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Side Event
#3258
COP 12
2014-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Through history, there has been an awareness of a deep connection between the living system of human thought and the living system of the natural world. Over time however, the awareness of this connection has become critically fragile. We will discuss ways of restoring and strengthening this awa ...

Side Event
#3224
COP 12
2014-10-16

How Sectors Can Contribute To Sustainable Use And Conservation Of Biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 shows that if the world stays on its current development path, pressures on biodiversity will continue to increase in the coming years, and the state of biodiversity will decline further. To provide better insight into how the pressures on and underlying causes ...

Side Event
#3302
COP 12
2014-10-15

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. EC DG Research and UNEP

The policy brief titled “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. EC DG Research and UNEP” will be presented at the side event in collaboration with EC DG Research. A selected speaker will draw attention to best practices and showcase the variety of approaches for the proposed topic. Also, the ...

Side Event
#3137
COP 12
2014-10-14

Meeting sustainable development objectives: opportunities and limits to biodiversity offsets

The conservation of global biodiversity alongside economic development is a key challenge for the 21st century. Impact mitigation and biodiversity offset need to be contextualised in the broader context of biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development. To allow biodiversity offset sc ...

Side Event
#3274
COP 12
2014-10-13

‘Bhutan for LIFE’: “A long term Innovative and sustainable financing solution to conserve Bhutan’s extensive network of protected areas”

Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world. But its commitment to conservation is bigger than almost any other. Conservation is one of the four pillars of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index. And the country’s constitution calls for maintaining 60 percent of the country’s forest co ...

Side Event
#3121
COP 12
2014-10-13

Sustainable use of cultural landscapes in Asia - implementing Aichi targets in Viet Nam, The Philippines, China and Japan

IIn this side event, international scientific projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Vietnam, the Philippines and China, as well as a project in which German scientists collaborate with partners in Japan relate their scientific results to several Aichi ...

Side Event
#3333
COP 12
2014-10-08

Opportunities and Challenges in conserving biodiversity in transboundary landscapes for sustainable development in Hind Kush Himalayas

• 1 Overall presentation from ICIMOD based on its learning from transboundary landscapes programme • 1 presentation on Kailash landscape (India partner suggested on the Scope of mainstreaming CBD in Conservation and Development initiatives at Landscape Scale) • 1 presentation on Kangchanjunga or ...

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
#2779
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity conservation in the mangrove wetlands

To discuss about the wise use of mangrove wetlands for their conservation

Side Event
#2939
COP 11
2012-10-17

PANEL DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY

India is a mega diversity country, and home to four global hotspots of biodiversity. It is also home to 1.2 billion people, or to approximately one out of every sixth person in the world. Hence it is appropriate that COP 11 is taking place in India. The theme of this side event is focused on tr ...

Side Event
#2661
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Side Event
#2717
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Coffee - Ecosystem value and benefits of shade grown coffee in India

Launch of a report on The Ecosystem Valuation and Biodiversity Services of shade grown coffee in the Western Ghats of South India . The report, prepared by GIST Advisory Services, focuses on the the value provided by this unique shade-grown coffee sector to the forest ecosystem and the livelih ...

Side Event
#2820
COP 11
2012-10-16

A Joint Strategy to Conserve Dugongs and Seagrass Beds in the Gulf of Mannar

The Mangroves for the Future Small Grants projects in the Gulf of Mannar (India and Sri Lanka) have undertaken a detailed survey of seagrass beds and dugong presence. Results will be shared and a strategy for joint conservation discussed with all stakeholders (fishing communities, state and nati ...

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
#2743
COP 11
2012-10-16

Making ABS work for Biodiversity Conservation

Based on the practical experiences of different ABS stakeholders, this side event will assess the conditions that need to be established for market-based ABS mechanisms (and relevant regulatory tools) to deliver on biodiversity conservation. Three main categories of conditions have to be establi ...

Side Event
#2771
COP 11
2012-10-15

Palm Oil & Wildlife Conservation

Presentation and activities to educate visitors on Sustainable Palm Oil and Borneo rainforest conservation. Visitors will learn about the development of a Green Corridor along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Borneo and elephant rescue centers with the Borneo Conservation Trust NGO in response t ...

