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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 ...

Side Event
#2717
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Coffee - Ecosystem value and benefits of shade grown coffee in India

Launch of a report on The Ecosystem Valuation and Biodiversity Services of shade grown coffee in the Western Ghats of South India . The report, prepared by GIST Advisory Services, focuses on the the value provided by this unique shade-grown coffee sector to the forest ecosystem and the livelih ...

Side Event
#2720
COP 11
2012-10-17

Changing Pace on public policy for biodiversity and ecosystem services: Focusing on innovative and effective policy solutions

The Global Environment Outlook 5 illustrates the increasing pressure on biological diversity worldwide. The predominant threats remain habitat loss and degradation resulting from agriculture and urban development, overexploitation, pollution and invasive alien species. The OECD Environmental Out ...

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
#2768
COP 11
2012-10-16
Side Event
#2798
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Connected Planet: Cooperating to reduce threats to Arctic migratory waterbirds along major flyways

Join representatives from the participating organizations as they discuss migratory Arctic breeding birds, threats originating inside and outside the Arctic, and conservation efforts along major flyways. Hear stories from the East Asian-Australasian flyway, Central Asian Flyway, African-Eurasian ...

Side Event
#2820
COP 11
2012-10-16

A Joint Strategy to Conserve Dugongs and Seagrass Beds in the Gulf of Mannar

The Mangroves for the Future Small Grants projects in the Gulf of Mannar (India and Sri Lanka) have undertaken a detailed survey of seagrass beds and dugong presence. Results will be shared and a strategy for joint conservation discussed with all stakeholders (fishing communities, state and nati ...

Side Event
#2838
COP 11
2012-10-16

Business and Ecosystem Services: Risks, Opportunities and Solutions

With an economy closely linked to its natural resource based and climate sensitive sectors, India is poised with the challenges of poverty eradication, sustaining the rapid economic growth and dealing with the global threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. All bu ...

Side Event
#2850
COP 11
2012-10-16

Peasant Seeds and Agroecology: Food Sovereignty in the Practice

Key solutions to help countries and rural communities adapt to a changing climate in the midst of nutritional and financial crises.

Side Event
#2871
COP 11
2012-10-16

Building A Coalition For the Defence and Nurturance of Biodiversity

The way modern science and technology is usually backed by outside powers in Asia, Africa and Latin America has unfolded in a manner that it has created a negative environment for the nurturance and continuity of plants diversity. The undermining has been very severe and comprehensive, and most ...

Side Event
#2938
COP 11
2012-10-16

SPACE OBSERVATIONS FOR INLAND WATER BIODIVERSITY

Inland water ecosystems encompass one of the most threatened world’s habitats. In some areas, depletion and pollution of important water resources have gone beyond the point of no return. Demands placed by people on natural resources in and around inland waters, particularly the unsustainable us ...

Side Event
#2645
COP 11
2012-10-16

Protecting the Sacred and the Spiritual

The expert panel will consider current standards relevant to protecting the spiritual and cultural values of biodiversity and whether further standards are needed; The role of Faith–based Institutions in achieving the Aichi Targets and possible new efforts needed to promote environmentally frien ...

Side Event
#2707
COP 11
2012-10-16

CSE'S Panel Discussion - Future role of the Youth in Global Environmental Negotiations: Passive observers or active partners?

CSE (www.cseindia.org) is India's leading environment NGO operating since 1980 and we research, publish, train, disseminate and play a leading role in India in spreading the environment message. We designed/developed, and are also managing the India Environmental Portal for the Government of Ind ...

Side Event
#2729
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) - building a global coalition among young people to halt the loss of Biodiversity!

This Side Event will introduce participants to the newly established Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) and will also provide a space to present and discuss the positions of youth organizations on the main issues of COP11 as well as the state of youth participation in the CBD, compared wit ...

Side Event
#2738
COP 11
2012-10-16

New Models for Engaging Local Communities in the Stewardship of Protected Areas: Lessons from World Heritage

High profile protected areas, World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves may serve as “learning laboratories for sustainable development” and demonstration sites for new ways to sustain ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. This workshop will feature models that make a practical local-to-g ...

Side Event
#2515
COP 11
2012-10-16

LIFE Certification - new way to address old problems

The event is designed to present LIFE Certification - a new certification focusing on biodiversity conservation actions created to attract private investment to the maintanance of natural resources.

Side Event
#2531
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Economics of Sustainable Wildlife Management

A presentation by the CIC and a discussion with participants on the subject of 'The economics of sustainable wildlife management'. For further details on the topic please see additional information.

