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Side Event
#2891
COP 11
2012-10-09

Capacity Building Initiatives for Indigenous and Local Communities on Traditional Knowledge and the Nagoya Protocol

During this side-event, indigenous and local community organizations from IWBN-LAC and IUCN will discuss their initiatives on capacity building for indigenous in the LAC region. They will share information on capacity building on ABS focusing on traditional knowledge and associated genetic resources

Side Event
#2896
COP 11
2012-10-09

The Whakatane Mechanism: Addressing equitable governance and management in protected areas

The Whakatane Mechanism aims to support conflict resolution in protected areas by ensuring that conservation practices respect the rights of indigenous peoples and promotes best practices in the implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Participants in the side event will hear ...

Side Event
#2908
COP 11
2012-10-09

Importance of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and celebration of the United Nations on Biodiversity at the local level

The Side event will share experiences and design implementation strategy for celebration UNDB in local level i.e. village, community and in student and youth institutions or organisations. The event also shows importance of celebration United Nations Decade on Biodiversity in local level. A shor ...

Side Event
#2921
COP 11
2012-10-09

GEF-6 FUNDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PRESENTATON OF THE ASSESSMENT DECIDED AT COP-10 OF THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS NEEDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION FOR THE SIXTH REPLENISHMENT PERIOD OF THE TRUST FUND OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY.

Side Event
#2927
COP 11
2012-10-09

Áreas Protegidas y Mecanismos Complementarios de Conservación - Perú

Presentación de Perú con panel internacional de expertos

Side Event
#2524
COP 11
2012-10-09

Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Poverty Eradication and Development Processes

Follow up on Parties' responses to online an questionnaire on mainstreaming biodiversity into poverty eradication and development processes

Side Event
#2526
COP 11
2012-10-09

Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on ABS: Challenges and Opportunities.

Opportunities for GEF financial and technical assistance in support of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol will be presented along with experiences and challenges of implementing the Nagoya Protocol and ABS regimes in selected countries.

Side Event
#2583
COP 11
2012-10-09

Indigenous Economies, Biodiversity, and Food Sovereignty

This workshop will discuss the interaction between agrobiobiodiversity, food sovereignty and Indigenous economies in the context of cross-sectoral topics related to seed management, food security and sustainable agriculture. Special attention will be given to biocultural approaches to the conser ...

Side Event
#2588
COP 11
2012-10-09

Space to Place New Steps of Change: An Analysis of International, Regional, and National Laws Essential to Securing Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities' Territories and Areas

On behalf of the ICCA Consortium, Natural Justice and Kalpavriksh are undertaking an international legal analysis and a range of national legal reviews of laws that support or hinder conservation efforts by Indigenous peoples and local communities in their territories and areas. The national rev ...

Side Event
#2623
COP 11
2012-10-09

Water, Wetlands and Aichi targets

Wetlands, inland as well as coastal, provide a range of ecosystem services to support human well-being , yet are one of the most rapidly degrading ecosystems. Fragmentation of hydrological regimes and ineffective integration in water management planning and decision making are one of the major d ...

Side Event
#2666
COP 11
2012-10-09

IUCN’s contribution to the Aichi Targets

The IUCN's World Conservation Congress, the highest decision-making body of the Union, took place in the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea, from 6-15 September, 2012. Hundreds of events were held during these days featuring numerous issues of interest to the environmental community. IUCN carried ...

Side Event
#2670
COP 11
2012-10-09

Contemplation of Nature

The event would highlight the significance of connecting deeply with nature and offer a tool. There will be a presentation on scientific aspects and a practice session on the technique of Contemplation of Nature. It will be followed by a discussion and beginning of a formation of network for peo ...

Side Event
#2747
COP 11
2012-10-09

Sustainable Tourism as a means to Protect Biodiversity and Support to its Sustainable Use - CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development (Working Title)

(Preliminarily): Rio+20 brought "Sustainable Tourism" as Win-win option to the attention of the internaitonal community. CBD provides for CBD Guidelines ón Biodiversity and Tourismus Development since 2004. COP11 will deal with the theme under decision X/20 (cooperation). The objective of this S ...

Side Event
#2795
COP 11
2012-10-09

Sharing experiences: Opportunities to Implement the Recommendations on Bushmeat

Over-exploitation of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in many tropical and sub-tropical countries is increasingly threatening food security and livelihoods, and is causing significant biodiversity loss. At the same time the wise use of wild animal protein contributes to people’s needs fo ...

Side Event
#2825
COP 11
2012-10-09

Coastal and Marine Issues

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation propose to present findings and lessons from position papers authored by experts on themes like coastal developments, coastal governance, mariculture, ecological concerns with invasive alien species, marine and coa ...

Side Event
#2853
COP 11
2012-10-09

Strategies, achievements and impacts – Evaluating biodiversity for the GEF and UNDP

The independent GEF Evaluation Office will present the findings of the recent evaluation of the biodiversity focal area strategy of the GEF, which aims to provide an input into the development of a new focal area strategy. Furthermore, together with UNDP's Evaluation Office the upcoming evaluati ...

