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Side Event
#3070
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

The Biodiversity Finance Initiative - Transforming the Enabling Environment for Resource Mobilisation

The global Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is managed by UNDP in partnership with the European Union and the Governments of Germany and Switzerland. The side-event will introduce BIOFIN to newly interested stakeholders and present the progress achieved since the launch of the initiative ...

Side Event
#3078
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

Improving coordination and cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions at the national level

As part of the UNEP project on “Improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies” the preliminary results of the findings from the national-level questionnaire, that was sent out to National Focal Points and o ...

Side Event
#3081
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

The Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation - Aligning the conservation agenda with the social sciences to achieve the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets

The objectives of this side event are to bring attention to the human and social dimension of biodiversity conservation, with a specific focus on exploring mechanism for promoting pro-biodiversity conservation behaviors at the human-biodiversity interphase; and, to start a dialogue with the con ...

Side Event
#3101
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (SPP)

This side-event shall give new momentum to the debate on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP). The current work undertaken by the Secretariat, by partners, as well as good practices will be presented. Participants may discuss requirements, opportunities, and barriers in implementing SPP policies.

Side Event
#3072
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Scaling up biodiversity finance — Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue meeting and the emerging findings of the High-Level Panel, with a focus on the value of biodiversity for policy choices, mainstreaming and funding

The Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Financing for Biodiversity took place from 9-12 April 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. The conveners were the Governments of Ecuador, Norway, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Uganda, the European Commission and the CBD Secretariat. Nearly 90 participa ...

Side Event
#3073
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Could the NBSAP revision process and the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals be mutually supportive?

This side event shall draw attention to the need for mainstreaming biodiversity into different areas/sectors at the national and international level. Since mainstreaming biodiversity is a crucial element for both the revision of NBSAPs and the current discussions on the Sustainable Development G ...

Side Event
#3074
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Preliminary assessment of latest NBSAPs in light of the Aichi targets and project launch on “Legal Preparedness for NBSAP implementation

Christian Prip and Balakrishna Pisupati (both Fridtjof Nansen Institute, FNI) will present the preliminary results of a post-COP10 NBSAP review. The preliminary review assesses NBSAP preparation processes on the basis of the information provided in the NBSAPs; the legal preparedness of countries ...

Side Event
#3082
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

ABS Clearing-House Pilot Phase

During this event, a presentation on the pilot phase of the Clearing House will be delivered focusing on the progress of the pilot phase to date and what remains to be achieved. This presentation will be followed by a discussion on the Clearing House with the opportunity for participants to expr ...

Side Event
#3108
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Strengthening Scientific and Technical Cooperation in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Scientific and technical cooperation is a key mechanism necessary for a functional Convention on Biological Diversity. In its guiding principles, Article 18 of the Convention calls for cooperation in the development and implementation of national policies, in human resources development and inst ...

Side Event
#3042
ICNP 3
2014-02-28

ABS development in selected countries in Southeast Asia

Discussion between selected SEA countries and stakeholders on the progress of ABS.

Side Event
#3049
ICNP 3
2014-02-28

Does facilitated access of non-commercial research contribute to conservation and sustainable use?

What are the most common and most wanted benefits derived from non-commercial research? What are the main challenges for implementing “facilitated access for non-commercial research”? What are the risks? The Nagoya Protocol calls for “facilitated access for non-commercial research, taking into a ...

Side Event
#3032
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

Marine Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol: Preparing the Marine Scientific Community

The oceans cover more that 70% of the Earth’s surface, harbour more than 95% of its biosphere and are home to more than 34 of the 36 living animal phyla. Its enormous biological diversity makes the marine environment a vast and unique reservoir of undiscovered genetic information and biochemical ...

Side Event
#3036
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

Benefit-sharing and the Law: Unraveling the Nagoya Protocol and Mapping Other Opportunities for Benefit-sharing

This event will provide an opportunity to discuss the main findings of academic research conducted by the University of Edinburgh School of Law on the interpretation of the Nagoya Protocol, including its interactions with other areas of international law - notably human rights. The event will ...

Side Event
#3038
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

Clarifying the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on the top innovation processes related to botanical extracts and natural ingredients

Initial results of a study to determine which innovation processes related to botanical extracts and ingredients fall within the scope of the Nagoya Protocol and assess the potential impact on current business models and their effect on delivering the conservation and livelihood goals of the Pr ...

Side Event
#3039
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

ABS development in Southeast Asia: General evaluation

Discussion between SEA countries and stakeholders on the progress of ABS under the UNEP-GEF regional ABS project.

Side Event
#3052
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

Codes of Conduct, Best Practices and Standards: Modalities for evaluation and recognition using the examples of the; ABS Management Tool, Culture Collection Standard and the International Barcode of Life

This event will build on the 2013 Tokyo Informal meeting on the implementation of Protocol Articles 19 & 20 and explore possible methodologies for the evaluation and recognition Guidelines, Codes of Conduct and best practices using three practical examples.

