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Side Event
#2572
COP 11
2012-10-12

Social benefits of ecosystem services enhanced by restoration/rehabilitation of degraded landscapes–Sharing experiences of technological and social approaches (tentative).

This session presents key aspect concerning how to effectively implement ecosystem restoration/rehabilitation in technological and social approaches at local level. Excessive exploitation of agricultural, forest and aquatic products, and expanding abandoned cultivated land, as well as natural di ...

Side Event
#2811
COP 11
2012-10-12

Climate change, agriculture biodiversity and food security

This event will discuss the linkage between climate change, agriculture biodiversity and food security. The major focus of the discussion will be how climate change has been affecting agriculture biodiversity and hence food security. It will seek answers to some pressing questions such as: Are t ...

Side Event
#2824
COP 11
2012-10-12

Local communities’ role in the CBD: Present and Future

In Article 8(j), the CBD mandates parties to respect, preserve and protect the traditional knowledge, practices and innovations of Indigenous and Local Communities (ILCs). Local Communities have always been key actors in the CBD. Throughout the years, the CBD has adopted mechanisms for enhancin ...

Side Event
#2878
COP 11
2012-10-12

Recognizing and Supporting Territories and Areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities - Global Overview & National Case Studies

Territories and areas that have been governed and managed by indigenous peoples and local communities are increasingly gaining recognition as being crucial for both the survival and wellbeing of such peoples, as for the biological diversity they contain and the ecological functions they provide. ...

Side Event
#2903
COP 11
2012-10-12

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Business in Brazil: The TEEB for Business Brazil Project

We live in a world transformed by business activities. Companies have prospered by providing products and services to people everywhere, and play a key role in economic development. For nature, however, the price of development and business success has been very high. Demonstrating the economic ...

Side Event
#2906
COP 11
2012-10-12

Tourism concessions and partnerships in parks

CBD and SEMEIA are launching a publication on tourism concessions and partnerships in parks. The side-event and publication aim to mobilize stakeholders (park agencies and relevant networks) at the global level and to develop their capacity to work with the tourism sector, from training to tech ...

Side Event
#2940
COP 11
2012-10-12

ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP (EMG) OF THE UNITED NATIONS, ISSUES MANAGEMENT GROUP ON BIODIVERSITY

With representatives of the UN entities of the EMG, the event will inform stakeholders and Parties to the CBD on the UN system response to the implementation of the Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets and the future steps.

Side Event
#2607
COP 11
2012-10-12

Information sharing on the adoption of measures by Parties as users of genetic resources in order to meet their obligations under the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

The Nagoya Protocol on ABS leaves considerable discretion to the Parties in determining the types of measures to adopt to fulfill their obligations. A number of countries are currently spending substantial time on the consideration of appropriate domestic measures in order to ratify and implemen ...

Side Event
#2646
COP 11
2012-10-12

Launch of NBSAP support partnership

Launch of a new programme that brings to bear the resources and collective capacities of the CBD Secretariat, UNDP and UNEP in supporting countries to ‘transform’ their NBSAPs towards achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Targets. The event will open up the NBSAP transforma ...

Side Event
#2673
COP 11
2012-10-12

India's forgotten grasslands

India's grasslands are amongst the most neglected landscapes although they are important both for wild floral and faunal biodiversity as well as for livestock and pastoral groups .This side event will host discussions and debates on the future of these grasslands where both wildlife experts and ...

Side Event
#2674
COP 11
2012-10-12

Best practices for biodiversity conservation in European urban areas

This event will serve to inform participants to the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD about the achievements of Swiss and other European cities to enhance the understanding of the relationship between urban biodiversity, and its ecological, social values and economic value ...

Side Event
#2697
COP 11
2012-10-12

Protecting biodiversity in the North-East Atlantic

Description of areas meeting EBSAs criteria in North-East Atlantic region, building upon the Hyeres workshop in response to SBSTTA 16 recommendation, including the roadmap for the future refinement and finalization of Hyeres report, and the current status of the OSPAR MPA network.

