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Side Event
#1283
COP 9

Arguments for Protection Reports

The launch of a number of publications regarding the benefits of establishing protected areas.

Side Event
#1331
COP 9

Looking ahead to COP-10 for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas: WHat's working, what's not, and how we can improve it.

COP8 called for regional workshops to strengthen knowledge sharing and capacity for implementing the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. In response, a series of 9 regional workshops involving over 450 protected area practitioners were delivered in 2007-8. It is clear that a more comprehensive ...

Side Event
#1327
COP 9
2008-05-19

Access and Benefit Sharing - Challenges and Solutions for Academic Research

Academic research is in various functions involved in access to genetic resources: basic research as e.g. taxonomic research which is essential for the conservation goal as well as research that might in some cases lead to the development of products. In particular for basic research rigorous A ...

Side Event
#1344
COP 9
2008-05-19

Teufelskralle goes public

A plant from the arid regions in southern Africa begins its journey through Germany. The African Devil's Claw is at the centre of a travelling exhibition that makes "sustainability" and "equitable benefit sharing" accessible through the use of interactive elements. The "Botanischer Verein zu H ...

Side Event
#1396
COP 9
2008-05-19

Pastoralism and Biodiversity

This event will highlight the role of pastoralists in conserving various aspects of biodiversity (domestic animal diversity, plant diversity, eco-systems and cultural landscapes) and discuss options for rewarding these environmental services.

Side Event
#1400
COP 9
2008-05-19

Invasive Species: Regional and International Initiatives in Support of CBD Implementation

This event will highlight the role of regional and international organizations and initiatives in catalyzing and supporting CBD implementation, particularly work at the national level. Presentations will include initiatives and activities from the major regions, as well as recent work of interna ...

Side Event
#1435
COP 9
2008-05-19

Biologische Vielfalt erforschen und erhalten - Die Arbeit des Naturkundemuseums Karlsruhe Research and Conservation of Biodiversity - a task of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe

An exposition at the museum in Karlsruhe presented from 30.4. – 12.10.2008, including panels, objects and terrariums. The exposition is accompanied by several events (talks, courses, guided tours) for the public and school classes. Theme is biodiversity and research and the exoisition is thought ...

Side Event
#1438
COP 9
2008-05-19

Where to get biodiversity data to produce your national reports, strategies and action plans.

GBIF will make live demonstrations of its data portal and tools to help CBD parties in the preparation of their national reports and NBSAPs. We will also show some practical applications that can be downloaded by the CBD parties.

Side Event
#1445
COP 9
2008-05-19

GEF Biodiversity Strategy: Catalyzing Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation

The side event will present GEF's strategic objectives and programs on biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing for the period of FY2007-2010

Side Event
#1483
COP 9
2008-05-19

OCEAN FERTILIZATION AND GEOENGINEERING - THE IMPLICATIONS FOR BIODIVERSITY.

Geo-engineering refers to the intentional, large-scale manipulation of land, sea and stratosphere by humans to bring about environmental change. One such proposed strategy is the dumping of iron, urea and other nutrients into the high seas to increase growth plankton as a means of sequestering a ...

Side Event
#1494
COP 9
2008-05-19

Affirming Life and Diversity: rural images and voices on bio-cultural diversity and food sovereignty in South India

Launch of a multimedia publication "Affirming Life and Diversity" , followed by discussion with the women film makers, farmers and co-inquirers who made these films in South India. The video films document a long term process of regenerating biodiversity in local food systems- from seed to plate ...

Side Event
#1500
COP 9
2008-05-19

Plants and Climate Change - a call for action by Botanic Gardens Conservation International

A new report from Botanic Gardens Conservation International "Plants and Climate Change - a synthesis report" will be launched at this side event. The report highlights the fundamental importance of plants in supporting human livelihoods as well the role of plant diversity in both mitigating cli ...

Side Event
#1532
COP 9
2008-05-19

Making Benefit sharing work for plant breeding - Access, Conservation and Utilization

In this side event representatives of seed companies and related enterprises will share their experiences on the use of genetic resources and ABS legislation. Using the case of the SMTA of the ITPGRFA an example of how ABS can work will be presented. The event will be wrapped up by an open discu ...

Side Event
#1537
COP 9
2008-05-19

Community Conserved Areas: from "oldest secret" to crucial avenue for the conservation of biodiversity…

This side event, organized by IUCN’s TILCEPA (a joint Theme of the IUCN Commissions WCPA and CEESP) will provide space to discuss Community Conserved Areas and their potential to further the CBD. Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) are “natural sites, resources and species’ habitats conserved in v ...

