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Side Event
#2982
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Mainstreaming Biodiversity

This session will present the results of a recent expert meeting, hosted by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, to review progress in mainstreaming biodiversity in policy and production landscapes over the past 10 years. The Global Environment Facility ...

Side Event
#3000
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Behavioural Change and inclusive wealth: transition to Sustainability

The side event intends to present the key messages and recommendations from the CBD commissioned paper: Managing Biodiversity is about people and the Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. The main objective will be to highlight how the IWR can facilitate change in the way people perceive biodiversity an ...

Side Event
#3004
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

Progress towards the implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets through the eradication of invasive alien species in the Caribbean

In partnership with Caribbean-based Parties and non-governmental organizations, Island Conservation will: a) provide case studies of invasive alien species eradication in the Caribbean, highlighting how these successes have effectively furthered multiple Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as me ...

Side Event
#3010
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND BIODIVERSITY: THE RELEVANCE OF THE WORK OF THE UN OPEN WORKING GROUP ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR THE BIODIVERSITY COMMUNITY

Raising awareness of the biodiversity community on the relevance of the work for developing the Sustainable Development Goals also in the context of achieving the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and conveying its overarching vision beyond 2020.

Side Event
#3018
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-15

LifeWeb Financing Partnerships in Support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

LifeWeb's second phase will be presented at this side event. Parties can access detailed information about how to present their financial needs to achieve the area-based Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Donors will learn how LifeWeb helps Parties to create synergies with available funding and how L ...

Side Event
#2960
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-14

The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture decided to assess the state of the world’s biodiversity for food and agriculture with a view to launch the first ever report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture in 2017. The side event will offer gov ...

Side Event
#2973
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-14

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership – progress at the global and national level

Through Decision XI/3 the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) was requested to support a number of actions concerning global, regional and national indicator development for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. This side event will provide an update on the work of the BIP and inc ...

Side Event
#2980
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-14

Ecosystem restoration & the Aichi Targets, and the launching of “Governance of protected areas: from understanding to action”

This combined event, hosted by the CBD Secretariat, will discuss: a review of assessments on land and ecosystem degradation commissioned by the CBD Secretariat and undertaken by WRI and PBL with partners, new global maps on ecosystem degradation, and how ecosystem restoration can contribute to t ...

Side Event
#2995
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-14

Online reporting of progress in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Presentation of the pilot version of an online reporting tool on progress made towards the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and related national/sub-national or regional targets.

Side Event
#2996
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-14

Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership

The Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIPartnership) has come together to support Parties achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 (Invasive Alien Species). They are doing this by development of tools and improving access to existing resources. The Side Event will explore wh ...

Side Event
#3005
SBSTTA 17
2013-10-14

CBD enforcement and benefit sharing undermined by commercial takeover

Two decades of CBD implementation have not led up to the initial expectations; Many of the CBD provisions are not respected, resulting in increasing biopiracy and other violations. In this side event, different legislations, legislative proposals and violating conditions like biopiracy will be c ...

Side Event
#2984
WG8J 8
2013-10-10

El Caso hoazin: continuacion de la apropiacion indebida

El hoazin ( Ophistocomus Hoazin ) es una ave amazónica, con distribucion en toda la region, las comunidades locales y pueblos indígenas , conocen de sus hábitos y etnoecología,compartiendo esta informacion con investigadores en los años noventa.Es una de las dos ave completamente folivoras,(solo ...

Side Event
#2985
WG8J 8
2013-10-10

All you should know about market-based schemes and non-market based schemes for the conservation of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, and the prevention of climate-related disasters

The event will elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of different market-based and non-market based approaches to conserve biodiversity and mitigate and adapt to climate change, including Payments for Environmental Services, REDD+, redirecting perverse incentives that promote drivers of ...

Side Event
#2989
WG8J 8
2013-10-10

Building synergies between traditional and scientific knowledge systems – a Multiple Evidence Approach

Traditional knowledge systems are increasingly recognized and brought forward as sources of understanding on ecosystem dynamics and sustainable practices, a potential that often has not informed decision making on ecosystem management beyond the local level. As a follow up on the theme for the I ...

