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Side Event
#2584
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

Biosafety and Accountability

This event will focus on the issue of accountability in the context of biosafety. As new technologies are being rapidly deployed in food and farms, the law and policy regimes to regulate them are still not fully in place. Domestic biosafety regimes have to deal with actual and potential threats ...

Side Event
#2637
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

GMO Databases - Access, Scopes and Perspectives

GMO databases - access, scopes and perspectives. Several GMO databases are available on the internet, others are in preparation. Although divergent in scope and thus designed for different audiences, they share a common core of information. In this side event, major publically available and an u ...

Side Event
#2829
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

The effective regulation of GMOs in a developing country: The South African experience

The lunch-time meeting will focus on the prerequisites for the effective regulation and sustainable utilisation of GMOs in a developing country. It will consist of three short (10min each) presentations covering aspects of a workable regulatory framework, sustainable GMO utilisation and South Af ...

Side Event
#2849
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

Article 26 on Socio-economic considerations – conceptual clarity

Operational Objective 1.7. of the Strategic Plan is “To, on the basis of research and information exchange, provide relevant guidance on socio-economic considerations that may be taken into account in reaching decisions on the import of living modified organisms”. A Workshop on capacity-buildin ...

Side Event
#2914
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

SUSTAINABLE FARMING, FOOD SECURITY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Background: The world is facing very daunting challenges. Over 1 billion people are malnourished, often resulting in chronic diseases and premature deaths. Agriculture burdens the environment through pesticides, fertilizers, irrigation, ploughing and conversion of natural habitats. This situatio ...

Side Event
#2931
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

Transgene outcrossing in native and indigenous crops - Risk assessment and management options

Unexpected and unwanted transgene outcrossing and spreading in native and indigenous crops has been observed in several cases during the last years. Indigenous organisations, conservationists and regulators have been working on options to prevent such transgene spread. One example is the ban of ...

Side Event
#2508
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Global Industry Coalition Implementation Guide to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

The Global Industry Coalition (GIC) will share information about the implementation guide to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol that we developed, and will provide an update on the status of the Compact.

Side Event
#2516
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Harnessing power of modern biotechnology for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection in the developing countries

The growing populations in most developing countries are creating high demands for more nutritious food, and industrial raw materials. In most cases, the additional food needs to come from increasing productivity levels with only moderate external inputs rather than by increasing area under cult ...

Side Event
#2542
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Biosafety Regulations of Asia-Pacific Countries

In 2008, APAARI published a compilation of biosafety regulations of 39 Asia-Pacific countries (available at: www.apcoab.org). This publication is currently being revised and updated. In this event, it is proposed to discuss with BCH Nationa Focal Points of Asian and Pacific countries the organiz ...

Side Event
#2556
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

KEY ISSUES FOR ADVANCING BIOSAFETY IN HYDERABAD

A panel of government, NGO and scientific experts will discuss the key issues that COPMOP6 can decide on to effectively implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The focus will be on risk assessment and socio-economic considerations.

Side Event
#2590
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Biodiversity Conservation leading to enhanced livelihoods

The side events is proposed to be organised to showcase the Biodiversity conservation which has led to the enhanced livelihoods from the host state of Andhra pradesh.The case studies will be presented by the grass root level workers and thus an oppertunity to interact with the honorary Biodivers ...

Side Event
#2609
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND ITS WEALTH IN CONSERVATION

DISPLAY OF THE ABUNDANCE OF BIODIVERSITY WITHIN MEME RIVER FOREST RESERVE AND THE WEALTH THAT LIE WITHIN WHILE MANY GO HUNGRY AND POOR DAILY.

Side Event
#2633
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Implementation of Cartagena Protocol and Food Security in African Countries

Describes the challenges of proper implementation of Cartagena Protocol in African countries, with regards to adequate food supply, and effect on environment.

Side Event
#2769
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Book Launch: Legal Aspects of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

This event celebrates the publication of a new book which examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at national and international levels. The book provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing k ...

Side Event
#2499
ICNP 2
2012-07-05

Overview of National and Regional ABS Legislation in Light of the Nagoya Protocol: Challenges and Opportunities

This event will highlight findings of a comprehensive CISDL report on National and Regional ABS Legislation funded by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and provide insights for countries looking to implement the Nagoya Protocol.

Side Event
#2505
ICNP 2
2012-07-05

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION FOR ABS: NEW PRODUCTS AND TOOLS

While international negotiations on certain aspects of the Nagoya Protocol are still going on, part of the focus of the ABS community has moved to national implementation. One of the challenges for those in charge is to communicate effectively and efficiently with a broad variety of stakeholders ...