Side Event
#2701
COP 11
2012-10-12

Business and Biodiversity in Thailand

Presentation on implementations of the business sector in Thailand on regarding the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in accordance with the objectives of Convention on Biological Diversity.

Side Event
#2704
COP 11
2012-10-12

Conserving biodiversity heritage sites for climate change adaptation: Role of Youth in linking cultural practices and future strategies

The sacred sites and the associated traditional knowledge may become indispensable when the communities try to find sustainable solutions for adapting to climate change. One of the most important stakeholder group in this process is the youth, who will witness the results of the present efforts. ...

Side Event
#2517
COP 11
2012-10-12

Caravans of biodiversity: India's pastoralists, their breeds and products

The pastoralists of India and elsewhere convert biodiversity into a wide range of valuable products. In this side-event India's Pastoralist Alliance will present, debate and discuss the plants, people, products and of course the animals that compose these amazing ecological production systems. ...

Side Event
#2519
COP 11
2012-10-12

Wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and Welfare as an essential wildlife conservation tool

The value of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing individual wild animals back into their ecosystem is often undervalued in the conservation debate. At the side event some outstanding examples contributing to the conservation of biodiversity will be presented and participants are invited to di ...

Side Event
#2541
COP 11
2012-10-12

Managing Biodiversity in trans-boundary Landscape in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

During the side event, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHD) and other prominent partners in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region aim to invite the regional and global expert ...

Side Event
#2573
COP 11
2012-10-12

Improving management capacity for effective protected areas management in the ACP area: the BIOPAMA Project

BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) is a project financially supported with Intra-ACP (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries) resources from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). Targeting the long-term conservation of biodiversity in ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacif ...

Side Event
#2599
COP 11
2012-10-12

Bioethics,Biodiversity and Making a Repository of Ethical world views of Nature

This three day workshop aims to establish a framework and action plan to systematically map human relationships to nature and biodiversity. This will provide tools for use by policy makers at community, national and international level, in various important areas. Through increased understandin ...

Side Event
#2750
COP 11
2012-10-11

Biodiversity in Central Asia - A visual synthesis

A new publication aims to share information and improve public knowledge of biodiversity values, functions, status and trends, main threats and societal responses in Central Asia. The publication has been supported by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Side Event
#2777
COP 11
2012-10-11

Endangered wetlands: comparative experiences on participatory strategic management to tackle socio-environmental conflicts.

This side event seeks to exchange valuable experiences regarding threatened wetlands and the use of environmental strategic tools (territorial planning, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, public participation and litigation) as a means of preventing or putting a ...

Side Event
#2782
COP 11
2012-10-11

Sharing Traditional Knowledge of Social Minorities on Biodiversity and Ecological Sustainability: In Search of an equity-based eco-development

Presentation of past and present practices of indigenous and Local (Dalit/Buraku) Communities in India and Japan about their contribution to biodiversity conservation and recycling economy stressing the importance of improving these practices by making them more equitable in terms of gender and ...

Side Event
#2816
COP 11
2012-10-11

Conserving Dryland Biodiversity: supporting the environmental services of mobile pastoralists and other indigenous peoples

Discussion of the recommendations from the recent IUCN-UNCCD-UNEP/WCMC publication "Conserving Dryland Biodiversity". Dryland Biodiversity is globally and locally valued, but some dryland subtypes are poorly represented in terms of protected area coverage. However, indigenous and local communiti ...

Side Event
#2832
COP 11
2012-10-11

TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) national implementation

The event will draw attention to examples of TEEB inspired studies around the world. The main objective of this session will be to highlight how biodiversity and ecosystem services are starting to be mainstreamed in higher levels of policy- and decision- making, and how this mainstreaming is sha ...

Side Event
#2859
COP 11
2012-10-11

Innovative strategies to Implement the CBD: Pilot Cases in Madagascar and Latin America for Biodiversity & Health and Biodiversity & Development

The International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity (IUNCBD) will present pilot cases that propose communication, education, public awareness and capacity building objectives integrated in a unique, dynamic, long-lasting strategy and action plan that can really feed the 'li ...

