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Side Event
#921
COP 8
2006-03-22

" From Paradise to the Roof of the World" - Side event on "Mountain biodiversity - partnership for implementing the CBD".

Presentations on the experiences and lessons learned from the creation and development of global mountain ecological networks such as the Carpathians, Alpine, Andean and other mountain ecosystems.

Side Event
#697
COP 8
2006-03-22

"BIOTA-Africa: Research for conservation and management of biodiversity in Africa"

BIOTA-Africa presents: www.biota-africa.org "Research for conservation and regeneration of biodiversity in Africa" Speaker 1: Dr. Karen Hahn-Hadjali (University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Speaker 2: Dr. Souleymane Konaté (University of Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, Côte d´Ivoire) Speaker 3: Wolfgan ...

Side Event
#2856
COP 11
2012-10-08

"Biodiversity and Health: strengthening our synergies and seeking collaboration" by SCBD, WHO, DIVERSITAS, EcoHealth Alliance and partners.

Biodiversity and human health have inextricable links, as biodiversity can offer critical health-supporting ecosystem services and benefits. It is also increasingly acknowledged that public health arguments are an opportunity for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Anthropogeni ...

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
#2897
COP 11
2012-10-08

"Biodiversity, development and culture": critical reflections on the Brazilian contemporary experiences.

Brazil has one of the highest rates of biodiversity and is considered one of the mega-diverse countries. Currently, the country is experiencing a time of economic stability and growth, where development policies are a priority of the current government. Discussions on the new Forest Code, the li ...

Side Event
#1838
COP 10
2010-10-27

"Coastline and shallow sea"

Workshop of coast and shallow sea. Coastline and the Shallow sea region that bring up biological diversity. We are learn abut good practice and the lesson learns. How is a Shallow sea region important to marine biological diversity? We preserve a continuity of the coastline in good condition and ...

Side Event
#671
COP 8
2006-03-21

"Cupuaçu belongs to us" Ethical Boundaries of Registering Patents and Trademarks on biological resources and Traditional Knowledge of the Amazon Rainforest

The event will provide an overview of the Brazilian Campaign against Biopiracy. The main focus will be on the Cupuaçu-case. (The name of this amazonian fruit was trademarked). Information panels will provide details also about other cases of Amazonian biological resources that have been patented ...

Side Event
#960
COP 8
2006-03-24

"Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Areas: A holistic approach for community-based conservation"

Learn how Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Areas in Peru are breaking new ground in conservation of biological and cultural resources through a holistic approach to conservation.

Side Event
#472
BS WG LR 1
2005-05-25
Side Event
#959
COP 8
2006-03-30

"Local Registers and Traditional Resource Rights: The Case of the Khipu Local Register in Peru"

Learn how indigenous communities in the Potato Park in Peru are using customary law and local registers in innovative ways to manage and protect traditional resources.

Side Event
#545
WGRI 1
2005-09-05

"Mountains to the Sea" - implementation plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s thematic programmes of work

Presentation and discussion of the ‘Mountains to the Sea’ plan. The ‘Mountains to the Sea’ plan proposes a simple, integrated and cost-effective way to implement the CBD’s thematic programmes of work. The draft plan has condensed the six CBD thematic programmes of work into a simplified standa ...

Side Event
#619
COP 8
2006-03-23

"New Technologies and Biodiversity: Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Weather Modification"

side-event will examine new technologies (nano-scale technologies) affecting biodiversity and agriculture, with emphasis on impacts on global South.

Side Event
#703
COP 8
2006-03-22

"New developments in the International Pollinators Initiative"

A book (and CD) was developed by 20 experts from around the world at a meeting in South Africa in May 2003. The book is designed to provide tools to policymakers and practioners to improve conservation of pollinators and the ecosystem services they render. The book takes the format of the Prog ...

Side Event
#198
COP 7
2004-02-18

"Practicing Synergies Initiative": Joining Heads & Hands in the Implementation of the Rio Conventions

<br>Synergy between the Rio Conventions is being addressed at various levels under the UNCCD, UNFCCC and CBD. The "Practicing Synergy Initiative" aims to reach out to the national and local level actions and activities that are being implemented especially by country parties. The sharing of prac ...

Side Event
#655

"Research for conservation and regeneration of biodiversity in Africa”

BIOTA-Africa presents: www.biota-africa.org “Research for conservation and regeneration of biodiversity in Africa” Speaker 1: Dr. Karen Hahn-Hadjali (University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Speaker 2: Dr. Souleymane Konaté (University of Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, Côte d´Ivoire) Speaker 3: Wolfga ...

