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Side Event
#2678
COP 11
2012-10-17

Integrating national biodiversity strategy and REDD+ policy: Initial experiences from Viet Nam

Presentation on the national biodiversity strategy of Vietnam with mentioning key challenges and the results obtained to date: integration of REDD+ into NBSAP; Broader HB-REDD+ initiatives and biodiversity safeguards in Vietnam.

Side Event
#2690
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity Conservation and Education for Sustainable Development

Conservation of biodiversity cannot be achieved without the active participation and support from civil society. Students, Decision Makers, Business Professionals and others need to understand the key underlying issues involved in biodiversity conservation and the way development affects this. F ...

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
#2749
COP 11
2012-10-17

Protection of Rights of Farmers’ and communities for livelihood

PPV & FR Authority in association with the other stakeholders viz, with National Innovation Foundation, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources(NBPGR), Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, National Seed Association of India (NSAI), New Delhi would like to organise side events on the the ...

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
#2802
COP 11
2012-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Since the earliest of days, 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 strengtheni ...

Side Event
#2807
COP 11
2012-10-17

Evolving a Legal framework for Compensation to BD-Dependent Communities for Biodiversity Damage

After 6 years of intensive and politically fraught negotiations, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) finally adopted the Aichi Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. The Protocol is considered to be a milestone regarding the recognitio ...

Side Event
#2830
COP 11
2012-10-17

Measuring and mainstreaming natural capital and leveraging biodiversity finance

Organised by the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme, this event will present and discuss three major initiatives aimed at measuring and reflecting nature’s capital in national decision-making and at addressin ...

Side Event
#2847
COP 11
2012-10-17

‘Going Wise’: Mutual benefits for plant-based businesses and national policy makers

Over 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) species are used globally for health, food and cosmetics, providing an important source of income generation for many national economies and rural communities. At the same time, one-fifth of MAP species are threatened due to over-harvesting and lan ...

Side Event
#2934
COP 11
2012-10-17

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BIODIVERSITY FORUM

Business has an impact on biodiversity in the course of their business operations as they use natural resources for production or consumption of products. The ecosystem is being impoverished by unsustainable activities. Currently there is much concern over the increasing impact of our business a ...

Side Event
#2520
COP 11
2012-10-17

Securing Wildlife Corridors as an avenue to halt the loss of biodiverstiy

Securing wildlife priority corridors and habitat linkages to enable natural migration and genetic exchange is an important conservation element for successful implementation of the CBD Strategy 2020. At the side event success factors and challenges of examples from India and Southern Africa wil ...

Side Event
#2537
COP 11
2012-10-17

Climate Change and Biodiversity; Conservation and Adaptation

Climate change is one of the most important global environmental Issues impacting natural ecosystems and socioeconomic systems. For instance, climate change affects forest ecosystems primarily in three ways: firstly, forest ecosystems through land use change contribute about 20% of the global C0 ...

Side Event
#2547
COP 11
2012-10-17

TERI-RIS-ICIMOD event on Operationalising Nagoya Protocol in South Asia

The proposed side event could mainly take up issues in the form of formal presentations followed by discussions on the following themes: 1. Status of biodiversity resources in SAARC countries focusing on the shared nature of the species and ecosystems 2. The domestic mechanisms of safeguarding a ...

Side Event
#2552
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity as an engine of inclusive green growth

Biodiversity and livelihoods are inextricably linked and provides for the needs for over 400 million people in south Asia alone. The linkages between biodiversity and poverty are complex and not fully understood due to their free availability as public goods, undervaluation, not considered as ex ...

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
#2650
COP 11
2012-10-17

Commitment to the Amazon: ARPA for Life – a Public-Private Partnership to Secure the Future of the World’s Largest Tropical Rainforest

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Brazil’s Amazon Region Protected Area (ARPA) initiative. The event will highlight the award-winning track record of the ARPA programme for improved biodiversity conservation and protected area management, and the contribution to reduced carbon em ...

Side Event
#2661
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Side Event
#2693
COP 11
2012-10-17

World Wide Views on Biodiversity: Closing the democratic gap between citizens and global policymaking

World Wide Views on Biodiversity was the first-ever global citizen consultation on Biodiversity. 3,000 citizens from 25 countries, chosen to reflect the demographic diversity in their country/region, participated in day-long meetings at 34 sites around the world on September 15, 2012. They delib ...

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
#2720
COP 11
2012-10-17

Changing Pace on public policy for biodiversity and ecosystem services: Focusing on innovative and effective policy solutions

The Global Environment Outlook 5 illustrates the increasing pressure on biological diversity worldwide. The predominant threats remain habitat loss and degradation resulting from agriculture and urban development, overexploitation, pollution and invasive alien species. The OECD Environmental Out ...

Side Event
#2759
COP 11
2012-10-17

ABS for Business: Understanding the Nagoya Protocol

This will be a session dedicated to explaining the Nagoya Protocol with reference to the business community, including expected obligations, legal framework, IP issues, and the differences (and overlap) between ABS and Fairtrade.

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
#2800
COP 11
2012-10-17

WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD

THIS SIDE EVENT WILL UPDATE DELEGATES AND OTHERS ON WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD, IN PARTICULAR ON THE ON-GOING WORK IN THE REGULAR TRIPS COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL AS ON THE PARALLEL TRACK OF DG WTO'S CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.

