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Side Event
#3113
COP 12
2014-10-15

Toward achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020 ~ Contribution of Sub-National Governments

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets are 20 ambitious goals that make up part of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, adopted by the parties in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture in 2010. The targets provide a framework for action for all stakeholders, including sub-national and local government ...

Side Event
#3133
COP 12
2014-10-06

Aichi 2020 in Mongolia

To introduce and share National Biodiversity Action Plan and the Aichi Targets and the progress, results, success And challenges of implementation.

Side Event
#2764
COP 11
2012-10-18

Local action moves the world: Cities as implementation agents

What are local governments already doing for biodiversity and how can their full potential be unlocked? By drawing from a series of local experiences as well as science-policy developments, this event will explore the local and urban dimensions of nature conservation. It will reflect on progress ...

Side Event
#2754
COP 11
2012-10-18

South Asia's Biodiversity and Aichi Targets

SACEP is an intergavernmental environmental orgainzation and its member countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Hon. Ministers of Environment at the 12th meeting of Governing Council of SACEP held on 1-3 November 2010, just after the CBD CO ...

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
#2823
COP 11
2012-10-18

Panel discussion on inspiring an open participatory biodiversity information systems for India

It is an active and exciting period for biodiversity informatics in the world and in India. The Indian subcontinent has been biologically explored extensively over the years. However information on the description, status and distribution of biodiversity, essential to conservation science, plann ...

Side Event
#2534
COP 11
2012-10-18

Ecosystem Networking with the ‘Aichi Method’ ― Aichi’s Pragmatic Approach to Biodiversity as a Sub-national Government

Part I: Presentation by the Governor of Aichi Prefecture Part II: Panel Discussion by representatives from various regions about achieving the ‘Aichi Targets’ and the possibilities and challenges for sub-national governments concerning biodiversity

Side Event
#2742
COP 11
2012-10-17

Launching of Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) portal:One Window for Biodiversity in India

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, New Delhi has been promoting the development of a national level database on vegetation cover, biological resources, and biological diversity of the country. As a first step towards this, we have compiled three sets of databases: 1. Biodiv ...

Side Event
#2835
COP 11
2012-10-17

Tackling the challenges of biodiversity mainstreaming: Dialogue on TEEB implementation in Brazil, Germany and India

The world’s socio-economic systems strongly depend on biodiversity and ecosystems as these provide people with a wide range of benefits - known as ecosystem services. Nevertheless, ecosystems continue to deteriorate worldwide. This is largely due to the fact that most are unaware of their values ...

Side Event
#2558
COP 11
2012-10-17

Launch Leaders for Nature in India

During the event Leaders for Nature (www.leadersfornature.com) in India will be launched by IUCN, the Confederation of Indian Industries, Wildlife Trust of India and Hivos. The event will be a very high-level meeting aiming to have the director generals of all organizations involved to be prese ...

Side Event
#2515
COP 11
2012-10-16

LIFE Certification - new way to address old problems

The event is designed to present LIFE Certification - a new certification focusing on biodiversity conservation actions created to attract private investment to the maintanance of natural resources.

Side Event
#2531
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Economics of Sustainable Wildlife Management

A presentation by the CIC and a discussion with participants on the subject of 'The economics of sustainable wildlife management'. For further details on the topic please see additional information.

Side Event
#2651
COP 11
2012-10-16

Regional Development Banks – Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Africa, Asia and Latin America

This event will create a platform for senior representatives of the three regional development banks for Africa, Asia and Latin America to present their perspectives on mainstreaming biodiversity in their operations and in supporting countries in their regions within the framework of the 2011-20 ...

Side Event
#2773
COP 11
2012-10-16

Progrès réalisés par les pays de l'espace COMIFAC dans la mise en oeuvre de la Convention sur la diversité biologique

Cette session parallèle est organisée par la Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) avec l'appui de l'Agence Japonaise de Coopération Internationale (JICA) et la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), pour partager les expériences des pays membres de la COMIFA ...

Side Event
#2700
COP 11
2012-10-15

Mainstreaming Participatory Plant Breeding

The event will show case success stories in mainstreaming participatory plant breeding experiences in Southeast Asia.

Side Event
#2596
COP 11
2012-10-15

Attempt to mainstream biodiversity in Costa Rica and cooperation by JICA

There is nothing for developing for survival but to produce destruction of ecology... That is the cause of crisis of biodiversity today. Most of Rainforest holding terrestrial biodiversity exists in developing countries. In these areas, growth of economy at higher speed is desired. But it is app ...