Side Event
#1244
SBSTTA 13
2008-02-22

"Selecting indicators for the management of biodiversity"

Presentation of the IFB new release on Biodiversity indicators and roundtable with author(s) and indicators specialists

Side Event
#576
SBSTTA 11
2005-12-01

"The Global Terrestrial Observing System and the Global Land Cover Network: mapping progress towards 2010"

The side event is structured to provide an opportunity for presenting and discussing GTOS and GLCN products and services with respect to CBD requirements within the framework of Target 2010. The Agenda of the Side Event is currently being finalised.

Side Event
#1116
ABS WG 5
2007-10-09

"The Problem with Theft: Candid Conversation about Biopiracy".

While resistance from some quarters to an international ABS regime continues, misappropriation is also continuing. The panel will present recent research that calls for further investigations, and alert delegates to some cases where patent challenges coud be made on claims made on genetic resour ...

Side Event
#1115
ABS WG 5
2007-10-08

"Towards fair and equitable benefit-sharing: Key issues in the ABS negotiations"

The panel of speakers will include selected delegations from developing countries, NGOs and indigenous peoples' representatives who will share their perspectives on the key issues that need to be addressed in the formulation of a text on the international ABS regime.

Side Event
#785
COP-MOP 3
2006-03-14

"Transgenics crops geopolitics".

Panel with experts relating cases of GMO contamination related to trade and the experience of creating GMO free zones as a way of avoiding genetic contamination.

Side Event
#945
COP-MOP 3
2006-03-16

"Voices From Africa: Biotechnology and the Subsistence Farmer"

A screening of 20 minute DVD followed by panel and presentation by attendees

Side Event
#2008
COP 10
2010-10-20

"Wetlands, Water, Livelihoods and Biodiversity linkages in a global water crisis"

Ecosystems and the global water crisis- diminishing ecosystem services. This side event by Wetlands International and some of our partners from the development sector will illustrate the critical role of wetlands ecosystems for water – food, attenuating some of the impacts of climate change, th ...

Side Event
#1056
WGRI 2
2007-07-11

'Developing International Payments for Ecosystem Services (IPES): Avoided Deforestation

This event will discuss the latest progress on scaling up PES with a focus on payments for avoided deforestation. The progress is based on a joint UNEP-IUCN initiative in close collaboration with the CBD Secretariat. Challenges in moving this agenda forward will also be identified and ways of ad ...

Side Event
#1477
COP 9
2008-05-21

'Harmonisation of national reporting to the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements'

National reporting is one of the key obligations for Parties to the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). However, gathering and synthesising the information required for the reports to the various MEAs can provide a burden for Parties. A range of COP decisions, incl ...

Side Event
#578
SBSTTA 11
2005-11-28

'Mountains to Sea': a tool for ecosystem-based, cross-biome, integrated implementation of the CBD.

Presentation of the 'Mountains to Sea' discussion paper and open discussion of its value as a tool for Parties to implment the CBD .

Side Event
#2179
COP 10
2010-10-27

'Protecting traditional knowledge and bio-cultural heritage

The event will present the overall findings of a global research project on "Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of customary laws and practices". Case studies from Peru, China, India & Kenya will be presented in more detail, including work on community biocultur ...

Side Event
#667
COP 8
2006-03-28

'Whole Forest Observatories' - An International Network for Monitoring Canopy Biodiversity and Global Climate Change.

Sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Presentations will be made by Dr Antonio Nobre, INPA, Brazil and Andrew Mitchell, Director of the Global Canopy Programme, Oxford, UK, on plans to establish 'Whole Forest Observatories' in Brazil, Ghana, Madagascar, India and Malaysia, co-fina ...

Side Event
#935
COP-MOP 3
2006-03-15

'experiences by developing countries in complying with the Cartagena Protocol through the development of National Biosafety Frameworks and Biosafety draft Laws'

The idea is to explain the potential regulatory challenges related to the Cartagena Protocol implementation based on the experiences of countries who have finished Phase I of the UNEP-GEF project in order to deal with cross-cutting issues and challenges that could interest countries that are sti ...

Side Event
#2030
SBSTTA 14
2010-05-19

1.25 MILLION SPECIES - LAUNCH OF THE CATALOGUE OF LIFE 2010 SPECIAL EDITION IN SUPPORT OF THE GTI

The 2010 Special Edition of the Catalogue of Life provides a single species checklist and taxonomic hierarchy covering 1.25 million species, and celebrates the diversity of life on Earth. This meeting will outline major developments funded in the Second Phase of the CoL Programme, including the ...

Side Event
#63
SBSTTA 9
2003-11-10
Side Event
#1842
SBSTTA 14
2010-05-12

2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership: Lessons learnt from the current process, and recommendations for post-2010

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership draws on the outputs and experiences of over 40 partner organizations, as well as a range of Parties, MEA bodies and the private sector in understanding the challenges faced in monitoring progress towards a global biodiversity target. Highlighting the ...

