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Meeting
#5801

International Civil Aviation Day 2018

7 December 2018, Montreal, Canada

Meeting
#5663

Human Rights Day 2017

10 December 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#114436
2017-09-14

Brave new world: NSW biodiversity conservation reforms commence

weeping changes to NSW biodiversity laws make statutory credits the currency of offsets for most development, but provide new offsetting alternatives for some major projects.The long-awaited NSW biodiversity conservation and land management reforms took effect on 25 August 2017, with the commenc ...

News Headlines
#114377
2017-09-11

Africa’s ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial. A difficult question to a lofty ideal. Making leaders accountable for national ...

News Headlines
#113179
2017-06-06

Biodiversity policy will conserve Ghana’s ecosystem – Frimpong Boateng

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng, has stated that the country cannot achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending poverty and protecting the planet if the country’s biodiversity is not achieved.

News Headlines
#109489
2016-08-08

Italy Wants Its Citizens to Embrace Doggy Bags - And other ways the country plans to cut down on food waste with its new law.

Italy, a country that needs no introduction when it comes to food, just became among the first countries to pass legislation targeting food waste at farms, grocery stores, and restaurants.

News Headlines
#106191
2015-11-20

Cabinet approves law to protect Bangladesh's biodiversity

The Bangladesh government has endorsed a biodiversity-protection law stipulating five years’ imprisonment and a fine of Tk 10,000 for those guilty of its infringement.

Meeting
#5463
News Headlines
#104137
2015-06-02

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Might Actually Take to the Highway

The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the North American insects are getting some unlikely help with their migration. This month, a Pollinator Health Task Force, formed at President Obama's request and including government agencies from the Federal Highway Association to Fish ...

News Headlines
#104145
2015-06-02

From Indonesia's elephant to Philippine eagle, wildlife matters

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Philippines’ destroying its five-ton stockpile of seized elephant tusks. The June 21, 2013 incident “marked not only the first time an ivory-consuming nation took such a public action but also the first time a country took steps to guarantee that ...

Meeting Document
#101425
2014-10-15

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/50

Example of Multi-Level Governance of Natural Capital: the Contribution of Local and Subnational Governments to the European Union’s Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Meeting
#5300

Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Ministerial Meeting

17 January 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting
#5209
Meeting
#5257

World Water Week: Water Cooperation – building partnerships

1 - 6 September 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

Meeting Document
#73688
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/10/INF/14

Globe Action Plan for Coral Reefs: Policy Proposals for Legislators

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
#2843
COP 11
2012-10-18

Recent OECD work on Biodiversity: Policy options for biodiversity and ecosystem services - making reform happen

The side-event will present recent OECD work on the economics and policy of biodiversity and ecosystems, including the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050, Green Growth and Biodiversity, and Scaling-up Finance for Biodiversity.

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
#2625
COP 11
2012-10-18

Visionary Biodiversity Policies and Laws

As a follow up of the Biodiversity Session at the World Summit of Legislators in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, exemplary biodiversity policies and laws will be presented as well as training materials for legislators and policy-makers for future just biodiversity policies and laws.

Side Event
#2713
COP 11
2012-10-18

Sustainable Public Procurement and Biodiversity

This will be joint event between the SCBD and UNEP-DTIE (and other partners as appropriate) with regard to the current work being done vis-a-vis Sustainable Public Procurement. This is an issue which has been raised in the business engagement decision and can act as a major driver to ensure not ...

Side Event
#2830
COP 11
2012-10-17

Measuring and mainstreaming natural capital and leveraging biodiversity finance

Organised by the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme, this event will present and discuss three major initiatives aimed at measuring and reflecting nature’s capital in national decision-making and at addressin ...

Side Event
#2800
COP 11
2012-10-17

WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD

THIS SIDE EVENT WILL UPDATE DELEGATES AND OTHERS ON WORK IN THE WTO ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CBD, IN PARTICULAR ON THE ON-GOING WORK IN THE REGULAR TRIPS COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL AS ON THE PARALLEL TRACK OF DG WTO'S CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.

Side Event
#2720
COP 11
2012-10-17

Changing Pace on public policy for biodiversity and ecosystem services: Focusing on innovative and effective policy solutions

The Global Environment Outlook 5 illustrates the increasing pressure on biological diversity worldwide. The predominant threats remain habitat loss and degradation resulting from agriculture and urban development, overexploitation, pollution and invasive alien species. The OECD Environmental Out ...

Side Event
#2821
COP 11
2012-10-15

Encouraging the creation of legal and policy frameworks leading to enhanced biodiversity management by companies

In order for business to manage their impacts on biodiversity and to contribute more broadly to the biodiversity conservation agenda, governments need to create enabling conditions that allow market forces to be harnessed for conservation. In some instances this will require governments to make ...

Side Event
#2644
COP 11
2012-10-12

A Policy Brief Launch: Securing the Future of Mangroves

Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems that offer countless goods and services to the human population. Their importance and value both economically and ecologically are largely known; despite this nearly all mangrove nations have experienced net losses in mangrove cover in recent decades as a r ...

