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#3426
COP 12
2014-10-13

MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL AND THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PGRFA

Both the COP and the Governing Body of the International Treaty have repeatedly emphasized the necessity for close cooperation and coordination between the Convention and the International Treaty, and their respective Secretariats. The Nagoya Protocol acknowledges the International Treaty and it ...

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
#3216
COP 12
2014-10-10

Our Pacific Voyage: Natural Solutions for Island Resilience

Our Pacific Voyage to protect and conserve our regions’ biodiversity is an ongoing one, as we navigate this journey we are learning and experiencing new moments and lessons which we wish to share and learn from others. The Pacific islands will showcase work done in the region on our voyage, und ...

Side Event
#3256
COP 12
2014-10-10

Access and Benefit-Sharing in Latin America and the Caribbean: A science-policy dialogue for academic research

Though academic research contributes essential elements to the conservation, sustainable use and valuation of biological resources, it is often faced with challenges in accessing these resources. Some of these challenges may be attributed to the legal and administrative requirements for accessin ...

Side Event
#3268
COP 12
2014-10-10

Protecting the central Arctic Ocean: the need for action

Arctic biodiversity is facing unprecedented challenges due to rapid ongoing climate change. The Arctic region is currently significantly under-represented in marine protection, leaving this unique Arctic environment and its fragile ecosystems and biodiversity exposed to the threats of industrial ...

Side Event
#3280
COP 12
2014-10-10

An Ecosystems SDG without People?

A Sustainable Development Goal on ecosystems protection has been proposed, but until now the goal and its targets fail to recognize the role and rights of indigenous peoples, local communities and women in biodiversity conservation. Also, some of the proposed targets might be devastating for bio ...

Side Event
#3285
COP 12
2014-10-10

Synthetic Biology: Ecological Implications and the Impact of the Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol (NP) will enter into force on October 12, 2014. How synthetic biology will be interpreted under the NP and whether the CBD will treat synthetic biology separate from current protocols like the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an open ...

Side Event
#3305
COP 12
2014-10-10

Developing biocultural innovations for resilience: Linking biological and cultural diversity in agricultural systems

This side event will discuss the role of biocultural diversity in developing innovations for resilience to climate change, including the conditions that support biocultural innovation systems and how to link TK and science to create tools to strengthen them. Presentation will include 3 case stud ...

Side Event
#3348
COP 12
2014-10-10

50 years of The IUCN Red List: evolution and new applications for the conservation of biodiversity at global, national and site level

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is arguably one of the most important tools in nature conservation, facilitating the flow of biodiversity information from the point of collection to policy-makers around the world, and driving research into biodiversity conservation. This year, the Red Li ...

Side Event
#3361
COP 12
2014-10-10

Remote Sensing and Biodiversity: where are we at?

This side event will present the state-of-play with remote sensing activities for biodiversity, including the European Copernicus Programme and work of the European Space Agency and UNEP-WCMC. There will be an opportunity for participants to discuss user requirements and services for biodiversit ...

Side Event
#3374
COP 12
2014-10-10

Using indigenous and local community information systems to monitor the CBD Aichi targets and REDD+: the experience of three countries

What data could be collected by Indigenous Peoples (IP) and forest communities for REDD+ national forest monitoring systems, which could also contribute towards the assessment of the CBD Aichi Biodiversity targets? This side event will explore how countries planning to collect information with t ...

Side Event
#3388
COP 12
2014-10-10

Bridging biodiversity science and society: A youth contribution towards mainstreaming GBO4 findings

Jointly hosted by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and DIVERSITAS, this Side Event will discuss the gaps between science and policy makers and how youth can contribute to bridge the gap between Biodiversity science and society, communicating scientific findings to a more diverse range of co ...

Side Event
#3397
COP 12
2014-10-10

CIVIC WORKSHOP ON MONITORING BIODIVERSITY IN URBAN CENTERS

KFRI will host a workshop on monitoring biodiversity in urban centers, which will be participated by citizens representing Seoul Green Trusts and Seongnam City. It will raise the awareness of the importance of civic participation in monitoring biodiversity and share exemplary cases. Also, specif ...

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
#3199
COP 12
2014-10-10

The CBD Voluntary Peer Review Pilot Phase 2012-2014

WGRI-5 recommended to establish a pilot phase for a voluntary peer review process to better understand opportunities and challenges for implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans which contribute to the Strate4gic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. WGRI-5 requested the Exe ...

Side Event
#3265
COP 12
2014-10-10

Moving to Target 11 – IUCN/UNEP-WCMC Assessments of Global Biodiversity Outcomes and Specific Progress in Asia

This event will profile the work of IUCN and its partners to help move toward Aichi Target 11. Preliminary results from the Protected Planet-Asia report - the first regional report of its kind - will be presented. Prepared by UNEP-WCMC and IUCN, the report includes the latest information on pro ...

