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Side Event
#3414
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-30

INDEPENDENT SMALL FARMERS AND INDIGENOUS SEEDS

Introduce the lives of small farmers who try to protect the sovereignty of seeds and exhibit more than 100 indigenous crop species.

Side Event
#3187
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

South African side event: "promoting an effective South African regulatory system"

The event will share South African experience in bio-safety and why South Africa should be a reference point and knowledge sharing in the regulation of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)

Side Event
#3261
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

GMOs in the pipeline

Current and planned public research in modern biotechnology. Objectives - progress – challenges.

Side Event
#3116
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

Key Issues for Implementing Biosafety: What COP-MOP7 can do.

A panel of government, NGO and scientific experts will discuss the key issues that COPMOP7 can decide on to effectively implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The focus will include risk assessment, socio-economic considerations, Article 18 and unintentional transboundary movements.

Side Event
#3118
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

CURRENT STATUS OF UNCONTROLLED TRANSGENE SPREAD ON THREE CONTINENTS

We would like to discuss the problems of corporate research on decision making along examples and would like to address independent biosafety research and its results.

Side Event
#3126
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the relevance of GenØk´s capacity building program

Biosafety capacity building is a Norwegian priority and GenØk has since 2003 cooperated with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) on a biosafety capacity building programme. The overall objective for the program is to build capacities for decision-making concerning the safer ...

Side Event
#3129
BS COP MOP 7
2014-09-29

Private Sector Implementation of "May Contain" Language for Commodities Shipments

TThe International Grain Trade Coalition and Global Industry Coalition – two industry groups that have incorporated the Article 18.2(a) "may contain" compromise language into their shipping documentation - will update participants on implementation of this language and experiences in shipping co ...

Side Event
#3086
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

Impacts of anthrophogenic underwater noise on marine biodiversity

This event will highlight the key results of the CBD expert workshop convened on this issue in February 2014, at IMO HQ, London, UK.

Side Event
#3087
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

Management, control and eradication of IAS in Europe: the contribution of the Bern Convention to Aichi Target 9

Since the early 1980s the Bern Convention – Europe’s treaty on nature conservation - has been encouraging its Contracting Parties (51 nowadays) to prohibit the introduction of non-native species into the natural environment, to take preventive measures against accidental introductions, and to ta ...

Side Event
#3096
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

Geoengineering - meeting extreme climate fixes with extreme precaution.

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change nears the end of its mammoth fifth assesment cycle, the London Convention grounds its ocean fertilization moratorium on a legal basis, and a spate of new modelling studies point up serious problems, especially with ocean fertilization and Solar Ra ...

Side Event
#3102
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

ICCAs and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This side event will explore the ways in which Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs) can help in the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Side Event
#3106
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-26

AN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES APPROACH TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND AICHI TARGETS

The CBD Strategic Plan and Aichi targets (2012) introduced new language and concepts on ecosystem services which offer both challenges and opportunities to expend traditional interpretation of conservation and better integration of biodiversity and development outcomes, the theme for COP12. Of p ...

Side Event
#3068
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Roadmap to achieve an effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected system of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean by 2020

In cooperation with the CBD Secretariat, MedPAN will share the situation of marine and coastal biodiversity, MPAs and EBSAs in the Mediterranean. The roadmap elaborated in 2012 to achieve the Aichi targets in the Mediterranean will be presented. Although it represents less than 1% of the globa ...

Side Event
#3077
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Worldwide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (W.I.A.)

An international scientific Task Force on Systemic Pesticides of independent scientists was created in 2009 to examine the relationship between the persistent, systemic and neurotoxic neonicotinoids and fipronil, introduced in the early 1990’s, and the catastrophic decline of insects and arth ...

Side Event
#3107
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

ACHIEVING THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS: LEGAL ASPECTS, BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION

While law plays an important role in implementing the Convention, the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity 2011-2020, and meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, best practices drive effective implementation. This side-event showcases the multi-year program of work conducted by the Centre for Internat ...

Side Event
#3060
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Perspectives from the IPCC and the CBD on climate change and biodiversity: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

This side event will draw upon the work WGII of the IPCC as well as expertise from the upcoming Global Biodiversity Outlook 4, to examine the impact of climate change on biodiversity, with special reference to inland and terrestrial water systems and North America and the experience of developin ...

Side Event
#3066
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Sustainable Ocean Initiative: Global platform for partnerships and capacity development toward achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets in marine and coastal areas.

