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Side Event
#1513
COP 9
2008-05-30

Building on the Lisbon Conference on Business and Biodiversity

Regional Initiative on a business platform for 2010 business action.

Side Event
#1556
COP 9
2008-05-30

From COP 9 to COP 10 - The way forward on ABS and Plant Breeding

Panel discussion on assessing the outcome of COP 9 and Position for Future Negotiations especially focusing on plant breeding. Panel members represent a wide range of interests from both developed and developing countries.

Side Event
#1470
COP 9
2008-05-29

Natura 2000 - Europe's practical commitment to the 2010 target

To celebrate and present recent progress in establishing Natura 2000, Europe's protected areas network contributing to the CBD programme of work on protected areas. Short interventions by high level representatives from the European Commission, host country Germany, EU Presidency Slovenia, NGOs ...

Side Event
#1590
COP 9
2008-05-29

Integrating Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Into Strategies of the Financial Sector

In Spring 2007 Environment Ministers of the G8 Countries as well as of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, and the European Commission laid out a set of goals for halting the loss of biodiversity: the “Potsdam Initiative - Biological Diversity 2010”. While goal No 1 draws on the “econ ...

Side Event
#1619
COP 9
2008-05-29

The Strategic HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan

The side event will present the strategic HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan adopted last year by the nine Baltic Sea coastal countries and the European Community. It is an ambitious overarching programme of actions to drastically reduce pollution to the Baltic Sea and restore its good ecological sta ...

Side Event
#1340
COP 9
2008-05-29

Integrating Biodiversity into Investment Decisions - progress from COP 8

Convened by Fauna & Flora International, UNEP Finance Initiative and the Brazilian business school FGV; this side-event will review the progress made by the finance sector since COP 8. Key areas for discussion are i) UNEP FI's CEO briefing which sets out the business case for financial insitu ...

Side Event
#1394
COP 9
2008-05-29

Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA): Innovation in Protected Areas System Management

Created in 2003 by the Brazilian government for the conservation of a significant sample of Amazonian biodiversity, the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) has developed a range of best practices concerning the management of Protected Areas in Brazil. The ARPA Program is coordinated by ...

Side Event
#1432
COP 9
2008-05-29

The Alpine Ecological Network- a Contribution to the Global Network of Protected Areas

The Parties to the Alpine Convention started to set up an ecological network in the Alps approximately 10 years ago. Today this initiative is - together with the issues of climate change and the loss of biodiversity - embedded in a far reaching and overarching context and makes a significant co ...

Side Event
#1449
COP 9
2008-05-29

Future of the GEF Biodiversity Program

The high-level panels, including the CEO of GEF, will discuss the future strategic direction and focus of GEF biodiversity program.

Side Event
#1489
COP 9
2008-05-29

Biodiversity and the Climate Change Adaptation

A brief overview of relevant decisions, publications and joint activities implemented within the framework of the CBD including examples of national-level activities linking biodiversity and climate change adaptation

Side Event
#1504
COP 9
2008-05-29

National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) in Ecuador

To present the experience of the SNAP in Ecuador

Side Event
#1506
COP 9
2008-05-29

Private Sector Leadership in Conserving Marine and Freshwater Biodiversity

The private sector is a primary user of marine and aquatic areas and resources – and is best placed to ensure ocean and lake ecosystem use is sustainable. This side event will highlight private sector initiatives that conserve and sustainably use ocean and freshwater biodiversity – and the needs ...

Side Event
#1527
COP 9
2008-05-29

Protecting the Pacific High Seas Enclaves: The Need for Marine Reserves

The side event will highlight the importance and benefits of marine reserves in the high seas, using the case study of the Pacific, where a number of Pacific Island countries are taking action to safeguard their marine resources by calling for marine reserves in three distinct high seas areas wi ...

Side Event
#1576
COP 9
2008-05-29

Resilience in a Dangerous Time: Farmer-led Climate Change Strategies

This event will showcase the experiences of Southern farmers and activists in using agrobiodiversity conservation and an ecosystems approach to small-scale farming as key climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. They will pay special attention to participatory in-situ seed conservat ...

Side Event
#1583
COP 9
2008-05-29

Sustainable Financing of the Taï National Park (PNT), Ivory Coast

After fifteen years of joint and successful conservation efforts by the “Office Ivoiren des Parcs et Réserves (OIPR)” and its partners (KfW, GTZ, WWF, WCF), securing sustainable financing of the Park management has become a major challenge for the “Fondation Ivoirienne des Parcs et Réserves (FPR ...

