

EFFECTIVE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM POLICY AND REGULATION – BUSINESS INPUT TO THE CBD

In response to the emerging reality of natural resource limits, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, business must anticipate new and changing policies and regulatory frameworks to be developed and deployed by governments to address these pressing environmental challenges. However, busin ...

Side Event
#2076
COP 10
2010-10-22

Governance and rights: What works? Towards effective and equitable conservation for biodiversity and livelihoods

Governance and rights security have significant implications for biodiversity conservation effectiveness and for the livelihoods of people relying on resources within and outside of protected areas. These linkages are recognized in numerous Articles, Programmes of Work, and Guidelines of the CBD ...

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
#2066
COP 10
2010-10-22

Science-policy interfaces - examples from Europe

To better interlink biodiversity research and biodiversity policy there are several national science-policy interfaces in different European countries. The German Network Forum for Biodiversity Research and colleagues from Belgium, France, Switzerland and EPBRS present the respective approaches ...

Side Event
#1817
COP 10
2010-10-22

LEGAL AND POLICY TOOLS TO ADAPT BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Employing adaptive management principles and techniques, this side event discusses opportunities to use national legal and regulatory frameworks to adapt biodiversity management to climate change and strengthen resiliency in biodiversity governance. The Environmental Law Institute will release f ...

Side Event
#2280
COP 10
2010-10-21

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES); status, next steps, and implications for the biodiversity community.

At the 3rd IPBES meeting, held in Busan, Republic of Korea in June 2010, governments agreed to establish a new mechanism to strengthen the interface between science and policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Whilst it will now take a while to become operational, IPBES is likely to signif ...

Side Event
#1943
COP 10
2010-10-21

The Biosphere Ethics Initiative: incorporating environmental ethics into law, governance and policy

The Biosphere Ethics Initiative (BEI) is a soft law program of the volunteer-driven Ethics Specialist Group of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, led by the non-profit organization Center for Humans and Nature, with strong support from the IUCN Comite francais, the Paris nationale Museum ...

Side Event
#2100
COP 10
2010-10-20

Design your tailor-made MAT! Presentation of a model ABS Agreement for non-commercial research with optional clauses and Launch of the report on the ABS program 2003-2010 of the Swiss Academy of Sciences

The Swiss Academy of Sciences presents the first of its kind ABS agreement on Mutually Agreed Terms, containing Model Clauses. The Agreement is adapted to the specific situation of non-commercial research sponsored by public funding. It contains a set of contractual clauses that intends to foste ...

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
#2159
COP 10
2010-10-20

European research supports international biodiversity governance

Research funded by the European Union contributes to international biodiversity governance in many ways. In this side event we present three such projects. The first shows how biodiversity conservation alleviates poverty in the highland regions of Asia. The second examines issues of scale in bio ...

Side Event
#2166
COP 10
2010-10-19

The Future of Environmental Law

The event will see the launch of a publication on the title 'Future of Environmental Law' that captures the experiences, lessons learnt from developing and implementing legal istruments and provides a futures scenario from current and innovative areas of science and technology.

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