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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

Side Event
#2540
COP 11
2012-10-11

Modern Agriculture and Erosion of Biodiversity

The rapid depletion of agrodiversity with Green Revolution has become much more severe after the advent of Genetic Engineering. India which is a home of cotton lost all its desi cotton varieties as they got relaced by inter specific and intra specific hybrids. After the release of Bt cotton, all ...

Side Event
#2575
COP 11
2012-10-11

IPBES - from establishment to operationalization

IPBES, the Integovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, was established in April 2012. However, there is much work to be done for the Platform to be operational. This event will update on the work underway to operationalize IPBES, including on the interessional work in prepa ...

Side Event
#2578
COP 11
2012-10-11

Aam Aadmi Awards & Envi Quiz 2012

Envi Quiz 2012 with focus on Bio Diversity for school students

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
#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
#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
#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 ...

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 ...

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