This event will update on the results of SOI implementation since COP 11, in particular its regional implementation in West Africa and Asian regions. It will also brief on future activities.

Side Event
#3095
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Fostering Synergies between Biodiversity and Human Health: Towards the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Biodiversity, ecosystems and the life-supporting services that they provide are essential to human health, livelihoods and overall well-being. Drawing on the critical connections at the biodiversity-health nexus, the CBD and World Health Organization are working with several partners to develop ...

Side Event
#3098
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Synthetic biology, new breeding technologies and LMOs – the need to map gaps in regulation and risk assessment and how to address them.

This side event gives an overview of the various DNA based technologies currently in use or development, asking the question: "What is covered by risk assessments, and where are the gaps?" We will present the different technologies, including the new breeding and genome editing technologies, and ...

Side Event
#3109
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-25

Capacity building for Parties on conservation and restoration (Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5, 11 and 15)

This event will provide an update on the activities and the results of capacity building workshops to support Parties in achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5, 11 and 15 convened by CBD Secretariat together with multiple global and regional partners. It will also provide an opportunity to disc ...

Side Event
#3064
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Mid-term review of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

This side event will bring together key stakeholders in the GSPC to present information on progress being made towards the targets of the GSPC. The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss gaps in implementation and opportunities to address these.

Side Event
#3090
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Synthetic Biology and the CBD: Risks and Benefits - a panel discussion

Synthetic biology aims to take genetic engineering to a new level, re-characterizing engineered organisms as programmable ‘machines’. It, as a field, is characterized by rapid rates of change and by the novelty and breadth of applications. Market research indicates that the global market for sy ...

Side Event
#3061
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership

Information on invasive alien species and their pathways is a key requirement to enable progress toward Aichi Target 9. The Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership has been formed to enable information Parties and other partners to share information for understanding the spread an ...

Side Event
#3067
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity

This event will provide the details of the updated scientific synthesis on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity, as requested by COP 11 (decision XI/18)

Side Event
#3089
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Marine Spatial Planning in Practice – Learning from Planning and Implementation in Different Contexts

ABSTRACT: Marine spatial planning (MSP) can cover a broad range of initiatives that aim to maintain the use of resources and ecosystem services through careful planning of available coastal or ocean space. Whether MPAs are designed to maintain adequate fisheries yield, or shipping lanes are re-r ...

Side Event
#3100
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-24

Implementation of the Convention: a critical review from civil society.

review of lessons learned on implementation in several case studies, and in specific sub-areas of implementation, with a view from CSO and IP/LCs

Side Event
#3062
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

The Global Taxonomy Initiative

The experts in taxonomy and biological invasions will organize an activity aimed at highlighting and reviewing progress on Aichi target 9 and 19 , and how countries are prepared to identify invasive alien species and other species that are critical to achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan for ...

Side Event
#3065
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in World Oceans

This event will update the results of EBSA regional workshops held in six regions, convened by CBD Secretariat together with various global and regional partners, involving about 100 Parties and other Governments.

Side Event
#3069
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

Progress in implementing the IPBES Work Programme

Last December, the IPBES Plenary agreed a work programme for the period 2014-2018, and agreed the budget for the first two years. The intention of this side event is to brief participants on the progress made to date in implementing the IPBES work programme, and on what can be expected in the co ...

Side Event
#3084
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

Aichi target 3, agriculture and biodiversity: the case of the livestock sector

The side event will feature a presentation of a new report on the impacts of livestock and fodder production on biodiversity, indigenous peoples and local communities in Paraguay, the country with the highest deforestation rates on Earth. It will discuss how the effective implementation of Aichi ...

Side Event
#3091
SBSTTA-18
2014-06-23

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

The United Nations is working to ensure that the benefits of genetic resources are shared in a fair and equitable way via the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). How synthetic biology will be interpreted and whether the CBD will treat synthetic biology separate from ...

Side Event
#3103
WGRI-5
2014-06-19

Latest Developments of the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM)

The purpose of this side-event is to highlight recent developments to on the central Clearing-House Mechanism and its information services. The side event will include a presentation followed by an online demonstration

Side Event
#3104
WGRI-5
2014-06-19

ARE WE ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGET ON ABS (TARGET 16)

Realizing that ABS is a key element to achieve the implementation of CBD Strategic Plan (2011-2020), Parties to CBD also agreed on a having a time bound global Target to achieve the ABS actions. The Aichi Target 16 calls for entry into force of the NP by 2015 and suggest concomitant national act ...

