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Side Event
#884
COP 8
2006-03-22

Financial Mechanisms for Strict Protected Areas

The event has the objective of discussing the existing mechanisms for finanacial sustainability of protected areas. The roundtable will be composed by people that are developing and implementing these mechanisms. Aditionally, some sucessful national and international cases will be presented. The ...

Side Event
#608
COP 8
2006-03-22

BioTrade: Incentives for Biodiversity Business

This workshop will present the contribution of the UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative and its National BioTrade Programmes to implement the CBD through incentives for small and medium biodiversity business. It will present how the BioTrade Initiative and its partners use trade-related incentives measure ...

Side Event
#631
COP 8
2006-03-22

A Preliminary Analysis of the World-Wide Need for Intellectual Property Assistance with Reference to Particular "hot spots".

The Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (PIIPA), a non-profit company located in Washington D.C., is conducting a survey of governmental and non governmental organizations, universities, and industry to determine the world-wide need of developing countries for no or low-cost intellect ...

Side Event
#635
COP 8
2006-03-22

Coral Reef Management Past, Present and the Future; case studies and lessons learnt

ICRI hosted side event disseminating goals and objectives of ICRI and the importance of coral reef conservation and management

Side Event
#654
COP 8
2006-03-22

Access/Benefit Sharing: Does Certification close the Gap? First views of stakeholders

Sharing of business experience concerning access and benefit sharing arrangements and the protection of traditional knowledge

Side Event
#922
COP 8
2006-03-21
Side Event
#941
COP 8
2006-03-21

BIODIVERSITY - THE MEGASCIENCE IN FOCUS

Biodiversity and Systematics Benefit Sharing and Bioethics Sustainability

Side Event
#1000
COP 8
2006-03-21

IPPC-CBD COOPERATION

This event will address IPPC-CBD cooperation in joint areas of concern and how to use the IPPC's framework to manage invasive alien species

Side Event
#671
COP 8
2006-03-21

"Cupuaçu belongs to us" Ethical Boundaries of Registering Patents and Trademarks on biological resources and Traditional Knowledge of the Amazon Rainforest

The event will provide an overview of the Brazilian Campaign against Biopiracy. The main focus will be on the Cupuaçu-case. (The name of this amazonian fruit was trademarked). Information panels will provide details also about other cases of Amazonian biological resources that have been patented ...

Side Event
#696
COP 8
2006-03-21

Entrepreneurship on managing the biodiversity

Success cases of how companies are taking care of the biodiversity, and creating mechanisms to measure the return on investments (ROI)

Side Event
#734
COP 8
2006-03-21

Mountains to the Sea

IUCN-The World Conservation Union and WWF have joined forces to update the Biodiversity Economics web-site. The site is devoted to the economics of biodiversity and aims to promote economic approaches to the conservation of nature by providing access to key documents, a calendar of events, and a ...

Side Event
#741
COP 8
2006-03-21

Acces and Benefit-sharing - Implementation in the Nordic Region: Achieving synergies and complementarities

To inform and discuss current developments on ABS related issues in the Nordic countries.

Side Event
#752
COP 8
2006-03-21

Report by WIPO on recent progress of ongoing work on IP, genetic resources and traditional knowledge

This side-event will provide a briefing on WIPO work under its own workprogramme on IP, GRs and TK as well as work conducted at the request of COP-7

Side Event
#757
COP 8
2006-03-21

Access and Benefit Sharing and Free Prior Informed Consent

Presentation of case studies prepared by Indigenous Peoples commissioned by the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB).

Side Event
#769
COP 8
2006-03-21

Meeting of EU Member States Biodiversity Strategy focal points

Meeting and coktail on invitation. Meeting of technical experts in EU countries, reponsible for the overall management of national biodiversity strategies. The purpose of the meeting is to establish an informal technical network where experts can exchange on how to better implement national biod ...

Side Event
#792
COP 8
2006-03-21

Progress on the Program of Work on Protected Areas (POW) and Biodiversity Conservation in the Andes Region

Presentation and book signing for this new book which focuses on the animals, people and culture of the Pantanal region of Brazil.

Side Event
#795
COP 8
2006-03-21

Livestock Keepers' Rights

Livestock Keepers' Rights

Side Event
#825
COP 8
2006-03-21

Roundtable on ABS legislation in the Pacific

The event will involve a discussion on how to increase the political commitment to developing ABS legislation in the Pacific. Participants will include government representatives, NGOs and indigenous peoples and local community organisations from the region.

