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#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 ...

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