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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
#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
#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 ...

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
#2879
COP 11
2012-10-16

Transforming practices in agricultural landscapes: tools to facilitate best practice for biodiversity

Land conversion is the primary driver of biodiversity loss with over 50% of deforestation due to agriculture, yet the CBD recognises that businesses are amongst the least engaged of stakeholders. This session brings together conservation organisations that are working with progressive businesses ...

Side Event
#2943
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Space for Life: a place, a commitment, a movement

The Montreal’s Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the bonds between humankind and nature. The Montreal Space for Life is also a place where people come together to create, cultivate a new way of livin ...

Side Event
#2539
COP 11
2012-10-15

Traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems

This event will focus on area-based forms of conservation and management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems, highlighting the successes of community-based management. This event will have speakers from different parts of the world.

Side Event
#2551
COP 11
2012-10-15

Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity

This event will allow delegates to COP 11 to get a better understanding of the Global Partnership, how it interacts with the various national and regional initiatives for business and biodiversity, and the longer term goals of the Partnership.

Side Event
#2586
COP 11
2012-10-15

TEEB approach, to overcome difficulties for sustainable communities and mainstreaming

1. Case studies Browse one of the most difficult cases for sustainable communities and mainstreaming of biodiversity. - Mr. Gam Shinrei  ABS and traditinal knowledge in India - Mr. Senaga  Case study of Okinawa Japan - Ms. Masako Sakata  Case study of Fukushima's Nucrea accide ...

Side Event
#2596
COP 11
2012-10-15

Attempt to mainstream biodiversity in Costa Rica and cooperation by JICA

There is nothing for developing for survival but to produce destruction of ecology... That is the cause of crisis of biodiversity today. Most of Rainforest holding terrestrial biodiversity exists in developing countries. In these areas, growth of economy at higher speed is desired. But it is app ...

Side Event
#2760
COP 11
2012-10-15

MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY: SMOKE AND MIRRORS OR GAINS AT SCALE?

Addressing the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society is a critical means of achieving the Aichi Targets. COP 11 presents a valuable milestone for the biodiversity community to take stock of the effectiveness of mainstreaming as a key s ...

Side Event
#2771
COP 11
2012-10-15

Palm Oil & Wildlife Conservation

Presentation and activities to educate visitors on Sustainable Palm Oil and Borneo rainforest conservation. Visitors will learn about the development of a Green Corridor along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Borneo and elephant rescue centers with the Borneo Conservation Trust NGO in response t ...

Side Event
#2787
COP 11
2012-10-15

Strategic Environmental Planning and Biodiversity Impact Assessment - tools to increase planning efficiency and to reduce conflicts of interests

At the side event innovative planning tools (Strategic Environmental Planning and Biodiversity Impact Assessment) will be presented. The event shall form the official kick-off for a capacity building initiative by GIZ in cooperation with the German Federation for Nature.

Side Event
#2790
COP 11
2012-10-15

CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN GEF AND CBD

This side event will focus on options and constraints for civil society engagement in GEF and the CBD. The GEF-NGO Network will highlight the current mechanism to ensure civil society engagement in the implementation of GEF programmes and projects. Experience in CSO engagement through the Small ...

Side Event
#2821
COP 11
2012-10-15

Encouraging the creation of legal and policy frameworks leading to enhanced biodiversity management by companies

In order for business to manage their impacts on biodiversity and to contribute more broadly to the biodiversity conservation agenda, governments need to create enabling conditions that allow market forces to be harnessed for conservation. In some instances this will require governments to make ...

Side Event
#2841
COP 11
2012-10-15

Enhancing global value chains through sustainable use opportunities

The event will provide an in-depth look at how business and institutions are collaborating to enhance global value chains for biodiversity-based products through development of a series of methodologies and tools aimed at fostering engagement of actors along the value chain and sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#2610
COP 11
2012-10-15

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP BON): Its aims and implementation

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network was established in 2009 as a regional network of GEO BON. In 2011, the implementation plan of AP BON was drafted following the implementation plan of GEO BON. In the side event, we will introduce the organization and implementation plan of AP BON, an ...

Side Event
#2700
COP 11
2012-10-15

Mainstreaming Participatory Plant Breeding

The event will show case success stories in mainstreaming participatory plant breeding experiences in Southeast Asia.

Side Event
#2723
COP 11
2012-10-15

Universities & Scientific Community in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

Universities and Scientific community are having both the expert knowledge and technical capacity to develop, and promote, effective actions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. They are the platforms for dissemination of knowledge towards implementation of policy directives ...

Side Event
#2724
COP 11
2012-10-15

Issues at the intersection of poverty and critical ecosystems

The event includes presentations by Royal Bank of Scotland and some of their NGO partners of their work done in the space of providing sustainable livelihoods to communities that are located in the buffer zones or corridors of our wildlife protected areas and so, dependent on their resources. Th ...

Side Event
#2736
COP 11
2012-10-15

UNDP support to achieve the Aichi 2020 target 11 through recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs)

This side event will profile support provided by UNDP to achieve the Aichi 2020 Target 11 through recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs) as "effective area-based forms of conservation". The event will showcase various toolkits, app ...

Side Event
#2942
COP 11
2012-10-15

Lagoons, Lives & Livelihoods

The prime focus of this side event is on the significant interrelationships between lagoon ecosystem biodiversity and the socio-economic development of the local communities. The intrinsic management issues existing between a network of communities surrounding a lagoon system and their ecosystem ...

Side Event
#2527
COP 11
2012-10-15

Meet the new GEF CEO

GEF CEO will present her vision of the GEF going forward.