Side Event
#1626
COP 9
2008-05-29
Side Event
#1391
COP 9
2008-05-28

Indicators Relevant for Indigenous Peoples, the CBD Strategic Plan and the 2010 Biodiversity Target

Sharing by indigenous peoples on work on indicators relevant for indigenous peoples and the CBD

Side Event
#1421
COP 9
2008-05-28

Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodites Program Launch Event

IFC wishes to announce the initiation of the Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodites Program (BACP) Phase One, an $8 million program to support private-sector initiatives to mainstream the adoption of better management practices in the commodity markets of cocoa, palm oil, soybean, and sugarcane.

Side Event
#1423
COP 9
2008-05-28

ABS: Real World Challenges, Real World Solutions

This event will build on recent presentations by ABIA, and other NGOs, companies and related research institutions in identifying the continuing challenges and opportunities for development of enabling environments for ABS and attendant generation of social and economic benefits for stakeholders ...

Side Event
#1451
COP 9
2008-05-28

Conservation and sustainable use of Western Amazonian biodiversity

The results and activities of Finnish funded BIODAMAZ Project in Peru and BIOCAN Project in Andean Community countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) will be presented. The relation of the project activities to the needs of the area are discussed as well as collaboration possibilities with o ...

Side Event
#1505
COP 9
2008-05-28

The ITT Initiative: keeping the oil in the ground

Present the proposal to keep close to one billion barrels of heavy crude in ground. The oil reserves known as Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini (ITT) would remain underground in exchange for intenational compensation of at least 50% of Ecuador`s forgone revenue if extraction had taken place.

Side Event
#1198
COP 9
2008-05-28

Biodiversity and the Sub-global Assessment of Satoyama and Satoumi in Japan

This side event will present the process and preliminary outcome of an ongoing assessment initiative on satoyama and satoumi – traditional rural landscapes – in Japan, which has been developed building on the framework of the sub-global assessments of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA). Th ...

Side Event
#1570
COP 9
2008-05-28

Approches Régionales pour la Conservation et la Gestion Durable de la Biodiversité en Afrique Centrale

L’évènement parallèle consistera en une série de quatre présentations portant sur (i) les approches régionales de conservation et de gestion de la biodiversité (ii) l’approche ″accès et partage des avantages découlant de l’exploitation des ressources génétiques (APA) ″ en Afrique centrale, (iii) ...

Side Event
#1287
COP 9
2008-05-28

The Potential of the ARPA program in reducing deforestation and associated carbon emissions in the Brazilian Amazon

An event in which the WWF and IPAM will present the conclusion of a study related to the potential of the ARPA Program in reducing deforestation and associated carbon emissions in the Brazilian Amazon. The study includes an evaluation of the historical effect of ARPA Program in the management o ...

Side Event
#1294
COP 9
2008-05-28

High Seas Marine Protected Areas - Showcasing Developments

The world’s four High Seas Marine Protected Areas already in existence will be showcased, presenting how they can work, what different meanings ‘MPA’ can have, and what the different systems/frameworks can be for such an MPA, to further understand the concept.

Side Event
#1376
COP 9
2008-05-28

BMBF Projects: The Other Perspective: Visions of African Stakeholders on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development

Stakeholders (land users and decision makers) from four African countries will present and discuss their experiences on joint research and implementation of sustainable use and conservation practices of biodiversity within the African-German BIOTA AFRICA Project. This research project focuses on ...

Side Event
#1392
COP 9
2008-05-28

Indigenous Women and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Discussion on the key role indigenous women play in biodiversity protection and the ways forward in effectively influencing the CBD.

Side Event
#1466
COP 9
2008-05-28

UNESCO-Biosphere Reserves: Ecological, economic, cultural and social benefits and their linkages in the World Network: "Doing together - learning together: Kruger to Canyons Biosphere region (South Africa) and Rhön Biosphere reserve (Germany)"

This side event demonstrates why UNESCO-biosphere reserves are innovative instruments for linking conservation and sustainable development. Presently 531 biosphere reserves (BR) in 105 countries are working in this context to make a difference. The sharing of their experience and the co-operatio ...

Side Event
#1468
COP 9
2008-05-28

SEBI 2010: a pan-European set of biodiversity indicators to measure progress towards 2010

This event will present the regional set of streamlined biodiversity indicators to measure progress towards the 2010 target, as well as the future plans for assessments based on the set. The event will consist of 2-3 short presentations, followed by an open discussion. Input from SEBI 2010 par ...

