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Side Event
#3212
COP 12
2014-10-15

Managing coastal marine biodiversity in India: Can participatory approaches make a difference?

Protection of biodiversity in India has a long tradition with some remarkable success when it comes to terrestrial ecosystems. Similar efforts for marine areas along the coast proved to be much more difficult, mainly because of the enormous pressure on natural resources exerted by an ever increa ...

Side Event
#3217
COP 12
2014-10-14

ACHIEVING AICHI TARGETS AND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE MARINE AND COASTAL PROGRAMME OF WEST AFRICA (PRCM)

This side event will showcase some progress in West Africa towards Aichi Targets achievement. Species and habitats have been facing increasing pressure in West Africa: Overexploitation, critical habitat destruction, pollution, urbanization, growing extractive industry, and uncontrolled tourism ...

Side Event
#3239
COP 12
2014-10-13

Partners Roundtable on Achieving the Aichi Targets through Integrated Coastal Management

The Roundtable with Donors and Partners will feature the joint initiative of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity and the Partnership for Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia in supporting efforts in South East and East Asia to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity targets through integrated ...

Side Event
#3343
COP 12
2014-10-13

Unveiling the implementation toolbox: support tools and methodologies to achieve objectives of the CBD

This group of global NGOs will jointly showcase the wealth of instrumental material they have been long developing to contribute on the implementation of the CBD. A variety of valuable policy support tools and methodologies have been developed by the CBD, its Parties and its partners, to help i ...

Side Event
#3177
COP 12
2014-10-10

MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE IN CORAL REEF AND ASSOCIATED ECOSYSTEMS

This side event will highlight the efforts of the GEF partnership to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of coral reef and associated ecosystems and the achievement of the related Aichi Targets and provide an overview of programming opportunities within the GEF-6 biodiversity stra ...

Side Event
#3267
COP 12
2014-10-10

Impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity

This event will review and consolidate on the experiences, tools and guidance on addressing the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity, and provide inputs to the forthcoming CBD Expert Workshop on this issue in December 2014.

Side Event
#3110
COP 12
2014-10-10

MANAGING CORAL REEFS FOR RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE - PROGRESS MADE AND KEY PRIORITIES TOWARDS MEETING AICHI TARGET 10

The event will share information on coral reef planning and management approaches that safeguard or enhance coral reef resilience to increasing threats from climate change. Through presentations and panel discussion the event will review experiences and progress made, and discuss further actions ...

Side Event
#3141
COP 12
2014-10-10

The importance of protecting coastal environment gradients ~How can we attain marine Aichi targets ~

The Japanese NGOs in marine fields(Marine and Coastal Biodiversity network-Japan, Nakatsu Waterfront Conservation Association, Kaimin Network, NPO Omotehama network, and Nature Conservation Society of Japan) would like to hold a side event for information exchange of status of coastal areas of J ...

Side Event
#3197
COP 12
2014-10-09

Yellow Sea Ecoregion – The strategic collaboration for its biodiversity

The event links to the Aichi CBD Target 11. The YSESP on-the-ground activities were implemented in Muan Tidal Flat Wetland Protection Area, Korea and Yalu River Estuary Coastal Wetland Natural Reserve, China. Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and Community Based Management (CBM) approach were app ...

Side Event
#3233
COP 12
2014-10-09

Priority Actions to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reefs and Closely Associated Ecosystems

This side event will highlight the importance of coral reefs and associated ecosystems (e.g., mangroves, seagrasses) for sustainable development and the need to enhance action towards Aichi Target 10. The main aspects of the Priority Actions to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reef ...

Side Event
#3236
COP 12
2014-10-08

Presentation and discussion of the book on "Governance for Fisheries and Marine Conservation".

Two editors of the book and several of its authors will be presenting the book followed by questions and discussions by the audience. The book is coming out this month and will be officially launched in Oslo, Norway, August 26 2014.

Side Event
#3232
COP 12
2014-10-08

Updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity

This event will provide the details of the updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity, as requested by COP 11 (decision XI/18).

Side Event
#3250
COP 12
2014-10-08

MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING IN PRACTICE – TRANSITIONING FROM PLANNING TO IMPLEMENTATION IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS

ABSTRACT: Marine spatial planning (MSP) can cover a broad range of initiatives that aim to maintain the use of resources and ecosystem services through careful planning of available coastal or ocean space - essentially any effort that attempts to reconcile more than one sector’s development obje ...

Side Event
#3231
COP 12
2014-10-07

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in World Oceans

This event will update the results of seven regional EBSA workshops held in various regions around the world, convened by the CBD Secretariat together with various global and regional partners, involving more than 100 Parties and other Governments.

