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Side Event
#3357
COP 12
2014-10-06

Helping to implement the Aichi Targets - the UK's Darwin Initiative.

An event to highlight the work being done by the UK Government through the Darwin Initiative, a grant scheme which funds projects in developing countries to help them meet the Aichi targets. Showcasing a current project supporting the revision process of national biodiversity strategies and acti ...

Side Event
#3362
COP 12
2014-10-06

Experience in the construction of the Raizeiras Community Protocol on the traditional use of the biodiversity in Brazilian and the right to free, prior and informed consultation

From the collective construction of tools for valuation, validation and protection of traditional knowledge on sustainable use and free access to local biodiversity to safeguard and secure the practice of traditional medicine in the local communities of the Brazilian Cerrado, the Articulação Pac ...

Side Event
#3254
COP MOP 7
2014-10-01

Towards Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Southern Africa

RAEIN-Africa seeks to share observations and experiences on challenges and prospects with implementation of the CPB in southern Africa and further seek wide inputs into a capacity building project proposal on capacity building for LMO detection in support of biosafety decision-making.

Side Event
#3127
COP MOP 7
2014-10-01

Testing the roadmap for risk assessment – lessons learned

Lessons learned from “The Eastern European Regional Course on Integrative Impact Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) under the Cartagena Protocol “Advancing LMOs assessment: Principles, Practice and Progress”, a course organized 3-8 February 2014, in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. O ...

Side Event
#3139
COP MOP 7
2014-10-01

International Liability Regime for Biodiversity Damage: The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

This side-event is an academic and policy-oriented seminar examining the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol (NKL-SP) adopted in 2010 in Nagoya, and intends to provide a forum for an exchange of information and views regarding its future implementation by the Parties. The speakers and pan ...

Side Event
#3413
COP MOP 7
2014-10-01

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES POLICY AND INDUSTRIALIZATION

○ Purpose : - To understand Industry Trends and the status of the Nagoya Protocol - To seek for ways to conserve biological resources, while pursuing sustainable industrialization ○ Organizer : CBF(Chuncheon Bioindustry Foundation), koreaBio (Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization) ○ Parti ...

Side Event
#3425
COP MOP 7
2014-10-01

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, THE NEW BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES AND LMOS – WHERE ARE THE GAPS IN REGULATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT AND HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THEM.

This side-event gives an updated overview of the many DNA based technologies currently in use or development. We will present the different technologies, including the new breeding and genome editing technologies and ask which of these are captured by the LMO definition, what is covered by risk ...

Side Event
#3221
COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

Joint Report from South Korea and Japan Regarding GMO Contamination: Serious Threats to Our Local Biodiversity

This side event will explore our efforts to deal with GMO contamination in our respective countries. We will expose evidence of imported canola that is resistant to Roundup Ready and Basta, growing wild near harbors and along roads to food oil factories. Unless import of GMOs is stopped, testing ...

Side Event
#3117
COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

RISK ASSESSMENT AND DECISION MAKING ON GMOS INCLUDING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

We would like to discuss developments in GMO Risk Assessment and would like to highlight legal and scientific backgrounds, advancing risk assessment under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as well as Socioeconomic Considerations in GMO Decision Making.

Side Event
#3130
COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

CropLife International Detection Methods Website

CropLife International and its members have made their detection methods for commercialized biotech-derived products — and related materials and information — available in an online and searchable database. A representative will present the website and share with participants CropLife member vi ...

Side Event
#3132
COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

Agricultural Biotechnology in Korea

In 2011, The world’s population reached 7 billion people, and by 2050 it will surpass 9 billion. This means farmers will need to produce 70% more food on less land than ever before. Crop protection products and plant biotechnology can improve yields to help farmers meet this goal. Biotech crops ...

Side Event
#3334
COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

Agricultural Biotechnology Trends - What Opportunities for post-patent data access and stewardship?

The event will discuss the possibilities of accessing post-patents' data for genetically modified traits in crop biotechnology and the approaches that interested parties could use to ensure proper stewardship. This is particularly important for developing countries and public sector researchers ...

Side Event
#3414
COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

INDEPENDENT SMALL FARMERS AND INDIGENOUS SEEDS

Introduce the lives of small farmers who try to protect the sovereignty of seeds and exhibit more than 100 indigenous crop species.

Side Event
#3187
COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

South African side event: "promoting an effective South African regulatory system"

The event will share South African experience in bio-safety and why South Africa should be a reference point and knowledge sharing in the regulation of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)

Side Event
#3261
COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

GMOs in the pipeline

Current and planned public research in modern biotechnology. Objectives - progress – challenges.

