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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
#1338
COP 9
2008-05-27

High-level Panel Discussion on Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation

Co-chaired by H.E. Ms. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, the panel discussion will include selected high-level speakers such as government ministers and directors of multi and bi-lateral organizat ...

Side Event
#1602
COP 9
2008-05-27
Side Event
#1292
COP 9
2008-05-27

Heart of Borneo - Bridging Conservation and Sustainable Development in Three Countries

Governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia will announce Progress Report of Heart of Borneo Tri-National Plan that has been formulated in the 2nd trilateral meeting in Pontianak, Indonesia, early April (2-5 April 2008).

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
#1326
COP 9
2008-05-27

Implementation of the Regional Biodiversity Strategy of the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú)

The Andean Community will bring cases of implementation of the Regional Biodiversity Strategy on the Andean Community. Discussion sill be focused on topics such as BioTrade and Access and Benefit Sharing, as well as other regional efforts that contribute to the conservation and sustainable use o ...

Side Event
#1412
COP 9
2008-05-27

Preparing for 'Sustainable Use' at COP10: the role of customary use of biodiversity in the implementation of the Convention.

While a lot of discussion has taken place concerning two pillars of the Convention (conservation and fair and equitable sharing of benefits) less attention has been given to the third pillar: sustainable use of biodiversity. Given the growing recognition of the linkages between biodiversity, hum ...

Side Event
#1442
COP 9
2008-05-27

The contribution of zoos to biodiversity conservation: the link between in-situ and ex-situ

Introduction to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and their partners (like IUCN) in the worldwide "Amphibian Ark" campaign. Concrete case studies will be presented from Germany and Vietnam and information provided on the European zoos involvement in education and ex-situ conserv ...

Side Event
#1560
COP 9
2008-05-27

TWO PRACTICAL TOOLS TO HELP IN THE NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF ABS: A FOLDER AND AN ELECTRONIC PRESENTATION TEMPLATE

This event will launch two new tools developed by the Quebec Government, and its collaborators, to help countries to implement policies on ABS at national level, especially in developing countries. These attractive colour tools, in English and French, are intended to be used by ABS focal points ...

Side Event
#1598
COP 9
2008-05-27
Side Event
#1279
COP 9
2008-05-26

One Convention Family - Thousands of Species - Our Planet [OFFSITE EVENT - Langer Eugen (UN Campus in Bonn), 29th Floor]

Year of the dolphin: Active conservation of marine mammals Last hope for gorillas: A new agreement to ensure their survival Presentation of new Publication on Alien Species Launch of CMS of CMS Family Guide One further topic: Avian Influenza

Side Event
#1354
COP 9
2008-05-26

UNU Media Studio - "Voices of the Chichinautzin" Documentary, AND Award winning "Saving the Ayuquila River Documentary"

This video documentary and e-case study was developed by the UNU Media Studio in collaboration with the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and illustrates how scientists can work with local communities to bring about positive environmental changes. It is a detailed account of the struggle faced ...

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
#1448
COP 9
2008-05-26

GEF support towards Sustainable Financing of Protected Area Systems

The side event will present GEF's strategy towards supporting developing countries and countries in economic transition on sustainable financing of protected areas A few successful cases from Africa, Latin America, and Asia regions will also be presented.

Side Event
#1518
COP 9
2008-05-26

Growing Alliance of business and biodiversity commitments : Countdown 2010 experiences

Sharing of experiences on business partnerships through Countdown 2010 and opportunities for future engagements in different regions.

Side Event
#1543
COP 9
2008-05-26
Side Event
#1581
COP 9
2008-05-26

National Alliances for Zero Extinction and the 2010 Targets

As part of the Program of Work on Protected Areas, the CBD has mandated national protected area gap analyses to assess how well protected areas conserve biodiversity, and where the highest priorities are for expanding and reinforcing existing protected areas. Additionally, the Potsdam Initiativ ...

