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Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#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 ...

Side Event
#3295
COP 12
2014-10-16

Global Understanding in Forestry Education

Forest as the one of ecosystem containing with biodiversity was threatening by human activity for supporting of economic growth and social development. People in every sector and level of education should be aware to create good management in forestry to make sustainable natural resources to fu ...

Side Event
#3331
COP 12
2014-10-16

Using solutions to share knowledge and create evidence-based innovation

Let´s not keep reinventing the wheel but learn from each other´s successes in the management and governance of biodiversity and natural resources. This side event – hosted by the Blue Solutions Initiative of the German Environment Ministry (BMUB) together with its implementing partners GIZ, IUCN ...

Side Event
#3339
COP 12
2014-10-16

Demonstrating the role of biodiversity and ecosystems in delivering good health at low cost

Of the several services that biodiversity provides, a cross-cutting one is the contribution to secure the health of people and life forms in all manifestations – physical, mental and spiritual. While the relevance of biodiversity and related traditional knowledge to mainstream health may be more ...

Side Event
#3369
COP 12
2014-10-16

Patent Activity for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Experience from the UK

This side-event presents the results of research to identify genetic resources and TK in UK international patent activity as part of a project with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and UK Intellectual Property Office. The project aimed to understand the origins of ...

Side Event
#3140
COP 12
2014-10-16

Does biodiversity matter for development? EU's development cooperation launches its B4Life Flagship Initiative.

The EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship initiative is designed to help developing countries protect ecosystems, combat wildlife crime and develop green economies. It takes the novel approach of emphasising the economic benefits of protecting biodiversity and ecosystems in the interest of ...

Side Event
#3149
COP 12
2014-10-16

Connecting the islands to complete the biodiversity puzzles

Island conservation is the hot issue nowadays. Life forms started from deep sea and flourished on islands. Roots up conservation action is very crucial to establish a long term support and impact on local people. Therefore, constant communication between different stake holders and massive envir ...

Side Event
#3224
COP 12
2014-10-16

How Sectors Can Contribute To Sustainable Use And Conservation Of Biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 shows that if the world stays on its current development path, pressures on biodiversity will continue to increase in the coming years, and the state of biodiversity will decline further. To provide better insight into how the pressures on and underlying causes ...

Side Event
#3227
COP 12
2014-10-16

TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND REHABILITATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. TERRE POLICY CENTRE

Release of short film on Western Ghats – The ecological balance by Nature and panel discussion on the Western Ghats- sustainable Livelihood for every life . Speakers- Mr Ram Bhooj National programme Officer, ecological sciences. Mr. Shende Rajendra – Former Director UNEP President of the side e ...

Side Event
#3272
COP 12
2014-10-16

Le Protocole de Nagoya et la croissance verte.

La Ministre de l'Environnement du Maroc présentera les projets entamés en relation avec le sujet.

Side Event
#3281
COP 12
2014-10-16

PROMOTING LAWS FOR BIODIVERSITY

IDLO invites COP 12 delegates to learn about the latest tools, innovations and initiatives available to assist CBD Parties to use law to support the national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The IDLO-SCBD Legal Preparedness for Achieving ...

Side Event
#3289
COP 12
2014-10-16

Falconry and Falconer’s Activities associated with Sustainable Wildlife Management

Falconry is a worldwide traditional hunting art using trained birds of prey with a history of over 3,000 years. It is listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Recently, sustainable use of wildlife is being recognized as a way to help conserve biological diversity; sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#3308
COP 12
2014-10-16

Amazon Protected Areas Program (ARPA): past 10 years, future 25 years – financially sound and sustainable Protected Areas for the Biome on a continent wide scale

The event intends to address the accomplishments after 10 years of implementation of the ARPA Program and its future: the 25 year strategy for achieving financial sustainability and sound management of Protected Areas. This is a follow-up side event on the launching of the ARPA for Life initiati ...

Side Event
#3366
COP 12
2014-10-16

Challenges for the basic, applied and commercial reserach community in a post-Nagoya world

Non-commercial research focused on improving our understanding of natural systems, is crucially important to underpin the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity. This is especially true for the, as yet, largely unexplored marine environment. In relation to Article 8a of the Nagoya Protoc ...

Side Event
#3379
COP 12
2014-10-16

What does a win-win-win benefit-sharing mechanism look like under the Nagoya Protocol?

Through an in-depth look at how the cosmetics and fragrance industry create value within their products and innovation systems this event will provide concrete knowledge and recommendations on the formulation and implementation of benefit-sharing mechanisms that can have a win-win-win outcome fo ...

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