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Side Event
#1199
COP 9
2008-05-22

Forest conservation at the landscape level: who cares about biodiversity?

Scientists and conservationists are becoming increasingly aware that conservation approaches based on threats and protected areas are necessary but not sufficient for the conservation of biodiversity. In the landscapes outside of protected areas, forest patches and other secondary forests, agrof ...

Side Event
#1226
COP 9
2008-05-22

Implementing the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development - Good practices and lessons learned of a UNEP/GEF project in Central Eastern Europe

The proposed side event introduces the experiences made within the GEF-UNEP Project 'Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity through Sound Tourism Development in Biosphere Reserves in Central and Eastern Europe', implemented from March 2005 until May 2008. The project aims at strengthen ...

Side Event
#1250
COP 9
2008-05-22

Intermediate results of UNEP’s initiative on Integrated Assessment of Trade-related Policies and Biodiversity in the Agricultural Sector

The side event will present the intermediate results of UNEP’s initiative on Integrated Assessment of Trade-related Policies and Biodiversity in the Agricultural Sector, implemented in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the CBD and UNEP-WCMC. The initiative aims to enhance capacity in d ...

Side Event
#1579
COP 9
2008-05-22

Celebration of IDB : A Business Perspective

CP group, Thailand’s largest food product manufacturing multinational company will present the company’s implementation that promote and enhance biodiversity conservation. The company has conducted several projects. All business units of the organization do protect forests and provide reforestat ...

Side Event
#1332
COP 9
2008-05-22

Roadmap to Recovery: Greenpeace's Plan to Save the World's Forests and the Climate

The Greenpeace side event will have three components. First, Greenpeace will identify recent trends in deforestation, including Indonesian case studies and mapping projects. Second, it will present an international proposal to halt emissions from tropical deforestation. Third, it will explain ...

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
#1352
COP 9
2008-05-22

Certificates of Origin, Source, Legal Provenance and Compliance

Proposals have been made for a variety of certification systems to act as the basis for an international system of documentation to provide evidence of PIC and MAT relating to access and use of genetic resources and traditional knowledge. This side-event will present a comparative anlaysis of a ...

Side Event
#1401
COP 9
2008-05-22

Improved biodiversity conservation and livelihoods through a better management of Protected Areas

Will be presented a good practice of the GEF/UNEP Project “Strengthening the network of Training Centers for PA managers of Northern Eurasia” implemented by Center "Zapovedniks" in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus

Side Event
#1417
COP 9
2008-05-22

Tourism and Protected Areas

Acto will be presenting and discussing its Protected Areas Programm as well as its Tourism Programm, specially its Initiative Destination Amazonia Year 2009

Side Event
#1418
COP 9
2008-05-22

Compliance with ABS requirements: Wishful thinking or reality? Experiences from the Hoodia Case

Benefit-sharing agreements have been signed between the San, indigenous peoples of southern Africa and holders of traditional knowledge of the plant Hoodia, and different commercial users. A national law on ABS is also now in place in South Africa. Nonetheless many products are on the market tha ...

Side Event
#1436
COP 9
2008-05-22

Regional cooperation on genetic resources in support of global processes : a Nordic approach.

Nordic genetic resources work within the framework of Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Genetic Resources Council is presented. It includes presentation of the new Nordic institution "Nordgen"as well as strategical polical matters related to plant, animal, and forestry genetic resources.

Side Event
#1460
COP 9
2008-05-22

The ASEAN Biodiversity: Its Significance in Maintaining Global Ecological Sustainability

Lecture forum on the significant role of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Region in maintaining global ecological sustainability. Despite occupying only three percent of the earth’s surface, 20 percent of all known species live deep in the ASEAN region’s mountains, jungles, ...

Side Event
#1463
COP 9
2008-05-22

Bridging the Gap between the Rio Conventions: Field Experience From West and Central Africa

The event will showcase the achievements of a regional network of environmental NGOs aiming at the synergy between CBD and UNCCD through field projects, information exchange, and knowledge transfer. Some of the highlighted projects include control of invasive plant species (water hyacinth in Riv ...

Side Event
#1464
COP 9
2008-05-22

Recent OECD Work on the Economic Aspects of Biodiversity

Recent OECD work on the economic aspects of biodiversity will be presented. Presentations will focus on: the new OECD publication on the distributive issues related to biodiversity policies; the review of OECD country progress in the use of incentive measures to promote the conservation and sust ...