Side Event
#2841
COP 11
2012-10-15

Enhancing global value chains through sustainable use opportunities

The event will provide an in-depth look at how business and institutions are collaborating to enhance global value chains for biodiversity-based products through development of a series of methodologies and tools aimed at fostering engagement of actors along the value chain and sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#2586
COP 11
2012-10-15

TEEB approach, to overcome difficulties for sustainable communities and mainstreaming

1. Case studies Browse one of the most difficult cases for sustainable communities and mainstreaming of biodiversity. - Mr. Gam Shinrei  ABS and traditinal knowledge in India - Mr. Senaga  Case study of Okinawa Japan - Ms. Masako Sakata  Case study of Fukushima's Nucrea accide ...

Side Event
#2723
COP 11
2012-10-15

Universities & Scientific Community in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

Universities and Scientific community are having both the expert knowledge and technical capacity to develop, and promote, effective actions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. They are the platforms for dissemination of knowledge towards implementation of policy directives ...

Side Event
#2815
COP 11
2012-10-15

Role, Rights & Responsibilities of Local communities on their biodiversity conservation, promotion, sustainable utilization

We, Society for Management of Biodiversity (SYMBIO) promotes the Objectives of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with an aim of “Sustaining life on earth” by integrating Biodiversity into Community activities, Government policies and Business strategies. SYMBIO works f ...

Side Event
#2844
COP 11
2012-10-15

Strategic Plan 2011-2020 - Sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity

The improved maintenance and use of agricultural biodiversity is central to improving the sustainability of agricultural production systems. This side event, jointly hosted by the UNEP and FAO will present the experiences from a variety of countries which have undertaken GEF supported projects ...

Side Event
#2652
COP 11
2012-10-15

MPAs for People and Sustainable Development

Changing the mindset and reframing the debate around MPAs – and addressing the common misperception that MPAs benefit biodiversity but not people – is much needed to stimulate greatly increased political support for ocean protection. In this event, experts from key sectors including the tourism ...

Side Event
#2846
COP 11
2012-10-12

Towards the delivery of Aichi Targets 4 and 6 through the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: Sustainable Use of Wild Plant Resources

The event discuss relevant actions needed for delivery of three relevant Targets of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), viz. Targets 11, 12 and 13. Delivery on these Targets by Parties contributes to fulfilling the Aichi Targets commitments (for Targets 4, 6 and 18) and the Nagoya ...

Side Event
#2530
COP 11
2012-10-12

RESEARCH PROGRAMME “SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT”

The international research programme ‘Sustainable Land Management’ is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research of Germany for a projected duration of five years (2011-2015). At the hand of various examples, the research projects funded by the programme develop new models, techno ...

Side Event
#2782
COP 11
2012-10-11

Sharing Traditional Knowledge of Social Minorities on Biodiversity and Ecological Sustainability: In Search of an equity-based eco-development

Presentation of past and present practices of indigenous and Local (Dalit/Buraku) Communities in India and Japan about their contribution to biodiversity conservation and recycling economy stressing the importance of improving these practices by making them more equitable in terms of gender and ...

Side Event
#2923
COP 11
2012-10-11

Achievements and Further Development of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

As of August 1, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) comprises 117 various members working on maintaining and rebuilding socio-ecological production landscapes around the world. At this event, some IPSI members will give some presentations to share the outcome of the ...

Side Event
#2699
COP 11
2012-10-11

Oppportunities and Progress in the Implementation of the Aichi Targets in the Amazon Ecosystem-based Conservation Vision

Showcases how partnerships and regional initiatives contribute towards implementation of PoWPA through effective implementation of strategic plans and achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. Joint side event with ACTO, IUCN, WWF, and REDPARQUES.

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
#2569
COP 11
2012-10-10

Synthetic Biology and Potential Impacts on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

COP 10’s request for SBSTTA to provide guidance and clarity on synthetic biology’s impact on biodiversity provides a unique opportunity to assess the risks of this emerging technology before many of the potential harms are actualized. From the creation of novel invasive species, synthetic geneti ...

Side Event
#2683
COP 11
2012-10-10

CITIZEN SCIENCE MODEL AT WORK: SUCCESS STORIES OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN INDIA

Time and again, ‘citizen scientists’ – members of the public who voluntarily help scientific studies have made a real difference to research, for example by meticulously collecting data. With a planned project, and a strong leader who can ensure that volunteers are productive, citizen science ca ...

Side Event
#2514
COP 11
2012-10-10

Breed Saviour Award -Attempt by LIFE Network : Participatory documentation of local livestock breeds, Recognition and capacity building of communities conserving breeds

Documentation of breeds, Profiles of livestock keepers,creation of database /register of individuals and communities conserving local livestock breeds ,best practices / value addition , Recognition through cash awards and future Institutionalisng the event .

