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CEPA Fair 2010

The CEPA Fair on experiences and best practices (Notification: CEPA Fair 2010) was held in parallel to COP-10 from 18-29th October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.

The CEPA Fair provides a unique opportunity for Parties and organizations to highlight their work and their contribution to the implementation of the three objectives of the Convention. In keeping with the spirit of the global celebrations of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity the Secretariat is honored to have the occasion to share with the rest of the world the work of these partners whose work in Communication Education and Public Awareness brings us all one step closer to fulfilling the objectives of the Convention.

The activities presented at the fair represent the foundation upon which future work in support of the Strategic Plan for the Convention will be elaborated.

- Monday 18 October
- Tuesday 19 October
- Wednesday 20 October
- Thursday 21 October
- Friday 22 October
- Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October - Media Training
- Monday 25 October
- Tuesday 26 October
- Wednesday 27 October
- Thursday 28 October

CEPA Fair Side event description


Thursday 21 October

  • Title: Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs) in Western Balkans
    Organized by: ECNC - European Centre for Nature Conservation
    Date and Time: Thursday 21 October at 10:15pm - 11:30pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

ECNC together with REC carries out the project ‘Biodiversity and ecosystem services for local sustainable development in the Western Balkans’. The project introduces biodiversity and the benefits it provides to local communities in terms of goods and services (e.g. pollination, water purification, sustainable forestry, eco-tourism) as a cross cutting issue in the local development policies and actions. This is achieved through the development of Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs) which on the one hand identify the main biodiversity conservation issues (red list species, ecosystems at risk, future pressures) and on the other hand search for opportunities for sustainable development associated with their conservation.
The project is carried out in ten partner municipalities in six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo).

This series of exhibits/presentations will feature a variety of CEPA products and approaches used in the Pacific islands region for biodiversity conservation. In particular, products from the Year of Biodiversity will be showcased to highlight current CEPA work in the region. The exhibit will present lessons from these activities and highlight potential models for CEPA in the region.

  • Title: Global Action Plan for Forestry
    Organized by: International Forestry Students' Association
    Date and Time: Thursday 21 October at 14:15am – 15:00am
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

To ensure sustainable forest management (SFM), well trained, adapted and adaptable task forces are needed, particularly as the issues that forest managers face become increasingly diverse and complex. A sufficient number of well trained foresters will aid in adapting and identifying solutions to new problems, on a wider field than forestry. An adaptive education system would equip forest managers and policy makers with the skills needed to achieve a balance between economic, social and environmental values of forests.

  • Title: Inspiring marine biodiversity conservation: best practices and new ideas for public information and education with the World Ocean Network
    Organized by: World Ocean Network
    Date and Time: Thursday 21 October at 18:15pm – 18:00pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

Educational organisations, aquaria, science centres, natural history museums, research centres, zoos, media and NGO are at the interface of different publics and very good vehicles for communication towards the public at large.Together they reach hundreds of millions of people each year. The panel will present testimonies from across the world and concrete examples of best practices and successful experiences of general public awareness raising and education campaigns and their impacts.

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