Side Event
#3030
ICNP 3
2014-02-26

Las comunidades locales y el Protocolo de Nagoya

ESPANOL LAS COMUNIDADES LOCALES han desempenado y desempenan un pael clave enel uso sostenible de la diversidad biologica en particular lo relacionados con los conocimientos tradicionales en el marco del articulo 7 del PdN y relacionados ,a partir de esa actividad daremos a conocer nuestro PLAN ...

Side Event
#3035
ICNP 3
2014-02-26

Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol: Some early experiences from India

The proposed side-event aims at presenting early efforts undertaken in India with regard to the Nagoya Protocol, using a case study of a GEF-UNDP-Government of India project on ‘Mainstreaming Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plant Diversity in Three Indian States’. At a time, when m ...

Side Event
#3045
ICNP 3
2014-02-26

Global Overview of National and Regional ABS Measures: Release of 3rd Edition

Launch of the 3rd edition of the FOEN-sponsored CISDL study on ABS measures worldwide.

Side Event
#3048
ICNP 3
2014-02-26

Intellectual property and genetic resources: an update on the WIPO IGC negotiations.

The Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will update participants on the text-based negotiations underway in the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) - in particular the renewed IGC mand ...

Side Event
#3057
ICNP 3
2014-02-26

Technical and Financial Resources Available for the Ratification and Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

This is an opportunity for the parties to the CBD to learn the opportunities to obtain technical and financial support for the ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. There will be presentations by the GEF Secretariat, GEF Agencies and Executing Partners. This is a very good oppo ...

Side Event
#3029
ICNP 3
2014-02-25

ABS in Practice: lessons from Latin American and the Caribbean (IUCN-UNEP/GEF LAC Project)

The Side Event will present several products obtained on ABS matters in the LAC Region including: - Legislation: challenges for the future implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the Region - Case Studies: experiences from the LAC Region (including research, capacity building, non-commercial b ...

Side Event
#3044
ICNP 3
2014-02-25

Implementing the Nagoya Protocol: Alerts and Pitfalls

The panel will cover the following: (i) Some recent cases of potential biopiracy to provide guidance for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the Nagoya Protocol; (ii) Making the global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under Article 10 a reality; (iii) Analysis of the proposed Eu ...

Side Event
#3046
ICNP 3
2014-02-25

The Pilot Phase of the ABS Clearing-House

Presentation on the Pilot Phase of the ABS Clearing-House

Side Event
#3053
ICNP 3
2014-02-25

LESSONS LEARNT FROM EXISTING NATIONAL ABS SYSTEMS - CHALLENGES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL

A dialogue on “Practical Ways Forward for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol” hosted by the Government of South Africa and organized by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was held in Cape Town , So ...

Side Event
#3033
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

Current Japanese status for implementation of Nagoya Protocol

We introduce our status for implementation of Nagoya Protocol

Side Event
#3056
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

‘STRENGTHENING COMPLIANCE IN THE EU: CODES OF CONDUCT, GUIDELINES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR EUROPEAN TAXONOMIC INSTITUTIONS, AND THE REGISTER OF COLLECTIONS

Presentations and Panel discussion on the implications for biological collections of the proposed EU-wide Regulation on Implementing the Nagoya Protocol together with an examination of the roles of such collections in the utilisation of genetic resources. The development and adoption by sectors ...

Side Event
#3058
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES: SOME PERSPECTIVES ON ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING

The Nagoya Protocol reaffirms the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities over their biological resources and associated traditional knowledge. The panel will provide guidance on implementing the Protocol from several case studies: (a) ABS agreements between plant breeders and farmers ...

Side Event
#3059
ICNP 3
2014-02-24

PATENT ACTIVITY FOR GENETIC RESOURCES AND TRADITIONAL KOWLEDGE: EXPERIENCE FROM THE UK

This event will present the results of research to identify UK patent activity for genetic resources and traditional knowledge relevant to the Nagoya Protocol and lessons learned on options for promoting respect for the Nagoya Protocol in research and development with partner countries.

Side Event
#2969
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-17

A Global Movement to Champion Aichi Target 1

This side-event will explore the diversity of work being done around the work to connect the public to nature, of innovation and best practice in reaching new audiences, and of the road to the World Parks Congress, where partners will come together to support the growth of a global movement dedi ...

Side Event
#2974
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-17

Implementing Targets 11 and 12: A Framework to identify "areas of particular importance for biodiversity"

This side event will present tools that can be helpful to countries to effectively implement Aichi Targets 11 and 12, by showing country focused case studies and lessons learned from identification of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and management. It will also provide an update on IUCN´s progress ...

Side Event
#2988
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-17

The Role of Law in Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Scoping the State of Knowledge

IDLO and the CBD Secretariat, with support from the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment are hosting an interactive session on new thinking on how countries can use law to achieve their goals related to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets - together with partners from the CISDL, IUCN, Natural Just ...

Side Event
#2990
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-17

Building synergies between traditional and scientific knowledge systems in biodiversity monitoring and assessments – such as for the Aichi targets and IPBES

This side event will build on the outcomes of the In Depth Dialogue of the WG 8(j) 8 meeting; “Connecting diverse knowledge systems and science, such as in the IPBES, including gender dimensions”. It will present recent developments of methodologies for connecting traditional and scientific know ...