Side Event
#2924
COP 11
2012-10-15

PRÉSENTATION DE L’ATLAS DE L'EMPREINTE ÉCOLOGIQUE DES PAYS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE : TENDANCES EN MATIÈRE D'UTILISATION DES RESSOURCES ET LEURS IMPLICATIONS

L'Atlas de l'Empreinte Écologique des pays de la Francophonie, qui sera présenté lors de cet événement parallèle, vise à améliorer et à approfondir la compréhension de l'Empreinte et des tendances de biocapacité dans les pays de l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), qui compor ...

Side Event
#2903
COP 11
2012-10-12

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Business in Brazil: The TEEB for Business Brazil Project

We live in a world transformed by business activities. Companies have prospered by providing products and services to people everywhere, and play a key role in economic development. For nature, however, the price of development and business success has been very high. Demonstrating the economic ...

Side Event
#2665
COP 11
2012-10-11

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - building capacity to support national implementation

This side event will highlight the on-line toolkit developed to support national and regional implementation of the GSPC. The toolkit is available in the 6 UN languages and the various language versions will be demonstrated. The side event will also discuss the linkages betwen the GSPC targets a ...

Side Event
#2832
COP 11
2012-10-11

TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) national implementation

The event will draw attention to examples of TEEB inspired studies around the world. The main objective of this session will be to highlight how biodiversity and ecosystem services are starting to be mainstreamed in higher levels of policy- and decision- making, and how this mainstreaming is sha ...

Side Event
#2859
COP 11
2012-10-11

Innovative strategies to Implement the CBD: Pilot Cases in Madagascar and Latin America for Biodiversity & Health and Biodiversity & Development

The International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity (IUNCBD) will present pilot cases that propose communication, education, public awareness and capacity building objectives integrated in a unique, dynamic, long-lasting strategy and action plan that can really feed the 'li ...

Side Event
#2575
COP 11
2012-10-11

IPBES - from establishment to operationalization

IPBES, the Integovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, was established in April 2012. However, there is much work to be done for the Platform to be operational. This event will update on the work underway to operationalize IPBES, including on the interessional work in prepa ...

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
#2580
COP 11
2012-10-10

Financing the Aichi Targets

Review and discussion of existing information on costs of achieving the Aichi Targets.

Side Event
#2762
COP 11
2012-10-10

Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This year, in collaboration with CBD Secretariat and with the financial assistance of the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) and Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) launched a legal initiative to help countries legally prepare ...

Side Event
#2808
COP 11
2012-10-09

IPBES capacity building initiatives and networks – how could they also support implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity?

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was formally established in Panama on 21 April 2012. Capacity building is a key component of IPBES. The upcoming first Plenary Meeting of IPBES which takes place early in 2013 will consider the Platform’ ...

Side Event
#2563
COP 11
2012-10-09

Biodiversity and people attacked by disasters and conflicts: A challenge for the implementation of the Convention

WGRI4 requested the Executive Secretary to undertake "a review of the short- and long-term impacts of disasters and conflicts on biodiversity and ways and means to take actions for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under such ...

Side Event
#2666
COP 11
2012-10-09

IUCN’s contribution to the Aichi Targets

The IUCN's World Conservation Congress, the highest decision-making body of the Union, took place in the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea, from 6-15 September, 2012. Hundreds of events were held during these days featuring numerous issues of interest to the environmental community. IUCN carried ...

Side Event
#2795
COP 11
2012-10-09

Sharing experiences: Opportunities to Implement the Recommendations on Bushmeat

Over-exploitation of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in many tropical and sub-tropical countries is increasingly threatening food security and livelihoods, and is causing significant biodiversity loss. At the same time the wise use of wild animal protein contributes to people’s needs fo ...

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
#2589
COP 11
2012-10-08

The People’s Convention: A panel discussion on the legal status and implementation of the CBD from 1992-2020

An assessment of the CBD conducted by the CBD Alliance highlights significant gaps in implementation of the Convention itself as well as of the many COP decisions and instruments adopted since 1992. It also raises concerns over the undermining of the legally binding nature of the CBD, which tran ...

Side Event
#2591
COP 11
2012-10-08

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the Aichi Targets – Updates on progress at the global, regional and national level

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership is actively working to support implementation of the recommendations of SBSTTA 15/1 at global, regional and national scales with respect to indicator development and use. This side event supports Agenda Item 3, ‘Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Bi ...

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