Side Event
#1593
COP 9
2008-05-26

Food Security in an Era of Climate Change: What can Agricultural Biodiversity Contribute and How Can It Do It?

The improved use of agricultural biodiversity lies at the heart of our ability to improve food security and develop the strategies that will enable agricultural producers throughout the world to confront the challenges of climate change. It is also central to achieving the effective conservation ...

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
#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
#1241
COP 9
2008-05-26

Space supporting the RIO (UNCBD, UNCCD, UNFCCC), World Heritage and RAMSAR Conventions

Earth Observation (EO) from space provides the means to monitor globally trends in indicators of biodiversity over space and time. This side event highlights the overarching role of EO satellites providing critical information on benchmarks and indicators for the implementation of several United ...

Side Event
#1252
COP 9
2008-05-26

The Green Initiative Experience - Enhancing Biodiversity through Carbon Neutral Projects

Based on GHG inventory commissioned by private companies seeking the carbon free status, The Green Initiative developed a model, which foresees that the yearly GHG emissions will be offset through riparian forest restoration. Thus, these forests planted by TGI will, in a 30-year period, remove f ...

Side Event
#1254
COP 9
2008-05-26

The Steppe and the Saiga: large-scale landscape scale steppe protection and species conservation – Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative

Steppes are the least protected ecosystem worldwide and under great threat. Kazakhstan once held large part of these natural grasslands. The Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative (ADCI) is a large-scale programme of the Government of Kazakhstan in partnership with the Association for Conservation ...

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 ...

Side Event
#1312
COP 9
2008-05-26

Private sector engagement in the cosmetic sector, verifying business conduct.

A trend is visible in the cosmetics sector towards more sustainable and ethical sourcing practices. More and more companies are committing to the objectives of the CBD and are greening their supply chains. Some pioneering companies have decided to submit their efforts to a new system of independ ...

Side Event
#1315
COP 9
2008-05-26

Migratory Birds : Ambassadors for Biodiversity

Presentation of the World Migratory Bird Day in connection with the Wings Over Wetland project. Highlighting the significance of the Critical Site Network Tool.

Side Event
#1350
COP 9
2008-05-26

Tools and resources for managing biological prospecting

UNU-IAS will present the tools it is developing on ABS. These include a pocket guide and a bioprospecting database.

Side Event
#1431
COP 9
2008-05-26

The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program

This workshop is intended to bring experts experienced in biodiversity offset design together with CBD government delegates to explore the potential of biodiversity offsets. Specific topics will include: 1) Reviewing emerging best practice on biodiversity offsets internationally; 2) Reviewing p ...

Side Event
#1508
COP 9
2008-05-26

Durban + 5: Future directions for protected areas

The IUCN Vth World Parks Congress (WPC) convened in Durban, South Africa, in 2003, marked a paradigm shift in ensuring that protected area benefits extend “beyond boundaries”, and reinforced their role as the best means globally to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. ...

Side Event
#1521
COP 9
2008-05-26

Systematic Conservation Planning for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity

Conservation planning is the process of locating, configuring, implementing and maintaining areas that are managed to promote the conservation of biodiversity and other natural values. Many systematic methods for planning protected areas and other conservation actions are being proposed and app ...

Side Event
#1534
COP 9
2008-05-26

SCBD/LAB (ICLEI-IUCN) Side Event on "Cities and Biodiversity"

The side event will focus on the critical role of local governments in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Developments at the local level will be presented, such as results of the Curitiba Declaration on Cities and Biodiversity adopted in March 2007 in Brazil, and the ...

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
#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 ...

Side Event
#1621
COP 9
2008-05-26

ProÁrbol and the Climate Change

In 2007, Mexico’s Government launched the ProÁrbol program that grants economic supports and also in species for the sustainable advantage of the forest resources and the combat at poverty within the inhabitants of the forest, tropical forests and arid areas of the country. Mexico presents to ...

Side Event
#1511
COP 9
2008-05-24

Training Session on Business and Biodiversity

Business, Biodiversity and Challenges

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
#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
#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
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