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Side Event
#3438
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-06

Biodiversity, Health and Sustainable Development

The linkages between achieving better health and ensuring biodiversity conservation and well-functioning ecosytems are increasingly recognized. The implications of these linkages for various goals related to sustainable development and the consequences for natural resources, economic development ...

Side Event
#3445
WG8J-09
2015-11-06

Fair and equitable benefit-sharing for the protection and full realization of the human rights of indigenous peoples and local communities: challenges and opportunities in international law

This event aims to discuss new research findings on actual and potential interactions between the CBD and international human rights law on fair and equitable benefit-sharing of relevance to indigenous peoples and local communities. It will focus on: 1) benefit-sharing from the sustainable use ...

Side Event
#3449
WG8J-09
2015-11-06

Lessons for Implementing FPIC Guidelines

This side event will focus on Conservation International's (CI) experiences in creating and then using our Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the field, with a particular focus on a case study from Ecuador. We will highlight the participatory process that helped to create C ...

Side Event
#3472
WG8J-09
2015-11-06

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BIODIVERSITY 2011-2020 – WELCOMING INPUT AND FEEDBACK!

The main objective of the event is to share the outline of a forthcoming publication provisionally entitled "Outlooks on Biodiversity: Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ contributions to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 - A complement to fourth edition o ...

Side Event
#3473
WG8J-09
2015-11-06

ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING (ABS) IN CANADA: THE JOURNEY, THE ROAD, AND THE DESTINATION

The event examines ongoing developments in Canada to create awareness on ABS pursuant to the Nagoya Protocol pending Canada's ratification. It puts in perspectives the work of an SSHRC-funded research initiative under the auspices of ABS-Canada (abs-canada.ca) which seeks to mobilize stakeholder ...

Side Event
#3437
WG8J-09
2015-11-05

Update on the IGC process and on WIPO´s work on traditional knowledge and genetic resources

This side-event would focus on the latest developments at the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) and on WIPO´s work on TK and GRs.

Side Event
#3470
WG8J-09
2015-11-05

Access and Benefit Sharing: A contextual discussion on Article 8j and Indian Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rules 2004 - Experiences form UNEP-GEF-MoEFCC project

National Biodiversity Authority, India is currently implementing the first National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the UNEP-GEF-MoEF Project on “Strengthening the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules, 2004, with focus on its Access and Benefit Sharing Provi ...

Side Event
#3447
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-05

GEF-Satoyama Project Forum: Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes

A newly launched GEF-funded project, the GEF-Satoyama Project, aims to contribute to the mainstreaming of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The project aims to make contribution to sustainable management of production landscapes and seascapes, so that the society prospers in ...

Side Event
#3459
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-05

GEO BON’S PRE-LAUNCH OF BON IN A BOX: LATIN AMERICA – AN ONLINE TOOLKIT FOR BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATIONS

This side event will involve the pre-launch of BON in a Box: Latin America. BON in a Box (Biodiversity Observation Network in a Box) is an online, customizable and continually updated toolkit for biodiversity observations. It serves as technology transfer and capacity building mechanism that wil ...

Side Event
#3461
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-05

VERTICAL INTEGRATION OF NBSAPS ACROSS LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT: LESSONS LEARNT

SCBD and ICLEI will announce initial results and development for a project, funded by the Japan Biodiversity Fund, to identify best practices and produce guidelines to harmonize implementation of NBSAPs across various levels of government. The presentation will show results with 15 Parties. Mont ...

Side Event
#3462
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-05

WHO IS DOING WHAT TO MOVE TOWARDS AICHI TARGET 2?

Event will give an overview on implementation status and progress, current initiatives and projects, involved countries and stakeholders, different obstacles and opportunities to achieve Aichi Target 2 with a special focus on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Accounting

Side Event
#3466
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-05

Health and Biodiversity: From Policy to Practice

Building on the key messages from the CBD-WHO State of Knowledge review “Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health”, this side event will explore some of the avenues which Parties to the CBD may consider to promote dual health and biodiversity gains within National Biodiversity ...