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
#3275
COP 12
2014-10-10

Smart Protected Areas (PAs) and Bird Ringing Atlas

This year, India has communicated its new National Biodiversity Targets to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which are guided by the Aichi targets. Working towards mainstreaming biodiversity conservation, one of the new National Biodiversity Target pertains to 'protection of ecologically r ...

Side Event
#3283
COP 12
2014-10-10

NBSAP Development in South Eastern Europe: A Sub-regional Approach to Conserve Biodiversity: The SEE Revisions of NBSAPs and Development of National Reports to the CBD

NBSAP Development in South Eastern Europe: A Sub-regional Approach to Conserve Biodiversity: Four countries in the SEE region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia Republic of Montenegro and Republic of Serbia) are updating their National Biodiversity Strategies and National Reports t ...

Side Event
#3292
COP 12
2014-10-10

Biodiversity, Health, Food, Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals: Ways Forward

Dialogue Session jointly launched with Bioversity International and FAO to strategically focus on relevance of agrobiodiversity and nutrition to work carried out under the CBD-WHO Joint work programme. Strategically linked to this core thematic area of State of Knowldege Review on Biodiversity a ...

Side Event
#3359
COP 12
2014-10-10

Ecosystem Governance in Wales.

Incorporating an ecosystem approach into the decision making framework covering the creation of Natural Resources Wales, the Environment Bill and Nature Fund.

Side Event
#3403
COP 12
2014-10-10

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES RESOURCES IN MARITIME ECOSYSTEMS

As the twenty-first century unfolds, the world faces unprecedented struggles to address the depletion of fisheries resources. This workshop will develop reasonable tools for the maintenance of sustainability of fisheries resources, biodiversity, habitat quality, and socio-economic benefits throu ...

Side Event
#3407
COP 12
2014-10-10

CIVIL SOCIETY OPEN FORUM CO-SPONSORED BY KOREA AND JAPAN; RADIATION, A NEW CHALLENGE FACING BIODIVERSITY

Co-sponsored by Korea and Japan, the civil society open forum deals with the issue of ‘Biological Diversity and Radiation.’ It would be a good opportunity to discuss the current and potential impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and seek for multilateral countermeasures.

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
#3151
COP 12
2014-10-10

SDGS - BIODIVERSITY AND SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE - DIALOGUE

Evidence and recommendations regarding the role of biodiversity in the post 2015 process related to Sustainable Devleopment Goals and the implementation of them will be discussed in this side event. A sharper focus on integrating biodiversity is essential in the post-2015 goal-setting and implem ...

Side Event
#3162
COP 12
2014-10-09

How businesses implement the Aichi Biodiversity targets: Green farm, Green development?

Presentation of Thai business and private sector’s engagement regarding the business case in support of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem service that lead to the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets, wh ...

Side Event
#3194
COP 12
2014-10-09

Biodiversity, Well-being and the Post-2015 Agenda

As negotiations for a post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda are on full-swing, advocating an approach to human well-being based on biodiversity conservation and social equity is crucial. This should emerge from the CBD Parties and Observers as a crucial outcome of COP12. Well-being approaches ...

Side Event
#3195
COP 12
2014-10-09

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for the Arctic – Scoping Study

To inform CBD audience about progress on the Scoping Study and to increase the awareness and visibility of the project. - A panel discussion -Introduce or reinforce ecosystem values with natural resource managers -Communicate the range of values held for Arctic biodiversity and ecosystems

Side Event
#3287
COP 12
2014-10-09

Threats to the island biodiversity by military base constructions in Okinawa, Japan and Jeju, Korea

The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 was "Island Biodiversity". Islands and their surrounding sea has often unique ecosystem connected to rivers and forests. They are rich in biodiversity, endemic and endangered species/subspecies. However, in islands and their coasta ...

Side Event
#3288
COP 12
2014-10-09

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network and its contribution to CBD and IPBES

Since 2009, Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network, a regional network of GEO BON, has been developed to gather and share information of biodiversity and ecosystem services. In this event, the achievements of this network, including the success of Korean BON and the application of the GEO ...

Side Event
#3296
COP 12
2014-10-09

Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets: the essential role of the local communities and indigenous peoples and their agri-culture heritage

A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that indigenous and traditional agricultural systems, feature a high degree of biodiversity and genetic resources for food and agriculture, and for sustainability of environment. These traditional, evolving systems of agriculture, norms and prac ...

Side Event
#3301
COP 12
2014-10-09

AICHI TARGET 3 ON POSITIVE INCENTIVES: CAN MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

RATIONALE AND POLICY RELEVANCE Building on decision XI/4 adopted in 2012, Parties at this 12th CoP will discuss the need to mobilize funds at the international and domestic levels to achieve the three objectives of the Convention. To do so, Parties will discuss a list of key actions to improve ...