Side Event
#871
COP 8
2006-03-21

Mountains to the Sea

Presentation and discussion on the 'Mountains to the Sea' Tool for the joint implementation of the CBD's Programmes of Work using the Ecosystem Approach.

Side Event
#889
COP 8
2006-03-21

Protected Areas and Equity

A workshop reviewing the impacts (positive and negative) or protected areas and then examining mechanisms for enhancing equity in protected area management. Brazilian Extractive Reserves will be highlighted as an example of a form of Protected Area that can benefit local people.

Side Event
#893
COP 8
2006-03-21

Fingerponds - Biodiversity support in dense populated flood zones in Africa

There is going to be a film about internation research project called Fingerponds - about the possible way of supporting biodiversity in dense populated flood zones in rural areas of Africa. Fingerponds are small shallow ponds tested in flood zones of Lake Victoria (Uganda, Kenya) and the Rufiji ...

Side Event
#900
COP 8
2006-03-21

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: INTERFACE OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES WITH INDIGENOUS SYSTEMS

The proposed side event to be held at the 8th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be an opportunity to showcase the work of the Regional Indigenous Peoples' Programme on the interface between government policies and indigenous practice on Natural Resource Man ...

Side Event
#982
COP 8
2006-03-21

Sustainable Biotechnology and Technology Transfer

The American BioIndustry Alliance (ABIA) Side Event for COP-VIII will focus on the key enabling factors necessary to promote the development of biotechnology and technology transfer in CBD member states on a sustainable basis.

Side Event
#674
COP 8
2006-03-21

Brazilian Biodiversity: Programs of International Cooperation and Repatriation of Taxonomic Information.

This event resulted from a project carried out by the Brazilian Societies of Zoology (SBZ), Botany (SBB), and Microbiology (SBM) and the Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA) for the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) in collaboration with the Centre for Strategic Management ...

Side Event
#694
COP 8
2006-03-21

Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level: policies on sustainble use and conservation in Chile and other countries

This event will focus on the various implementation strategies developed by some countries at national level interpreting the Convention on Biological Diversity as source of international rights and obligations.

Side Event
#701
COP 8
2006-03-21

Biodiversity Conservation Strategies and Activities of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The side-event will consist of: an overview of USAID's support for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use activities in developing countries; several case studies; and a period for questions and comments to the presenters. A light lunch will be provided for participants.

Side Event
#707
COP 8
2006-03-21

Presenting the Roadmap to Recovery for life on earth – A World Premier Presentation

Greenpeace, with Dr Callum Roberts, present the maps that will enable the CBD to meet the targets for a global network of Protected Areas on land and at sea to immediately halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity across the planet.Greenpeace presents: - The world’s last INTACT FOREST LANDSCA ...

Side Event
#717
COP 8
2006-03-21

The Role of Biodiversity Offsets in Conservation: An Open Roundtable Discussion

An open meeting to convene key stakeholders from government, the conservation community, local and indigenous communities, business, and scientific communities to explore issues surrounding the concept of biodiversity offsets.

Side Event
#737
COP 8
2006-03-21

The GEF Resource Allocation Framework

The side event will describe the technical details of the Council-agreed Resource Allocation Framework

Side Event
#788
COP 8
2006-03-21

Global Environment Outlook(GEO) - A UNEP Environment Assessment Initiative - links with GBO and synergies with CBD implementation

Power Point presentation of the UNEP's GEO Asssessment process, including the GEO Data Portal and linkages to CBD implementation and its GBO

Side Event
#815
COP 8
2006-03-21

The Benefits of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention. Language: Spanish

Presentation on the benefits of plant variety protection under the UPOV Convention based on an Impact Study carried out by UPOV. Information on the relationship between the UPOV Convention and other international agreements will also be provided. It is planned to use half of the allocated time ...

Side Event
#836
COP 8
2006-03-21

Enhancing Indigenous Peoples' Participation in and Contribution to the CBD and Related Processes Through the Indigenous Peoples' Network for Change Project

The event will raise the profile of the Indigenous Peoples' Network for Change Project, its objectives, activities, and intended outcomes. It will also increase awareness of the value of Indigenous Peoples' contributions to, and participation in the CBD and related processes. Lastly, it will e ...