Side Event
#2743
COP 11
2012-10-16

Making ABS work for Biodiversity Conservation

Based on the practical experiences of different ABS stakeholders, this side event will assess the conditions that need to be established for market-based ABS mechanisms (and relevant regulatory tools) to deliver on biodiversity conservation. Three main categories of conditions have to be establi ...

Side Event
#2755
COP 11
2012-10-16

Asian cold deserts: unique biodiversity and ecosystem services

Asia covers the largest area of cold desert in the world covering partly/fully ten countries viz., Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan. This ecoregion harbors some unique biodiversity (e.g., snow leopard, Marco Polo sheep, yak and a large ...

Side Event
#2773
COP 11
2012-10-16

Progrès réalisés par les pays de l'espace COMIFAC dans la mise en oeuvre de la Convention sur la diversité biologique

Cette session parallèle est organisée par la Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) avec l'appui de l'Agence Japonaise de Coopération Internationale (JICA) et la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), pour partager les expériences des pays membres de la COMIFA ...

Side Event
#2797
COP 11
2012-10-16

Integrated approaches to national reporting to the Rio Conventions

National reporting to multilateral environmental agreements constitutes a substantial burden for Parties. The GEF/UNEP project 'Piloting integrated processes and approaches to facilitate national reporting to Rio Conventions' (FNR_Rio) has over the past three years tested approaches to integrate ...

Side Event
#2879
COP 11
2012-10-16

Transforming practices in agricultural landscapes: tools to facilitate best practice for biodiversity

Land conversion is the primary driver of biodiversity loss with over 50% of deforestation due to agriculture, yet the CBD recognises that businesses are amongst the least engaged of stakeholders. This session brings together conservation organisations that are working with progressive businesses ...

Side Event
#2943
COP 11
2012-10-16

The Space for Life: a place, a commitment, a movement

The Montreal’s Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the bonds between humankind and nature. The Montreal Space for Life is also a place where people come together to create, cultivate a new way of livin ...

Side Event
#2616
COP 11
2012-10-16

A 1st global network of key sites for seabird conservation: their uses for informing EBSAs and other marine conservation initiatives

Co-conveners: BirdLife International, Wild Bird Society of Japan, Bombay Natural History Society, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence Since 2005 BirdLife has been working to c ...

Side Event
#2626
COP 11
2012-10-16

Promotion of taxonomic capacity building in East and Southeast Asia under ESABII programmes

ESABII (East and Southeast Asia Biodiversity Information Initiative) was established by 14 countries in East and Southeast Asia with the objective of contributing to CBD, especially GTI. The side event will present the activities of ESABII towards the enhancement of taxonomic capacity in the region.

Side Event
#2651
COP 11
2012-10-16

Regional Development Banks – Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Africa, Asia and Latin America

This event will create a platform for senior representatives of the three regional development banks for Africa, Asia and Latin America to present their perspectives on mainstreaming biodiversity in their operations and in supporting countries in their regions within the framework of the 2011-20 ...

Side Event
#2685
COP 11
2012-10-16

A two-step contractual approach to making Nagoya functional: scoping contract and actualisation contract - the Bhutanese Policy for Access and Benefit Sharing

This side event is a joint side event between the National Biodiversity Centre in Bhutan, CEBPOL in India, Natural Justice og FNI. The topic is to explore a two step contractual approach for making ABS provide fair benefits from speedy access. The newly developed policy on ABS in Bhutan will be ...

Side Event
#2702
COP 11
2012-10-16

Roadlessness - the most cost efficient and effective way to protect biodiversity

Roadlessness of wilderness areas and natural ecosystems is the absense of roads, which are linked to deforestation, natural systems degradation, natural resources exploitation and biodiversity loss. Preserving an area roadless is one of the best ways to safeguard ecosystems services and biodiversity

Side Event
#2529
COP 11
2012-10-16

GEF Investments in Forests for Multiple Benefits

GEF will provide an overview of the GEF-SFM REDD+ program and its implementation during GEF-5 with examples from the GEF portfolio.

Side Event
#2554
COP 11
2012-10-16

International Finance Institutions and the Impact of Environmental & Social Performance Standards on the Private Sector

This event will describe the role of International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and their ability to influence biodiversity management practices of the private sector through the implementation of Environmental and Social Standards and compliance requirements. The main focus will be on the Inter ...

Side Event
#2760
COP 11
2012-10-15

MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY: SMOKE AND MIRRORS OR GAINS AT SCALE?

Addressing the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society is a critical means of achieving the Aichi Targets. COP 11 presents a valuable milestone for the biodiversity community to take stock of the effectiveness of mainstreaming as a key s ...