Side Event
#3116
COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

Key Issues for Implementing Biosafety: What COP-MOP7 can do.

A panel of government, NGO and scientific experts will discuss the key issues that COPMOP7 can decide on to effectively implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The focus will include risk assessment, socio-economic considerations, Article 18 and unintentional transboundary movements.

Side Event
#3118
COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

CURRENT STATUS OF UNCONTROLLED TRANSGENE SPREAD ON THREE CONTINENTS

We would like to discuss the problems of corporate research on decision making along examples and would like to address independent biosafety research and its results.

Side Event
#3126
COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the relevance of GenØk´s capacity building program

Biosafety capacity building is a Norwegian priority and GenØk has since 2003 cooperated with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) on a biosafety capacity building programme. The overall objective for the program is to build capacities for decision-making concerning the safer ...

Side Event
#3129
COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

Private Sector Implementation of "May Contain" Language for Commodities Shipments

TThe International Grain Trade Coalition and Global Industry Coalition – two industry groups that have incorporated the Article 18.2(a) "may contain" compromise language into their shipping documentation - will update participants on implementation of this language and experiences in shipping co ...

Side Event
#3086
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

Impacts of anthrophogenic underwater noise on marine biodiversity

This event will highlight the key results of the CBD expert workshop convened on this issue in February 2014, at IMO HQ, London, UK.

Side Event
#3087
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

Management, control and eradication of IAS in Europe: the contribution of the Bern Convention to Aichi Target 9

Since the early 1980s the Bern Convention – Europe’s treaty on nature conservation - has been encouraging its Contracting Parties (51 nowadays) to prohibit the introduction of non-native species into the natural environment, to take preventive measures against accidental introductions, and to ta ...

Side Event
#3096
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

Geoengineering - meeting extreme climate fixes with extreme precaution.

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change nears the end of its mammoth fifth assesment cycle, the London Convention grounds its ocean fertilization moratorium on a legal basis, and a spate of new modelling studies point up serious problems, especially with ocean fertilization and Solar Ra ...

Side Event
#3102
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

ICCAs and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This side event will explore the ways in which Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs) can help in the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Side Event
#3106
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

AN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES APPROACH TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND AICHI TARGETS

The CBD Strategic Plan and Aichi targets (2012) introduced new language and concepts on ecosystem services which offer both challenges and opportunities to expend traditional interpretation of conservation and better integration of biodiversity and development outcomes, the theme for COP12. Of p ...

Side Event
#3068
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Roadmap to achieve an effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected system of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean by 2020

In cooperation with the CBD Secretariat, MedPAN will share the situation of marine and coastal biodiversity, MPAs and EBSAs in the Mediterranean. The roadmap elaborated in 2012 to achieve the Aichi targets in the Mediterranean will be presented. Although it represents less than 1% of the globa ...

Side Event
#3077
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Worldwide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (W.I.A.)

An international scientific Task Force on Systemic Pesticides of independent scientists was created in 2009 to examine the relationship between the persistent, systemic and neurotoxic neonicotinoids and fipronil, introduced in the early 1990’s, and the catastrophic decline of insects and arth ...

Side Event
#3107
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

ACHIEVING THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS: LEGAL ASPECTS, BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION

While law plays an important role in implementing the Convention, the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity 2011-2020, and meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, best practices drive effective implementation. This side-event showcases the multi-year program of work conducted by the Centre for Internat ...

Side Event
#3060
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Perspectives from the IPCC and the CBD on climate change and biodiversity: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

This side event will draw upon the work WGII of the IPCC as well as expertise from the upcoming Global Biodiversity Outlook 4, to examine the impact of climate change on biodiversity, with special reference to inland and terrestrial water systems and North America and the experience of developin ...

Side Event
#3066
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Sustainable Ocean Initiative: Global platform for partnerships and capacity development toward achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets in marine and coastal areas.

This event will update on the results of SOI implementation since COP 11, in particular its regional implementation in West Africa and Asian regions. It will also brief on future activities.

Side Event
#3095
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Fostering Synergies between Biodiversity and Human Health: Towards the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Biodiversity, ecosystems and the life-supporting services that they provide are essential to human health, livelihoods and overall well-being. Drawing on the critical connections at the biodiversity-health nexus, the CBD and World Health Organization are working with several partners to develop ...

Side Event
#3098
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Synthetic biology, new breeding technologies and LMOs – the need to map gaps in regulation and risk assessment and how to address them.

