Summary side events

Side event on SDGs

 

RELEVANT SIDE EVENTS

Time / Venue

Organizer

Title and Description

Monday, 14 October 2013

13:15 - 14:45
 
Room 5
(Level 3)

Secretariat of the CBD

LAUNCH OF THE MOST RECENT PUBLICATION IN THE IUCN BEST PRACTICE IN PROTECTED AREAS SERIES: GOVERNANCE OF PROTECTED AREAS: FROM UNDERSTANDING TO ACTION.
SCBD, IUCN, UNDP-GEF SGP, GIZ and the ICCA Consortium are pleased to launch the most recent publication in the IUCN Best Practice in Protected Areas Series: Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action.

13:15 - 14:45
 
Room D
(Level 1)

Secretariat of the CBD

GLOBAL INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES INFORMATION PARTNERSHIP
Latest development of tools, data contents and services of Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIPartnership) will be presented by the partner organizations. The presentations include: Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species;GIASIP Registry; GIASIP Information Gateway, and plans on business will be discussed in order to support Parties to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 (invasive alien species).

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

13:15 - 14:45
 
Room 6
(Level 3)

Government of Switzerland and IUCN

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND BIODIVERSITY: THE RELEVANCE OF THE WORK OF THE UN OPEN WORKING GROUP ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR THE BIODIVERSITY COMMUNITY
Raising awareness of the biodiversity community on the relevance of the work for developing the Sustainable Development Goals also in the context of achieving the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and conveying its overarching vision beyond 2020.

18:15 - 19:45
 
Room 7B
(Level 3)

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT

SUD EXPERT PLANTES DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE (SEPDD)
Discussion of Sud Expert Plantes (SEP) results and of SEPDD objectives and scheduled activities. SEP focused on the development of scientific capacities in plant biodiversity in 22 countries of Africa and Asia. The next phase, SEPDD will bring academics to work at the interface between research and action, on the use of plants or on impacts on plant biodiversity, including in partnership with industry (cosmetics, pharmacy, agroindustry, mining, forestry).

18:15 - 19:45
 
Room 3
(Level 1)

IUCN, BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL, MINISTRY OF
ENVIRONMENT OF BRAZIL

 

BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING AND ACHIEVING TARGET 12: A COUNTRIES PERSPECTIVE
Following CBD's Secretariat call for Aichi Target Champions, a group of organizations working on species conservation has established the “Friends of Target 12” partnership which goal is to support CBD parties to meet Aichi Biodiversity Target 12. This side event, organised by BirdLife International, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Ministry of Environment of Brazil on behalf of Friends of Target 12 partnership, will feature presentations from CBD parties, including a representative from the Ministry of Environment of Brazil. Speakers will share their experiences in implementing target 12 including actions needed, challenges faced, and economic and social benefits of achieving it. Target 12 is central to achieve the CBD's goals as it includes preventing threatened species extinctions and improving and sustaining populations over time. Meeting Target 12 will not only be beneficial for biodiversity but will also result in social and economic benefits for parties.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

13:15 - 14:45
 
Room 5
(Level 3)

IUCN

IMPLEMENTING TARGETS 11 AND 12: A FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY "AREAS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE FOR BIODIVERSITY"
This side event will present tools that can be helpful to countries to effectively implement Aichi Targets 11 and 12, by showing country focused case studies and lessons learned from KBA identification and management. It will also provide an update on IUCN´s progress towards developing a globally agreed framework and criteria for identifying KBAs that will be applicable to all components of biodiversity and across terrestrial, marine and freshwater biomes. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites of global significance for biodiversity identified by national constituencies and applying standardized criteria and thresholds; as such, they are a tool to guide the strategic expansion of the protected area network. Notable examples of KBAs include Important Bird Areas identified by BirdLife International (IBAs) and Alliance for Zero Extinction sites (AZEs) identified by the AZE Partnership. KBAs are also important to implement Target 12 as they are designed, among other things, to prevent species extinctions and sustain or improve threatened species populations if effectively managed.