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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
#3431
COP 12
2014-10-10

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: ENGINEERING LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS - FILM LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION.

As parties to the CBD develop next steps to address the new extreme genetic ensgineering techniques of Synthetic Biology, new developments in the field and rapid commercialization of Syn Bio products are re-shaping the debate almost weekly. Come to hear the latest on what is happening in Syn B ...

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

Mobilising Resources to tackle IWT

Please join us for a side event to learn more about global efforts to tackle the scourge of the illegal wildlife trade, and how more resources are being mobilised to support them. Action to prevent and deter illegal killing and trade and reduce demand for illegal wildlife products is identified ...

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
#3141
COP 12
2014-10-10

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
#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
#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
#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
#3243
COP 12
2014-10-09
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
#3422
COP 12
2014-10-09

CREATIVE RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR BIODIVERSITY: PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES, REAL RESULTS

Pioneering countries demonstrate real results of creative resourcing instruments base on their practical experiences.

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 ...

Side Event
#3134
COP 12
2014-10-09

Governance and Sustainable Use of Ocean Ecosystem Services and BBNJ

When conservation and sustainable use of the oceans are discussed, it is often with a direct focus on immediately tangible elements such as the enforcement of fisheries regulations. Insufficient attention, however, is generally paid to material cycling across ocean ecosystems both at a regional ...

Side Event
#3148
COP 12
2014-10-09

Event title : Exhibition and Exploration : Uncultivated food plants in rural Bangladesh

Event description : 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
#3172
COP 12
2014-10-08

China's Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This event will provide updates on China's progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Information covers the distribution of biodiversity in China, China's national biodiversity conservation strategy and action plan, main actions carried out, biodiversity monitoring, assessment of progres ...

Side Event
#3181
COP 12
2014-10-08

NBSAPs, sharing Georgia's experience

During the side-event Georgia will share it's experience about updating of National Biodiversity Strategy and action Plan (NBSAP). Representatives of the Ministry and NGO's will make presentations about the process which took place in Georgia, also new NBSAP will be presented to the guests.

Side Event
#3190
COP 12
2014-10-08

Non-Extractive Users of Biodiversity: Generating Jobs and Income Through Conservation of Species and Habitats

Throughout the world, non-extractive uses of biodiversity such as Ecotourism, diving and the like generate billions of dollars in revenues and provide millions of direct and indirect jobs, a significant amount of which in developing countries. However, the non-extractive businesses have very rar ...

Side Event
#3196
COP 12
2014-10-08

Protected areas as tools for climate change adaptation in the Amazon

To show the importance of PA systems as an integral part of climate change strategies through the presentation of results of the project “Building resilience of the Amazon biome: Protected areas as an integral part of climate change adaptation” implemented by RedParques (Latin American Regional ...

Side Event
#3205
COP 12
2014-10-08

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for increasing planning efficiency and reducing conflicts of interest in and around coastal and marine protected areas (PAs)

Drawing example from India, the side event will present how Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) can be applied as a tool for integrated and inclusive planning and development of coastal and marine protected areas (PAs) and delineating and managing eco-sensitive zones(ESZ) around PAs for ...

Side Event
#3236
COP 12
2014-10-08

Presentation and discussion of the book on "Governance for Fisheries and Marine Conservation".

Two editors of the book and several of its authors will be presenting the book followed by questions and discussions by the audience. The book is coming out this month and will be officially launched in Oslo, Norway, August 26 2014.

Side Event
#3314
COP 12
2014-10-08

Mobilizing resources for mainstreaming biodiversity into production landscapes and seascapes

Making effective and efficient use of scarce resources is a must for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This side-event will illustrate approaches developed under the Satoyama Initiative to support actions at the community level for the sustainable use of biodiversity. The Com ...

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