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
#2905
COP 11
2012-10-17

Demonstration of the UNEP South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

UNEP/DRC has held a series of discussions with the CBD Secretariat to explore opportunities for developing synergies between CBD and UNEP in South-South Cooperation at strategic and operational levels. Linking centers of excellence and UNEP’s South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism was ident ...

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
#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
#2645
COP 11
2012-10-16

Protecting the Sacred and the Spiritual

The expert panel will consider current standards relevant to protecting the spiritual and cultural values of biodiversity and whether further standards are needed; The role of Faith–based Institutions in achieving the Aichi Targets and possible new efforts needed to promote environmentally frien ...

Side Event
#2707
COP 11
2012-10-16

CSE'S Panel Discussion - Future role of the Youth in Global Environmental Negotiations: Passive observers or active partners?

CSE (www.cseindia.org) is India's leading environment NGO operating since 1980 and we research, publish, train, disseminate and play a leading role in India in spreading the environment message. We designed/developed, and are also managing the India Environmental Portal for the Government of Ind ...

Side Event
#2729
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) - building a global coalition among young people to halt the loss of Biodiversity!

This Side Event will introduce participants to the newly established Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) and will also provide a space to present and discuss the positions of youth organizations on the main issues of COP11 as well as the state of youth participation in the CBD, compared wit ...

Side Event
#2738
COP 11
2012-10-16

New Models for Engaging Local Communities in the Stewardship of Protected Areas: Lessons from World Heritage

High profile protected areas, World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves may serve as “learning laboratories for sustainable development” and demonstration sites for new ways to sustain ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. This workshop will feature models that make a practical local-to-g ...

Side Event
#2768
COP 11
2012-10-16
Side Event
#2798
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Connected Planet: Cooperating to reduce threats to Arctic migratory waterbirds along major flyways

Join representatives from the participating organizations as they discuss migratory Arctic breeding birds, threats originating inside and outside the Arctic, and conservation efforts along major flyways. Hear stories from the East Asian-Australasian flyway, Central Asian Flyway, African-Eurasian ...

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
#2838
COP 11
2012-10-16

Business and Ecosystem Services: Risks, Opportunities and Solutions

With an economy closely linked to its natural resource based and climate sensitive sectors, India is poised with the challenges of poverty eradication, sustaining the rapid economic growth and dealing with the global threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. All bu ...

Side Event
#2850
COP 11
2012-10-16

Peasant Seeds and Agroecology: Food Sovereignty in the Practice

Key solutions to help countries and rural communities adapt to a changing climate in the midst of nutritional and financial crises.

Side Event
#2871
COP 11
2012-10-16

Building A Coalition For the Defence and Nurturance of Biodiversity

The way modern science and technology is usually backed by outside powers in Asia, Africa and Latin America has unfolded in a manner that it has created a negative environment for the nurturance and continuity of plants diversity. The undermining has been very severe and comprehensive, and most ...

Side Event
#2938
COP 11
2012-10-16

SPACE OBSERVATIONS FOR INLAND WATER BIODIVERSITY

Inland water ecosystems encompass one of the most threatened world’s habitats. In some areas, depletion and pollution of important water resources have gone beyond the point of no return. Demands placed by people on natural resources in and around inland waters, particularly the unsustainable us ...

Side Event
#2529
COP 11
2012-10-16

GEF Investments in Forests for Multiple Benefits

GEF will provide an overview of the GEF-SFM REDD+ program and its implementation during GEF-5 with examples from the GEF portfolio.

Side Event
#2554
COP 11
2012-10-16

International Finance Institutions and the Impact of Environmental & Social Performance Standards on the Private Sector

This event will describe the role of International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and their ability to influence biodiversity management practices of the private sector through the implementation of Environmental and Social Standards and compliance requirements. The main focus will be on the Inter ...

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
#2626
COP 11
2012-10-16

Promotion of taxonomic capacity building in East and Southeast Asia under ESABII programmes

ESABII (East and Southeast Asia Biodiversity Information Initiative) was established by 14 countries in East and Southeast Asia with the objective of contributing to CBD, especially GTI. The side event will present the activities of ESABII towards the enhancement of taxonomic capacity in the region.

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
#2685
COP 11
2012-10-16

A two-step contractual approach to making Nagoya functional: scoping contract and actualisation contract - the Bhutanese Policy for Access and Benefit Sharing

This side event is a joint side event between the National Biodiversity Centre in Bhutan, CEBPOL in India, Natural Justice og FNI. The topic is to explore a two step contractual approach for making ABS provide fair benefits from speedy access. The newly developed policy on ABS in Bhutan will be ...

Side Event
#2702
COP 11
2012-10-16

Roadlessness - the most cost efficient and effective way to protect biodiversity

Roadlessness of wilderness areas and natural ecosystems is the absense of roads, which are linked to deforestation, natural systems degradation, natural resources exploitation and biodiversity loss. Preserving an area roadless is one of the best ways to safeguard ecosystems services and biodiversity

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
#2755
COP 11
2012-10-16

Asian cold deserts: unique biodiversity and ecosystem services

Asia covers the largest area of cold desert in the world covering partly/fully ten countries viz., Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan. This ecoregion harbors some unique biodiversity (e.g., snow leopard, Marco Polo sheep, yak and a large ...

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
#2797
COP 11
2012-10-16

Integrated approaches to national reporting to the Rio Conventions

National reporting to multilateral environmental agreements constitutes a substantial burden for Parties. The GEF/UNEP project 'Piloting integrated processes and approaches to facilitate national reporting to Rio Conventions' (FNR_Rio) has over the past three years tested approaches to integrate ...

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