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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
#2546
COP 11
2012-10-10

Evidence based protected areas management. New information from the World Commission on Protected Areas – Species Survival Commission Joint Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas

Protected areas serve many purposes but, at their core, they must protect biodiversity. The global community has set aside 13% of lands and 1% of seas in protected areas and the Aichi targets commit to increasing that significantly by 2020. There is a growing literature that indicates protected ...

Side Event
#2569
COP 11
2012-10-10

Synthetic Biology and Potential Impacts on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

COP 10’s request for SBSTTA to provide guidance and clarity on synthetic biology’s impact on biodiversity provides a unique opportunity to assess the risks of this emerging technology before many of the potential harms are actualized. From the creation of novel invasive species, synthetic geneti ...

Side Event
#2580
COP 11
2012-10-10

Financing the Aichi Targets

Review and discussion of existing information on costs of achieving the Aichi Targets.

Side Event
#2582
COP 11
2012-10-10

Biocultural approaches to community based adaptation and mitigation to climate change

This workshop will discuss the experiences of the Indigenous Peoples' Biocultural Climate Change Assessment initiative in developing community-based biodiversity and climate change assessments to create local mitigation and adaptation responses in the context of food security and livelihoods, wi ...

Side Event
#2606
COP 11
2012-10-10

Citizen Science: The Voice of Youth Connecting Science with Policy

Four young scientists will present innovative solutions and cross-cutting approaches to protect biodiversity. These researchers were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants as the winners of the SustainUS Citizen Science paper competition. Citizen Science is SustainUS's initiative ...

Side Event
#2632
COP 11
2012-10-10

Launch of an IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS and Experiences from ABS Implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean

This side event will present the results of two recent initiatives undertaken by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with regard to access and benefit-sharing (ABS). Since ICNP 1, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit in collaboration with diffe ...

Side Event
#2636
COP 11
2012-10-10

Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Area Management

Coastal environment plays a vital role in India’s economy by virtue of the resources, productive habitats and rich biodiversity. India’s coastline stretches about 8000 km and supports almost 30% of its human population. In the past decade, the degradation of the Indian coastline has reached al ...

Side Event
#2683
COP 11
2012-10-10

CITIZEN SCIENCE MODEL AT WORK: SUCCESS STORIES OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN INDIA

Time and again, ‘citizen scientists’ – members of the public who voluntarily help scientific studies have made a real difference to research, for example by meticulously collecting data. With a planned project, and a strong leader who can ensure that volunteers are productive, citizen science ca ...

Side Event
#2765
COP 11
2012-10-10

Valuing the wealth of biodiversity and ecosystems in Southeast Asia: "The ASEAN TEEB Scoping Study"

There is now a growing interest in the economic benefits of biodiversity and ecosystems. Since the launch of the TEEB reports at CBD-COP10 in Nagoya, initiatives to promote the “value of nature” have steadily increased in many areas of the world. The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the Un ...

Side Event
#2781
COP 11
2012-10-10

The Observatory for Central African Forests: a tool for monitoring the sustainable use of the biodiversity in Congo Basin.

The Congo Basin forests cover 200 million hectares in the heart of the African continent. Altogether, the forests provide the daily resources of 60 million people, generate financial revenue for the States of the region, sequester huge quantities of carbon, support a unique biodiversity and con ...

Side Event
#2786
COP 11
2012-10-10

Part-I: Conservation of Agrobiodiversity in Great Himalayan National Park: Experiences from Field (Presentation); Part-II: WHOSE BUSINESS, WHOSE PARTICIPATION: Can the indigenous people find due space in ABS negotiations? (Panel Discussion)

Part I: Great Himalayan National Park, situated in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, is home to huge diversity of fauna and flora. Having rich bio-cultural traditions the farmer communities residing in buffer zone of GHNP have developed multitude of indigenous on-farm techniques (the m ...

Side Event
#2789
COP 11
2012-10-10

Collaborative Approach to Forest-Related Aichi Targets

Present and discuss on-going and proposed actions to achieve forest-related Aichi Targets, particularly Target 5, Target 7, Target 11 and Target 15.

Side Event
#2872
COP 11
2012-10-10

East Asia coastal wetlands in ecological crisis

Recognizing the crucial need for improving marine habitats protection, the CBD approved at its COP4 the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Programmes of Work, adopting the ecosystem approach as key for its implementation and recognizing the implication of the water cycle in sediment levels and ecos ...