Side Event
#3436
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-04

Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

The ABS-CH team invites you to participate in a hands-on interactive training session on the Access Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House. The ABS Clearing-House (https://absch.cbd.int/) is a platform for exchanging information on access and benefit-sharing established by Article 14 of the Nagoya Pro ...

Side Event
#3444
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-04

IPriorities for work on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development and opportunities to enhance partnerships

Join us for a discussion on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development, including priorities for Parties, the work of the CBD Secretariat, and opportunities to enhance collaboration and partnership with other entities.

Side Event
#3452
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-04

ASSESSING AND COMMUNICATING PROGRESS TOWARDS THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS – A POSTER TOOL

Assessing and communicating how countries and programmes contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed development and conservation goals is a challenging task. Building on experiences with a poster generation tool to illustrate how the implementation of NBSAPs contributes to the 2010 ...

Side Event
#3455
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-04

STRENGTHENING THE SCIENCE-POLICY DIALOGUE ON BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN HEALTH: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA.

A multi-disciplinary panel of experts will discuss key themes and collaborative opportunities at the nexus of biodiversity and human health in line with the findings of SCBD and WHO-led State of Knowledge Review, Connecting Global Priorities Biodiversity and Human Health.

Side Event
#3468
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-04

OPTIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION FOR PARTIES UNDER CBD AND RELATED MEAS - PART 2

This session will focus on innovative approaches to technical and scientific cooperation. Presentations in this session will include the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI), the Bar Code of Life and an initiative to support cooperation for CBD Monitoring, Reporting and Verification. E ...

Side Event
#3434
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

LAUNCHING OF REGIONAL REPORTS TITLED “STATE OF BIODIVERSITY IN AFRICA, ASIA PACIFIC, WEST ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN”

UNEP DELC, in collaboration with UNE-WCMC, is developing the second edition of the Regional State of Biodiversity Reports in Africa, Asia-Pacific, West Asia and Latin America and Caribbean, which is a mid-term review of progress towards implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011- ...

Side Event
#3442
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

Biological Invasions in Forests: A Global Problem Impacting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions – International Union of Forest Research Organization

Globalization has many benefits but an unintended consequence is the accidental movement of unwanted live species into non-native ecosystems and habitat. Alien species are invading forests in virtually every part of the world and these species represent virtually every animal and plant taxa. Whi ...

Side Event
#3448
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

Ecole d’été francophone sur la comptabilité écosystémique: formation au démarrage de comptes, méthodes, outils et organisation

Présentation de l’école d’été pour la mise en oeuvre de l’objectif d’aiche 2 sur l’intégration des valeurs de la biodiversité dans la comptabilité nationale qui sera organisée en mai 2016 après la réunion du Sbstta 20 à Montréal pendant trois semaines conjointement entre le CIRAD et l’Université ...

Side Event
#3451
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities' Collective Contributions to Biodiversity Conservation through ICCAs and the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative

Territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) are gaining increasing recognition for their multiple values and significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and restoration, including in several recent CBD Decisions (e.g. XI/14, XI/24, XI/25, XII/3, ...

Side Event
#3456
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

Approaches to assessing progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets on a national level

It is evident that a variety of approaches are used by countries in order to assess progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. This side event will summarise these approaches, using national examples, and explore the strengths, limitations and considerations for use of each of these approa ...

Side Event
#3469
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

ACHIEVING AICHI TARGET 12: TOOLS, RESOURCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Achieving Aichi Target 12 requires first assessing the conservation status of species to determine its level of threat. Once the conservation status is known, a number of techniques and tools are available to Parties to manage threats and drivers of species extinctions and ultimately to improve ...

Side Event
#3441
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

Interim report on the use of biological control agents against invasive alien species

Summary report from the expert meeting on the use of biological control agents against invasive alien species, in particular release into the environment. The event will further exchange views and comments between the experts and delegates to SBSTTA19

Side Event
#3460
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE BIO-BRIDGE INITIATIVE

The SCBD and the chosen External Partner institution will present the structure and planned activities of the Bio-Bridge Initiative; validate a draft Action Plan, and the criteria for selection and an outline of possible pilot projects. Discussions will focus on the validation of the approach an ...