Side Event
#1478
COP 9
2008-05-28

Centralised planning: Localised implementation

Peter Bridgewater, chairman of the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee, will provide a narrative considering several of the obstacles to implementing planning; to highlight these obstacles, and suggest possible solutions, the narrative will be interspersed with case studies detailing UK exp ...

Side Event
#1243
COP 9
2008-05-28

EU-China Biodiversity Programme: Lessons on Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Presentation and Panel Discussion and Open Forum

Side Event
#1606
COP 9
2008-05-28

The Darwin Initiative

A presentation on the UK's Darwin Initiative which assists countries that are rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through the funding of collaborative projects which draw on UK biodiversity expertise. The event will expla ...

Side Event
#1319
COP 9
2008-05-27

The Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil – world records of forest biodiversity but highly endangered hotspot – state of the art and what is to be done…

Presentation and discussion about the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil with government and social society representatives • Presentation of biodiversity features of the Atlantic Rain Forest • History and state-of-the art of deforestation and other threatens • Tendencies of natural regeneration an ...

Side Event
#1433
COP 9
2008-05-27

Rapid Review of Conservation Trust Funds

Issues that will be considered include: 1) A review of the purpose, role and monitoring and evaluation system of CTF; 2) CTF governance and legal and financial issues; 3) future roles and opportunities.

Side Event
#1481
COP 9
2008-05-27
Side Event
#1548
COP 9
2008-05-27

Business and Biodiversity

Presentation of a first draft of the assessment of agricultural indicators for biodiversity. On the basis of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the draft of the EC for EMAS III approaches to indicators will be developed.

Side Event
#1605
COP 9
2008-05-27

The European pulp and paper industry is committed to enhance biodiversity

During the side-event, the European Forest Institute will present the results of an assessment of the impacts of biodiversity protection on the availability of wood for the industry. Protecting biological and landscape diversity has resulted in various protection regimes in Europe. At the same t ...

Side Event
#1613
COP 9
2008-05-27

Biodiversity Conservation in Montenegro - The Way Forward

Presentation of the national strategy for biodiversity and future activities. Overview of situation in the field of nature protection in Montenegro.

Side Event
#1338
COP 9
2008-05-27

High-level Panel Discussion on Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation

Co-chaired by H.E. Ms. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, the panel discussion will include selected high-level speakers such as government ministers and directors of multi and bi-lateral organizat ...

Side Event
#1602
COP 9
2008-05-27
Side Event
#1292
COP 9
2008-05-27

Heart of Borneo - Bridging Conservation and Sustainable Development in Three Countries

Governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia will announce Progress Report of Heart of Borneo Tri-National Plan that has been formulated in the 2nd trilateral meeting in Pontianak, Indonesia, early April (2-5 April 2008).

Side Event
#1318
COP 9
2008-05-27

Assessing Progress Towards the 2010 Target-Preparation of the Fourth National Report of CBD

SCBD, together with UNDP, UNEP and other partners, will introduce the tools developed to assist countries in undertaking national assessment of progress towards the 2010 Target and preparing the fourth national report. A few countries may be invited to share their plans for national assessment a ...

Side Event
#1326
COP 9
2008-05-27

Implementation of the Regional Biodiversity Strategy of the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú)

The Andean Community will bring cases of implementation of the Regional Biodiversity Strategy on the Andean Community. Discussion sill be focused on topics such as BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing, as well as other regional efforts that contribute to the conservation and sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#1412
COP 9
2008-05-27

Preparing for 'Sustainable Use' at COP10: the role of customary use of biodiversity in the implementation of the Convention.

While a lot of discussion has taken place concerning two pillars of the Convention (conservation and fair and equitable sharing of benefits) less attention has been given to the third pillar: sustainable use of biodiversity. Given the growing recognition of the linkages between biodiversity, hum ...

Side Event
#1442
COP 9
2008-05-27

The contribution of zoos to biodiversity conservation: the link between in-situ and ex-situ

Introduction to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and their partners (like IUCN) in the worldwide "Amphibian Ark" campaign. Concrete case studies will be presented from Germany and Vietnam and information provided on the European zoos involvement in education and ex-situ conserv ...

Side Event
#1560
COP 9
2008-05-27

TWO PRACTICAL TOOLS TO HELP IN THE NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF ABS: A FOLDER AND AN ELECTRONIC PRESENTATION TEMPLATE

This event will launch two new tools developed by the Quebec Government, and its collaborators, to help countries to implement policies on ABS at national level, especially in developing countries. These attractive colour tools, in English and French, are intended to be used by ABS focal points ...

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