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Side Event
#2718
COP 11
2012-10-18

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): a legacy for the future!

The Food and Agriculture Organization recognizes the enormous contributions and important role of family farmers, indigenous peoples and local communities in managing, conserving and sustaining our biodiversity. Ten years after its initiation by FAO in 2002, during the World Summit on Sustainabl ...

Side Event
#2730
COP 11
2012-10-18

International Youth Initiatives for the Protection of Biodiversity

Young people all around the world take action to halt the loss of Biodiversity. This side event will present outstanding projects and the work of youth organizations on the local, national and international level in all regions of the world. Participants will have the chance to discuss with youn ...

Side Event
#2732
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of Indo-German Partnership Programme on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation

This will be an official side eventjointly organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Government of Germany (BMU) to launch a new Indo-German partnership programme on “Coas ...

Side Event
#2739
COP 11
2012-10-18

Strengthening National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) via the appropriate integration of governance issues and conservation capacities of indigenous peoples and local and traditional communities

The National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are an integral requirement of CBD for all the Parties to the Convention. A first round of NBSAP preparation/development/ implementation has been completed by many countries, often financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) th ...

Side Event
#2740
COP 11
2012-10-18

SOUTH ASIAN FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENT, TERRE POLICY CENTRE

Biorights is a new economic paradigm for environmental conservation that tries to compensate the opportunity costs of commons for wise use of natural resources on which they depend for their livelihood. In developing the South globe important ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity and have si ...

Side Event
#2741
COP 11
2012-10-18

Pacific Voyage: Nature Protects if She is Protected

Our Pacific biodiversity is at the heart of Pacific culture, identity and livelihoods of local communities - for many, the foundation of Nature Conservation is the traditional Pacific way of life, in our region we fully understand - "Nature Protects if She is Protected". During this side event ...

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.

Side Event
#2910
COP 11
2012-10-18

The Brazilian Initiative on Business and Biodiversity - IBNB: The challenging task of engaging the private sector

The Brazilian Initiative on Business and Biodiversity was recently launched during Rio + 20 by the joint efferts from the Confederation of Industries - CNI, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development CEBDS, LIFE Institute and the Business Movement for Biodiversity - MEB. One of t ...

Side Event
#2948
COP 11
2012-10-18

Managing Biodiversity Conservation and Wildlife Protection at Landscape and Transboundary Scales in South Asia

Biodiversity conservation has largely focused on protected areas, which are dispersed in wider landscapes, often surrounded by land use that exerts pressure on them. A number of significantly rich biodiversity areas also lie at the international boundaries between countries in South Asia. It is ...

Side Event
#2534
COP 11
2012-10-18

Ecosystem Networking with the ‘Aichi Method’ ― Aichi’s Pragmatic Approach to Biodiversity as a Sub-national Government

Part I: Presentation by the Governor of Aichi Prefecture Part II: Panel Discussion by representatives from various regions about achieving the ‘Aichi Targets’ and the possibilities and challenges for sub-national governments concerning biodiversity

Side Event
#2536
COP 11
2012-10-18

Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation

A presentation by the CIC and a discussion with attendees on the potential themes to be included in a future Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation. For further details on the topic see additional information.

Side Event
#2553
COP 11
2012-10-18

Mobilizing resources for conservation: marrying public and private sector to raise revenue and cut costs

Biodiversity conservation activities have been driven until recently by an imperative to manage global public goods associated with biologically rich ecosystems. In the next decade, biodiversity conservation will need to take place in the context of rapid human population growth, increased loca ...

Side Event
#2612
COP 11
2012-10-18

Germany’s commitment to business and biodiversity: Creating a new dynamic platform for action and dialogue between business, government and nature conservation institutions, and setting up TEEB Germany

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety will showcase innovative activities for integrating business in successfully implementing the goals of the Strategic Plan and Germany’s National Strategy on Biological Diversity. Theyare a contribution to CoP 10 dec ...

Side Event
#2625
COP 11
2012-10-18

Visionary Biodiversity Policies and Laws

As a follow up of the Biodiversity Session at the World Summit of Legislators in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, exemplary biodiversity policies and laws will be presented as well as training materials for legislators and policy-makers for future just biodiversity policies and laws.

Side Event
#2635
COP 11
2012-10-18

Music for Diversity of Life and Culture

Musicians from the Ensemble "One Earth Orchestra" play a set of diverse music from all over the world including music inspired by nature sounds. The concert shall highlight the importance of biological diversity for the diversity of culture and arts in the world. It shall strengthen and express ...

Side Event
#2655
COP 11
2012-10-18

Maintaining Ecological Services in the eastern Himalayas

The event will highlight the efforts of four nations in the Eastern Himalayas to secure ecosystems and water sources necessary for adapting to climate change. Implementation of the ‘Framework for Cooperation’ agreed at the 2011 Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas will be showcased highlightin ...