Side Event
#2868
COP 11
2012-10-09

College Untied Nations event on Biodiversity conservation.

Students will be encouraged to learn about country positions on various issues of biodiversity. College UN offers a platform to the students to get a first hand prospective of UN functioning as well as learning more about access and benefit sharing.

Side Event
#2912
COP 11
2012-10-09

LIFEWEB REVIEW AND ALIGNMENT WITH 2011-2020 BIODIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN: LAUNCH OF CONSULTATION FOR PHASE II

The first phase of the CBD-led LifeWeb Initiative has been highly successful with 78 countries and 17 donors agencies participating and the facilitation of 62 matches totaling close to 200M Euros in developing countries for the expansion and strengthening of protected area systems. This session ...

Side Event
#2920
COP 11
2012-10-09

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PILOT PHASE OF THE ABS CLEARING-HOUSE

The Secretariat is currently implementing the pilot phase of the ABS Clearing-House in accordance with guidance provided by Parties during the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol. The purpose of the side-event is to demonstrate progress made in the implementa ...

Side Event
#2922
COP 11
2012-10-09

SCALING UP BIODIVERSITY FINANCE: Summary from a Dialogue Seminar held in Quito, Ecuador 6-9 March 2012

The issue of financing for biodiversity has for a long time been an important issue in the negotiations. At COP 10 it was recognized that this issues would need to be dealt with further during the two years leading up to COP 11 in Hyderabad, India in October 2012. A dialogue seminar on "Scaling ...

Side Event
#2518
COP 11
2012-10-08

Incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPs: Sharing country experiences and lessons learnt

Following Decisions at CBD COP 10, Parties have been working to revise their NBSAPs, aligning them with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. UNEP-WCMC and IEEP, with financial support from Defra, and in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat, are undertaking a project to examine the le ...

Side Event
#2525
COP 11
2012-10-08

Financing the Stewardship of Global Biodiversity: GEF Support to Achieving the Aichi Targets

GEF Secretariat will provide an overview of: 1) the GEF-5 biodiversity strategy; 2) programming of resources during the first two years of GEF-5; and 3) how this support is contributing to the achievement of the Aichi Targets.

Side Event
#2562
COP 11
2012-10-08

ROLE OF CONSERVATION EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING YOUNG GREEN CRUSADERS IN SOUTH ASIA

The BNHS will conduct the Conservation Education Symposium which will address following themes through three seminars; • Status of Environmental Studies in academic institutions with emphasis on inquiry/project method • Role of Nature Interpretation Centres/Nature Education Centres • Leadersh ...

Side Event
#2587
COP 11
2012-10-08

Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020: The case of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

This side event presents different aspects of how the EU is implementing its committment to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 through the EU's Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. After a general introduction of the strategy itself, the EU will reflect upon its common implementation framew ...

Side Event
#2589
COP 11
2012-10-08

The People’s Convention: A panel discussion on the legal status and implementation of the CBD from 1992-2020

An assessment of the CBD conducted by the CBD Alliance highlights significant gaps in implementation of the Convention itself as well as of the many COP decisions and instruments adopted since 1992. It also raises concerns over the undermining of the legally binding nature of the CBD, which tran ...

Side Event
#2591
COP 11
2012-10-08

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the Aichi Targets – Updates on progress at the global, regional and national level

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership is actively working to support implementation of the recommendations of SBSTTA 15/1 at global, regional and national scales with respect to indicator development and use. This side event supports Agenda Item 3, ‘Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Bi ...

Side Event
#2602
COP 11
2012-10-08

"Biodiversity conservation leading to enhanced livelihoods"- case studies from Host state of Andhra pradesh India where COP is being organised.

The sucess stories of "Biodiversity Conservation leading to enhanced livelihoods" case studies will be presented by indigenous communities at the grass root level.This will enable the participants to directly interact with the field level conservers to gain first hand information coming from the ...

Side Event
#2663
COP 11
2012-10-08

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Side Event
#2664
COP 11
2012-10-08

Seminar on Green Living

A Seminar for citizens about the Green Living and the opportunity and advantage of high population countries. Energy conservation, how nature helps students to improve health and studies, use and throw attitude, mobile phone smart ways to avoid raadiation etc would be discussed.

Side Event
#2696
COP 11
2012-10-08

Green Economy, Oceans and SIDS

This event will discuss how the Green Economy approach for sustainable development can address some key biodiversity issues and also work towards biodiversity targets.

Side Event
#2716
COP 11
2012-10-08

RCEs and Biodiversity: Local solutions linking education and implementation

The event will highlight experiences of Regional centers of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development that have been working towards improving biodiversity through various education and development activities.

Side Event
#2728
COP 11
2012-10-08

Conserving Biodiversity through Market Mechanisms: Biodiversity Offsets and their Potential for Company Participation

Markets are increasingly used to generate additional funds for biodiversity protection. This session will generate interest from the private sector by showing the advantages and risks of investing in these markets and the benefits it brings for biodiversity. It will focus on biodiversity offsets ...

