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Side Event
#2644
COP 11
2012-10-12

A Policy Brief Launch: Securing the Future of Mangroves

Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems that offer countless goods and services to the human population. Their importance and value both economically and ecologically are largely known; despite this nearly all mangrove nations have experienced net losses in mangrove cover in recent decades as a r ...

Side Event
#2686
COP 11
2012-10-12

Exhibitions on linkages between various Indian Festivals and biodiversity.

It is proposed to organise a series of exhibitions for showcasing linkages between various Indian Festivals and biodiversity as a part of socio-cultural traditions in India and their role in biodiversity conservationin. The Nodal point for these exhibition will be DIG, Forest Policy of the Minis ...

Side Event
#2705
COP 11
2012-10-12

Framework on Estimating Expected Benefits through Facilitating the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing: with Emphases on Multiple Benefits of Sustainable Utilisation of the Resources, Non-Monetary Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness of New Institutions

This side event intends to introduce a research activity titled above. Furthermore, this introduction is intended to provide useful information especially for decision makers in provider country(ies) when they are required to revise or establish new institutions. The information includes: 1) an ...

Side Event
#2745
COP 11
2012-10-12

Bioenergy and biodiversity

This event will present the most recent mounting evidence for harms to both terrestrial and marine (algae) ecosystems biodiversity resulting from escalating demands for bioenergy feedstocks. The policies and supports driving these will also be critiqued including assessment of the performance of ...

Side Event
#2748
COP 11
2012-10-12

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) : Multiple Perspective Approaches to Biodiversity Education and Learning

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014) engages people through innovative ways of learning about biodiversity by focusing on education and training to address the interlinking issues of ecosystems and livelihoods, the interactions of nature with culture, society ...

Side Event
#2770
COP 11
2012-10-12

Preventing biopiracy - Options for National ABS Systems

The Nagoya Protocol brought several new concepts and approaches into the international ABS debate: the type of intended utilization will decide about the applicability of the Protocol's rules, new obligations with regard to the rights of ILC to determine about access to and utilisation of their ...

Side Event
#2780
COP 11
2012-10-12

Impacts on Forests & Biodiversity : from Coal as an Energy Choice

The presentations and discussions in the event will look at the various impacts on biological diversity, both on land and aquatic /marine, of the choice of coal as a major energy source. The reality of India today is the large dependence on coal as energy source for both heating and electrici ...

Side Event
#2794
COP 11
2012-10-12

Release of First Greater Hyderabad City Biodiversity Index

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is the local authority of Greater Hyderabad City which is the host city of CBDCoP-11. GHMC is also looking after the biological diversity elements of the city as per the provisions of the Indian Biological Diversity Act 2002 & The Andhra Pradesh B ...

Side Event
#2840
COP 11
2012-10-12

The Role of Ecological Networks in the Conservation of Migratory Species

Habitat destruction and fragmentation are recognized among the primary threats to migratory species. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its related Agreements acknowledge that migratory species’ conservation merits particular attention in the designation and implementation of initiat ...

Side Event
#2846
COP 11
2012-10-12

Towards the delivery of Aichi Targets 4 and 6 through the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: Sustainable Use of Wild Plant Resources

The event discuss relevant actions needed for delivery of three relevant Targets of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), viz. Targets 11, 12 and 13. Delivery on these Targets by Parties contributes to fulfilling the Aichi Targets commitments (for Targets 4, 6 and 18) and the Nagoya ...

Side Event
#2869
COP 11
2012-10-12

Indigenous Women- Stewards of Traditional Knowledge

The Indigenous Women's Biodiversity Network (IWBN) will share their experiences and lessons learned as stewards of traditional knowledge.

Side Event
#2877
COP 11
2012-10-12

“Implementation framework for Global Taxonomy Initiative and protective measures form invasive alien species to support objectives of CBD”

The Side event will be discussion panel and interaction platform on Implementation framework for Global Taxonomy Initiative and protective measures form invasive alien species.

Side Event
#2882
COP 11
2012-10-12

Brazilian and UK: implementing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Brazilian´s and UK´s Government and Partners will present its experiences on the Aichi Targets implementation - Brazilian´s presentations: The process and results on Biodiversity Dialogues (civil society) Government Action Plan (in course) PainelBio - tool for monitoring; UK´s presentations: ...

Side Event
#2885
COP 11
2012-10-12

How effective are the indicators currently used in support to decision-making toward mainstreaming biodiversity in land planning and management? Lessons learned and a few hints from development programmes based on systemic and objective approaches.

Building upon lessons learned from a series of DGCS-IUCN development projects in different continents, the side-event supports the contention that systemic and objective approaches are essential to consolidating such significant processes as the those launched by the Biodiversity Indicators Part ...

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 ...

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
#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
#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
#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 ...

Meeting Document
#90664
2012-10-12

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/47

Qualified Bodies or Agencies, whether Governmental or Non- Governmental, which have informed the Secretariat of their Wish to be represented as Observers at the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

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
#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
#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 .

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