Side Event
#3463
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

DEMONSTRATION OF THE ON-LINE REPORTING TOOL OF THE CONVENTION

This side event provides an opportunity to demonstrate the on-line reporting tool, developed as requested in COP decisions VIII/14 and XII/29. The tool will allow Parties to make information available concerning progress towards the Aichi Targets as well as national targets set in line with the ...

Side Event
#3464
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY IN PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT: ASSESSING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF PROTECTED AREAS ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES

This event will present the SAPA (Socioeconomic Assessment of Protected Areas), focusing on recent results from near Kafue National Park (KNP) in Zambia. It will seek to engage stakeholders in a roundtable discussion on the SAPA process and how it can be applied more widely in protected area man ...

Side Event
#3465
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-03

Charting the Course for Achieving Target 11 by 2020

The fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook has reported the quantitative elements of Target 11 (to protect 17% of terrestrial and 10% of coastal and marine areas) are on track to be achieved at the global level by 2020, with only an additional area of 1.6% needed in each case. However, the other ele ...

Side Event
#3433
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Progress in implementing the IPBES Work Programme

In December 2013, the IPBES Plenary adopted a work programme for the period 2014-2018, and implementation of this work programme is well under way. Drawing on examples of ongoing work and the relationship between this work and the work of SBSTTA, this side event will encourage discussion on the ...

Side Event
#3440
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Indigenous and local knowledge in IPBES and CBD – approaches and synergies

IPBES promotes effective engagement with holders of indigenous and local knowledge in all its four functions. This side event will update on the IPBES process on Indigenous and local knowledge, and discuss how the advances in bottom up approaches for community based monitoring (CBMIS) of Aichi ...

Side Event
#3446
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Mainstreaming biodiversity – what does success look like?

Integrating biodiversity values and considerations into sectoral policies and practices is considered essential for successful implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans. While successful initiatives will be shared through the launch of the ‘Mainstreaming biodiversity ...

Side Event
#3457
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Mind the gap – developing indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

The fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4) demonstrated that biodiversity and ecosystem services are continuing to decline despite an increase in efforts. However, there are a number of key gaps in the suite of global indicators, preventing a full story from being told. Such g ...

Side Event
#3471
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

COLLABORATIVE RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND KNOWLEDGE FACILITATION THROUGH GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR THE SATOYAMA INITIATIVE (IPSI)

The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) has been recognized for its potential and actual contributions to biodiversity conservation in decisions of every CBD COP since 2010, and its membership has been involved in a wide variety of activities for resource mobilization, c ...

Side Event
#3439
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Integrative observation and assessments of marine biodiversity in Asia-Pacific region by the strategic project S-9-5 of Japan

This project, Integrative Observation and Assessments of Marine Biodiversity in Asia region (S-9-5) consists of six research teams; 1) regional biodiversity in Asia, 2) kelp forest and seaweed beds, 3) seagrass beds, 4) coral reefs, 5) plankton communities in pelagic water, and 6) deep-sea chemo ...

Side Event
#3443
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Collective Action by Indigenous peoples and local communities - Reporting and Indicators under Aichi Targets including the financial reporting framework

The contribution of collective action and customary sustainable use by indigenous peoples and local communities to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use has been recognized in several CBD decisions such as at COP12 decisions on Article 8j and Article 10c, as well as Decision XII/3 on Res ...

Side Event
#3453
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Leveraging integrated approaches for achieving forest-related Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the expanded Programme of Work on Forest Biodiversity

To open up a discussion on options for further action to achieve forest-related Aichi Biodiversity Targets, in a mutually supportive manner, presented in SBSTTA document 19/8.

Side Event
#3458
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

Enhancing Synergies between Biodiversity MEAs : Options and Opportunities

The event will focus on recent developments related to enhancing synergies between biodiversity-related MEAs from UNEP and SCBD and will discuss future plans to achieving the desired outcomes.

Side Event
#3467
SBSTTA-19
2015-11-02

OPTIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION FOR PARTIES UNDER CBD AND RELATED MEAS - PART 1

This is the first in a two-part side event that will profile technical and scientific cooperation (TSC) initiatives under the Convention that support Parties in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Part one explores three broad umbrella initiatives. The second part of the side event will be ...