Side Event
#2709
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, “The Future We Want: Biodiversity and Ecosystems—Driving Sustainable Development

Following global consultations, UNDP is launching its new framework to guide the agency’s technical support and policy advice to national governments on ecosystems and biodiversity over the period 2012 to 2020. The new framework will be launched at this event during the High-Level Segment by UN ...

Side Event
#2713
COP 11
2012-10-18

Sustainable Public Procurement and Biodiversity

This will be joint event between the SCBD and UNEP-DTIE (and other partners as appropriate) with regard to the current work being done vis-a-vis Sustainable Public Procurement. This is an issue which has been raised in the business engagement decision and can act as a major driver to ensure not ...

Side Event
#2727
COP 11
2012-10-18

The South African Story-The Business Case for Biodiversity

A side event, highlighting South Africa’s experience regarding the Nagoya protocol, business and biodiversity and trade issues. The event provides the opportunity for the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to sign the MOU with Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China in the field of ...

Side Event
#2754
COP 11
2012-10-18

South Asia's Biodiversity and Aichi Targets

SACEP is an intergavernmental environmental orgainzation and its member countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Hon. Ministers of Environment at the 12th meeting of Governing Council of SACEP held on 1-3 November 2010, just after the CBD CO ...

Side Event
#2763
COP 11
2012-10-18

ACTO: Amazon Biodiversity

At this side event will be presented some activities developed in the region in supporting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets implementation. A reference about the Amazon Observatory defined by the ACTO Member Countries will be also presented.

Side Event
#2791
COP 11
2012-10-18

Different indigenous and new approaches in Natural Resource Management in the bio-culturally diverse state of Arunachal Pradesh

The State of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to North Eastern part of India and the Himalayan region. Its biodiversity of plants and animals is acknowledged for its great richness, Arunachal Pradesh being one of the world's 35 biodiversity hotspots. The State particular interest also lies in its popul ...

Side Event
#2809
COP 11
2012-10-18

Regional Conservation Trust Funds - insights and perspectives for the future of transnational Protected Areas finance

Regional Conservation Trust Funds have become increasingly important in delivering finance for nature conservation on a transnational scale over the past years. They offer unique opportunities concerning access to finance, efficiency gains and knowledge management for Protected Areas, particular ...

Side Event
#2823
COP 11
2012-10-18

Panel discussion on inspiring an open participatory biodiversity information systems for India

It is an active and exciting period for biodiversity informatics in the world and in India. The Indian subcontinent has been biologically explored extensively over the years. However information on the description, status and distribution of biodiversity, essential to conservation science, plann ...

Side Event
#2936
COP 11
2012-10-18

RECONNECTING SPECIES WITH ECOSYSTEMS: WHY SPECIES MATTER

Whilst adopting an ecosystem approach is vital for maintaining the structural integrity of our environment, the individual species components of biodiversity can have crucial significance and possess a particular value to, and excellent resonance with, humans. Individual species are the buildin ...

Side Event
#2603
COP 11
2012-10-17

Implications of biopiracy for conservation of biodiversity and protection of local community rights: past, present and future

A panel discussion to address the legal, political, cultural, economic, historical and ecological implications of biopiracy for conservation and wise use of biodiversity, and protection of local community rights. The panel will also present case studies on key efforts to tackle biopiracy in In ...

Side Event
#2628
COP 11
2012-10-17

What’s Cooking? Tree Diversity on Farms

Tropical agroforests are characterized by great diversity among and within tree species that is of immense value to smallholders. This event, organized by the World Agroforestry Centre, highlights the role of this diversity in promoting the health and nutrition of local people, through the provi ...

Side Event
#2640
COP 11
2012-10-17

Seven Wonders of Conservation presented by the Alliance for Zero Extinction

The purpose of this event will be to raise awareness of some of the globe’s most threatened species through the Seven Wonders of Conservation campaign. Presentations will include national governments sharing their succesful experiences combating species extinctions through the protection of the ...

Side Event
#2656
COP 11
2012-10-17

Turning the corner on tiger conservation

The event will showcase progress the 13 range state governments and other important stakeholders have made on following up to the commitments made at the International Tiger forum in St. Petersburg (the Tiger Summit) in 2010. The event will highlight the positive examples from the field, and r ...

Side Event
#2678
COP 11
2012-10-17

Integrating national biodiversity strategy and REDD+ policy: Initial experiences from Viet Nam

Presentation on the national biodiversity strategy of Vietnam with mentioning key challenges and the results obtained to date: integration of REDD+ into NBSAP; Broader HB-REDD+ initiatives and biodiversity safeguards in Vietnam.

Side Event
#2690
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity Conservation and Education for Sustainable Development

Conservation of biodiversity cannot be achieved without the active participation and support from civil society. Students, Decision Makers, Business Professionals and others need to understand the key underlying issues involved in biodiversity conservation and the way development affects this. F ...