Side Event
#2771
COP 11
2012-10-15

Palm Oil & Wildlife Conservation

Presentation and activities to educate visitors on Sustainable Palm Oil and Borneo rainforest conservation. Visitors will learn about the development of a Green Corridor along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Borneo and elephant rescue centers with the Borneo Conservation Trust NGO in response t ...

Side Event
#2787
COP 11
2012-10-15

Strategic Environmental Planning and Biodiversity Impact Assessment - tools to increase planning efficiency and to reduce conflicts of interests

At the side event innovative planning tools (Strategic Environmental Planning and Biodiversity Impact Assessment) will be presented. The event shall form the official kick-off for a capacity building initiative by GIZ in cooperation with the German Federation for Nature.

Side Event
#2790
COP 11
2012-10-15

CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN GEF AND CBD

This side event will focus on options and constraints for civil society engagement in GEF and the CBD. The GEF-NGO Network will highlight the current mechanism to ensure civil society engagement in the implementation of GEF programmes and projects. Experience in CSO engagement through the Small ...

Side Event
#2821
COP 11
2012-10-15

Encouraging the creation of legal and policy frameworks leading to enhanced biodiversity management by companies

In order for business to manage their impacts on biodiversity and to contribute more broadly to the biodiversity conservation agenda, governments need to create enabling conditions that allow market forces to be harnessed for conservation. In some instances this will require governments to make ...

Side Event
#2841
COP 11
2012-10-15

Enhancing global value chains through sustainable use opportunities

The event will provide an in-depth look at how business and institutions are collaborating to enhance global value chains for biodiversity-based products through development of a series of methodologies and tools aimed at fostering engagement of actors along the value chain and sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#2942
COP 11
2012-10-15

Lagoons, Lives & Livelihoods

The prime focus of this side event is on the significant interrelationships between lagoon ecosystem biodiversity and the socio-economic development of the local communities. The intrinsic management issues existing between a network of communities surrounding a lagoon system and their ecosystem ...

Side Event
#2610
COP 11
2012-10-15

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP BON): Its aims and implementation

Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network was established in 2009 as a regional network of GEO BON. In 2011, the implementation plan of AP BON was drafted following the implementation plan of GEO BON. In the side event, we will introduce the organization and implementation plan of AP BON, an ...

Side Event
#2700
COP 11
2012-10-15

Mainstreaming Participatory Plant Breeding

The event will show case success stories in mainstreaming participatory plant breeding experiences in Southeast Asia.

Side Event
#2723
COP 11
2012-10-15

Universities & Scientific Community in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

Universities and Scientific community are having both the expert knowledge and technical capacity to develop, and promote, effective actions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. They are the platforms for dissemination of knowledge towards implementation of policy directives ...

Side Event
#2724
COP 11
2012-10-15

Issues at the intersection of poverty and critical ecosystems

The event includes presentations by Royal Bank of Scotland and some of their NGO partners of their work done in the space of providing sustainable livelihoods to communities that are located in the buffer zones or corridors of our wildlife protected areas and so, dependent on their resources. Th ...

Side Event
#2736
COP 11
2012-10-15

UNDP support to achieve the Aichi 2020 target 11 through recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs)

This side event will profile support provided by UNDP to achieve the Aichi 2020 Target 11 through recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs) as "effective area-based forms of conservation". The event will showcase various toolkits, app ...

Side Event
#2539
COP 11
2012-10-15

Traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems

This event will focus on area-based forms of conservation and management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems, highlighting the successes of community-based management. This event will have speakers from different parts of the world.

Side Event
#2551
COP 11
2012-10-15

Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity

This event will allow delegates to COP 11 to get a better understanding of the Global Partnership, how it interacts with the various national and regional initiatives for business and biodiversity, and the longer term goals of the Partnership.

Side Event
#2586
COP 11
2012-10-15

TEEB approach, to overcome difficulties for sustainable communities and mainstreaming

1. Case studies Browse one of the most difficult cases for sustainable communities and mainstreaming of biodiversity. - Mr. Gam Shinrei  ABS and traditinal knowledge in India - Mr. Senaga  Case study of Okinawa Japan - Ms. Masako Sakata  Case study of Fukushima's Nucrea accide ...

Side Event
#2596
COP 11
2012-10-15

Attempt to mainstream biodiversity in Costa Rica and cooperation by JICA

There is nothing for developing for survival but to produce destruction of ecology... That is the cause of crisis of biodiversity today. Most of Rainforest holding terrestrial biodiversity exists in developing countries. In these areas, growth of economy at higher speed is desired. But it is app ...

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