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#3258
COP 12
2014-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Through history, 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 strengthening this awa ...

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#3277
COP 12
2014-10-17

International cooperation and exchange for biodiversity conservation: Dialogue formats on ABS and TEEB

The German Government together with its global development partners Brazil, India and South Africa is supporting a variety of activities in the field of international cooperation striving for an effective implementation of the CBD. Current approaches are e.g. the facilitation of dialogue format ...

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#3294
COP 12
2014-10-17

Effect of sand mining on biodiversity.

Sand mining is a neglected but serious environmental hazard affecting beaches, creeks and rivers all over the world. Rampant sand mining destroys environment and bio diversity, affects water security and causes land erosion. Developing countries like India, Cambodia and other Asian countries co ...

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#3298
COP 12
2014-10-17

Traditional medicine: growing presence, resource concerns and possible solutions

Over 60,000 of plants, most of them harvested from the wild, provide essential ingredients for traditional medicine systems and other industries, and support livelihoods of thousands of collectors around the world. Due to multiple reasons wild plants are endangered with one in five threatened wi ...

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#3306
COP 12
2014-10-17

Protocolo de Nagoya, Pueblos Indigenas y Conocimiento tradicional asociado a recursos geneticos

Se tratara los desafios de la entratada en vigor del Protocolo de Nagoya con un enfoque en conocimientos tradicionales asociados a recursos geneticos

Side Event
#3311
COP 12
2014-10-17

Sharing knowledge and experience among the South East Asian countries and China in the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 & Aichi Targets

The China Fund Project on “Strengthening the capacity of South East Asian countries for the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 & Aichi Targets”, launched in 2013, aims to promote sharing of knowledge and experience among ASEAN countries and China on the implementation of ...

Side Event
#3355
COP 12
2014-10-17

Community Protocols and the Nagoya Protocol

The side-event will launch a guide on Community Protocols for policy makers and other stakeholders that was developed by UNEP and EDO NSW which was supported by the Government of Spain through the LifeWeb Initiative. The event will also present case studies from five (5) different regions of th ...

Side Event
#3415
COP 12
2014-10-17

ROLE OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN CONVERSVATION AND ACCESS & BENEFIT SHARING OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES AS PER THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ACT. 2002, INDIA WITH CASE STUDIES

Gervernment of India, enacted the Biological Diversity Act. 2002 in spirit of UN Convention on Biological Diversity and which enabled the local communities have rights on their Biological Resources and its associated traditional knowledge. We would like to bring the notice of internatonal commu ...

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#3138
COP 12
2014-10-16

Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM) for tracking, monitoring and benefit sharing of microbial resources worldwide

Managing ex situ collections of microbial strains across the world has been hampered by the lack of an overarching tracking system. The coming into force of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) requires improved clarity on what strains are held where, how they can be accessed, and the conditions under which ...

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#3146
COP 12
2014-10-16

Nature has no borders – transboundary cooperation to safeguard arctic and boreal biodiversity

A key theme #5 in the recently released Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) concerns identifying and safeguarding important areas for biodiversity. This concerns the need to advance the protection of large areas of ecologically important marine, terrestrial and freshwater habitats, taking into ...

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