Side Event
#2893
COP 11
2012-10-10

Join Programme with UNESCO

The side event will focus on the joint programme between UNESCO and the SCBD, as developed at the International Conference on Biological and Cultural Diversity for Development (June 2010, Montreal). The event will provide an update an initial progress & step forward.

Side Event
#2911
COP 11
2012-10-10

Latest Developments of the Clearing-House Mechanism

The purpose of this side-event is to highlight recent developments to strengthen the central Clearing-House Mechanism and its information services. The side event will include a strategic presentation followed by an online demonstration

Side Event
#2930
COP 11
2012-10-10

YOUNG INDIA FOR BIODIVERSITY AT COP-11

Sharing and showcasing efforts and actions of Young India for Biodiversity.

Side Event
#2947
COP 11
2012-10-10

Meet CoP-11 Brand Ambassador: Science Express-Biodiversity Special (SEBS)

Science Express - Biodiversity Special is a unique mobile exhibition spreading awareness, interest, and understanding on our varied eco-systems and biodiversity management practices. Basically the idea is to promote awareness on the need to conserve and sustainably use biological resources. This ...

Side Event
#2514
COP 11
2012-10-10

Breed Saviour Award -Attempt by LIFE Network : Participatory documentation of local livestock breeds, Recognition and capacity building of communities conserving breeds

Documentation of breeds, Profiles of livestock keepers,creation of database /register of individuals and communities conserving local livestock breeds ,best practices / value addition , Recognition through cash awards and future Institutionalisng the event .

Side Event
#2523
COP 11
2012-10-10
Side Event
#2600
COP 11
2012-10-10

Interpreting and tracking Aichi Target 11 – What does success look line for protected areas systems globally and in Asia?

This side event will provide guidance on the different elements of Target 11 and launch the Protected Planet Report 2012. The report, the first in a new series of regular reports prepared by UNEP-WCMC, IUCN and a wide range of partners, summarizes global progress towards Target 11. The side eve ...

Side Event
#2660
COP 11
2012-10-10

Launch of the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership

the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIP) will officially be established to assist Parties in implementing Article 8(h) and achieving relevant targets within the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity2011-2020, particularly Aichi Biodiversity Target 9. Details will be further e ...

Side Event
#2708
COP 11
2012-10-10

Linking REDD+ implementation with the CBD Biodiversity Targets

Any of the five forest-based climate change mitigation activities included in REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) can potentially contribute towards a ...

Side Event
#2719
COP 11
2012-10-10

Highlighting tourism's contribution to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

In the context of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNWTO in collaboration with the CBD will host a side event on Tourism and Biodiversity, in which the most significant contributions of sustainable tourism to the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity wi ...

Side Event
#2722
COP 11
2012-10-10

Promoting diversity and ecosystem services in socio-ecological production landscapes

In this workshop the speakers from different parts of the world will share their experiences on promoting biodiversity and ecosystem services while enhancing local livelihood in socio-ecological production landscapes. The presentations will be followed by a discussion related to landscape govern ...

Side Event
#2762
COP 11
2012-10-10

Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This year, in collaboration with CBD Secretariat and with the financial assistance of the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) and Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) launched a legal initiative to help countries legally prepare ...

Side Event
#2772
COP 11
2012-10-10

Integrating Conservation and Livelihoods around Protected Areas through Scalable Technological Solutions

WWF-India with support from SEED launched a project in 2007 on "People and Protected Areas:Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Partnership with Local Communities" to coordinate and support the efforts of local and grassroots VOs promoting innovative mechanisms to enhance local livelihood ...

Side Event
#2805
COP 11
2012-10-10

Water Harvesting and its importance to Dry Lands and relevance to biodiversity sustenance.

The A.P. State Biodiversity Board and the A.P. State Ministry for Minor Irrigation wishes to impress the need for the conservation and use of the Rain Water which should be harvested for sustaining agriculture and in maintaining biological diversity in Dry Land areas.

Side Event
#2819
COP 11
2012-10-10

Biodiversity, Poverty and Development: A Scenario of Indigenous Peoples in India

The event will feature Indigenous leaders from India and other experts as panelists to present the issues and challenges being posed to indigenous peoples by mining, mega-dams, privatization of water and rapid loss of biodiversity in indigenous territories. The event will also highlight issues o ...

Side Event
#2860
COP 11
2012-10-10

The South Asia Regional Vulture Recovery Programme

Over the last 20 years, South Asia has witnessed the precipitous decline of three vulture species: the white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis); the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus); and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris). Once numbering in the tens of millions, the combined population o ...