Side Event
#1545
COP 9
2008-05-19

Interlinkages between biological and cultural diversity : Towards a joint UNESCO-CBD Secretariat Programme

In light of the current trends of reduction in the world’s diversity, there is need to strengthen the existing and explore innovative directions in relation to conservation, enhancement and sustainable and equitable use of diversity, including integrated approaches to address its biological and ...

Side Event
#1209
COP 9
2008-05-19

Public Research on GM Trees: objectives and progress

In this side event, public researchers from different parts of the world will present their research on GM Trees and the objectives for that research.

Side Event
#1561
COP 9
2008-05-19

BIODIVERSITY: SPECIES DIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABLE USE

This event will showcase the "Species 2000 Cataolgue of Life", an EU initiative to provide the baseline checklist for all known species in the world. The initative has extended to a golobal partnership with the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, and has connected with a range of mega-dive ...

Side Event
#1564
COP 9
2008-05-19

Ecological, Economic, Cultural and Social Benefits of Protected Areas: Launch of SCBD publication "The Value of Nature"

Although protected areas prove a vast amount of goods and services to the people, especially to the poor; they are greatly undervalued by markets, politicians, and by the general public. As a result, they are extremely under-funded, overlooked and face constant threats. During this side event, ...

Side Event
#1573
COP 9
2008-05-19

Innovative MEA Implementation: Capacity Enhancement for ACP Countries

The European Commission (EC) will be supporting capacity building activities for the implementation of MEAs in ACP Countries under an upcoming four year Programme (2008 to 2011). The objective of the 21,45 million euro Programme is to enhance the capacity of the ACP countries to comply with thei ...

Side Event
#1271
COP 9
2008-05-20

The markets of biodiversity

Presentation of the research carried out at the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) on the market approach to biodiversity conservation, genetic resources and local knowledge.

Side Event
#1278
COP 9
2008-05-20

Technology transfer activities under the UNFCCC

The development and transfer of technologies play an important role under the UNFCCC. Lessons learned from the technology transfer activities undertaken sofar under the UNFCCC will be discussed, in particular in the areas of technology needs assessments, innovative financing and technologies for ...

Side Event
#1308
COP 9
2008-05-20

Biotrade opportunities in developing countries

Sustainable and responsible trade of biodiversity derived products and services, is an economic incentive that is contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as an equitable sharing of benefits. Furthermore, environmentally friendly market demand is driving pro ...

Side Event
#1329
COP 9
2008-05-20

The future of biodiversity, linking figures to landscapes and global to local scales

The future of biodiversity according to GBO2 and GEO4, the main causes, and policy options to achieve the 2010-target. The results will be visualised from figures into maps and into real landscapes, from global to local. A Powerpoint presentation combined with Googel Earth visualisation

Side Event
#1345
COP 9
2008-05-20

Balancing Biodiversity: towards a global incentive instrument for biodiversity preservation

The commitment of the Convention to significantly reduce biodiversity loss by 2010 seems difficult to achieve. One solution might lay in the design of global instruments that draw in substantial larger commitment from the private sector. Private activities can have harmful or beneficial effects ...

Side Event
#1379
COP 9
2008-05-20

The significance of the potato in relation to the CBD or, "mucho mas que un alimento..."

The potato; biological resource industrial feed stock, part of the Andean culture....Are these factors a help or a hidrance in the task of combating hunger and poverty? One of the themes of the CBD COP9 in Bonn is biological diversity for food and agriculture ( agricultural biodiversity work pr ...

Side Event
#1389
COP 9
2008-05-20

Indigenous Peoples, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Discussion on the linkages of biodiversity and climate change and the role and impacts on indigenous peoples

Side Event
#1429
COP 9
2008-05-20

Relation between the IMoSEB initiative and the MA Follow up

Presentation of the joint work conducted since November 07 and based on the IMoSEB consultative process results and the Follow up of the MA

Side Event
#1447
COP 9
2008-05-20

GEF Sustainable Forest Management Program & the Tropical Forest Account

The side event will present the GEF strategy and program on sustainable forest management and the new Tropical Forest Account. A few related cases will be presented to provide examples and successful initiatives.

Side Event
#1455
COP 9
2008-05-20

ABS and Protected Areas: Issues to consider?

The Namibian example of the Dutch-German ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa

Side Event
#1462
COP 9
2008-05-20

Trans-boundary Conservation and Conflict Resolution

The aim of this event is to find ways of implementing the CBDs program of work that pertains to transboundary conservation and the development of "peace parks" or other measures that use environmental cooperation as a means of conflict resolution. The event will build on the publication of a new ...

Side Event
#1472
COP 9
2008-05-20

Management Effectiveness of German National Parks -Quality Criteria and Standards

Introduction into the theme Power Point Presentation by EUROPARC-Germany Discussion with participants

Side Event
#1528
COP 9
2008-05-20

Plant breeding - an industry using and generating biodiversity

Experts will explain in a few presentations how genetic resources are used and biodiversity is generated, in other words how plant breeding and biodiversity go hand in hand. Using examples they will illustrate how genetic resources for food and agriculture have moved around the world and the res ...