Side Event
#2866
COP 11
2012-10-11

The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook: a 10-year roadmap for biodiversity intelligence

In July 2012, the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC) in Copenhagen brought together more than 100 invited experts from the fields of biodiversity informatics, genomics, earth observation, natural history collections, biodiversity research and policy. During three days of cross-dis ...

Side Event
#2919
COP 11
2012-10-11

CAN GORILLAS SAVE THE EARTH? GREAT APES AS INDICATORS OF BIODIVERSITY HEALTH AND HUMAN WELL-BEING IN CENTRAL AFRICA’S RAINFORESTS

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) is the unique alliance of member nations, UN agencies, research institutions, conservation organizations and private supporters that works to conserve great apes in Africa and Asia. By focusing on gorilla conservation in Cameroon, Cong and DR Congo, G ...

Side Event
#2665
COP 11
2012-10-11

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - building capacity to support national implementation

This side event will highlight the on-line toolkit developed to support national and regional implementation of the GSPC. The toolkit is available in the 6 UN languages and the various language versions will be demonstrated. The side event will also discuss the linkages betwen the GSPC targets a ...

Side Event
#2675
COP 11
2012-10-11

Community protocols and FPIC: Lessons from practice and challenges ahead

The Nagoya Protocol requires countries to support the development of community protocols for ABS by indigenous and local communities. This event will launch a new IIED publication: Biodiversity and culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent, published in association with Natural ...

Side Event
#2703
COP 11
2012-10-11

Forest insect diversity in India - Facts and challenges

Forest insect diversity is also an important component of the forest biodiversity. At most of the occasions, only plant biodiversity is discussed. Most of the workers have carried out the plant biodiversity work in different parts of India. Now a days, an emerging need and trend has been observe ...

Side Event
#2721
COP 11
2012-10-11

IMPACTS OF UNDERWATER NOISE ON MARINE AND COASTAL BIODIVERSITY: GLOBAL COOPERATION FOR A QUIETER OCEAN

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Side Event
#2528
COP 11
2012-10-11

GEF Support to Marine Protected Area Management

An overview will be provided on GEF's strategy to support the establishment and management of MPAs in support of Aichi Target 11 with examples from the GEF portfolio.

Side Event
#2532
COP 11
2012-10-11

International REDD Plus Architecture and its Relevance for Developing Countries

Forests are a natural resource of global concern. They offer a range of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration having benefits that cross borders. Forests have been an issue of priority for international and national policy and a subject of much debate and discussion for the past 20 y ...

Side Event
#2561
COP 11
2012-10-11

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL AND INDIA

WHAT ARE THE TARGETED MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL ASSIGN FOR THE DEVELOPING AND DEVELOPED NATION. STEPS TAKEN BY INDIA TO ACHIEVE THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL CURRENT STATUS OF INDIA AND HOW FAR INDIA TO ACHIEVE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL-STATE WISE ANALYSIS .

Side Event
#2571
COP 11
2012-10-11

Taking ActionⅠfor UNDB ―Message from the Fukushima for CBD/COP11

Presenting to and share with the world both the current reality brought by Fukushima Nuclear Accident and challenges for the future in terms of sustainable use of biodiversity, together with the voices of the Fukushima disaster victims.

Side Event
#2595
COP 11
2012-10-11

High Altitude Wetlands of the Hindu Kush Himalayas for People & Biodiversity

During the side event, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with WWF - India aims to bring together the national and regional experts working on high altitude wetlands. The purpose of the side event is to: 1. Share experiences and lessons learn ...

Side Event
#2756
COP 11
2012-10-11

Biodiversity and ecosystem services benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects

Climate change mitigation and adaptation projects can potentially deliver benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem services. However, in some instances, for example, where afforestation leads to the establishment of monocultures or the introduction of exogenous trees, climate projects may have ne ...

