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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
#1600
COP 9
2008-05-23
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
#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
#1277
COP 9
2008-05-22

Private Sector Proposal for Sustainable Agriculture: Replicate and Expand Winning Solutions

This event will highlight how plant breeding and integrated crop management, which combines good agriculture practice and technological solutions, offer the best hope for sustainable agriculture. The event will be staged as a contribution by the private sector to International Biodiversity Day.

Side Event
#1285
COP 9
2008-05-22

Invasive Alien Species and National Efforts - Lessons from the Field

This event will showcase a number of examples of country implementation of CBD commitments around invasive alien species with a particular focus on building capacity to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive alien species in a phased approach.

Side Event
#1335
COP 9
2008-05-22

GRENELLE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT : how the french initiative could help to impruve relations between business and biodiversity

Some feed back from the expert groupe on Biodiversity, built for preparing concreat measurments through the "Grenelle de l'Environnement" . How it was important to build position paper. Could this exercise be duplicate in other countries ?

Side Event
#1348
COP 9
2008-05-22

GEF Evaluation Office: OPS4 and RAF - consultation with CBD stakeholders

The GEF Evaluation Office is presently conducting two evaluations: the fourth Overall Performance Study of the GEF and the mid-term review of the Resource Allocation Framework. The Office would like to present TORs and receive feedback, in an interactive way, from the parties on their experience ...

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
#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
#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
#1416
COP 9
2008-05-22

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Implementing Farmers' Rights in Practice

At the side event, the organizers will present a workshop module on Farmers' Rights and the results of a sub-project collecting Farmers' Rights success stories. The side event will also mark the launching of the new Farmers’ Rights Legislation & Policy Database.

Side Event
#1480
COP 9
2008-05-22

Experiences on Free Prior Informed Consent - A Discussion

The right to “free, prior, informed consent” (FPIC) is a fundamental right of indigenous peoples. Recent developments in international policy work have established this right and indeed, national governments are enacting laws and policies that seek to operationalize the principle of FPIC. Despit ...

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
#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
#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
#1197
COP 9
2008-05-21

Impacts of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Sub-global Assessments AND Research Gaps and Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: A Science Agenda

The objective of this side event is to analyse the use and early impacts of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and the Sub-global Assessments (SGAs) for decision making on management, policies and science. Presentation of an overview impact analysis and case studies from SGAs will be follo ...

Side Event
#1204
COP 9
2008-05-21

Small-scale fishing communities: Perspectives on marine conservation and management

Studies undertaken in several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, on marine protectected areas and small-scale fishing communities, will be presented at this side event.

Side Event
#1346
COP 9
2008-05-21

Policy-related indicators measure the effectiveness of the German National Biodiversity Strategy

Within this side-event we present a set of indicators forming an essential part of the German National Biodiversity Strategy. In a first presentation, Mrs Nickel from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) will introduce the key elements of the Bio ...

Side Event
#1356
COP 9
2008-05-21

Real World Experience in ABS from Sarawak, Malaysia

Various business sectors will describe how they use and create value from genetic resources, and the type of policy framework which will best stimulate research and development based on genetic resources.

Side Event
#1390
COP 9
2008-05-21

Traditional Knowledge and the International Regime on Access and Benefit-sharing

Panel Discussion on traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and Access and Benefit Sharing

Side Event
#1409
COP 9
2008-05-21

Computational Bioacoustics: New Tools for Assessing Biological Diversity

The rapid assessment of biological diversity is becoming increasingly vital for determining the effects of habitat loss and climate change on species composition. Current biological diversity assessment is time consuming, labour intensive, very intermittent and requires considerable expertise o ...

Side Event
#1422
COP 9
2008-05-21

Helping You Deliver Target 2 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

IUCN will present the various tools available for assessing plants, including The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the preliminary assessment tool, RapidList. RapidList is a free online software tool that allows experts to very quickly assess whether a plant is Likely Threatened, Likely ...

Side Event
#1446
COP 9
2008-05-21

GEF and Indigenous Communities

The side event will present GEF's experience with projects involving indigenous communities and provide opportunity for a dialogue between the indigenous peoples and GEF on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. A few case studies on GEF projects with indigenous communities will be high ...

Side Event
#1461
COP 9
2008-05-21

COMPLETING THE CATALOGUE OF LIFE: THE ROLE OF MEGADIVERSE COUNTRIES AND REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS

(Four short presentations and a round-table discussion) 1) One Million Species - the present Catalogue of Life (Michael Ruggiero & Frank Bisby) 2) The Species 2000 China Node (Keping Ma) 3) El Catalogo da Vida Brasil (Vanderlei Canhos) 4) Using the infrastructure to access further biodive ...

Side Event
#1467
COP 9
2008-05-21

PROTECTED AREAS: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF LAW

There is a vast array of studies and guidelines available regarding the management of protected areas (PAs). However, little has been done to accompany them by analyses of and guidance for supportive legal frameworks. It is increasingly recognized that national legislation play a critical role i ...

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 ...

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