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Side Event
#3395
COP 12
2014-10-15

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

The environmental crisis due to climate change, ecosystem degradation, decrease in biodiversity, increase in population, and many interrelated factors have continued to deteriorate human health and exacerbate poverty and food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Hence, there is an urgent need to enha ...

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
#3208
COP 12
2014-10-14

BEST Donor coordination meeting

Acknowledged by the CBD COP Decision XI/15, BEST – voluntary scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European overseas – aims to support the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adap ...

Side Event
#3211
COP 12
2014-10-14

A Series of Reviews on International Collaboration for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: A Case of Japan and Partner Nations

This side event will be “the initial review session” in the series of four CBD COP side events up to 2020 when the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will be concluded. Our prime objective of the side events is to discuss effective approaches and strategies to achieve the Targets and make recommendation ...

Side Event
#3215
COP 12
2014-10-14

NIEMA: Code of Conduct for Culture Collections, Microbial Resource Centers and Scientists using Microbes under the Nagoya Protocol

Since 2006, the microbial resource centers (MRCs) under Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM) have been working on the development of legitimate and practical scheme for exchanging microbial resources between ACM member MRCs. Especially after the ...

Side Event
#3218
COP 12
2014-10-14

LIFE Certification - Pre-eminent Biological Methodology for Businesses

LIFE Certification is an international tool for businesses concerned with the increasing risks of global ecological thresholds and the negative impacts to Natural Capital. With reliable, transparent and independent audits, a LIFE certified business can more effectively communicate its voluntary ...

Side Event
#3230
COP 12
2014-10-14

ABS and non-commercial research: Benefits and lessons learnt from collaborations

How to account for the multiple benefits derived from projects on basic research, can be challenging, as the benefits do not necessarily fall into the typical idea of monetary benefits. But there are immediate and long-term benefits that contribute both, to conservation and sustainable use of bi ...

Side Event
#3263
COP 12
2014-10-14

Assessment of progress of work by the COP

The side event will focus both on the ongoing work for the decisions to be taken at COP 12, as well as an assessment of the implementation of previous COP decisions. Joint side event between CBDA and TWN

Side Event
#3264
COP 12
2014-10-14

Presentation of a Draft Sourcebook of opportunities for enhancing cooperation and collaboration among the biodiversity-related conventions at the national and regional levels

As part of the UNEP project “Improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies”, funded by the European Union and the Swiss Government, a Sourcebook of opportunities for enhancing cooperation among the biodive ...

Side Event
#3300
COP 12
2014-10-14

How can Science really add value to global biodiversity governance? – discussing the effectiveness of Science-Policy-Interfaces

Science-Policy-Interfaces (SPIs) in the biodiversity arena aim at synthesizing the best possible knowledge basis to inform political decision-making, and being relevant, credible and legitimate. Besides scientific results on the status and trends of biodiversity, this also implies the scientific ...

Side Event
#3382
COP 12
2014-10-14

Workshop on the Establishment and Implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (LBSAP) for Sub-national Governments

A working-level meeting for sub-national governments on the establishment and implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (LBSAP) geared towards reinforcing the ground for local biodiversity policies in the CBD COP12 participating countries, and providing measures to lin ...

Side Event
#3404
COP 12
2014-10-14

SEMINAR ON CONSERVATION OF HABITATS FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

Share research findings about “The impact of expressway construction on Endangered species,” Main subjects : Study on Otters’ habitats and eating habits; Creation of alternative habitats for endangered species

Side Event
#3142
COP 12
2014-10-14

PEOPLES DIALOGUE on Bt-Brinjal in Bangladesh and GE politics

The Government of Bangladesh permitted to grow Bt-brinjal in the farmers fields.Farmers, Environmentalist and media are still now protesting. In the coming COP12 of CBD we want to arrange a public dialoufe session on Bt-brinjal and the politics of GE. Our presentation is based on the 20 Bt-brin ...

Side Event
#3188
COP 12
2014-10-14

Présentation de l'Atlas de l'empreinte écologique et de la biocapacité des pays francophones

Cet Atlas, fruit d’une collaboration entre l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et le Global Footprint Network, avec l’appui d’autres partenaires, dont la FRANCE et la Wallonie, vise à améliorer et à approfondir la compréhension de l'Empreinte écologique et des tendances de la biocap ...

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
#3260
COP 12
2014-10-14

Biodiversity Bright Spots: Sharing and Celebrating Effective and Replicable Examples of Successful Resource Mobilization and Leadership

This lunch time learning event will use a world café / round-table format and participatory facilitation techniques to profile a selection of bright spots in support of the resource mobilization strategy and determine how they can be replicated and scaled in different contexts. This event is des ...

Side Event
#3344
COP 12
2014-10-14

Biodiversity mainstreaming – what does success look like?