Side Event
#2783
COP 11
2012-10-19

Marine Biodiversity and Ocean governance – The youth perspective

This event is designed to take place in the main conference setting (HICC) during the lunch break (13.15-14.45) of the Conference. Go4BioDiv is an International Youth Forum, aimed at providing a platform to the youth to voice their opinion on the issues related to biodiversity during CBD-COP as ...

Side Event
#2649
COP 11
2012-10-19

Achieving Conservation and Sustainable Resource Management in the Marine and Coastal Programme of West Africa (PRCM)

The event will showcase progress in meeting the ambitious commitments made by Wet African countries at COP10 to expand their protected area systems and promote benefits to local people. The Nagoya commitments were followed-up with a donor roundtable meeting in 2011 with the Lifeweb Initiative an ...

Side Event
#2725
COP 11
2012-10-19

Protection Pioneers of the Baltic Sea – joining regional forces in marine biodiversity protection

The best inventions are often first discovered in smaller scale, pilot projects, and test rounds – locally, or regionally, instead of globally. If these are, at the same time, closely connected to Governments, science communities and the commercial sector of several countries, the chances for su ...

Side Event
#2732
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of Indo-German Partnership Programme on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation

This will be an official side eventjointly organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Government of Germany (BMU) to launch a new Indo-German partnership programme on “Coas ...

Side Event
#2785
COP 11
2012-10-17

Journey through Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – the Youth perspective

This event – street theatre and presentation of the Go4BioDiv Declaration - is designed to take place on the Main Stage of the fair on the HITEX compound during a very prominent time, preferably in the early afternoon and on another date than the Go4BioDiv panel discussion on livelihoods (Side e ...

Side Event
#2661
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Side Event
#2616
COP 11
2012-10-16

A 1st global network of key sites for seabird conservation: their uses for informing EBSAs and other marine conservation initiatives

Co-conveners: BirdLife International, Wild Bird Society of Japan, Bombay Natural History Society, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence Since 2005 BirdLife has been working to c ...

Side Event
#2539
COP 11
2012-10-15

Traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems

This event will focus on area-based forms of conservation and management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems, highlighting the successes of community-based management. This event will have speakers from different parts of the world.

Side Event
#2745
COP 11
2012-10-12

Bioenergy and biodiversity

This event will present the most recent mounting evidence for harms to both terrestrial and marine (algae) ecosystems biodiversity resulting from escalating demands for bioenergy feedstocks. The policies and supports driving these will also be critiqued including assessment of the performance of ...

Side Event
#2697
COP 11
2012-10-12

Protecting biodiversity in the North-East Atlantic

Description of areas meeting EBSAs criteria in North-East Atlantic region, building upon the Hyeres workshop in response to SBSTTA 16 recommendation, including the roadmap for the future refinement and finalization of Hyeres report, and the current status of the OSPAR MPA network.

Side Event
#2721
COP 11
2012-10-11

IMPACTS OF UNDERWATER NOISE ON MARINE AND COASTAL BIODIVERSITY: GLOBAL COOPERATION FOR A QUIETER OCEAN

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Side Event
#2512
COP 11
2012-10-11

Solving the puzzle: Social and cultural dimensions of marine and coastal protected areas

This side event focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of fishing communities in relation to marine and coastal protected areas

Side Event
#2837
COP 11
2012-10-11

Addressing biodiversity concerns in sustainable fisheries

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in its tenth meeting, requested the Executive Secretary to collaborate with FAO, UNEP, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), IUCN-CEM-FEG, and other relevant organizations, processes, and scientific groups, o ...

Side Event
#2679
COP 11
2012-10-11

Sustainable Management of Coastal and marine biodiversity

Coastal and marine ecosystem provides considerable ecosystem services. Due to increased anthropogenic pressure and possible adverse impact of climate change conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources are of immense importance. Science based, people centric and process oriented i ...

Side Event
#2872
COP 11
2012-10-10

East Asia coastal wetlands in ecological crisis

Recognizing the crucial need for improving marine habitats protection, the CBD approved at its COP4 the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Programmes of Work, adopting the ecosystem approach as key for its implementation and recognizing the implication of the water cycle in sediment levels and ecos ...

Side Event
#2636
COP 11
2012-10-10

Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Area Management

Coastal environment plays a vital role in India’s economy by virtue of the resources, productive habitats and rich biodiversity. India’s coastline stretches about 8000 km and supports almost 30% of its human population. In the past decade, the degradation of the Indian coastline has reached al ...