Side Event
#3105
WGRI-5
2014-06-19

PANEL DISCUSSION: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES IN TRACKING AND REPORTING ON CBD-RELATED RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

The event invites pioneers in financial reporting to share their national experience and expertise on tracking and reporting on finances to biodiversity.

Side Event
#3093
WGRI-5
2014-06-18

“Voluntary Peer Review of NBSAP Preparation and Implementation: Who, How, When?”

This event is being organized by CBD, with UNDP and Parties.

Side Event
#3097
WGRI-5
2014-06-18

The value of effective stakeholder participation in the CBD-process

Jointly organized by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and the CBD Alliance, the side event will focus on how engagement by youth, civil society organizations as well as indigenous peoples and local communities adds value to the CBD-process. It will look at ways and platforms for stakeholder ...

Side Event
#3070
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

The Biodiversity Finance Initiative - Transforming the Enabling Environment for Resource Mobilisation

The global Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is managed by UNDP in partnership with the European Union and the Governments of Germany and Switzerland. The side-event will introduce BIOFIN to newly interested stakeholders and present the progress achieved since the launch of the initiative ...

Side Event
#3078
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

Improving coordination and cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions at the national level

As part of the UNEP project on “Improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies” the preliminary results of the findings from the national-level questionnaire, that was sent out to National Focal Points and o ...

Side Event
#3081
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

The Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation - Aligning the conservation agenda with the social sciences to achieve the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets

The objectives of this side event are to bring attention to the human and social dimension of biodiversity conservation, with a specific focus on exploring mechanism for promoting pro-biodiversity conservation behaviors at the human-biodiversity interphase; and, to start a dialogue with the con ...

Side Event
#3101
WGRI-5
2014-06-17

SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (SPP)

This side-event shall give new momentum to the debate on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP). The current work undertaken by the Secretariat, by partners, as well as good practices will be presented. Participants may discuss requirements, opportunities, and barriers in implementing SPP policies.

Side Event
#3072
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Scaling up biodiversity finance — Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue meeting and the emerging findings of the High-Level Panel, with a focus on the value of biodiversity for policy choices, mainstreaming and funding

The Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Financing for Biodiversity took place from 9-12 April 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. The conveners were the Governments of Ecuador, Norway, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Uganda, the European Commission and the CBD Secretariat. Nearly 90 participa ...

Side Event
#3073
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Could the NBSAP revision process and the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals be mutually supportive?

This side event shall draw attention to the need for mainstreaming biodiversity into different areas/sectors at the national and international level. Since mainstreaming biodiversity is a crucial element for both the revision of NBSAPs and the current discussions on the Sustainable Development G ...

Side Event
#3074
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Preliminary assessment of latest NBSAPs in light of the Aichi targets and project launch on “Legal Preparedness for NBSAP implementation

Christian Prip and Balakrishna Pisupati (both Fridtjof Nansen Institute, FNI) will present the preliminary results of a post-COP10 NBSAP review. The preliminary review assesses NBSAP preparation processes on the basis of the information provided in the NBSAPs; the legal preparedness of countries ...

Side Event
#3082
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

ABS Clearing-House Pilot Phase

During this event, a presentation on the pilot phase of the Clearing House will be delivered focusing on the progress of the pilot phase to date and what remains to be achieved. This presentation will be followed by a discussion on the Clearing House with the opportunity for participants to expr ...

Side Event
#3108
WGRI-5
2014-06-16

Strengthening Scientific and Technical Cooperation in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Scientific and technical cooperation is a key mechanism necessary for a functional Convention on Biological Diversity. In its guiding principles, Article 18 of the Convention calls for cooperation in the development and implementation of national policies, in human resources development and inst ...

Side Event
#3042
ICNP 3
2014-02-28

ABS development in selected countries in Southeast Asia

Discussion between selected SEA countries and stakeholders on the progress of ABS.

Side Event
#3049
ICNP 3
2014-02-28

Does facilitated access of non-commercial research contribute to conservation and sustainable use?

What are the most common and most wanted benefits derived from non-commercial research? What are the main challenges for implementing “facilitated access for non-commercial research”? What are the risks? The Nagoya Protocol calls for “facilitated access for non-commercial research, taking into a ...

Side Event
#3032
ICNP 3
2014-02-27

Marine Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol: Preparing the Marine Scientific Community

The oceans cover more that 70% of the Earth’s surface, harbour more than 95% of its biosphere and are home to more than 34 of the 36 living animal phyla. Its enormous biological diversity makes the marine environment a vast and unique reservoir of undiscovered genetic information and biochemical ...

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