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Side Event
#2445
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Biodiversity, traditional knowledge and community health

The event will bring together perspectives of people working to promote biological resource use to improve nutritional and health security at the level of rural communities, using resources and capabilities at the local context in order to achieve broader development and conservation goals.

Side Event
#2449
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Global progress on Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 (protected areas) in marine and coastal environments, with case studies from the LifeWeb and HERMIONE projects

The side event will review global progress with marine protected areas (MPAs) and explore practical and innovative ways to accelerate progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. At the side event we will present key findings from the Protected Planet Report 2012 on the current status and tren ...

Side Event
#2478
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Bioeconomy versus Biodiversity

The event will explain the risks and negative impacts of the expansion of markets in biomass-based products and services. This expansion is currently being promoted as a part of the Rio+20 "green economy" agenda. The event will specifically address potential negative impacts on biological and cu ...

Side Event
#2484
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Conservation and sustainable use of island ecosystems.

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS. This side event will show the progress to date on protecting biodiversity on Mexican islands and the important advances on the related strategic planning. The event highlights major goals achieved by Mexico following a national approach in ...

Side Event
#2446
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

High Seas Marine Protected Areas

Experiences in establishing and implementing a network of ecologically representative, well-managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), improving the management of existing MPAs, reducing the threat of external threats, such as human activities and climate change, to MPAs.

Side Event
#2475
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Wild flora for improved rural livelihoods - supporting the GSPC sustainable use objective

This side event will present the results of a study funded by the UK Government, "Wild flora for improved rural livelihoods in Brazil, China, India and Mexico". Based on a review of plant case studies in the four countires, a report has been produced with recommendations to support implementatio ...

Side Event
#2485
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

NATURE CONNECTION RESEARCHERS CAN HELP EDUCATORS BUILD BIODIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL

While there is an agreement the biodiversity knowledge needs to become widespread, there is little agreement on how that transfer of knowledge can occur at lower education level.This event will propose the collaborative development of one way that this could be achieved through the education sys ...

Side Event
#2496
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

LIFEWEB, POWPA REPORTING AND FUNDING COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION

The simple fact is: there is not enough money currently being made available to adequately implement the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) and achieve the Aichi Targets. Even if there was enough money going around, in many cases, countries do not yet have the capacity to implement the ...

Side Event
#2444
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Synthetic Biology and Potential Impacts on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

COP 10’s request for SBSTTA to provide guidance and clarity on synthetic biology’s impact on biodiversity provides a unique opportunity to assess the risks of this emerging technology before many of the potential harms are actualized. From the creation of novel invasive species, synthetic geneti ...

Side Event
#2453
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Naturally Healthy Children: mutual benefits for children and biodiversity from children’s contact with nature

There is increasing evidence showing that children in contact with nature are more focused and disciplined, that their sensitivity, reasoning and observational skills are sharper and their imagination is more stimulated. On the contrary, in the absence of regular contact with nature, optimal dev ...

Side Event
#2465
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Marine Spatial Planning and Management using the Ecosystem Approach: From Principles to Practice

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Experience and Use of Marine Spatial Planning (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/18), and initiate a discussion on the necessary strategies and activities to build on the successes of MSP around the world. This event is being convened j ...

Side Event
#2466
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Sustainable Ocean Initiative: An Integrated Approach for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Meeting on Sustainable Ocean Initiative Programme Development, held 2-4 August 2011 in Kanazawa, Japan, consolidate ways and means to implement the vision and specific goals of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, and articulate specific message ...

Side Event
#2480
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

GSPC - Achieving Target 1: a World Flora online by 2020

This event will outline the process towards the achievement of a World Flora online by 2020, to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and its national implementation. An international project to lead in the development of the Flora will be announced by botanical institutions includ ...

Side Event
#2486
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Biofuels and biodiversity: tackling the real issues

The evidence from many parts of the world shows how the push for biofuels and biomass for energy is having serious, often irreversible impacts on indigenous peoples, local communities and biodiversity. Furthermore biofuels incur a carbon debt at a time when we should sharply reduce emissions and ...

Side Event
#2452
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Outcomes of the plenary meeting to operationalise the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

The side event will provide an update on the latest decisions taken on the operationalisation of IPBES including on: -the governance structure of the platform; -its rules and procedures; -hosting arrangements for the Secretariat (host country and institutions); -budget; -legal status; and -work ...

Side Event
#2458
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

OCEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AND CONSERVATION COMMUNITY INTERACTION IN ADDRESSING MARINE BIODIVERSITY THROUGH THE CBD

The role of the industry is critical to marine biodiversity. The ocean supports a wide range of uses - shipping, ports, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, renewable energy, mining, tourism, desalination, dredging, etc. Maintaining ocean health and sustaining marine biodiversity requires respon ...