Side Event
#2746
COP 11
2012-10-09

Aichi Target 11 - Reshaping the agenda for Marine Protected Areas

During this event, we will provides a review of current MPA coverage (July 2012), showing dramatic increases in recent years. While this gives the impression that the 10% MPA target might be attainable, we revisit such information in the light of the Aichi Target 11 which introduces important n ...

Side Event
#2682
COP 11
2012-10-09

Effects of sand mining on coastal biodiversity

The event includes presentations from Awaaz Foundation, Bombay Natural History Society and various organizations on the effects of sand mining on biodiversity in various parts of the world. Sand is a necessary component to fuel the construction boom and rapid pace of urbanization in many parts o ...

Side Event
#2825
COP 11
2012-10-09

Coastal and Marine Issues

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation propose to present findings and lessons from position papers authored by experts on themes like coastal developments, coastal governance, mariculture, ecological concerns with invasive alien species, marine and coa ...

Side Event
#2663
COP 11
2012-10-08

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Side Event
#2696
COP 11
2012-10-08

Green Economy, Oceans and SIDS

This event will discuss how the Green Economy approach for sustainable development can address some key biodiversity issues and also work towards biodiversity targets.

Side Event
#2442
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: from Evidence to Solutions

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/15), and initiate a discussion on marine debris by focusing on a number of issues related to marine debris impacts on biodiversity, including ...

Side Event
#2449
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Global progress on Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 (protected areas) in marine and coastal environments, with case studies from the LifeWeb and HERMIONE projects

The side event will review global progress with marine protected areas (MPAs) and explore practical and innovative ways to accelerate progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. At the side event we will present key findings from the Protected Planet Report 2012 on the current status and tren ...

Side Event
#2446
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

High Seas Marine Protected Areas

Experiences in establishing and implementing a network of ecologically representative, well-managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), improving the management of existing MPAs, reducing the threat of external threats, such as human activities and climate change, to MPAs.

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
#2466
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Sustainable Ocean Initiative: An Integrated Approach for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Meeting on Sustainable Ocean Initiative Programme Development, held 2-4 August 2011 in Kanazawa, Japan, consolidate ways and means to implement the vision and specific goals of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, and articulate specific message ...

Side Event
#2458
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

OCEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AND CONSERVATION COMMUNITY INTERACTION IN ADDRESSING MARINE BIODIVERSITY THROUGH THE CBD

The role of the industry is critical to marine biodiversity. The ocean supports a wide range of uses - shipping, ports, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, renewable energy, mining, tourism, desalination, dredging, etc. Maintaining ocean health and sustaining marine biodiversity requires respon ...

Side Event
#2464
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Genetically Engineered Fish and Biodiversity: Risk Assessment Considerations

Eggs from genetically modified Atlantic salmon have already been transported from Canada to Panama for the purposes of research and development. These same GM salmon eggs could soon be approved for commercial production in Canada and shipped for grow-out in Panama. How far should national govern ...

Side Event
#2439
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Impacts of Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Global Cooperation for a Quieter Ocean

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. This event ...

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
#2259
COP 10
2010-10-28

Monaco and Marine Protected Areas

Within the framework of the COP-10 and in presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation organizes a side event entitled “Monaco and Marine Protected Areas”. During this event, a presentation will be given on projects led by the Foundation in the field of biodive ...

Side Event
#1798
COP 10
2010-10-28

Experience in Implementing High Seas Marine Protected Areas

The side event will showcase the first successfully installed High Seas MPAs and the approaches organizations have taken for the establishment. From the North-East Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Southern Ocean speakers will present institutions’ responses to the challenges of protectin ...

Side Event
#2160
COP 10
2010-10-28

A global aquarium strategy for conservation and sustainability

Presentation of the world zoo and aquarium conservation strategy for the implementation of the WAZA aquarium community. The strategy is introduced and examples are being presented by WAZA president and representatives of the Japanese zoo and aquarium association (JAZA), followed by the launch of ...

Side Event
#2301
COP 10
2010-10-28

Drifting woods: the voyage from Eastern Africa to Nagoya

Climate change, a truly global challenge, has brought the strong interconnectivity of global ecosystems to the highest political agenda. Yet, in other environments, the understanding of global ecosystem functioning may be relatively well understood by scientists, sometimes recognized by Governme ...

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
#2281
COP 10
2010-10-28

Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge - a healthy ocean for future generations

The respectfully requested CBD COP 10 side event aims at informing about the new Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge Initiative which was kick-started in July 2010. Seven Governments (California, Fiji, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vietnam) participated in the founding meeting. Governo ...

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