Side Event
#916
COP 8
2006-03-21

CEPA-Communication, Education and Public Awareness

The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication has a long record in promoting CEPA as an ‘incentive’ instrument for governments and civil society to build national support for the conservation of biological diversity. The side event will focus on national experiences in with CEPA and priorit ...

Side Event
#604
COP 8
2006-03-21

Half way to 2010

Presentation by the biodiversity-related COnventions (BLG) on progress made towards the achievement of the 2010 target

Side Event
#617
COP 8
2006-03-21
Side Event
#627
COP 8
2006-03-21

Working Together to Scale Up Protected Areas Work

A lunch event hosted by The Nature Conservancy and other NGOs to discuss how to work together to follow through on Proected Areas commitments.

Side Event
#934
COP 8
2006-03-20

South America Medicinal Plants Network: dialogues for sustainability

The South America Medicinal Plants Network is made up of local groups, NGO, researchres, universities and other colaborators. It is organized in national networks of the following countries: Brazil (“Articulação Pacari” - Medicinal Plants of Cerrado), Argentina (“Rede Salud y Plantas”), Urugua ...

Side Event
#965
COP 8
2006-03-20

Aboriginal Languages in Canada

Presentation about the preservation, revitalization and promotion of Aboriginal languages in Canada as a vehicle for the protection of Traditional knowledge.

Side Event
#970
COP 8
2006-03-20

Formal - Informal sector partnerships as models of Access and Benefit-Sharing and Institutionalizing agricultural biodiversity conservation

Presentation of case studies and statements from farmers, representatives from public research institutions or public seed sector. Linkages/partnership between the formal (public research institutions, government agencies, academe) and informal (farmers, communities) seed sector promotes a valua ...

Side Event
#971
COP 8
2006-03-20

Agricultural Biodiversity Food Fair

A presentation of the different food baskets in the different regions and linking farmers as keepers of agricultural biodiversity, food and nutrition. Actual presentation of different dishes from different regions.

Side Event
#981
COP 8
2006-03-20

Les Parcs naturels régionaux de France : des collectivités territoriales engagées pour la protection de la biodiversité Regional nature parks of France : local authorities involved in protection of biodiversity

Outre le concept de Parc naturel régional, ce side-event permettra de comprendre comment les Parcs : - Fondent leur projet de territoire sur la biodiversité - appliquent le principe de développement durable et d'utilisation rationnelle des ressources, - mobilisent et associent les élus et l'ense ...

Side Event
#1025
COP 8
2006-03-20

IMPLEMENTING ARTTICLE 8 (J)- THE SWEDISH APPROACH

The Swedish government has decided to launch a national programme dealing with issues regarding traditional knowledge and traditional uses of biodiversity. This work will be described and discussed.

Side Event
#723
COP 8
2006-03-20

PARTNERSHIPS FOR BIODIVERSITY

Several business sectors present direct or indirect impact on the biological diversity, such as the direct footprint, supply chain and financing & insurance business. Considering that biodiversity is the corner stone for sustainability of current and future generations, it is fundamental the ...

Side Event
#726
COP 8
2006-03-20

Transnational Cooperation on Management of Fresh Water: the Guarani Aquifer

Presentation of legal research and case studies from representative regions as potential models and a draft agreement for management of the Guarani Aquifer (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) building on article published in Texas Law Review, June, 2005 by Benjamin, Tinker, Lima Marques

Side Event
#801
COP 8
2006-03-20

Update on high seas and deep seabed issues.

IUCN and invited speakers will highlight recent scientific discoveries about life in the open ocean and deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction and provide an update on discussions at the UNGA open-ended informal Working Group on issues related to marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdicit ...

Side Event
#803
COP 8
2006-03-20

DESD and its potential role in CBD process

The event will introduce the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) as a means to advance Communication, Education and Public Awareness for CBD process. The goals of DESD and its strategies will be presented and followed by the relevance of DESD process for CBD.

Side Event
#823
COP 8
2006-03-20

Transboundary Protected Areas & the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Launch of 2006 World Database on Protected Areas.

The objective of this side event is to emphasize the importance of Transboundary Protected Areas (TBPAs) for achieving biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in line with the objectives of the CBD and the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. The side event is intended to showcas ...

Side Event
#844
COP 8
2006-03-20

National NGOs and CBD implementation

Presentations from national NGOs, from the Birdlife International network, on their experiences and plans for engagement with the Convention's processes.

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