Side Event
#2462
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

TEAM: Tropical Forest Monitoring for the Aichi Targets

Experts will discuss how results from the program for Tropical Ecosystem Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) can provide scalable data for multiple indicators and assessments under the Aichi Targets. Refreshments will be provided.

Side Event
#2464
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Genetically Engineered Fish and Biodiversity: Risk Assessment Considerations

Eggs from genetically modified Atlantic salmon have already been transported from Canada to Panama for the purposes of research and development. These same GM salmon eggs could soon be approved for commercial production in Canada and shipped for grow-out in Panama. How far should national govern ...

Side Event
#2469
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Tropical Biodiversity, and the Ugandan National Environment Management Authority

How can we design better conservation projects to protect tropical biodiversity in the face of climate change? This event will present the results of a multi-institutional study of climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning projects in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, ...

Side Event
#2487
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Biodiversity and Health: Linkages and Benefits

Biodiversity and health have inextricable links, with biodiversity offering critical health-supporting ecosystem services, and public health arguments increasingly acknowledged as an opportunity for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Emerging infectious diseases presents an ex ...

Side Event
#2435
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Achieving Aichi Targets 9 and 12: A Pathway for Preventing Species Extinction on Small Islands at a Global Scale

In partnership with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and with the participation of selected parties of the CBD (countries participating still to be decided), Island Conservation describes how to prevent species extinction on small islands (Aichi Target 12) by removing invasive alien specie ...

Side Event
#2437
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

REDD+ safeguards

An information session about safeguards initiatives of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility; the UN REDD Programme; and the REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards

Side Event
#2439
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Impacts of Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Global Cooperation for a Quieter Ocean

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. This event ...

Side Event
#2440
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery: Need for an Ecosystem Approach

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, held 7-9 December 2011 in Bergen, Norway, and discuss ways and means to apply the key conclusions of the meeting in effectively addressing biodiversity concerns ...

Side Event
#2456
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

No Geoengineering Experimentation - A Policy dialogue on preventing unjust and risky geoengineering activities

In Nagoya in 2010 parties to COP10 of the CBD enacted the first ever international decision on governance of geoengineering technologies - a de facto moratorium on all geoengineeing activities in an uncontrolled setting. Despite this clear signal there is now increasing industrially-led interes ...

Side Event
#2459
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Building capacity to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

This side event will bring together GSPC focal points, members of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation and other plant conservation specialists, to share experiences in the implementation of the GSPC. The event will include a demonstration of the on-line GSPC toolkit and presentations a ...

Side Event
#2438
SBSTTA 16
2012-04-30

CBD Regional Workshops on EBSAs (ecologically or biologically significant areas): Key Results and Scientific Issues

This event is being convened by the CBD Secretariat and the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative in collaboration with various partners that were involved in the organization of the regional EBSA workshops conducted thus far, in order to highlight key results and discuss various scientific and t ...

Side Event
#2450
SBSTTA 16
2012-04-30

Lessons in implementation from the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity

Side event illlustrating some of the successes and lessons in implementing the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity which will be under review during SBSTTA 16.

Side Event
#2495
SBSTTA 16
2012-04-30

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ENCOURAGING TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION

The Bureau of the SBSTTA will convene a roundtable discussion to share ideas and options for facilitating technical and scientific cooperation amongst scientific institutions at national and regional levels. The event will seek to gather ideas on how these institutions can be better empowered, m ...

Side Event
#2374
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-11

CAPACITY BUILDING OF SABUJA VAIDYA (TRADITIONAL HEALERS)

CAPACITY BUILDING, KNOWLEDGE DOCUMENTS, FEATURE OF TRADITIONAL HEALERS AND RESOURCES OF MEDICINAL PLANT, FOR TRADITIONAL HEALERS

Side Event
#2394
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

Exchange of Experiences on National Strategies and Action Plans between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean 2010-2020.

The purpose of the event is to exchange views about the national strategies and Action Plans 2010-2020 of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, also to Promote discussion about suggested indicators for the strategic plan for biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi biodiversity targets, ...

Side Event
#2404
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

Innovative financial mechanisms - the impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem resilience

New mechanisms for financing biodiversity such as biodiversity offsets are being promoted by some governments both nationally and internationally, among them the UK. The experience from carbon offset markets to date suggests this is risky. Issues include the problems around derivative markets, t ...

Side Event
#2430
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ( IPBES)

This event will present the background and provide an update on IPBES, and its potential role for supporting the CBD SBSTTA in providing scientific advice to the CBD.

Side Event
#2364
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

Progress and Opportunities for Financing Protected Areas and related Aichi Targets in context of the CBD LifeWeb Initiative

This side event will: 1. Update progress on funding matches, donor partners and submissions of Expressions of interest from recipient partners 2. Convey the instrument of financing roundtables and progress made 3. Profile key successes since COP10 4. Introduce version 2.0 of the carbon/biodive ...