Side Event
#2599
COP 11
2012-10-12

Bioethics,Biodiversity and Making a Repository of Ethical world views of Nature

This three day workshop aims to establish a framework and action plan to systematically map human relationships to nature and biodiversity. This will provide tools for use by policy makers at community, national and international level, in various important areas. Through increased understandin ...

Side Event
#2688
COP 11
2012-10-11

PA Governance in India – where do we stand in terms of tenure, relocation, and possibilities of coexistence?

The CBD has had a deep impact on Indian legislation as various rights based acts regarding the use and ownership of biodiversity and forests were born out of the convention and subsequently increased the opportunities for collaborative governance and management of biodiversity rich areas. The ch ...

Side Event
#2896
COP 11
2012-10-09

The Whakatane Mechanism: Addressing equitable governance and management in protected areas

The Whakatane Mechanism aims to support conflict resolution in protected areas by ensuring that conservation practices respect the rights of indigenous peoples and promotes best practices in the implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Participants in the side event will hear ...

Side Event
#2588
COP 11
2012-10-09

Space to Place New Steps of Change: An Analysis of International, Regional, and National Laws Essential to Securing Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities' Territories and Areas

On behalf of the ICCA Consortium, Natural Justice and Kalpavriksh are undertaking an international legal analysis and a range of national legal reviews of laws that support or hinder conservation efforts by Indigenous peoples and local communities in their territories and areas. The national rev ...

Side Event
#2587
COP 11
2012-10-08

Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020: The case of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

This side event presents different aspects of how the EU is implementing its committment to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 through the EU's Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. After a general introduction of the strategy itself, the EU will reflect upon its common implementation framew ...

Side Event
#2502
WGRI 4
2012-05-09

LEGAL ASPECTS OF ACHIEVING THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS ( IDLO, CISDl, SCBD)

The side event will present the early outcomes of a legal capacity-building project on eight Aichi Targets. It focuses on supporting legal preparedness for measures that address the direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity loss. The project is taking place in partnership with the Secretariat ...

CBD
Meeting
#5038
Meeting
#4810

2012 international Planet Under Pressure conference: New knowledge towards solutions

26 - 29 March 2012, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Side Event
#2196
COP 10
2010-10-28

Reconciling efforts to implement the provisions of the Conventions on Climate Change and Biological Diversity in an integrated way.

This high level event will address how political efforts are needed in order to implement the provisions of two of the most important MEAs. Counting on the participation of developed and developing countries participants, the discussion will include the kind of commitments necessary to reduce th ...

Side Event
#2118
COP 10
2010-10-28

The Nature Diversity Act- Best Biodiversity Policy for the Future Policy Award 2010

The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act entered into force on the 1st. of July 2009. Although it was adopted less than a year ago, The Nature Diversity Act has been nominated as Best Biodiversity Policy for the Future Policy Award 2010. The Act is a following-up of national and international obligat ...

Side Event
#2054
COP 10
2010-10-28

Marine and Coastal protected Areas towards a better Governance of the Mediterranean

This side event aims at sharing the efforts of the Mediterranean region under the aegis of UNEP/MAP in making the Millenium Development Goals with regard to the protection of biodiversity and the creation of marine protected areas a reality in the Mediterranean region. 60 min event, including: ...

Side Event
#2094
COP 10
2010-10-26

Protected Areas and the Law

This side event will present IUCN work on 'Protected Areas and the Law' since COP 9, in particular the Guidelines on Protected Areas Legislation, developed to provide information and guidance on key elements of a modern and effective legal framework, attuned to the present roles and correspondi ...

Side Event
#1935
COP 10
2010-10-25

EFFECTIVE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM POLICY AND REGULATION – BUSINESS INPUT TO THE CBD

In response to the emerging reality of natural resource limits, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, business must anticipate new and changing policies and regulatory frameworks to be developed and deployed by governments to address these pressing environmental challenges. However, busin ...

Side Event
#2076
COP 10
2010-10-22

Governance and rights: What works? Towards effective and equitable conservation for biodiversity and livelihoods

Governance and rights security have significant implications for biodiversity conservation effectiveness and for the livelihoods of people relying on resources within and outside of protected areas. These linkages are recognized in numerous Articles, Programmes of Work, and Guidelines of the CBD ...

Side Event
#2066
COP 10
2010-10-22

Science-policy interfaces - examples from Europe

To better interlink biodiversity research and biodiversity policy there are several national science-policy interfaces in different European countries. The German Network Forum for Biodiversity Research and colleagues from Belgium, France, Switzerland and EPBRS present the respective approaches ...

Side Event
#2254
COP 10
2010-10-22

Why Global Forest Governance Matters

Forest challenges, such as REDD and access and benefit sharing, are highly cross-sectoral, necessitating engagement across sectors and interests in a complex forest regime. Over the past 10 months, an IUFRO-led Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime carried out a global scientific asses ...

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