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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 ...

Side Event
#1482
COP 9
2008-05-21

ABS implementation at national level using the 'Tematea' ABS Module

Introduction to 'Tematea' and the ABS Module (by IUCN ELC), report experiences with use of the Module for national ABS implementation in Peru (by government of Peru) * Official launch of the ABS Module as the 6th of the Issue-Based Modules developed under the UNEP-IUCN 'Tematea' project *

Side Event
#1484
COP 9
2008-05-21

Biodiversity in climate forest projects

The carbon sequestrating property of forests mobileses new resources for reforestation and afforestation. This new tool should however also guarantee social and environmental co-benefits. A climate forest project should go beyond sequestration. At this site event a panel consisting of a project ...

Side Event
#1516
COP 9
2008-05-21

A Dialogue on building biodiversity business: Experiences and opportunities

The event will include launch of a publication jointly by IUCN and Shell.

Side Event
#1520
COP 9
2008-05-21

The Ecosystem Approach

Information dissemination/knowledge sharing on Ecosystem Approach

Side Event
#1586
COP 9
2008-05-21

Monitoring and sustainably managing forest biodiversity

The event will present and discuss efforts in assessing forest biodiversity and progress towards the Biodiversity Target 2010 and in conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity with special focus on the role of production forests.

Side Event
#1227
COP 9
2008-05-21

Regional Challenges: Financing, lessons learned and growing the movement.

Lessons being learned in Micronesia, the Coral Triangle, Caribbean, and other regions abut the factors of success and viable mechanisms for designing, financing, and implementing regional country to country challenges. In collaboration with Parties and the Global Island Partnership.

Side Event
#1281
COP 9
2008-05-21

InBioVeritas - an international consortium to promote applied biodiversity research and conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Short presentations of partners and podium discussion stressing objectives, practice and integration of disciplines and strategies. Location: UNESCO biosphere Mata Atlântica/South. Topics: research on soil biota, taxonomy, biogeochemistry, scientific collections, dissemination, public awarenes ...

Side Event
#1310
COP 9
2008-05-21

Regional Amazon Biotrade Program

Recognising the vast biological wealth of the Amazon Region, the eight Member Countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), with the support of UNCTAD and the Regional Amazon Program OTCA/DGIS/GTZ, have developed a sustainable development programme focused on the sustainable us ...

Side Event
#1347
COP 9
2008-05-21

The Clearing-House Mechanism: an update on recent developments and cooperation

The purpose of this side-event (jointly organized by SCBD, Belgium, Germany, Morroco, and the European Community) is to highlight recent developments and cooperation on the Clearing-House Mechanism. Several Parties will share their experience and a new version of the European CHM Portal Toolkit ...

Side Event
#1406
COP 9
2008-05-21

Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit-Sharing. Learning Lessons from the San-Hoodia Case.

Benefit-sharing agreements have been negotiated between the San, indigenous peoples of southern Africa, and those using this knowledge in the commercial application of Hoodia, a succulent plant. Despite the fact that the case is well-known, there has been a lack of empirical research about infor ...

Side Event
#1413
COP 9
2008-05-21

ABS Capacity Development in Africa: experiences and scaling-up

This side event will present results achieved so far under the Dutch-German ABS Capacity-Development Initiative for Africa, and consider how efforts under the Initiative can be scaled up, including in other regions.

Side Event
#1415
COP 9
2008-05-21

Presentation of the postgraduate education programme "Management of Protected Areas"

Planning and management of protected areas are complex tasks and therefore demands on protected area managers are very high. This side event presents the unique MSc programme "Management of Protected Areas" of the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) in cooperation with international organisations ...

Side Event
#1454
COP 9
2008-05-21

The 2010 Target: Experiences From Singapore

Singapore will share her experiences particularly on urban biodiversity conservation and the ABS regime in Singapore.

Side Event
#1457
COP 9
2008-05-21
Side Event
#1474
COP 9
2008-05-21

REDD versus People: Will Carbon Trade and Markets for Environmental Services Undermine Rights-based Biodiversity Conservation?

The side event will elaborate on the formal and informal outcomes of the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change and how they might impact forests and forest peoples. It will elaborate on the concerns of a large number of NGOs, IPOs and other social movements ...

Side Event
#1488
COP 9
2008-05-21

Improving Cooperation in International Watercourses to Achieve Biodiversity Targets

The side event will review the needs for international cooperation for transboundary waters, the provisions of the CBD and Ramsar Convention in these respects, case studies on how international cooperation works and can contribute to broader political goals and how improved cooperation can be im ...

Side Event
#1491
COP 9
2008-05-21

International Polar Year and the Convention on Biological Diversity

The side event will create greater awareness about polar biodiversity and the threats it faces and will highlight the results and outcomes of the CBD events on the Arctic as a contribution to the International Polar Year.

Side Event
#1493
COP 9
2008-05-21

Achieving synergies between the CBD and UNFCCC: The potential for pro-poor REDD

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was a prominent issue during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) latest Convention of the Parties (COP), which was held December 3-14, 2007, in Bali, Indonesia. One of the main outcomes of the Bali meet ...

Side Event
#1510
COP 9
2008-05-21

BBF: Trade Rules and Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Biodiversity-based Products

The event will focus on issues of trade policy with links to business and biodiversity

Side Event
#1562
COP 9
2008-05-21

European Funding of Biodiversity Research

For the Framework Programme of 2007-2013 the EU will dedicate €1.8 billion to research on the environment, with a further €1.8 billion dedicated to the development of research infrastructures. EU research projects are open to both EU and non-EU nationals and institutions. This event will pre ...