Mainstreaming biodiversity means different things to different people but it is recognized to be one of the key processes to address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss (Aichi Target 2). Nevertheless, it is not an easy task. Incorporating the values of biodiversity into development and ec ...

Side Event
#3347
COP 12
2014-10-14

Landscape/Seascape Based Conservation Approaches in India.

Government of India has piloted a number of new initiatives to demonstrate landscape and seascape conservation approaches covering areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services. The key initiatives among these are being implemented by the World Bank in four sites and by ...

Side Event
#3375
COP 12
2014-10-14

The LifeWeb Island Resilience Campaign and International Islands Initiative for SIDS to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9

The Island Resilience Campaign provides an opportunity to engage governments, donor institutions, relevant organizations and those that care about islands to develop projects and activities necessary to address biodiversity loss and sustainable livelihoods on islands. Priorities for action inclu ...

Side Event
#3378
COP 12
2014-10-14

STRENGTHENING REGIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES IN EAST ASIA FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GSPC 2020

Conserving biodiversity and guaranteeing its sustainable use in the East Asian region require the creation and operation of an institutional network that can perform collaborative research and conservation activities. Therefore, 8 institutions from 5 countries of Korea, China(Taiwan), Japan, Rus ...

Side Event
#3381
COP 12
2014-10-14

BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA PACIFIC

The Asia Pacific Environment Forum is an international annual forum where 15 regional experts from 11 countries in Asia Pacific discuss national and regional environmental issues and seek for solutions. This year, regional experts will present their views on the status of biodiversity in Asia Pa ...

Side Event
#3384
COP 12
2014-10-14

Guatemala Immortal: The decade of life and development 2012-2022

The side-event aims to present: i) the challenges and lessons learned after three years of approval of our National Policy on Biological Diversity and updated NBSAP 2012-2022; ii) present the potential of our biological diversity for sustainable development goals and it´s contributions to the G ...

Side Event
#3391
COP 12
2014-10-14
Side Event
#3396
COP 12
2014-10-14

SYMPOSIUM ON IMPACT OF WILDLAND FIRE ON ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY

To seek for scientific conservation measures by sharing research results and domestic and foreign cases regarding the influence of wildland fire on ecosystem and biodiversity.

Side Event
#3312
COP 12
2014-10-14

CEPA FAIR: Contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets from the ground up – Engaging diverse communities and perspectives through the Satoyama Initiative –

Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will require the streamlining of actions from the local level to national and regional levels, based on active participation from local stakeholders including the private sector. This side-event will showcase efforts by diverse members of the Internationa ...

Side Event
#3141
COP 12
2014-10-13

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
#3144
COP 12
2014-10-13

Building TRUST - TRransparent User-friendly System of Transfer for tracking, monitoring and management of benefit sharing of microbial resources worldwide

The TRUST Project is developing world best practice procedures for managing exchange of microbiological resources in concordance of the legal developments and principles of the Nagoya Protocol (NP). TRUST is imbedded in the culture collection community, which strives to provide for reliable ra ...

Side Event
#3192
COP 12
2014-10-13

New OECD work on: Indicators to Monitor Progress on Aichi Target 3 (Incentives) and Target 20 (Resource Mobilisation); Designing Effective Biodiversity Offsets; and Finance for Biodiversity

New OECD work on issues of key relevance to the negotations will be released: Indicators to monitor progress on positive and harmful incentives to biodiversity (Aichi Target 3) and on resource mobilisation (Aichi Target 20), including on the OECD DAC Rio Marker on biodiversity. And how to design ...

Side Event
#3214
COP 12
2014-10-13

Realizing the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (This is a case study on the collaboration between the Asahiyama Zoo, the Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT), BCT Japan and businesses , revealing how the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary was built and how future conservation work will be shared among the participating parties. )

In October 2013, The Borneo Elephant Sanctuary held its inaugural opening in Sabah Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It was built through the efforts and collaboration among several companies, the Asahiyama Zoo in Japan, BCT, and BCT Japan. Each party has played different roles and the project t ...

Side Event
#3220
COP 12
2014-10-13

North-East Asian Cooperation on Migratory Bird and Habitat Conservation

The North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) is an intergovernmental mechanism of six North-East Asian countries, supported by UNESCAP. As part of NEASPEC's Nature Conservation programme, it currently carries out field surveys and studies for conservation an ...

Side Event
#3237
COP 12
2014-10-13

Learning and Action: Enhancing Conservation Finance through Environmental Funds and South-South Collaboration

Environmental Funds (EFs) have been established in more than 70 developing countries, created to co finance conservation and sustainable development initiatives. In 2010, RedLAC launched a program with the objective of strengthening EFs to exchange knowledge and develop innovative financial mech ...