Side Event
#3027
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-17

TEEB Water and Wetlands

The TEEB Water and Wetlands study has provided important information on the values of water-related ecosystem services to underpin implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) and all of the Achi Biodiversity targets, particularly target 14. The side event will present the n ...

Side Event
#2958
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

"Synergies among biodiversity-related conventions"

“Introduction to a new collaborative project being led by UNEP which will identify and explore opportunities and options for enhancing cooperation at both global and national levels, develop guidance on mobilization of resources for more integrated implementation of MEAs at the national level, a ...

Side Event
#2998
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

Delivering Biodiversity Knowledge in the Information Age - the Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook.

The event will launch a new initiative to focus effort and investment towards better understanding of life on Earth and our impacts upon it. The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook (GBIO) offers a framework to harness the immense power of information technology and an open data culture, to g ...

Side Event
#3024
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

Achieving the Aichi Targets: Perverse and Positive Incentives Related to Conserving Biodiversity and the Role of Indigenous and Community Conserved Territories and Areas

The event will discuss successful non-market based approaches and incentive schemes to conserving biodiversity and related traditional knowledge, including the redirection of perverse incentives that promote unsustainable forms and levels of livestock and bioenergy production, and the developmen ...

Side Event
#2970
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

Culture Collection networks coordinate access and benefit sharing

A series of brief presentations demonstrating the value and engagement of ex situ microbial germplasm in developing and implementing access and benefit as well as in characterizing and cataloging invasive microbes.

Side Event
#2975
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

Measuring Public Awareness on Biodiversity: Recent surveys and methodologies

The challenges of finding common measurements on public awareness of biodiversity will be discussed in this event through a presentation some of the latest survey findings on biodiversity awareness from Parties and Partners such as the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the government of C ...

Side Event
#2979
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

MEAS DIFFERENT APPROACHES IN SUPPORT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OVERALL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BIODIVERSITY

Biodiversity-related MEAs plus other Conventions get together to present and discuss their different strategic and planning processes (as opposed to activities) that are or will take place in support of implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. For example, CMS Parties are developi ...

Side Event
#3017
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

REDD+ AND NBSAP PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION – SYNERGIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO MEETING THE AICHI 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 t ...

Side Event
#3025
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-16

NEW NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY TARGETS: BRAZIL, JAPAN, FILAND AND GEORGIA

A series of brief presentations from Brazil, Japan, Finland and Georgia on the process of establishing national targets, using the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as a framework. These countries will be sharing their lessons learned, their achievements and will be discussing some of the strategies th ...

Side Event
#2956
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Launch of Seed Map.org – a web portal on Biodiversity, Seeds and Farmers Organized by: USC Canada and ETC Group

The Seedmap.org portal, the first of its kind interactive website on biodiversity, will be launched in October 2013. It shows the state of global agro-biodiversity today, identifies key threats to the world’s seed and biodiversity systems, particularly the impact of climate change, and highlig ...

Side Event
#2968
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable (SEPDD)

Discussion of Sud Expert Plantes (SEP) results and of SEPDD objectives and scheduled activities. SEP focused on the development of scientific capacities in plant biodiversity in 22 countries of Africa and Asia. The next phase, SEPDD will bring academics to work at the interface between researc ...

Side Event
#2971
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Benefits of implementing and achieving Target 12: a countries perspective

Following CBD's Secretariat call for Aichi Target Champions, a group of organizations working on species conservation has established the “Friends of Target 12” partnership which goal is to support CBD parties to meet Aichi Biodiversity Target 12. This side event, organised by BirdLife Internati ...

Side Event
#2983
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Microfinancing for sustainable development and Environment Change

Microfinancing for sustainable development and Environment Change

Side Event
#3009
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

An Indicators Approach to Understanding resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: a community-level perspective

An indicator approach has become increasingly used to monitor progress towards achieving specific goals and targets identified in the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Millennium Development Goals and other relevant international agreements. While it has played an important role in underst ...

Side Event
#3012
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

IPBES draft Work Programme 2014-2018

The proposed IPBES work programme, developed by the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and Bureau will be presented by the IPBES interim secretariat, in support of SBSTTA-17 agenda items 5 and 7. The draft work programme builds on the input received from CBD, and from governments and other sta ...

Side Event
#2964
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Scenarios Assessment for the Global Biodiversity Outlook 4

The event will provide the delegates with an update on the progress towards the scenarios assessment for the GBO-4. It will introduce methods and approaches used for the assessment, provide information on domains and topics covered for each target, and highlight first results.

Side Event
#2966
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Ecologically or Biologically significant Marine Areas (EBSAs)

Pursuant to CBD decisions X/29 and XI/17, the CBD Secretariat has convened six regional workshops on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) since November 2011. So far, experts from 92 countries and 79 organizations have contributed to the six CBD workshops. The results of ...

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