Side Event
#2991
WG8J 8
2013-10-10

CONOCIMIENTOS TRADICIONALES Y SU RETROALIMENTACION CON LA INTRODUCCION DE RESULTADOS CIENTIFICOS: SUSTENTO DE LA ELEVACION DE LA CALIDAD DE VIDA DE COMUNIDADES COSTERAS DEDICADAS A LA PESCA Y AL TURISMO.

Una Mesa redonda donde dos expertos del Proyecto GEF/PNUD y un Funcionario del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente expondrán las experiencias en la utilización de los conocimientos tradicionales que durante años se acumulan en las comunidades costeras, pueden convertirse en bases ...

Side Event
#3022
WG8J 8
2013-10-10

Local and indigenous knowledge in global assessments, such as IPBES

During this side-event, the panelists will discuss their work in developing procedures for recognizing indigenous and local knowledge and building synergies with science to achieve the objectives of IPBES and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, particularly target 18.

Side Event
#3015
WG8J 8
2013-10-09

The repatriation of traditional knowledge including genetic resources. How it does work? Relation with the Nagoya Protocol on ABS.

During this side-event, indigenous and local community organizations and experts will share their experience on repatriation of traditional knowledge and genetic resources. After they discuss how it will complement or not the effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. They will share infor ...

Side Event
#2963
WG8J 8
2013-10-09

Building Synergies between the Revised Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

This event will survey potential areas of synergy between the implementation of Article 8(j) and the Nagoya Protocol on ABS based on ongoing CISDL research on the governance of traditional knowledge and assuring the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.

Side Event
#2977
WG8J 8
2013-10-09

Connecting across knowledge systems - in support of CBD implementation, biological and cultural diversity and human well-being

With the joint side event the organizers ibn, SRC, SCBD, IIFB and FFP want to contribute to the in-depth dialogue on "Connecting traditional knowledge systems and science, such as under the IPBES, including gender dimensions". As a basis for further discussion, results of the international Vilm ...

Side Event
#2981
WG8J 8
2013-10-09

Launch of the most recent publication in the IUCN Best Practice in Protected Areas Series: Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action

SCBD, IUCN, UNDP-GEF SGP, GIZ and the ICCA Consortium are pleased to launch the most recent publication in the IUCN Best Practice in Protected Areas Series: Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action.

Side Event
#3003
WG8J 8
2013-10-09

Current situation of local communities and the Plan of Action for Customary Sustainable Use ,towards possible future roadmap.

Local communities in the context of the CBD, are gradually taking center stage in key aspects, based on the document and the Desicion XI/14B paragraphs 17-21 of the Eleventh Conference of the Parties, held in Hyderabad, India. Your participation in aspects related to the provisions of Article 10 ...

Side Event
#3019
WG8J 8
2013-10-09

Critical view on the implementation of the Akwé: Kon Guidelines - The example of the Hammastunturi wilderness area in the Saami homeland in Finland.

Finland is the first country to apply Akwé: Kon guidelines in practice. The presentation will take a critical look on the strengths and weaknesses of the Akwé: Kon guidelines based on lessons learned from the Finnish Hammastunturi wilderness area. We will discuss the role the Akwe: Kon guideline ...

Side Event
#2967
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

Understanding and Protecting Biocultural Heritage Innovations

Sui generis systems have tended to focus on protecting, preversing and promoting traditional knowledge, rather than innovations and practices. Traditional knowledge based innovations - or Biocultural Heritage innovations - are new ways of doing things (ie. practices) which are based on TK. To da ...

Side Event
#3013
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Practice

Free, Prior and Informed Consent is an important tool in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) program of work on the implementation of Article 8 (j) and related provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This side event will explore the different ways in which e ...

Side Event
#2961
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

Nagoya Protocol

Nagoya Protocol- status of ratifications and its importance and contribution to conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and achieving sustainable development.

Side Event
#2962
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

World Indigenous Network (WIN) – Connecting Indigenous People and Local Community Land and Sea Managers

Introduction and overview of the recently created World Indigenous Network (WIN) and its transition to the United Nations Development Programme – Equator Initiative. WIN will help local and indigenous communities share stories, cultural experiences and ideas to better manage ecosystems, protect ...