Side Event
#2837
COP 11
2012-10-11

Addressing biodiversity concerns in sustainable fisheries

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in its tenth meeting, requested the Executive Secretary to collaborate with FAO, UNEP, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), IUCN-CEM-FEG, and other relevant organizations, processes, and scientific groups, o ...

Side Event
#2839
COP 11
2012-10-11

Enhancing synergies among MEAs: the CMS Family Online Reporting System (ORS) - development, experiences and the potential for other MEAs

The UNEP/CMS and the UNEP/AEWA Secretariats would like to share their experience and progress related to the ORS which was developed by UNEP-WCMC in collaboration and under the guidance of the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat. The ORS has proved to be crucial in streamlining the national reporting process ...

Side Event
#2881
COP 11
2012-10-11

GOVERNANCE OF PROTECTED AREAS - FROM UNDERSTANDING TO ACTION" - PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Element 2 of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) on Governance, Participation, Equity and Benefit Sharing was identified in decision X/31 as an issue in need of greater attention. The Executive Secretary , the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and other relevant organizat ...

Side Event
#2923
COP 11
2012-10-11

Achievements and Further Development of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

As of August 1, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) comprises 117 various members working on maintaining and rebuilding socio-ecological production landscapes around the world. At this event, some IPSI members will give some presentations to share the outcome of the ...

Side Event
#2614
COP 11
2012-10-11

Informing the design and implementation of NBSAPs

Co-organisers - BirdLife International, Government of the Philippines (Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources-Protected Areas & Wildlife Bureau), Bird Conservation Nepal, the Haribon Foundation in the Philippines, [the Government of Nepal and the CBD Secretariat]. The event will focus on the ...

Side Event
#2676
COP 11
2012-10-11

Resource mobilization for biodiversity projects: Case of GEF Projects in India

This side event will be jointly hosted by the GEF operational focal point at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and the Global Environment Facility Secretariat. The side event will introduce how incremental financial resources has been mobilized in India for biodiversit ...

Side Event
#2679
COP 11
2012-10-11

Sustainable Management of Coastal and marine biodiversity

Coastal and marine ecosystem provides considerable ecosystem services. Due to increased anthropogenic pressure and possible adverse impact of climate change conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources are of immense importance. Science based, people centric and process oriented i ...

Side Event
#2688
COP 11
2012-10-11

PA Governance in India – where do we stand in terms of tenure, relocation, and possibilities of coexistence?

The CBD has had a deep impact on Indian legislation as various rights based acts regarding the use and ownership of biodiversity and forests were born out of the convention and subsequently increased the opportunities for collaborative governance and management of biodiversity rich areas. The ch ...

Side Event
#2694
COP 11
2012-10-11

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Safeguards of Standards and Certification Schemes

This will be a joint presentation by UNEP-WCMC and SCBD on the latest phase of their work analyzing the biodiversity and ecosystem service provisions of standards and certification schemes, addressing gaps and the best ways of creating convergence around common terminologies and approaches, and ...

Side Event
#2699
COP 11
2012-10-11

Oppportunities and Progress in the Implementation of the Aichi Targets in the Amazon Ecosystem-based Conservation Vision

Showcases how partnerships and regional initiatives contribute towards implementation of PoWPA through effective implementation of strategic plans and achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. Joint side event with ACTO, IUCN, WWF, and REDPARQUES.

Side Event
#2715
COP 11
2012-10-11

Community Wellbeing: A flexible approach to measure progress from the ground up?

The event examines the possibility of measuring community wellbeing as a measure of progress integrating contextual concerns (relating to development and resource availabilities) and global objectives.The event will highlight methodological approaches to capture community wellbeing within socio- ...

Side Event
#2733
COP 11
2012-10-11

World Flora online by 2020

This event will outline the process being made towards the achievement of a World Flora online by 2020, to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) and its national implementation. The event will highlight recent initiatives, including the formation of an international consorti ...

Side Event
#2512
COP 11
2012-10-11

Solving the puzzle: Social and cultural dimensions of marine and coastal protected areas

This side event focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of fishing communities in relation to marine and coastal protected areas

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