Side Event
#2593
ICNP 2
2012-07-05

Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa

Screening of the movie "Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa" (by Laurence Dworkin). The movie shows the case of Nestlés patent applications on the use of Rooibos and Honeybush that - as research done by Natural Justice and Berne Declaration revealed - are in conflict with ...

Side Event
#2618
ICNP 2
2012-07-05

The Access and Benefit Sharing Patent Index (ABSPAT): Mapping Commercial and Non-Commercial Research and Development for Genetic Resources

This side event will present the results of text mining 11 million patent documents for 6 million species name to identify biodiversity in the patent system as a contribution to mapping commercial research and development involving genetic resources. The event will also consider the use of scien ...

Side Event
#2497
ICNP 2
2012-07-04

IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit are currently developing an Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. This ...

Side Event
#2568
ICNP 2
2012-07-04

From access to utilization - Paradigm shifts induced by the Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol brought several new concepts and approaches into the international ABS debate: the type of intended utilization will decide about the applicability of the Protocol's rules, the idea of strict separation of user and provider countries is abandonded, all Parties to the Protocol ...

Side Event
#2592
ICNP 2
2012-07-04

The outcome of Tokyo Symposium on Domestic Measures and Next Steps

The result of the International Symposium on Domestic Measures to Implement Obligations under the Nagoya Protocol held 8 March in Tokyo will be presented. In addition, some ideas for effective implementation of the Protocol will be presented to seek any other ideas, opinions and inputs. Expect ...

Side Event
#2672
ICNP 2
2012-07-04
Side Event
#2500
ICNP 2
2012-07-03

Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol: Some Early Experiences from the Medicinal Plants sector in India

This side-event aims at presenting early efforts undertaken in India to implement the Nagoya Protocol. GEF-UNDP-Government of India project on mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants diversity in three Indian State will serve as case study to examine innovative acces ...

Side Event
#2504
ICNP 2
2012-07-02

The Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Update on the progress in the implementation of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing and the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Side Event
#2507
ICNP 2
2012-07-02

<a href='/abs/doc/protocol/icnp-2/side-events/2012-07-02-01-flyer-en.pdf'>ABS - Management Tool: Nagoya Protocol Ready</a>

A Global System For Research And Development On Genetic Resources. Researchers, Industry, governments, indigenous peoples and NGOs are preparing for the introduction of the Nagoya Protocol. The updated ABS-MT has been extensively revised to assist these providers and users of genetic resources ...

Side Event
#2550
ICNP 2
2012-07-02

Trade, Biodiversity and ABS : Learning from India

The Biological Diversity Act (2002) and Rules (2004) provide specific provisions for dealing with commodity trade. The provision allows commodity trade through a ''Normally Traded Commodity" (NTC) component. Recent developments within India and across the world on issues related to ABS in the co ...

Side Event
#2492
WGRI 4
2012-05-11

Strategic implementation and the LifeWeb Initiative

Demonstration of effective and strategic funding coordination for implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas.

Side Event
#2467
WGRI 4
2012-05-10

Briefing by the Expert Team on GEF-6 Needs Assessment

Presentation of the GEF-6 Financial Needs Assessment and the methodology used to generate the Target by Target results

Side Event
#2483
WGRI 4
2012-05-10

Capacity Building for Implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas - E-learning modules

This event will showcase the series of e-leanring modules for each goal of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas plus climate change and Marine Protected Areas, freely available in languages.

Side Event
#2503
WGRI 4
2012-05-10

Rio Conventions Pavilion at RIO+20

The Rio Conventions Pavilion is a collaborative outreach activity of the Secretariats of the Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCCD and CBD), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in addition to over thirty other organizations active in the implementation of the Conventions. The objective of the Pa ...

Side Event
#2460
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Promoting multi stakeholder participation towards the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target

At historical meeting of CBD-COP10, the parties to the CBD adopt the Aichi Biodiversity Target. Although UN supports its implementation through UN decade on Biodiversity, many challenges including the involvement of business, local government and civil society, public awareness on Aichi target a ...

Side Event
#2468
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Global Canopy Programme presentation on the revised `Little Biodiversity Finance Book`

Global Canopy Programme presentation on the revised `Little Biodiversity Finance Book`

Side Event
#2479
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPS: A review of current activities and approaches

At CBD COP 10, Parties were urged to revise their NBSAPs, aligning them with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets. Of the Aichi Targets identified for achieving Strategic Goal A, two specifically call for Parties to create awareness of the values of biodiversity an ...