Side Event
#2987
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

Engagement with Indigenous Peoples: GEF Principles and Guidelines, and its implementation

As the financial mechanism of the CBD and other multilateral environmental agreements, the Global Environment Facility has acknowledged the important role that Indigenous Peoples play in GEF policy, program and process development as key partner and stakeholder. In 2012, the GEF has reaffirmed ...

Side Event
#2997
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

Community Based Monitoring and Information Systems and Indicators Work for TK

The side event is co-organized by Tebtebba, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity - Working Group on Indicators, and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP). The side event will share updates on IIFB work on Indicators and CBMIS development to monitor indicators.

Side Event
#3001
WG8J 8
2013-10-08

Gathering and Use of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge for Polar Bear Management and Decision Making in Canada

The proposed side-event will be co-hosted by Environment Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (Canada's National Inuit organization). Broadly, the event will provide an overview of how Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge (ATK) is used in management of polar bear in Canada, and ways in which ATK can ...

Side Event
#2957
WG8J 8
2013-10-07

WIPO's work on TK and GRs: The IGC, the Draft WIPO TK Documentation Toolkit and the Draft IP Guidelines for ABS

An overview of WIPO's work on TK and GRs will be provided. Special emphasis will be placed on the status of the negotiations at the IGC (WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore) and on 2 recently published drafts: the ...

Side Event
#2994
WG8J 8
2013-10-07

Responsibilities of government agencies for national implementation of articles 8(j) and 10(c) – Swedish on-going work as a case study

An effective national implementation of articles 8(j) and 10(c) as a crosscutting issue is a backbone for biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing alike. Its realisation might be challenging, but it is badly needed and also contains rich possibilities for synergies and cooperation across s ...

Side Event
#3007
WG8J 8
2013-10-07

'Customary sustainable use: developing a community-based monitoring system to track implementation of Article 10(c)'

Networking and sharing ideas and initiatives on the plan of action on customary sustainable use This week the Working Group on Article 8(j) discusses the new (draft) plan of action on customary sustainable use (CSU) (Article 10c), as a new major component of the revised programme of work on Ar ...

Side Event
#2783
COP 11
2012-10-19

Marine Biodiversity and Ocean governance – The youth perspective

This event is designed to take place in the main conference setting (HICC) during the lunch break (13.15-14.45) of the Conference. Go4BioDiv is an International Youth Forum, aimed at providing a platform to the youth to voice their opinion on the issues related to biodiversity during CBD-COP as ...

Side Event
#2814
COP 11
2012-10-19

Public policy encouraging effective quarry rehabilitation: promoting adoption of good practices for quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity management

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is joining hand with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to present how well-managed quarry (mine) activities could bring value to the environment and community at large ...

Side Event
#2842
COP 11
2012-10-19

Ecosystem restoration on cotton fields – bringing environmental and economic interests together

The side event presents the successful project “Cotton Connect”, an initiative engaged in ecosystem restoration without GMO and pesticides offering organic cotton and supporting the Better Cotton Initiative, in cooperation with the world´s leading organic cotton clothing retailer C&A and its Ger ...

Side Event
#2619
COP 11
2012-10-19

Business and Biodiversity in Transition: 'Biodiversity in Good Company' as an example for creating business initiatives

The topic of business and biodiversity is progressing all over the world. Different kinds of platforms, initiatives, organizations, and of course governments are striving to integrate the private sector in the implementation of the CBD goals and targets as well as national strategy plans for bio ...

Side Event
#2649
COP 11
2012-10-19

Achieving Conservation and Sustainable Resource Management in the Marine and Coastal Programme of West Africa (PRCM)

The event will showcase progress in meeting the ambitious commitments made by Wet African countries at COP10 to expand their protected area systems and promote benefits to local people. The Nagoya commitments were followed-up with a donor roundtable meeting in 2011 with the Lifeweb Initiative an ...

Side Event
#2671
COP 11
2012-10-19

Committed to biodiversity - Biodiversity in German International Cooperation (preliminary title)

The German federal government is committed to providing suitable financing to reach the goals of the Strategic Plan 2011 - 2020 of the CBD to preserve biodiversity and ecosystems and to support sustainable development in partner countries. In 2008 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in 200 ...