Side Event
#2742
COP 11
2012-10-17

Launching of Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) portal:One Window for Biodiversity in India

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, New Delhi has been promoting the development of a national level database on vegetation cover, biological resources, and biological diversity of the country. As a first step towards this, we have compiled three sets of databases: 1. Biodiv ...

Side Event
#2749
COP 11
2012-10-17

Protection of Rights of Farmers’ and communities for livelihood

PPV & FR Authority in association with the other stakeholders viz, with National Innovation Foundation, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources(NBPGR), Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, National Seed Association of India (NSAI), New Delhi would like to organise side events on the the ...

Side Event
#2779
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity conservation in the mangrove wetlands

To discuss about the wise use of mangrove wetlands for their conservation

Side Event
#2802
COP 11
2012-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Since the earliest of days, there has been an awareness of a deep connection between the living system of human thought and the living system of the natural world. Over time however, the awareness of this connection has become critically fragile. We will discuss ways of restoring and strengtheni ...

Side Event
#2807
COP 11
2012-10-17

Evolving a Legal framework for Compensation to BD-Dependent Communities for Biodiversity Damage

After 6 years of intensive and politically fraught negotiations, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) finally adopted the Aichi Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. The Protocol is considered to be a milestone regarding the recognitio ...

Side Event
#2830
COP 11
2012-10-17

Measuring and mainstreaming natural capital and leveraging biodiversity finance

Organised by the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme, this event will present and discuss three major initiatives aimed at measuring and reflecting nature’s capital in national decision-making and at addressin ...

Side Event
#2847
COP 11
2012-10-17

‘Going Wise’: Mutual benefits for plant-based businesses and national policy makers

Over 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) species are used globally for health, food and cosmetics, providing an important source of income generation for many national economies and rural communities. At the same time, one-fifth of MAP species are threatened due to over-harvesting and lan ...

Side Event
#2934
COP 11
2012-10-17

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BIODIVERSITY FORUM

Business has an impact on biodiversity in the course of their business operations as they use natural resources for production or consumption of products. The ecosystem is being impoverished by unsustainable activities. Currently there is much concern over the increasing impact of our business a ...

Side Event
#2520
COP 11
2012-10-17

Securing Wildlife Corridors as an avenue to halt the loss of biodiverstiy

Securing wildlife priority corridors and habitat linkages to enable natural migration and genetic exchange is an important conservation element for successful implementation of the CBD Strategy 2020. At the side event success factors and challenges of examples from India and Southern Africa wil ...

Side Event
#2537
COP 11
2012-10-17

Climate Change and Biodiversity; Conservation and Adaptation

Climate change is one of the most important global environmental Issues impacting natural ecosystems and socioeconomic systems. For instance, climate change affects forest ecosystems primarily in three ways: firstly, forest ecosystems through land use change contribute about 20% of the global C0 ...

Side Event
#2547
COP 11
2012-10-17

TERI-RIS-ICIMOD event on Operationalising Nagoya Protocol in South Asia

The proposed side event could mainly take up issues in the form of formal presentations followed by discussions on the following themes: 1. Status of biodiversity resources in SAARC countries focusing on the shared nature of the species and ecosystems 2. The domestic mechanisms of safeguarding a ...

Side Event
#2552
COP 11
2012-10-17

Biodiversity as an engine of inclusive green growth

Biodiversity and livelihoods are inextricably linked and provides for the needs for over 400 million people in south Asia alone. The linkages between biodiversity and poverty are complex and not fully understood due to their free availability as public goods, undervaluation, not considered as ex ...

Side Event
#2558
COP 11
2012-10-17

Launch Leaders for Nature in India

During the event Leaders for Nature (www.leadersfornature.com) in India will be launched by IUCN, the Confederation of Indian Industries, Wildlife Trust of India and Hivos. The event will be a very high-level meeting aiming to have the director generals of all organizations involved to be prese ...

Side Event
#2650
COP 11
2012-10-17

Commitment to the Amazon: ARPA for Life – a Public-Private Partnership to Secure the Future of the World’s Largest Tropical Rainforest

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Brazil’s Amazon Region Protected Area (ARPA) initiative. The event will highlight the award-winning track record of the ARPA programme for improved biodiversity conservation and protected area management, and the contribution to reduced carbon em ...

Side Event
#2661
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Side Event
#2693
COP 11
2012-10-17

World Wide Views on Biodiversity: Closing the democratic gap between citizens and global policymaking

World Wide Views on Biodiversity was the first-ever global citizen consultation on Biodiversity. 3,000 citizens from 25 countries, chosen to reflect the demographic diversity in their country/region, participated in day-long meetings at 34 sites around the world on September 15, 2012. They delib ...

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