Side Event
#2862
COP 11
2012-10-10

Effectiveness of Regulatory framework in ensuring farmer’s livelihood security

The discussion will focus on effectiveness of national regulations and bills related to Bio-safety, Bio-diversity and Agriculture etc. in ensuring food security, livelihood returns to farmers, conservation of agricultural bio-diversity, human health and other issues.

Side Event
#2874
COP 11
2012-10-10

College Students UN on Biodiversity Conservation

Students from all over the country would be representing one country each they learn about Biodiversity conservation, access, benefit and sharing.

Side Event
#2894
COP 11
2012-10-10

Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Global Environmental Assessments

Global environemental assessments, whether for biodiversity or climate change, should be based on the best avaialble knowledge. Today there is broad recognition that indegenous and local knowledge must be part of that core data set. We provide an update on recent efforts to bring indigenous an ...

Side Event
#2918
COP 11
2012-10-10

THE ABS INITIATIVE: IMPLEMENTING THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN DIFFERENT POLICY AREAS - HOW TO MAKE IT WORK?

While international negotiations on certain aspects of the Nagoya Protocol are still going on, a big part of the attention of the ABS community has moved to national implementation. The ABS Capacity Development Initiative’s focus shifted accordingly to supporting the ratification and implementa ...

Side Event
#2929
COP 11
2012-10-10

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, MANU NATIONAL PARK. PERU

The purpose of this meeting is to show the processes and mechanisms developed to involve the population in mitigating environmental and socio impacts against climate change. From local experience, develop national and subregional partnerships to address these changes. Manu National Park was dec ...

Meeting Document
#90635
2012-10-10

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/31

Cooperation with other Conventions: The Biodiversity-Related Conventions and the Rio Conventions: Submissions of Views on the Form and Content of a Process to Enhance Coordination, Coherence and National Level Synergies among Biodiversity-Related Conventions

Side Event
#2563
COP 11
2012-10-09

Biodiversity and people attacked by disasters and conflicts: A challenge for the implementation of the Convention

WGRI4 requested the Executive Secretary to undertake "a review of the short- and long-term impacts of disasters and conflicts on biodiversity and ways and means to take actions for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under such ...

Side Event
#2570
COP 11
2012-10-09

Animal genetic resources of Tamil Nadu, India

This is organised to disseminate the biodiversity of tamil nadu for devising suitable genetic improvement programmes

Side Event
#2576
COP 11
2012-10-09

Biological and Cultural Diversity in North East India

Regional Centre National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (RCNAEB), North East Hill University (NEHU) and Iora Ecological Solutions intend to invite leading conservation and development professional, members of indigenous, tribal, and local communities, representatives of governmental and ...

Side Event
#2585
COP 11
2012-10-09

Conserving Critically Endangered Gyps vultures in Asia

The event includes presentations from various organizations on conservation initiatives taken by various organizations called Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction (SAVE). Critically Endangered Gyps vultures have suffered a 99 per cent decline in Asia over the last 20 years, attributed to th ...

Side Event
#2594
COP 11
2012-10-09

Measuring and Monitoring Protected Area Management Effectiveness: Lessons from the Field

The side event will be jointly hosted by the GEF operational focal point of India, the Wildlife Institute of India and the Global Environment Facility. The objective of the side event is to share best practice on measuring and monitoring protected area management effectiveness using experiences ...

Side Event
#2597
COP 11
2012-10-09

Valuing Biodiversity: An Interactive Event with the Indian Media.

Presentations by FEJI, Panos South Asia, National Biodiversity Authority on the need for following biodiversity issues in India; guides on how to do so; answering questions by the media on biodiversity issues. A chance for COP11 panelists to interact directly with the media.

Side Event
#2680
COP 11
2012-10-09

Conservation and adaptive management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS)

Worldwide, specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders based on diverse natural resources, using locally adapted management practices. Building on local knowledge and experience, these ingenious agri-cultural systems ...

Side Event
#2682
COP 11
2012-10-09

Effects of sand mining on coastal biodiversity

The event includes presentations from Awaaz Foundation, Bombay Natural History Society and various organizations on the effects of sand mining on biodiversity in various parts of the world. Sand is a necessary component to fuel the construction boom and rapid pace of urbanization in many parts o ...

Side Event
#2714
COP 11
2012-10-09

Biodiversity and Community health: operationalizing linkages between conservation and development on the ground

The interlinkages between biodiversity and health are well recognized. However, the need and potential of strengthening traditional understanding and practices related to health at the community level is an area that has not been sufficiently addressed in planning processes. Unlike mainstream he ...

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