Side Event
#2566
COP 11
2012-10-15

National Park Evaluation: The efficiency of German national park management and the applicability and transferability of the evaluation procedure at an international level

In 2004, the 7th Conference of Parties (COP7) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed upon the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA, VII/28). This programme is aimed at establishing and maintaining comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national ...

Side Event
#2775
COP 11
2012-10-15

Business and Biodiversity: Valuing Ecosystems Services

Biodiversity is a key indicator of sustainable development. Companies rely on many of the ecosystems services which biodiversity provides. Mismanagement of biodiversity by themselves or by others poses a lot of risks to the sustainability of businesses. The way companies respond to these risks a ...

Side Event
#2793
COP 11
2012-10-15

Climate change and the resultant calamities, their impact on Biodiversity: Ensuring inclusion of Biodiversity-dependent communities in all preparedness, adaptation and mitigation measures

The event will look at the impact of depletion of biodiversity as one result of climate change, which is ultimately causing hazards/disaster situations, grossly affecting the Dalits who live in vicarious settlements, and subjected to caste based discrimination in disasters. It also would cover a ...

Side Event
#2806
COP 11
2012-10-15

Afro Asian Food Sovereignty: Can Millets be the Bonding Crops?

An international meeting comprising of farmers and pastoralists from Western Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia to discuss the global challenges and threats facing indigenous knowledge systems and traditional farming and pastoralist communities, and the tools that can be employed in order to ...

Side Event
#2810
COP 11
2012-10-15

Prospects and challenges of forest based livelihoods for tribal and local communities in India

For centuries forests and livelihoods of tribal and local communities in the Indian sub-continent have been deeply intertwined. Sustainable exploitation of forests have been the hallmark of past generation of these communities leading to conservation of rich biodiversity in these regions. Howeve ...

Side Event
#2815
COP 11
2012-10-15

Role, Rights & Responsibilities of Local communities on their biodiversity conservation, promotion, sustainable utilization

We, Society for Management of Biodiversity (SYMBIO) promotes the Objectives of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with an aim of “Sustaining life on earth” by integrating Biodiversity into Community activities, Government policies and Business strategies. SYMBIO works f ...

Side Event
#2844
COP 11
2012-10-15

Strategic Plan 2011-2020 - Sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity

The improved maintenance and use of agricultural biodiversity is central to improving the sustainability of agricultural production systems. This side event, jointly hosted by the UNEP and FAO will present the experiences from a variety of countries which have undertaken GEF supported projects ...

Side Event
#2857
COP 11
2012-10-15

Financial Sustainability for Protected Areas’ System: the Brazilian case

This event will describe and analyze the latest mechanisms to support the financial sustainability of the Brazilian Protected Areas’ System. Environmental compensations, as described in Brazilian law, are demanded when infrastructure projects generate significant environmental impacts. Compensat ...

Side Event
#2617
COP 11
2012-10-15

Corporates and the CBD: Sharing experiences on effective biodiversity conservation amongst the private sector in India (incoming host of CBD COP 11) and Japan (previous host of CBD COP 10)

This side event aims to further the discussions on the role of the private sector in biodiversity conservation from CoP 10 to CoP 11. It will bring together Japanese corporations with Indian and international corporations to share the experiences. Presentations will include those from leading In ...

Side Event
#2652
COP 11
2012-10-15

MPAs for People and Sustainable Development

Changing the mindset and reframing the debate around MPAs – and addressing the common misperception that MPAs benefit biodiversity but not people – is much needed to stimulate greatly increased political support for ocean protection. In this event, experts from key sectors including the tourism ...

Side Event
#2677
COP 11
2012-10-15

Urban Eco-Efficiency

The world is increasingly urban. By 2050, another three billion people will inhabit the world’s cities—this equals to adding one new city of one million people every ten days for the next 89 years. 70% of the human ecological footprints are marked by cities. Despite only representing 2% of th ...

Side Event
#2712
COP 11
2012-10-15

TIPPING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: APPLYING RESILIENCE THINKING IN BIODIVERSITY GOVERNANCE

In this side event, UNDP and the Resilience and Development Programme (SwedBio) at Stockholm Resilience Centre will present the concept of “resilience” in relation to the objectives of the CBD. Enhancing ecosystem resilience is one of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and is critical to prevent ec ...

Side Event
#2734
COP 11
2012-10-15

Mechanisms for delivering biodiversity benefits from REDD+

This side-event will discuss the application of safeguards for biodiversity in relation to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. It will provide an opportunity for scientists, policy makers and members of the business community to be informed and t ...

Side Event
#2924
COP 11
2012-10-15

PRÉSENTATION DE L’ATLAS DE L'EMPREINTE ÉCOLOGIQUE DES PAYS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE : TENDANCES EN MATIÈRE D'UTILISATION DES RESSOURCES ET LEURS IMPLICATIONS

L'Atlas de l'Empreinte Écologique des pays de la Francophonie, qui sera présenté lors de cet événement parallèle, vise à améliorer et à approfondir la compréhension de l'Empreinte et des tendances de biocapacité dans les pays de l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), qui compor ...

Side Event
#2933
COP 11
2012-10-15

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

The event will highlight need for promotion of traditional medicine and strategy for management of medicinal plants sector.

Side Event
#2530
COP 11
2012-10-12

RESEARCH PROGRAMME “SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT”

The international research programme ‘Sustainable Land Management’ is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research of Germany for a projected duration of five years (2011-2015). At the hand of various examples, the research projects funded by the programme develop new models, techno ...

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