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Side Event
#1477
COP 9
2008-05-21

'Harmonisation of national reporting to the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements'

National reporting is one of the key obligations for Parties to the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). However, gathering and synthesising the information required for the reports to the various MEAs can provide a burden for Parties. A range of COP decisions, incl ...

Side Event
#1617
COP 9
2008-05-26

A Case Study and Industry Guidelines on Access and Benefit Sharing [OFFSITE EVENT - Großer Bankettraum, Parkrestaurant Rheinaue]

Elements of an international regime on Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) are an important part of the negotiation schedule of COP 9. It is of key importance that this regime will be appropriate to incentivize, and not impede, research and development in natural substances. Th ...

Side Event
#1516
COP 9
2008-05-21

A Dialogue on building biodiversity business: Experiences and opportunities

The event will include launch of a publication jointly by IUCN and Shell.

Side Event
#1413
COP 9
2008-05-21

ABS Capacity Development in Africa: experiences and scaling-up

This side event will present results achieved so far under the Dutch-German ABS Capacity-Development Initiative for Africa, and consider how efforts under the Initiative can be scaled up, including in other regions.

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
#1482
COP 9
2008-05-21

ABS implementation at national level using the 'Tematea' ABS Module

Introduction to 'Tematea' and the ABS Module (by IUCN ELC), report experiences with use of the Module for national ABS implementation in Peru (by government of Peru) * Official launch of the ABS Module as the 6th of the Issue-Based Modules developed under the UNEP-IUCN 'Tematea' project *

Side Event
#1517
COP 9
2008-05-23

ABS, Communities, Business and Livelihoods

The event will feature innovative activities at community level on linking conservation, markets and ABS.

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
#1342
COP 9
2008-05-22

AMAZON YOUR BUSINESS

* DISCOVER Many sustainable Amazon products * TASTE and ENJOY Wild chocolate from the jungle in Bolivia, Açaí energy drinks from Brazil * MEET Amazon-experts Hosted by Meindert Brouwer, author of the book Amazon Your Business / Opportunities and solutions in the rainforest

Side Event
#1351
COP 9
2008-05-23

Access and Benefit Measures (ABS) and Capacity Assessment in Four African Sates (Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia).

Country studies were commissioned in 2004-2005 to find out what progress had been made in implementing ABS measures in Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia. The side event presents the updated detailed country reports on the institutional and policy framework for ABS in each country and identifi ...

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 ...

Decision
COP 9
#11655

Decision IX/12

Access and benefit-sharing

Side Event
#1493
COP 9
2008-05-21

Achieving synergies between the CBD and UNFCCC: The potential for pro-poor REDD

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was a prominent issue during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) latest Convention of the Parties (COP), which was held December 3-14, 2007, in Bali, Indonesia. One of the main outcomes of the Bali meet ...

Decision
COP 9
#11677

Decision IX/34

Administration of the Convention and Budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2009-2010

Side Event
#1228
COP 9
2008-05-26

Advancing Regional Work on Invasive Species

Lessons learned from what works in different national contexts to enable implementation of commitments to Programmes of Work, drawing from examples with protected areas and island biodiversity. In collaboration with Parties, the Global Island Partnership, and the IUCN World Commission on Protect ...

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 ...

Decision
COP 9
#11645

Decision IX/2

Agricultural biodiversity: biofuels and biodiversity

Side Event
#1526
COP 9
2008-05-20

Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Development: Experiences from the Communities on Climate Change Adaptation

In the light of intensifying concerns about Climate Change and with the food (price) crisis happening in our midst, the Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation (CBDC) Network will present perspectives and highlight the experiences of farmers in adapting to climate change and in ensur ...

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
#1349
COP 9
2008-05-22

An ABS Case Study – The Astra Zeneca/Griffith University Natural Product Discovery Partnership

Presentation on the UNU-IAS Case Study of the Astra Zeneca/Griffith University Natural Product Discovery Partnership

Side Event
#1410
COP 9
2008-05-26

An ABS Regime for Non-Commercial Biodiversity Research: Roundtable Discussion on Sharing the Benefits of Research

The Consortium for the Barcode of Life is one of many international initiatives devoted to basic, non-commercial research on biodiversity. The Bonn Guidelines do not differentiate between commercial and non-commercial research, even though the risks and benefits are very different for developin ...