Side Event
#1563
COP 9
2008-05-20

European Commission: Biodiversity and Climate Change

For the Framework Programme of 2007-2013 the EU will dedicate €1.8 billion to research on the environment, with a further €1.8 billion dedicated to the development of research infrastructures. EU research projects are open to both EU and non-EU nationals and institutions. This event will begi ...

Side Event
#1569
COP 9
2008-05-20

The Co-Operation On Health And Biodiversity (COHAB) Initiative

The COHAB Initiative Co-Operation On Health And Biodiversity is an international programme of work on human well-being and sustainable development. The side event is presented in cooperation with the Government of Ireland and the SCBD.

Side Event
#1604
COP 9
2008-05-20

Forest protected areas - Identifying and closing global conservation gaps

This project will present the results of a project "Conservation of forest biodiversity under the CBD: Options for a global forest protected area (FPA) network" and a gap analysis for FPA carried out by UNEP-WCMC, WWF and WRI. The gap analysis evaluates FPA coverage of forest ecoregions, present ...

Side Event
#1608
COP 9
2008-05-20

Life Web: Global Initiative on Protected Areas

Protected areas are the foundation for safeguarding ecosystems, species and genes in all their abundance and diversity. The Life Web Initiative aims at supporting the implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas through enhancing partnerships at the global level. The purpose o ...

Side Event
#1304
COP 9
2008-05-20

Recent developments in the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Recent developments in the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Side Event
#1387
COP 9
2008-05-20

Launching of Special Issue of Asian Biotechnology and Development Review on "Access and Benefit Sharing"

The launching of the special issue would be followed by a panel discussion on access and benefit sharing

Side Event
#1388
COP 9
2008-05-20

Regional Action Plan for the Amazonian Biodiversity [Closed Meeting for member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)]

Presentar a consideración de los miembros delegatarios de los ocho países miembros de la Organización del Tratado de Cooperación Amazónica (OTCA) el estado de avance del PLAN DE ACCION REGIONAL PARA LA BIODIVERSIDAD AMAZONICA, y recibir comentarios y aportes, previos a la elaboración de la propu ...

Side Event
#1437
COP 9
2008-05-20

PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES (PES): KATOOMBA GROUP/UNEP JOINT EVENT TO LAUNCH THE PRIMER ON GETTING STARTED WITH PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

KATOOMBA GROUP/UNEP JOINT EVENT TO LAUNCH THE MANUAL ON GETTING STARTED WITH PAYMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES.

Side Event
#1452
COP 9
2008-05-20

Biodiversity and Indigenous People of Latinamerica

Presentation of a declaration made in a previous workshop in Panama where different indigenous organizations of latinamerica discussed all subjetcs concerning CBD.

Side Event
#1456
COP 9
2008-05-20

The Social and Ecological Impacts of Genetically Engineered Trees

An expert panel will address the impacts on forests and forest-dependent communities that would result from the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment. The panel will also look at the impacts of using GE trees as a feedstock for "second generation" cellulosic ethanol.

Side Event
#1458
COP 9
2008-05-20

Using the TEMATEA Issue-Based Modules at national level

The national experiences with the TEMATEA Modules in pilot countries such as Cuba, Norway and Seychelles will be highlighted. This hands-on experience from national experts will facilitate the use of TEMATEA by other experts so that they will also be able to obtain optimal benefit of this tool.

Side Event
#1459
COP 9
2008-05-20

Initiative francophone sur APA

Présentation et diffusion de 4 publications francohones sur l'Accès aux ressources génétiques et le Partage des Avantages.

Side Event
#1485
COP 9
2008-05-20

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: THE IMPLICATIONS OF "EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING" FOR BIODIVERSITY AND THE CBD'S PROGRAMME OF WORK.

Enabled by the convergence of biology, computing and engineering, synthetic biology refers to new technologies that permit the design and construction of any specified DNA sequence, allowing the chemical synthesis of entire genes or genomes and synthetic life-forms. Working virus genomes have a ...

Side Event
#1490
COP 9
2008-05-20

WETLANDS, BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WIN-WIN RESPONSE OPTIONS

The main impact of climate change will be on water – and hence wetlands and the biodiversity they sustain. Water, and hence wetlands, is essential to human well-being. These ecosystems are becoming increasingly more vulnerable and their role in climate change undervalued. The side event will f ...

Side Event
#1515
COP 9
2008-05-20

Business and ABS: Issues and Opportunities

The event will focus on links between ABS, markets and business with examples, case studies and opportunities for national action

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