Side Event
#1592
COP 9
2008-05-21

International Year of Planet Earth and the CBD

The aims and objectives of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and the relationship between biodiversity and geo diversity will be explored in the context of multidisciplinary trends. The Executive Director of IYPE and the Executive Secretary of the CBD will talk of the context of col ...

Side Event
#1304
COP 9
2008-05-20

Recent developments in the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Recent developments in the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Side Event
#1387
COP 9
2008-05-20

Launching of Special Issue of Asian Biotechnology and Development Review on "Access and Benefit Sharing"

The launching of the special issue would be followed by a panel discussion on access and benefit sharing

Side Event
#1388
COP 9
2008-05-20

Regional Action Plan for the Amazonian Biodiversity [Closed Meeting for member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)]

Presentar a consideración de los miembros delegatarios de los ocho países miembros de la Organización del Tratado de Cooperación Amazónica (OTCA) el estado de avance del PLAN DE ACCION REGIONAL PARA LA BIODIVERSIDAD AMAZONICA, y recibir comentarios y aportes, previos a la elaboración de la propu ...

Side Event
#1437
COP 9
2008-05-20

PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES (PES): KATOOMBA GROUP/UNEP JOINT EVENT TO LAUNCH THE PRIMER ON GETTING STARTED WITH PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

KATOOMBA GROUP/UNEP JOINT EVENT TO LAUNCH THE MANUAL ON GETTING STARTED WITH PAYMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES.

Side Event
#1452
COP 9
2008-05-20

Biodiversity and Indigenous People of Latinamerica

Presentation of a declaration made in a previous workshop in Panama where different indigenous organizations of latinamerica discussed all subjetcs concerning CBD.

Side Event
#1456
COP 9
2008-05-20

The Social and Ecological Impacts of Genetically Engineered Trees

An expert panel will address the impacts on forests and forest-dependent communities that would result from the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment. The panel will also look at the impacts of using GE trees as a feedstock for "second generation" cellulosic ethanol.

Side Event
#1458
COP 9
2008-05-20

Using the TEMATEA Issue-Based Modules at national level

The national experiences with the TEMATEA Modules in pilot countries such as Cuba, Norway and Seychelles will be highlighted. This hands-on experience from national experts will facilitate the use of TEMATEA by other experts so that they will also be able to obtain optimal benefit of this tool.

Side Event
#1459
COP 9
2008-05-20

Initiative francophone sur APA

Présentation et diffusion de 4 publications francohones sur l'Accès aux ressources génétiques et le Partage des Avantages.

Side Event
#1485
COP 9
2008-05-20

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: THE IMPLICATIONS OF "EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING" FOR BIODIVERSITY AND THE CBD'S PROGRAMME OF WORK.

Enabled by the convergence of biology, computing and engineering, synthetic biology refers to new technologies that permit the design and construction of any specified DNA sequence, allowing the chemical synthesis of entire genes or genomes and synthetic life-forms. Working virus genomes have a ...

Side Event
#1490
COP 9
2008-05-20

WETLANDS, BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WIN-WIN RESPONSE OPTIONS

The main impact of climate change will be on water – and hence wetlands and the biodiversity they sustain. Water, and hence wetlands, is essential to human well-being. These ecosystems are becoming increasingly more vulnerable and their role in climate change undervalued. The side event will f ...

Side Event
#1515
COP 9
2008-05-20

Business and ABS: Issues and Opportunities

The event will focus on links between ABS, markets and business with examples, case studies and opportunities for national action

Side Event
#1526
COP 9
2008-05-20

Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Development: Experiences from the Communities on Climate Change Adaptation

In the light of intensifying concerns about Climate Change and with the food (price) crisis happening in our midst, the Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation (CBDC) Network will present perspectives and highlight the experiences of farmers in adapting to climate change and in ensur ...

Side Event
#1575
COP 9
2008-05-20

Launch of the CWR Global Portal: Towards a Global Information System on Wild Relatives of Crops

The in situ conservation and use of wild relatives of crops (CWR) is fundamental for sustainable agricultural development. CWR can contribute genetic traits to crops that confer resistance to pests and diseases and enable sustained crop productivity under changing environmental conditions. CWR ...

Side Event
#1578
COP 9
2008-05-20

Applying the Ecosystem Approach to the Programme of Work on Agricultural Biodiversity

The callenge of the programme of work on Agricultural Biodiversity is implementation. There are, as of yet, few well articulared ideas around what it means to apply the Ecosystem Approache to agriculture. A coalition of development, conservation and research organizations has taken the opportu ...

Side Event
#1595
COP 9
2008-05-20

Identifying and Protecting Community Interests when Documenting Traditional Knowledge: The WIPO Toolkit Project

The side event will give an overview of the WIPO TK documentation toolkit project, providing an update and perspectives from diverse panelists involved with documentation projects in the field. It will cover strategies to ensure full and effective consultation as an aspect of prior informed con ...

Side Event
#1271
COP 9
2008-05-20

The markets of biodiversity

Presentation of the research carried out at the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) on the market approach to biodiversity conservation, genetic resources and local knowledge.

Side Event
#1278
COP 9
2008-05-20

Technology transfer activities under the UNFCCC

The development and transfer of technologies play an important role under the UNFCCC. Lessons learned from the technology transfer activities undertaken sofar under the UNFCCC will be discussed, in particular in the areas of technology needs assessments, innovative financing and technologies for ...

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