Side Event
#3345
COP 12
2014-10-09

Saving the world's vultures for people and the environment: progress and next steps from Asia, Africa and Europe

This side event will profile progress towards Aichi Targets 1, 8, 12, 14 and 20 through the conservation of critically endangered vultures in Asia, Africa and Europe. The format will be a combination of short presentations and interactive panel discussions to maximize audience participation and ...

Side Event
#3358
COP 12
2014-10-09

The BioCarbon Fund supporting biodiversity benefits.

Work with the World Bank on a side event on the BioCarbon Fund, which is an example of a large aid project supporting biodiversity benefits.

Side Event
#3363
COP 12
2014-10-09

IBEX – A NEW INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Improving policy and practice regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services requires timely, integrated delivery of authoritative information. To date, services to support such decision-making have focused on specific issues, scales, and institutional niches; EC-JRC, IUCN, BirdLife International ...

Side Event
#3385
COP 12
2014-10-09

Applying global species prioritisation approaches to support achievement of Aichi Targets, 1, 2, 12 and 13.

The current extinction crisis is forcing conservation planners to prioritise both species and areas in a time of limited resources, but without any certainty in the prioritisation process. Measures to prioritise species and sites are increasingly recognising the importance of considering phyloge ...

Side Event
#3393
COP 12
2014-10-09

SEAS LINK OUR BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABLE LIFE

People who have, for many generations, depended on ocean systems-that is, "Sea people"-tend to perceive the world on a wider range of spatial/temporal scales than those who settled on a fixed area of land. The so-called "people of the sea" living in the coastal areas of the Asia-Pacific region s ...

Side Event
#3147
COP 12
2014-10-09

Exhibition and Exploration : Uncultivated food plants in rural Bangladesh

More than 100 uncultivated wild food and medicinal plants will be exhibit in the coming COP-12. Basically we want to exhibit the herbarium sheets with detailed information and show the significance of natural resources to the people.

Side Event
#3176
COP 12
2014-10-09

GEF SUPPORT TO BUILDING CAPACITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL

The side-event will provide insights on how to make the best use of the technical and financial resources available from the GEF partnership to support national and regional implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. The GEF Agencies currently assisting with the development and implementation of ABS ...

Side Event
#3184
COP 12
2014-10-09

ABS in Practice: strengthening capacities and building experiences

This join (IUCN-SCBD) Side Event expects to present experiences and lessons learnt – as well as key resources – for a practical implementation of ABS and the Nagoya Protocol, including GEF National and Regional Projects, Check-Points, Materials and tools. It is expected the participation of seve ...

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
#3200
COP 12
2014-10-09

PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES IN THE NBSAPS REVISION PROCESS

NBSAPs are the main vehicles of national implementation of the CBD. They are processes through which societies come together to make the difficult decisions of where, when, and how biodiversity and ecosystem services should be conserved, used sustainably, and the benefits of this use shared equi ...

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
#3409
COP 12
2014-10-09

WORKSHOP ON THE CONSERVATION OF FOREST BIRDS IN EAST ASIA

One of the main purposes of the workshop on the monitoring of forest and land birds which suffer from habitat reduction and urbanization in East and South-East Asia is to launch an investigation and conservation network.

Side Event
#3412
COP 12
2014-10-09

FORUM ON ESTABLISHING NORTHEAST ASIA ECO-BELT VIA CONNECTING BAEKDUDAEGAN MOUNTAIN RANGE ECOSYSTEMS

The European Green Belt initiative epitomizes a successful international cooperative project that utilized the DMZ and connected eco-networks along borders as part of efforts to preserve ecosystems in Europe after German reunification. The forum proposes to establish a Northeast Asian Eco-belt a ...

Side Event
#3423
COP 12
2014-10-09

GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEM TO IMPROVE THE USE OF PLANT GENETIC DIVERSITY UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

The Event will provide information on the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing under the ITPGRFA, the implementation of its Benefit-sharing Fund, and how it interfaces with the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing. It will provide updates on the projects supported by the BS ...

Side Event
#3119
COP 12
2014-10-09

Global Governance of Genetic Resources. Access and benefit sharing after the Nagoya Protocol

The even includes a presentation of a new book “Global Governance of Genetic Resources. Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol” (Rosendal and Oberthur (eds.), 2014, Routledge: NY). The book analyses the status and prospects of global governance of access to and benefit sharing (ABS ...

Side Event
#3128
COP 12
2014-10-09

Trees for sustainable energy

Current energy policies around the world are not sustainable. Unless greater use is made of energy from renewable sources, the global atmospheric temperature will greatly exceed 2 degrees celsius, leading to serious climate change. Trees are an abundant potential source of renewable energy. Whil ...

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