Side Event
#2725
COP 11
2012-10-19

Protection Pioneers of the Baltic Sea – joining regional forces in marine biodiversity protection

The best inventions are often first discovered in smaller scale, pilot projects, and test rounds – locally, or regionally, instead of globally. If these are, at the same time, closely connected to Governments, science communities and the commercial sector of several countries, the chances for su ...

Side Event
#2731
COP 11
2012-10-19

Ecosystems, Economy and Employment: A labour approach to biodiversity

The event will present the findings of the report published by Sustainlabour in collaboration with Fundación Biodiversidad on the links between ecosystems and biodiversity, economy and employment. Loss of biodiversity is causing the decline of ecosystem services, whose impact is not only social ...

Side Event
#2875
COP 11
2012-10-19

Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Namibia and the role and potential of equitable access and benefit sharing

The side event will give an overview of Namibia's Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Programme and how the devolution of legal rights over elements of biodiversity and the provision of technical support has empowered communities to conserve and sustainably utilize their natural ...

Side Event
#2888
COP 11
2012-10-19

How stakeholders can build both with economy and biodiversity goals?

Orée is a French non-profit organization which leads for ten years a prospective thinking about biodiversity issues for companies of all size. In this context, a guide and a special issue – available in English and French – have been published on the subject "Integrating biodiversity into busine ...

Side Event
#2898
COP 11
2012-10-19

Engaging children and youth for biodiversity: The Green Wave and the Hand Print - action towards sustainability

Increasing understanding and willingness of young people to act for biodiversity contributes to the first Aichi Biodiversity Target: “By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably”. The aim of this event is t ...

Side Event
#2928
COP 11
2012-10-19

InforMEA: Assisting in the Implementation of Obligations and the Aichi Targets

Supported by UNEP, the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (InforMEA) aims to assist Parties to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the environment community at large, to access MEAs information from one central location. The Initia ...

Side Event
#2944
COP 11
2012-10-19

WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF WESTERN GHATS IN INDIA

Over last 40 Years, since the adoption of UNESCO's Convention of World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 962 properties have been inscribed as the World Heritage of which 188 are inscribed as Would Natural Heritage. First ever serial nomination of 39 sites in India in the the Western Ghats - consi ...

Side Event
#2950
COP 11
2012-10-19

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN ASIA PACIFIC APFED SHOWCASE EXPERIENCE

The Convention on Biological Diversity, signed by 193 countries, explicitly recognizes that biodiversity is the foundation of economic productivity, prosperity, sustainable development, and ultimately, poverty eradication. It calls for ecosystem services to be incorporated into national account ...

Side Event
#2764
COP 11
2012-10-18

Local action moves the world: Cities as implementation agents

What are local governments already doing for biodiversity and how can their full potential be unlocked? By drawing from a series of local experiences as well as science-policy developments, this event will explore the local and urban dimensions of nature conservation. It will reflect on progress ...

Side Event
#2776
COP 11
2012-10-18

The challenge to produce more food & energy with less pollution: Towards a Global Nitrogen Assessment.

Reactive nitrogen is needed to feed the world, but pollutes the world’s air, land and water, threatening biodiversity and contributing to climate change. With projected increases in human population and standard of living, this makes for a major global challenge to produce more food and energy, ...

Side Event
#2796
COP 11
2012-10-18

Protecting Mountain Biodiversity: activities and achievments of the Mountain Partnership members

Several of the about 200 members of the Mountain Partnership (Governments, IGOs and NGOs) are involved in protecting mountain biodiversity. 10 years after the launch of this Alliance and the International Year of Mountains 2002, we need to take stock of the main achievements and identify the cha ...

Side Event
#2843
COP 11
2012-10-18

Recent OECD work on Biodiversity: Policy options for biodiversity and ecosystem services - making reform happen

The side-event will present recent OECD work on the economics and policy of biodiversity and ecosystems, including the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050, Green Growth and Biodiversity, and Scaling-up Finance for Biodiversity.

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