This side event gives an overview of the various DNA based technologies currently in use or development, asking the question: "What is covered by risk assessments, and where are the gaps?" We will present the different technologies, including the new breeding and genome editing technologies, and ...

Side Event
#3109
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Capacity building for Parties on conservation and restoration (Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5, 11 and 15)

This event will provide an update on the activities and the results of capacity building workshops to support Parties in achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5, 11 and 15 convened by CBD Secretariat together with multiple global and regional partners. It will also provide an opportunity to disc ...

Side Event
#3064
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Mid-term review of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

This side event will bring together key stakeholders in the GSPC to present information on progress being made towards the targets of the GSPC. The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss gaps in implementation and opportunities to address these.

Side Event
#3090
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Synthetic Biology and the CBD: Risks and Benefits - a panel discussion

Synthetic biology aims to take genetic engineering to a new level, re-characterizing engineered organisms as programmable ‘machines’. It, as a field, is characterized by rapid rates of change and by the novelty and breadth of applications. Market research indicates that the global market for sy ...

Side Event
#3061
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership

Information on invasive alien species and their pathways is a key requirement to enable progress toward Aichi Target 9. The Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership has been formed to enable information Parties and other partners to share information for understanding the spread an ...

Side Event
#3067
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity

This event will provide the details of the updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity, as requested by COP 11 (decision XI/18)

Side Event
#3089
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Marine Spatial Planning in Practice – Learning from Planning and Implementation in Different Contexts

ABSTRACT: Marine spatial planning (MSP) can cover a broad range of initiatives that aim to maintain the use of resources and ecosystem services through careful planning of available coastal or ocean space. Whether MPAs are designed to maintain adequate fisheries yield, or shipping lanes are re-r ...

Side Event
#3100
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Implementation of the Convention: a critical review from civil society.

review of lessons learned on implementation in several case studies, and in specific sub-areas of implementation, with a view from CSO and IP/LCs

Side Event
#3062
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

The Global Taxonomy Initiative

The experts in taxonomy and biological invasions will organize an activity aimed at highlighting and reviewing progress on Aichi target 9 and 19 , and how countries are prepared to identify invasive alien species and other species that are critical to achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan for ...

Side Event
#3065
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in World Oceans

This event will update the results of EBSA regional workshops held in six regions, convened by CBD Secretariat together with various global and regional partners, involving about 100 Parties and other Governments.

Side Event
#3069
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

Progress in implementing the IPBES Work Programme

Last December, the IPBES Plenary agreed a work programme for the period 2014-2018, and agreed the budget for the first two years. The intention of this side event is to brief participants on the progress made to date in implementing the IPBES work programme, and on what can be expected in the co ...

Side Event
#3084
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

Aichi target 3, agriculture and biodiversity: the case of the livestock sector

The side event will feature a presentation of a new report on the impacts of livestock and fodder production on biodiversity, indigenous peoples and local communities in Paraguay, the country with the highest deforestation rates on Earth. It will discuss how the effective implementation of Aichi ...

Side Event
#3091
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

The United Nations is working to ensure that the benefits of genetic resources are shared in a fair and equitable way via the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). How synthetic biology will be interpreted and whether the CBD will treat synthetic biology separate from ...

Side Event
#3103
WGRI-5
2014-06-19

Latest Developments of the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM)

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

Side Event
#3104
WGRI-5
2014-06-19

ARE WE ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGET ON ABS (TARGET 16)

Realizing that ABS is a key element to achieve the implementation of CBD Strategic Plan (2011-2020), Parties to CBD also agreed on a having a time bound global Target to achieve the ABS actions. The Aichi Target 16 calls for entry into force of the NP by 2015 and suggest concomitant national act ...

Side Event
#3105
WGRI-5
2014-06-19

PANEL DISCUSSION: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES IN TRACKING AND REPORTING ON CBD-RELATED RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

The event invites pioneers in financial reporting to share their national experience and expertise on tracking and reporting on finances to biodiversity.

Side Event
#3093
WGRI-5
2014-06-18

“Voluntary Peer Review of NBSAP Preparation and Implementation: Who, How, When?”

This event is being organized by CBD, with UNDP and Parties.

Side Event
#3097
WGRI-5
2014-06-18

The value of effective stakeholder participation in the CBD-process

Jointly organized by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and the CBD Alliance, the side event will focus on how engagement by youth, civil society organizations as well as indigenous peoples and local communities adds value to the CBD-process. It will look at ways and platforms for stakeholder ...

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