Side Event
#1848
COP 10
2010-10-18

2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership: Lessons learnt from tracking the current target, and next steps for post-2010

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership draws on the outputs and experiences of over 40 partner organizations, as well as a range of Parties, MEA bodies and the private sector in understanding the challenges faced in monitoring progress towards a global biodiversity target. In support of th ...

Side Event
#1847
WGRI 3
2010-05-25

2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership: Lessons learnt from tracking the current target, and recommendations for post-2010

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership draws on the outputs and experiences of over 40 partner organizations, as well as a range of Parties, MEA bodies and the private sector in understanding the challenges faced in monitoring progress towards a global biodiversity target. In support of th ...

Side Event
#2174
COP 10
2010-10-26

2010 IUCN - Reuters - COMplus Media Awards

Media cocktail party and presentation of the 2010 IUCN - Reuters - COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting

Side Event
#1176
SBSTTA 13
2008-02-18

<a href="/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-13/summary-04-gbo3-en.pdf" target="_blank">Global Biodiversity Outlook 3</a>

Jointly organized by SCBD and UNEP-WCMC, this side events aims ot present and discuss the status of preparations of Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, including the contributions by key contributors, such as the organizations participating in the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership <br><br><b>P ...

Side Event
#1322
SBSTTA 13
2008-02-19

<a href="/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-13/summary-22-en.pdf" target="_blank">STRENGTHENING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CBD - PRESENTATION OF THE OUTCOMES FROM THE 5TH TRONDHEIM CONFERENCE ON BIODIVERSITY</a>

The Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity have since 1993 worked to strengthen CBD’s knowledge base. The fifth conference on 29 October – 2 November 2007 looked at “Ecosystems and people - biodiversity for development – the road to 2010 and beyond”, and brought together some 250 participants, co ...

Side Event
#1174
SBSTTA 13
2008-02-20

<a href="/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-13/summary-25-en.pdf" target="_blank">Biodiversity Research, Taxonomy and Sharing Benefits</a>

A roundtable discussion will give individuals and organizations the opportunity to share their experiences and visions of the real and potential benefits, especially for biodiversity-rich countries, of basic, non-commercial biodiversity research, specifically in the field of taxonomy. The aim is ...

Side Event
#1195
SBSTTA 13
2008-02-20

<a href="/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-13/summary-28-en.pdf" target="_blank">The Pet Release Pathway: Case Studies in Invasive Species Prevention</a>

A draft recommendation for SBSTTA: • Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to submit examples of best practices for addressing the risks associated with the introduction of alien species as pets, including aquarium species, such as fish, reptiles, or insects, and as live ...

Side Event
#2507
ICNP 2
2012-07-02

<a href='/abs/doc/protocol/icnp-2/side-events/2012-07-02-01-flyer-en.pdf'>ABS - Management Tool: Nagoya Protocol Ready</a>

A Global System For Research And Development On Genetic Resources. Researchers, Industry, governments, indigenous peoples and NGOs are preparing for the introduction of the Nagoya Protocol. The updated ABS-MT has been extensively revised to assist these providers and users of genetic resources ...

Side Event
#1038
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-02

<a href='/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-12/summary-01-en.pdf'>GBIF Data Portal Official Launch</a>

Presentation and demonstration of the new GBIF Data Portal. Search functions and user friendliness, as well as capabilities for inter - operating with other information systems have been significantly upgraded. It is hoped that opportunities for participants to try the Portal will be included.

Side Event
#1069
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-02

<a href='/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-12/summary-05-en.pdf'>National experiences in the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation</a>

Presentation by representatives of Parties who have developed national GSPC strategies and responses on their experiences outlining opportunities, challenges and progress made in implementation of the Strategy at national level.

Side Event
#1076
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-02

<a href='/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-12/summary-06-en.pdf'>Can we meet the 2010-target? 6 global options explored for GBO2</a>

On request of sCBD, the GLOBIO consortium has explored 6 global policy options to meet the 2010-target. The GTAP-IMAGE-GLOBIO models have been applied. The options concern implementation of WTO, poverty alleviation, bioenergy, plantation forestry, sustainable meat production and 20% protected ar ...

Side Event
#1039
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-03
Side Event
#1042
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-03

<a href='/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-12/summary-09-en.pdf'>International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ISSC-MAP) – A tool to achieve the GSPC targets</a>

This side event would focus on the "International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ISSC-MAP)" that has been developed in a joint initiative by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, WWF and TRA ...

Side Event
#1078
SBSTTA 12
2007-07-03

<a href='/doc/side-events/sbstta/sbstta-12/summary-14-en.pdf'>Biodiversity - Climate Interactions: Adaptation, Mitigation and Human Livelihoods</a>

A report back and panel discussion based on the 12-13 June Royal Society event held in London. This event brought together international scientists and policy makers to discuss the interactions between biodiversity and the climate and opportunities for adaptation, mitigation and human livelihoods.

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