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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


Wednesday 27 October

ICIMOD is a regional knowledge learning, development and enabling centre working in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region. With the Centre’s major focus on mountain issues including biodiversity, ICIMOD joins the world in celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) 2010 by various activities and events at global, regional and national level. At CEPA Fair, ICIMOD aims to raise awareness among the regional and international community about ICIMOD’s celebrations of IYB in the region and how the centre commemorated the IYB theme. The Fair will also be used as means to communicate the value of Himalayan biodiversity for the livelihoods of the people and the challenges faced due to various threats including climate change. Along with the display of posters on biodiversity, livelihoods, and gender, there will be a colorful presentation on ‘IYB Celebrations in the HKH’ supported by short Video and picture slide followed by discussion.

  • Title: The use of CEPA by local authorities to implement the objectives of the CBD
    Organized by: ICLEI-LAB
    Date and Time Wednesday 27 October 2010, 13:15pm – 15:00pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

Cities and local authorities are key players in the implementation of the objectives of the CBD. This activity outlines their involvement in the CBD from a CEPA angle – firstly by describing the CEPA activities leading up to and surrounding the CBD COPs themselves; and secondly by illustrating how some cities and local authorities are engaged in CEPA activities that result in direct implementation of the CBD objectives n the ground.

  • Title: Implementing the Rio Conventions through activities in the fields of communications, education and public awareness
    Organized by: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
    Date and Time Wednesday 27 October 2010, 18:15pm – 19:45pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

Panelists will share best practices implementing public awareness and education activities focusing on interlinkages between climate change, loss of biological diversity and desertification, especially within the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s International Year on Biodiversity; and the Joint Framework Initiative for Children, Youth and Climate Change.

Panelists will also alert participants to the upcoming intermediate review of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) amended New Delhi work programme, and seek inputs for the final review to take place in 2012.

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