Side Event
#3258
COP 12
2014-10-17

The Power of Human Awareness in Safeguarding Biodiversity & Sustainable Development

Through history, there has been an awareness of a deep connection between the living system of human thought and the living system of the natural world. Over time however, the awareness of this connection has become critically fragile. We will discuss ways of restoring and strengthening this awa ...

Side Event
#3277
COP 12
2014-10-17

International cooperation and exchange for biodiversity conservation: Dialogue formats on ABS and TEEB

The German Government together with its global development partners Brazil, India and South Africa is supporting a variety of activities in the field of international cooperation striving for an effective implementation of the CBD. Current approaches are e.g. the facilitation of dialogue format ...

Side Event
#3294
COP 12
2014-10-17

Effect of sand mining on biodiversity.

Sand mining is a neglected but serious environmental hazard affecting beaches, creeks and rivers all over the world. Rampant sand mining destroys environment and bio diversity, affects water security and causes land erosion. Developing countries like India, Cambodia and other Asian countries co ...

Side Event
#3298
COP 12
2014-10-17

Traditional medicine: growing presence, resource concerns and possible solutions

Over 60,000 of plants, most of them harvested from the wild, provide essential ingredients for traditional medicine systems and other industries, and support livelihoods of thousands of collectors around the world. Due to multiple reasons wild plants are endangered with one in five threatened wi ...

Side Event
#3306
COP 12
2014-10-17

Protocolo de Nagoya, Pueblos Indigenas y Conocimiento tradicional asociado a recursos geneticos

Se tratara los desafios de la entratada en vigor del Protocolo de Nagoya con un enfoque en conocimientos tradicionales asociados a recursos geneticos

Side Event
#3311
COP 12
2014-10-17

Sharing knowledge and experience among the South East Asian countries and China in the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 & Aichi Targets

The China Fund Project on “Strengthening the capacity of South East Asian countries for the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 & Aichi Targets”, launched in 2013, aims to promote sharing of knowledge and experience among ASEAN countries and China on the implementation of ...

Side Event
#3355
COP 12
2014-10-17

Community Protocols and the Nagoya Protocol

The side-event will launch a guide on Community Protocols for policy makers and other stakeholders that was developed by UNEP and EDO NSW which was supported by the Government of Spain through the LifeWeb Initiative. The event will also present case studies from five (5) different regions of th ...

Side Event
#3415
COP 12
2014-10-17

ROLE OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN CONVERSVATION AND ACCESS & BENEFIT SHARING OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES AS PER THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ACT. 2002, INDIA WITH CASE STUDIES

Gervernment of India, enacted the Biological Diversity Act. 2002 in spirit of UN Convention on Biological Diversity and which enabled the local communities have rights on their Biological Resources and its associated traditional knowledge. We would like to bring the notice of internatonal commu ...

Side Event
#3295
COP 12
2014-10-16

Global Understanding in Forestry Education

Forest as the one of ecosystem containing with biodiversity was threatening by human activity for supporting of economic growth and social development. People in every sector and level of education should be aware to create good management in forestry to make sustainable natural resources to fu ...

Side Event
#3331
COP 12
2014-10-16

Using solutions to share knowledge and create evidence-based innovation

Let´s not keep reinventing the wheel but learn from each other´s successes in the management and governance of biodiversity and natural resources. This side event – hosted by the Blue Solutions Initiative of the German Environment Ministry (BMUB) together with its implementing partners GIZ, IUCN ...

Side Event
#3339
COP 12
2014-10-16

Demonstrating the role of biodiversity and ecosystems in delivering good health at low cost

Of the several services that biodiversity provides, a cross-cutting one is the contribution to secure the health of people and life forms in all manifestations – physical, mental and spiritual. While the relevance of biodiversity and related traditional knowledge to mainstream health may be more ...

Side Event
#3369
COP 12
2014-10-16

Patent Activity for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Experience from the UK

This side-event presents the results of research to identify genetic resources and TK in UK international patent activity as part of a project with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and UK Intellectual Property Office. The project aimed to understand the origins of ...

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