Side Event
#2491
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

Scaling up Biodiversity Finance in Japan

This session will mainly discusse about strategy for resource mobilization sharing with cases of Japan. Presentation from experts (50min) - Introduce biodiversity finance cases in Japan. - Share the disscussion summery of "Quito Seminar on Scaling up Biodiversity Finance". Q&A and discussio ...

Side Event
#2502
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

LEGAL ASPECTS OF ACHIEVING THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS ( IDLO, CISDl, SCBD)

The side event will present the early outcomes of a legal capacity-building project on eight Aichi Targets. It focuses on supporting legal preparedness for measures that address the direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity loss. The project is taking place in partnership with the Secretariat ...

Side Event
#2471
WGRI 4
2012-05-08

KNOWLEDGE FOR IMPLEMENTATION: THE CONTRIBUTION OF IUCN KNOWLEDGE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS

IUCN knowledge products, including the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, contribute significantly to supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity including through monitoring the status of biodiversity and developing indicators to measure progress. IUCN will highl ...

Side Event
#2474
WGRI 4
2012-05-08

LIFE CERTIFICATION

The event is designed to present the LIFE Certification - history, methodology, concepts and application.

Side Event
#2488
WGRI 4
2012-05-08

Public or private funding for biodiversity – the continuing debate

The challenge of mobilizing resources for biodiversity has led to proposals for market mechanisms to generate funding. But the questions remain. Should biodiversity be turned into a tradable asset? Wouldn’t this simply lead to the privatisation and commodification of biodiversity? What about the ...

Side Event
#2498
WGRI 4
2012-05-08

“Building networks of support for implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020”

organized by Japan fund / NBSAPs team – NFPs will be invited to discuss the progress in targets setting for NBSAP

Side Event
#2472
WGRI 4
2012-05-07

Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Poverty Eradication and Development Processes

Summary of answers that Parties provided to a questionnaire on mainstreaming biodiversity into poverty eradication and development.

Side Event
#2481
WGRI 4
2012-05-07

Developments of the central Clearing-House Mechanism since COP 10

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
#2482
WGRI 4
2012-05-07

Achieving the Aichi Targets and Strategic Plan: Lessons learned from PoWPA Implementation

Both the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the international protected area community have hailed the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) as the most successfully implemented of the CBD programmes. A unique partnership between the CBD, civil society, NGOs, Par ...

Side Event
#2493
WGRI 4
2012-05-07

Briefing on the UK/India High-level Panel

High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for the Implementation of CBD’s Strategic Plan

Side Event
#2494
WGRI 4
2012-05-07

Launch of report: "Promoting synergies within the cluster of biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements" produced by UNEP-WCMC

The side-event will be specifically held to launch a report produced by UNEP-WCMC on promoting synergies within the cluster of biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements. The report looks at current coordination and collaboration between six biodiversity-related conventions and ...

Side Event
#2489
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-04

[Workshop] Making a smart and effective index for biodiversity friendly consumption.

In order to develop products and services that are friendly to biodiversity, what kind of ideas are more effective? In this session we will share ideas about · Variety ideas from marketing perspective. · Building better index for biodiversity friendly consumers. Introduction(10min) Presentat ...

Side Event
#2461
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Blue Carbon

Blue carbon refers to the carbon sequestered and stored in coastal vegetated ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass or tidal salt marshes. This carbon can build up over millenia, but is then be susceptible to oxidation and significant release into the atmosphere if habitats are degraded. Maintai ...

Side Event
#2476
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Climate change and the do's and don'ts of supporting Indigenous and community initiatives to conserve and restore forests

The event will feature the presentation of a new report on the do's and don'ts of supporting Indigenous and community initiatives to conserve and restore forests. It will discuss how appropriate support to Indigenous territories and community conserved areas (ICCAs) can contribute to sustainable ...

Side Event
#2477
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Climate Resilience The Farmers Way: Handling climate extremes without engineered seeds, strategies and external packages.

The event will offer very concrete examples of how farmer-led experimentation and resilience strategies are helping farmers to build seed security, feed their families, and stay on their lands, despite unpredictable and challenging climate events. If we are to build food security in vulnerable ...

Side Event
#2490
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Scaling up Biodiversity Finance

Presentation from experts (50min) - Share the disscussion summery of "Quito Seminar on Scaling up Biodiversity Finance". - Intruduce biodiversity finance in Japan. - New ideas for index of resilience and financial mechanism. Q&A and discussion among participants (40min)

Side Event
#2442
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: from Evidence to Solutions

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/15), and initiate a discussion on marine debris by focusing on a number of issues related to marine debris impacts on biodiversity, including ...

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