Side Event
#1471
COP 9
2008-05-22

Caring for Pollinators – safeguarding agrobiodiversity and wild plant diversity

Following the the “São Paulo Pollinator Declaration” COP 6 the principal role of pollinators has been recognized and considerable work of the Pollinators Initiatives has been done since. Primary focus was on bees (Hymenoptera), while other pollinator groups remain largely ne-glected. In view of ...

Side Event
#1577
COP 9
2008-05-22

Designing Legal Translplants for ABS

Priority issues of ABS - Legislation shall be discussed including user country measures, PIC and disseminated knowledge. Joint projects shall be organized.

Side Event
#1599
COP 9
2008-05-22

Linking Biodiversity with Improved Livelihoods - Case Studies from Africa

National NGOs in five countries belonging to the BirdLife International Africa Partnership are providing support to local conservation groups to help them link birds and biodiversity conservation with improved livelihoods of their communities. This side event will present examples from two proje ...

Side Event
#1293
COP 9
2008-05-23

The MPA Network in West Africa: The Subregional Programme on Marine and Coastal areas Management (PRCM) delivering on CBD Commitments

Enable the countries of the PRCM region to use the opportunity of the COP 9 to showcase outstanding achievements towards the 2010/2012 targets of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA).

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
#1382
COP 9
2008-05-23

UNDP/GEF Support to Implementation of CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

The CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA), adopted at COP-7, is the internationally agreed path towards sustainable in-situ conservation, striving to reach a global network of representative terrestrial and marine protected areas by 2010 and 2012 correspondingly. UNDP/GEF/CBD project ...

Side Event
#1395
COP 9
2008-05-23

Priority Areas for Conservation in the Amazon Biome: Experiences and methodologies.

The Program of Work on Protected Areas under the CBD (Decision VII/28, goal 1.1) emphasizes the need to complete gap analyses and to designate protected areas according to the national or regional gap analysis (including precise maps). Evaluation and identification of areas and priority actions ...

Side Event
#1403
COP 9
2008-05-23

Evaluation Tool for Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (FAUC in Portuguese): methodology, application, results.

Over the last 10 years significant effort has been put in place to assess management effectiveness of protected areas in Brazil. Several methodologies have been developed and applied in a wide range of PAs in the country. In order to meet the national context, the Brazilian Government has recent ...

Side Event
#1405
COP 9
2008-05-23

The Swedish Taxonomy Initiative - documenting and describing all multicellular organisms in Sweden

Learn about the challenge to find and describe unknown species and producing one of the largest encyclopedias of the world! The event will provide a presentation of a unique project with the aim to document all living organisms found in Sweden and to present them in the Encyclopedia of Swedish ...

Side Event
#1414
COP 9
2008-05-23

The Bern Convention: A tool for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Europe.

To inform about the Bern Convention: its aims, main issues covered and key succeses, as an important framework for the implementation of international biodiversity obligations in Europe.

Side Event
#1425
COP 9
2008-05-23

Sustainable forest management in Europe.

The side event will demonstrate the achievements of SFM in Europe in support to biodiversity conservation. Regional approach to support implementation of the Expanded WP on Forest Biodiversity.

Side Event
#1439
COP 9
2008-05-23

Bringing the Biodiversity Message across - innovative CEPA strategies and activities by German Development Coopertion and Partners (being held in CEPA FAIR room)

Since communication, education and public awareness are key to implement the biodiversity convention and to achieve the 2010 target, German Development Cooperation together with the Bavarian Forest National Park, the Bavarian Ministry of Forestry and the SCBD are presenting a wide range of commu ...

Side Event
#1443
COP 9
2008-05-23
Side Event
#1473
COP 9
2008-05-23

Forests and the CBD: What worked?

A side event to present the final summary of 22 independent monitoring reports on the implementation of the Expanded Programme of Work on Forest Biodiversity of the CBD in 22 different countries. The event will elaborate on the main lessons learned, the success stories of countries and territori ...

Side Event
#1501
COP 9
2008-05-23

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicator Partnership - Working together to track global biodiversity trends

The 2010 Biodiversity Indicator Partnership (2010BIP) brings together over forty UN agencies, IGOs, NGOs, scientific institutions, Multilateral Environmental Agreements, and representatives of national governments to deliver and report on indicators measuring progress towards achieving the CBD 2 ...

Side Event
#1509
COP 9
2008-05-23

GLISPA (Global Islands Partnership) - An Open Platform for the Island Biodiversity Programme

Awareness raising for GLISPA and its role in island biodiversity.