Side Event
#2523
COP 11
2012-10-10
Side Event
#2719
COP 11
2012-10-10

Highlighting tourism's contribution to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

In the context of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNWTO in collaboration with the CBD will host a side event on Tourism and Biodiversity, in which the most significant contributions of sustainable tourism to the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity wi ...

Side Event
#2570
COP 11
2012-10-09

Animal genetic resources of Tamil Nadu, India

This is organised to disseminate the biodiversity of tamil nadu for devising suitable genetic improvement programmes

Side Event
#2747
COP 11
2012-10-09

Sustainable Tourism as a means to Protect Biodiversity and Support to its Sustainable Use - CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development (Working Title)

(Preliminarily): Rio+20 brought "Sustainable Tourism" as Win-win option to the attention of the internaitonal community. CBD provides for CBD Guidelines ón Biodiversity and Tourismus Development since 2004. COP11 will deal with the theme under decision X/20 (cooperation). The objective of this S ...

Side Event
#2868
COP 11
2012-10-09

College Untied Nations event on Biodiversity conservation.

Students will be encouraged to learn about country positions on various issues of biodiversity. College UN offers a platform to the students to get a first hand prospective of UN functioning as well as learning more about access and benefit sharing.

Side Event
#2670
COP 11
2012-10-09

Contemplation of Nature

The event would highlight the significance of connecting deeply with nature and offer a tool. There will be a presentation on scientific aspects and a practice session on the technique of Contemplation of Nature. It will be followed by a discussion and beginning of a formation of network for peo ...

Side Event
#2602
COP 11
2012-10-08

"Biodiversity conservation leading to enhanced livelihoods"- case studies from Host state of Andhra pradesh India where COP is being organised.

The sucess stories of "Biodiversity Conservation leading to enhanced livelihoods" case studies will be presented by indigenous communities at the grass root level.This will enable the participants to directly interact with the field level conservers to gain first hand information coming from the ...

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
#2484
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Conservation and sustainable use of island ecosystems.

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS. This side event will show the progress to date on protecting biodiversity on Mexican islands and the important advances on the related strategic planning. The event highlights major goals achieved by Mexico following a national approach in ...

Side Event
#2475
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Wild flora for improved rural livelihoods - supporting the GSPC sustainable use objective

This side event will present the results of a study funded by the UK Government, "Wild flora for improved rural livelihoods in Brazil, China, India and Mexico". Based on a review of plant case studies in the four countires, a report has been produced with recommendations to support implementatio ...

Side Event
#2444
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Synthetic Biology and Potential Impacts on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

COP 10’s request for SBSTTA to provide guidance and clarity on synthetic biology’s impact on biodiversity provides a unique opportunity to assess the risks of this emerging technology before many of the potential harms are actualized. From the creation of novel invasive species, synthetic geneti ...

Side Event
#1977
COP 10
2010-10-29

New Models to Share Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

New Models to Share Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Side Event
#1939
COP 10
2010-10-27

SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOMASS – A CHANCE TO ADDRESS BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Sustainable produced biomass is being addressed as part of the Agriculture Programme of Work under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The side event will help to - Provide an opportunity for discussions among the Parties, the private sector, government and civil society the challenges ...

Side Event
#1808
COP 10
2010-10-27

Sustainable agriculture for enhancing biodiversity in eco-tone by using rice based ecosystem

Various cases using rice paddies wisely and sustainably and to promote biodiversity in agricultural land and suggestions for the policies from many regions and various institutions will be disclosed. It will propose a forgotten role of agricultural land for the biodiversity.

Side Event
#1971
COP 10
2010-10-25

OISCA's Experience in Sustainable Agriculture with Agro-Ecosystems and Biological Diversity Conservation

OISCA International, has approximately 50 years experience as the NGO involves an international cooperation and rural development in the Asia-Pacific region. Among the OISCA experience, especially the rural development of sustainable agriculture and human resources development with training of o ...

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
#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
#1787
COP 10
2010-10-19

BIODIVERSITY, HUMAN SECURITY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

During this International Year of Biodiversity, UNDESA/UNCRD intends to address the nexus of Biodiversity and Human Security in the context of Regional Development. In many developing countries, people’s livelihood directly depend on natural resources generated from biodiversity and ecosystem ...

Side Event
#2197
COP 10
2010-10-18

Article 10(c) - customary sustainable use: examples, challenges, community initiatives and recommendations

During this side-event, indigenous and local community organisations from various countries will discuss the draft decisions on article 10 – in particular 10(c) - being considered at COP10. They will share information from ‘10(c) case studies’ they have produced, focussing on what customary su ...

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