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
#3247
COP 12
2014-10-13

Biodiversity and Business

Biodiversity and Business: economic value for companies

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
#3279
COP 12
2014-10-13

The cost of knowledge – investments to date in authoritative biodiversity knowledge products

Both planning and monitoring strategies and actions for biodiversity require authoritative knowledge, but surprisingly little is known about the levels of investment necessary to develop and maintain such knowledge products. This is deeply problematic: without such information, those who need it ...

Side Event
#3297
COP 12
2014-10-13

Strengthening capacities to combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The current dimension and growth in the illegal trade in wildlife products pose a significant risk both to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to social and economic development. Past and recent successes in conservation, protected area management and the governance of natur ...

Side Event
#3368
COP 12
2014-10-13

Launching the 2025 vision for Future Earth "People to prosper in an equitable and sustainable world"

DIVERSITAS, the international programme of biodiversity science, was launch in 1991 with the goal to develop an international, non-governmental umbrella programme for research projects to address the complex scientific questions posed by the loss of and change in global biodiversity. Over the ye ...

Side Event
#3376
COP 12
2014-10-13

MUTUALLY AGREED TERMS AND GUIDELINES IN RELATION TO ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND BENEFIT-SHARING

Discuss and share research findings about the Mutually Agreed Terms and Guidelines in relation to access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing.

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
#3125
COP 12
2014-10-13

India Business & Biodiversity Initiative: Mainstreaming Sustainable Management of Biodiversity by Indian Businesses

The event will feature the good business practices of biodiversity management by Indian companies. The key note would be addressed by Mr. Hem Pande, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. A case study report will be released covering business initi ...

Side Event
#3156
COP 12
2014-10-13

Knowledge, values and community based monitoring - Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities contributions to Aichi Targets and to IPBES

Knowledge, practices and values of indigenous peoples and local communities are essential to governing and conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services all over the world. In different global regions, indigenous peoples have developed their own ways of monitoring ecosystems and community healt ...

Side Event
#3186
COP 12
2014-10-13

Securing Ecological and Community Wellbeing through Strategic Innovative Partnerships among Government, Industry, Community and Folk Healers

Traditional medicine in India is based on the rich medicinal plants diversity and serves as a major source of health care for 65% of the population. More than 90% of these are sourced from natural forests and Parks that are controlled by the Government. Traditional knowledge and practices of loc ...

Side Event
#3207
COP 12
2014-10-13

Achieving Forest-related Aichi Targets on the Ground: ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity

Background: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in 2010 between the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), on the occasion of the CBD COP 10 held in Nagoya, Japan. The key purpose of the MOU is to identify ...

Side Event
#3276
COP 12
2014-10-13

Biodiversity Conservation in China: the national progress for the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

In this workshop, the national progress of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in China will be introduced. Meanwhile, the preliminary results of two pilot studies for economics valuation at local level and one for poverty reduction at community level in China will be shown respectively ...

Side Event
#3282
COP 12
2014-10-13

The Rule of Law for Biodiversity

A high-level discussion on the Rule of Law for Biodiversity led by IDLO and the CBD Secretariat with support from the Swiss FOEN. The event will focus on how the Rule of Law can support the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Strategic Plan 2011-2020 including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by ...

Side Event
#3336
COP 12
2014-10-13

Report Launch: "The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of a Changing Climate and Land Use"

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) will launch its latest report, "The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of a Changing Climate and Land Use," which models scenarios to project the losses of population and habitat faced by orangutans in Borneo. Produced in collaboration with Liver ...

Side Event
#3343
COP 12
2014-10-13

Caring for Coasts – why restoring coastal wetlands?

Despite the high ecosystem service values of wetlands (including climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster risk reduction), these habitats are among the most degraded ecosystems on Earth. Consequently, Parties would benefit greatly from increased coastal restoration activities and wo ...

Side Event
#3371
COP 12
2014-10-13

How business can contribute to recover biodiversity and ecosystems within cities. Sharing experiences from Japan.

Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB) has been eagerly working in every aspect of business operations to reduce impacts by business to biodiversity and ecosystem. Furthermore, its member companies are now trying to recover once-lost biodiversity and ecosystems within cities and fact ...

Side Event
#3401
COP 12
2014-10-13

CREATION OF NORTH-EAST ASIAN BIODIVERSITY FORUM (NEABF) FOR CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY IN NORTH-EAST ASIA

Raise awareness about the eco-geographical importance of the Korean peninsula that boasts major ecological features in North-East Asia including the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, the DMZ, the Yellow sea, and the East Sea; Create North-East Asian Biodiversity Forum as a regional expert network for ...

Side Event
#3416
COP 12
2014-10-13

CAPACITY BUILDING AND MAINSTREAMING OF BIODIVERSITY IN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION. THE CASE OF BELGIUM

A side event with the focus on capacity building and mainstreaming of biodiversity in developing countries, explaining national case studies, tools, instruments, concepts, best practices and lessons learned.

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