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
#1246
COP 9
2008-05-23

Enhancing the participation of indigenous peoples in the CBD process

In 2006, the International Alliance and RAIPON launched a global partnership aimed at enhancing the participation of indigenous peoples in the various CBD processes. This effort was a response to the growing need for indigenous peoples to systematize their participation in these meetings. Th ...

Side Event
#1600
COP 9
2008-05-23
Side Event
#1330
COP 9
2008-05-23

INDÍGENAS DA AMAZÔNIA LEVANTAM A VOZ: Proteção e Preservação de Conhecimentos Tradicionais Indígenas no Estado do Acre, Brasil / AMAZON INDIANS SPEAK UP: Protection and Preservation of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge in the Brazilian State of Acre

Description Portugese: A identidade dos povos indígenas amazônicos é fundada no seu profundo conhecimento sobre as formas de vida da floresta, e as complexas conexões entre elas. A apropriação indevida de recursos genéticos e conhecimentos tradicionais causa uma crescente preocupação entre os po ...

Side Event
#1341
COP 9
2008-05-23

Intermediate Results of UNEP's initiative on International Payments for Ecosystem Services

UNEP intend to hold a side-event roundtable with IUCN, which will consider the options for IPES. The side event will also disseminate and discuss the preliminary findings of UNEP’s forthcoming publication on IPES, which covers the demand for and supply of critical ecosystem services as well as w ...

Side Event
#1411
COP 9
2008-05-23

Indigenous and Local Communities' Rights and Participation in Protected Areas: a Review of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas and suggestions for overcoming obstacles.

This side event will review the implementation of provisions from the CBD Programme of Work relevant to indigenous and local communities' rights and participation in protected areas through case studies from Africa, Asia, Russia and Latin America. The discussion will also address the main obstac ...

Side Event
#1424
COP 9
2008-05-23

The UN List of Protected Areas: Launch of a New System for National Authorities to Update, Edit and Add Information

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to view the newly redeveloped UN List of protected areas system (part of the World Database on Protected Areas, a joint project of UNEP and IUCN) built specifically for national authorities to provide data into the global system by reveal ...

Side Event
#1492
COP 9
2008-05-23

Protecting Biocultural Heritage

The side event will present the findings of a multi-country action-research project on protection of traditional knowledge and biocultural heritage, being conducted with indigenous and local communities. A video will be shown with clips from the case studies in Peru, India and China. Coorganised ...

Side Event
#1525
COP 9
2008-05-23

Potential Impact of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies on Farmers Seed Systems

The Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation (CBDC) Network will present updates on current undertakings and projects on Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTS) as biocontainment tool and will present results of participatory research done in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast ...

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
#1536
COP 9
2008-05-23

Implementing the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas: governance as key for effective and equitable Protected Area systems

The side event, organized by IUCN’s TILCEPA (a joint Theme of the IUCN Commissions CEESP and WCPA) will review the concept and practice of governance of Protected Areas—one of the least understood but most useful entry points for a successful implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protec ...

Side Event
#1565
COP 9
2008-05-23
Side Event
#1603
COP 9
2008-05-23

Le Système des aires protégées au Maroc : Stratégie, Réalisations et Résultats de l’évaluation au moyen de l’outil RAPPAM (en français)

Organisateurs : Le Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD), et Le Secrétariat d’Etat auprès du Ministère de l’Energie, des Mines, de l’Eau et de l’Environnement, Chargé de l’Eau et de l’Environnement (Département de l’Environnement), Avec l’appui ...

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
#1427
COP 9
2008-05-23

Forest and Wood for a future with life of quality 'Get-together' at the International Forest and Timber Industry [OFFSITE EVENT - Rheinisches Landesmuseum from 19:00-23:00]

Forests and wood are connected with the history of humanity in a specific manner. Even though, their significance varied throughout different parts of the world and throughout human history, there is no doubt that wood as raw and construction material, as wood based product and as a fuel is know ...

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
#1511
COP 9
2008-05-24

Training Session on Business and Biodiversity

Business, Biodiversity and Challenges

Side Event
#1276
COP 9
2008-05-26

Introducing the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review

The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review (ESR) – released in March 2008 – is a methodology to help corporate managers proactively identify business risks and opportunities arising from their company’s dependence and impact on ecosystems. Most businesses currently fail to make the connection betw ...

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