Side Event
#2386
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

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
#2405
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

Climate and biodiversity: so-called solutions to climate change could further deplete biological diversity and undermine ecosystem resilience

Biodiversity and ecosystem resilience and integrity are crucial to efforts to stabilise climate, but some proposed solutions to climate change could undermine them still further. Key issues include: biomass for energy, biofuels and biochar, genetically engineered trees and crops, geoengineering ...

Side Event
#2420
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-10

Restoring 15% degraded ecosystems; What are the opportunities, from local to global?

By 2020, restoration of at least 15% of the world's degraded ecosystems should contribute to climate change mitigation and to combating desertification. A challenging target, but what and where are these degraded ecosystems, and what is their extent? What has been already lost in terms of biodiv ...

Side Event
#2366
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Building capacity for biodiversity conservation monitoring and research in China's protected areas

The rate of increase in the number of protected areas (PAs) in China has been accelerating in in recent years. Despite the increasing number of PAs, the capacity of staff to effectively monitoring and assess biodiversity has failed to keep pace. The Wildlife Institute at Beijing Forestry Univers ...

Side Event
#2372
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Supporting the Objectives of the Convention

Forest-related knowledge and practices have supported the livelihoods and cultures of local and indigenous communities for centuries, while sustaining and enhancing biological diversity in forests and associated agro-ecosystems. In 2005, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations ( ...

Side Event
#2380
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

A Conversation on Biodiversity and Health

The conversations on health and biodiversity linkages are expanding and new ideas and conversations are rapidly emerging internationally and regionally. The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020 and the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets is one possible platform for discussing health and biodiv ...

Side Event
#2397
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

A Corporate Biodiversity Assessment Methodology

Presentation of a biodiversity assessment methodology designed to assess the biodiversity performance of any land-owning entity. The methodology is based on the 'pristineness' of an organisation's land. The methodology can be applied to companies, nations, regions, or any organisation which ow ...

Side Event
#2400
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Preventing Extinctions and Restoring Terrestrial Ecosystems on Islands: A Global Review of Priorities, Opportunities and Potential Benefits – Looking toward SBSTTA 16 and COP 2012

Following the Aichi Biodiversity targets set after the 10th Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan, this side event to the SBSTTA 15 meeting aims to explore coordination and cooperation mechanisms to help Parties to CBD achieve their commitments to Target 9, related to invasive species and t ...

Side Event
#2423
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

The view from up here: Arctic biodiversity in a warming world

The Arctic environment is experiencing unprecedented and rapid change from a variety of stressors that often interact in unpredictable ways. Understanding and responding to current and emerging concerns facing Arctic biodiversity requires coordinated circumpolar scientific information. Panelists ...

Side Event
#2365
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

PRESENT AND FUTURE EUROPE'S FORESTS

This will consist of a series of presentations to introduce the audience to two publications developed by the ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section: the State of Europe’s Forests 2011 (SoEF 2011), prepared jointly with FOREST EUROPE and the European Forest Sector Outlook Study 2011 (EFSOS II). The ...

Side Event
#2368
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Forest restoration and climate change mitigation

Forest restoration has the potential to support both climate change mitigation and adaptation and is increasingly considered an element of national climate change strategies. The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation is working with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the W ...

Side Event
#2369
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Protected Planet Report 2012: Tracking progress on how protected areas are contributing towards meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The side event will present key findings of the protected area analyses underpinning the Protected Planet Report 2012 and discuss how protected areas are key to meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The report, the first in a new series of regular reports prepared by UNEP-WCMC and a wide range ...

Side Event
#2401
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Indicators on the interface between biological and cultural diversity

In the framework of the UNESCO - SCBD Joint Programme on Biological and Cultural Diversity, the event will focus on the current work on indicators on the interface between biological and cultural diversity The event will also provide an update on initial progress and next steps in the implemen ...

Side Event
#2408
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

Consultation on climate-related geo-engineering relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity

This side event is a consultation on climate-related geo-engineering and its impacts on the achievement of the objectives of the CBD, as per decision X/33 on biodiversity and climate change and the ongoing work of the Liaison Group on Climate-related Geo-engineering as it relates to the CBD.

Side Event
#2409
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-09

GEO BON: Assessment of observation capabilities for 2020 Targets

The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) will present its “Assessment of the Adequacy of Existing Observation Capabilities for the CBD 2020 Targets, which was produced at the request of the CBD. The report constitutes the first attempt to assess the adequacy of ...

Side Event
#2373
SBSTTA 15
2011-11-08

Water & Forests: Fostering Human Health in a Changing Environment towards a Green Economy

A Side Event at CBD/SBSTTA-15 organized by the Global Environmental Change and Human Health (GECHH) Joint Project, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UNECE/FAO Forestry and ...

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