Side Event
#1578
COP 9
2008-05-20

Applying the Ecosystem Approach to the Programme of Work on Agricultural Biodiversity

The callenge of the programme of work on Agricultural Biodiversity is implementation. There are, as of yet, few well articulared ideas around what it means to apply the Ecosystem Approache to agriculture. A coalition of development, conservation and research organizations has taken the opportu ...

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
#1283
COP 9

Arguments for Protection Reports

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

Decision
COP 9
#11656

Decision IX/13

Article 8(j) and related provisions

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
#1408
COP 9
2008-05-22

Assessing and evaluating taxonomic needs and capacities on a global scale – analysis of capacity and resources needed for the GTI to contribute towards the GTNA

The German National Focal Point (NFP) of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) started a study to provide analysis and surveys for The Global Assessment of Taxonomic Needs and Capacities (GTNA) in early 2007. We present the results, significance of the study, and summarize our conclusions for tax ...

Side Event
#1614
COP 9
2008-05-23

Assessment on Peatlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change

The global Assessment of Peatlands Biodiversity and Climate Change brings together for the first time information of the global significance of peatlands for biodiversity and climate change. Peatlands are recognised as the most important terrestrial ecosystem for carbon storage - storing twice ...

Side Event
#1530
COP 9
2008-05-23

Avoiding negative social impacts: applying the "do no harm" principle to conservation

Increasing interest in linkages between conservation and poverty is leading to the development of principles and standards designed to maximise the potential for conservation activities to contribute to poverty reduction, and avoid negative social impacts that might exacerbate poverty. These eff ...

Side Event
#1510
COP 9
2008-05-21

BBF: Trade Rules and Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Biodiversity-based Products

The event will focus on issues of trade policy with links to business and biodiversity

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
#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
#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
#1374
COP 9
2008-05-22

Benefits for People and Wildlife: Sustainable Use in Operation

The Principles of the Ecosystem Approach (CBD VII/11) and the Addis Ababa Principles & Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (CBD VII/12) provide a framework for the sustainable use of biodiversity in order to promote its conservation and bring benefits to the people who live closes ...

Side Event
#1540
COP 9
2008-05-22

Best Practices for Development, Implementation and Evaluation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans-Findings from Regional Workshops on NBSAPs

This side event presents a number of cases emerging from recent regional workshops on NBSAPs, which illustrate best practices for development, implementation and evaluation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans. The side event contributes to discussions at COP 9 on guidance provid ...

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
#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
#1535
COP 9
2008-05-26

Biodiversity and Business

The event will showcase the mainstreaming of biodiversity principles into the private sector – focusing on 3 sectors and the partner institutions; Fair trade/flower production with Marks & Spencer (South Africa), transforming productive practices in the coffee sector by increasing market demand ...

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
#1626
COP 9
2008-05-29
Decision
COP 9
#11659

Decision IX/16

Biodiversity and climate change

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
#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
#1623
COP 9
2008-05-24

Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Day (Event co-organised by IIED-PCLG, the CBD secretariat and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation) [BEING HELD in the GSI, Room S30/S32]

The IIED-facilitated Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG), together with the CBD Secretariat and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), is hosting a one day meeting to highlight emerging experience in linking biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in polic ...

Side Event
#1484
COP 9
2008-05-21

Biodiversity in climate forest projects

The carbon sequestrating property of forests mobileses new resources for reforestation and afforestation. This new tool should however also guarantee social and environmental co-benefits. A climate forest project should go beyond sequestration. At this site event a panel consisting of a project ...

Decision
COP 9
#11660

Decision IX/17

Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands

Side Event
#1507
COP 9
2008-05-22

Biofuels in Brazil

The event aim at clarifying important issues related to the production, processing, trade and sustainability of biofuels in Brazil. Historical and current experiences on agrarian policies and biodiversity conservation, including the relationship between food production and biofuels and its corre ...

Side Event
#1541
COP 9
2008-05-26

Biological Diversity and the International Year of the Reef

This event is being orgnized jointly by SCBD and ICRI. The International Year of the Reef is an international programme designed to effectively communicate with various target audiences, the value and importance of the world’s coral reefs and the threats to the reefs’ sustainability, and to moti ...

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