Side Event
#2758
COP 11
2012-10-08

Meeting the CBD targets 11: state of play of Marine Reserves globally and role of India

Marine species are in decline, habitats are being destroyed and degraded by unsustainable activities, and progress towards meeting the CBD target of 10% marine protected areas by 2020 is seriously lagging behind that on land. According to the World Database on Protected Areas (2011), 12.7% of th ...

Side Event
#2803
COP 11
2012-10-08

National Progress on NBSAP revision and Target Setting

This side event will provide Parties the opportunity to present their progress in setting national targets and revising their NBSAPs.

Side Event
#2804
COP 11
2012-10-08

The New Bioeconomy: Innovative Financial Mechanisms, Payments for Environmental Services, REDD+ and the Financialization of Biodiversity

The side event will address the potential impact of proposed markets in environmental services and other innovative financial mechanisms on Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women. It will also discuss new phenomena like the financialization of biodiversity and how the proposed bioeconom ...

Side Event
#2856
COP 11
2012-10-08

"Biodiversity and Health: strengthening our synergies and seeking collaboration" by SCBD, WHO, DIVERSITAS, EcoHealth Alliance and partners.

Biodiversity and human health have inextricable links, as biodiversity can offer critical health-supporting ecosystem services and benefits. It is also increasingly acknowledged that public health arguments are an opportunity for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Anthropogeni ...

Side Event
#2861
COP 11
2012-10-08

Impacts of dams on biodiversity: Socio ecological dimensions in the context of climate change

Dams, Hydroelectric projects, diversions and unregulated water abstraction have majorly affected aquatic, riparian, estuarine and coastal biodiversity in South Asia, specifically in India. Dams have a multi-pronged impact on biodiversity by submerging forests, changing the natural hydro graph of ...

Side Event
#2863
COP 11
2012-10-08

From the sidelines to the mainstream: Engaging newer communities in biodiversity data publishing

Free and open access to the worlds biodiversity data is critical to monitoring progress towards and ultimately achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. To date, efforts to provide such access have concentrated largely on data published by individual researchers or their institutions. Rece ...

Side Event
#2867
COP 11
2012-10-08

Indigenous Peoples and the Convention on Biological Diversity

The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) will share perspectives from each of the regions specifically regarding traditional knowledge and the sustainable use of biodiversity.

Side Event
#2897
COP 11
2012-10-08

"Biodiversity, development and culture": critical reflections on the Brazilian contemporary experiences.

Brazil has one of the highest rates of biodiversity and is considered one of the mega-diverse countries. Currently, the country is experiencing a time of economic stability and growth, where development policies are a priority of the current government. Discussions on the new Forest Code, the li ...

Side Event
#2941
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-04

CROATIA: NATIONAL BIOSAFETY PORTAL

As part of its outreach activities under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Republic of Croatia would like to present a new national biosafety portal. The main purpose of this new portal is to increase awareness on the Protocol, biosafety and GMO issues in general. Further this portal will ...

Side Event
#2538
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

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, a ...

Side Event
#2544
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Panel Discussion on Socio-Economic Considerations under Biosafety Protocol and Launching of Special Issue of Asian Biotechnology and Development Review(ABDR)

A special issue of ABDR is being launched focusing on socio-economic considerations for GM crops (Article 26) followed by a panel discussion.

Side Event
#2565
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Model Act - Proposed Provisions for a Transparent, Effective and Workable Biosafety Regulatory Framework

The Model Act was originally published in 2002, and updated in 2004 and 2006. This event will describe the key elements of a newly revised version of the Model Act including issues associated with liability and redress. The Model Act is an independent undertaking, unrelated to any other product ...

Side Event
#2834
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Socioeconomic considerations and biosafety decision making: Assessments, positions, processes and practical experiences

The International Food Policy Research Institute Program for Biosafety Systems (IFPRI-PBS) proposes the following side event to the Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP 6) as a discussion mechanism that ...

Side Event
#2926
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Biosafety Clearing House Capacity Building Sustainability: the case of the BCH project

The main objective is to conceptualize "BCH2 Project towards Biosafety Capacity Building Sustainability" that is: 1) current BCH2 main pillars to success; 2) Innovative aspects of the project in order to foster biosafety capacity building sustainability e.g. global role of RA e-learning approach.

Side Event
#2932
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Strengthening Risk Assessment - Lessons learnt from Environmental and Health Research

The scientifically meaningful planning and conduct of Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) and Health Risk Assessment (HRA) of genetically engineered organisms has been a matter of dispute since the first deliberate releases and commercialisation of genetically engineered organisms. ERA and HRA h ...

Side Event
#2946
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Promoting the Ratification of the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol: Sharing National Experiences

Themes: • The importance or significance of ratifying or acceding to the Supplementary Protocol • Steps that may facilitate national ratification or accession processes

Side Event
#2557
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

GM Canola findings are spreading in Japan: Citizen's investigative activities

Wild-growing genetically modified (GM) canola (rapeseed) plants have been found at many locations around Japan on numerous occasions, even though GM crops are not grown on a commercial scale in Japan. It was spilled from trucks near the importing harbors along the coast and GM pollution started ...

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