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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
#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
#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
#2639
COP 11
2012-10-18

Concerted Action of Governments and NGOs for Preventing Species Extinction on Small Islands: A Significant Contribution to Achieving Aichi Targets 9 and 12.

In partnership with the Government of Ecuador and with the participation of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), nations with islands and island nations (specific countries to be determined) and the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), Island Conservation will describe how to prevent species ex ...

Side Event
#2643
COP 11
2012-10-18

Strengthening biodiversity management in the Amazonian region of the Andean Community

The Andean Community is the intergovernmental integration organization of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. These countries are considered some the most diverse and rich countries in flora and fauna species. Taking into account this richness, the Andean Countries have developed policy instrum ...

Side Event
#2668
COP 11
2012-10-18

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012: Lectures by the 2012 Winners

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of CBD to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. At this event, winners of the 2 ...

Side Event
#2691
COP 11
2012-10-18

Markhor Awards Ceremony

The “Markhor Award” recognizes and celebrates outstanding conservation performance by personalities, private and government institutions, enterprises or conservation projects that link the conservation of biodiversity and human livelihoods through the application of the principles of sustainable ...

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 ...

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
#2759
COP 11
2012-10-17

ABS for Business: Understanding the Nagoya Protocol

This will be a session dedicated to explaining the Nagoya Protocol with reference to the business community, including expected obligations, legal framework, IP issues, and the differences (and overlap) between ABS and Fairtrade.

Side Event
#2785
COP 11
2012-10-17

Journey through Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – the Youth perspective

This event – street theatre and presentation of the Go4BioDiv Declaration - is designed to take place on the Main Stage of the fair on the HITEX compound during a very prominent time, preferably in the early afternoon and on another date than the Go4BioDiv panel discussion on livelihoods (Side e ...

Side Event
#2800
COP 11
2012-10-17

WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD

THIS SIDE EVENT WILL UPDATE DELEGATES AND OTHERS ON WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD, IN PARTICULAR ON THE ON-GOING WORK IN THE REGULAR TRIPS COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL AS ON THE PARALLEL TRACK OF DG WTO'S CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.

Side Event
#2835
COP 11
2012-10-17

Tackling the challenges of biodiversity mainstreaming: Dialogue on TEEB implementation in Brazil, Germany and India

The world’s socio-economic systems strongly depend on biodiversity and ecosystems as these provide people with a wide range of benefits - known as ecosystem services. Nevertheless, ecosystems continue to deteriorate worldwide. This is largely due to the fact that most are unaware of their values ...

Side Event
#2905
COP 11
2012-10-17

Demonstration of the UNEP South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

UNEP/DRC has held a series of discussions with the CBD Secretariat to explore opportunities for developing synergies between CBD and UNEP in South-South Cooperation at strategic and operational levels. Linking centers of excellence and UNEP’s South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism was ident ...

Side Event
#2939
COP 11
2012-10-17

PANEL DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY

India is a mega diversity country, and home to four global hotspots of biodiversity. It is also home to 1.2 billion people, or to approximately one out of every sixth person in the world. Hence it is appropriate that COP 11 is taking place in India. The theme of this side event is focused on tr ...

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
#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
#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 ...

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#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
#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
#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
#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 ...

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