IUCN at WGRI5 and SBSTTA18

The fifth meeting of the Convention’s Ad-Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI5) will take place from 16-20 June 2014. It will be followed by the 18th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA18) that will take place from 23-28 June 2014. Both meetings will be hosted in Montreal, Canada. IUCN will be participating at the meeting with a small delegation to follow discussions of the Parties as well as to organize several side events. 

A position paper has been prepared with recommendations on agenda items in which IUCN has been particularly involved towards the advancement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including: implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, progress on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Side Events

 

Time/Venue

Organizer

Description

Monday, 16 June 2014

13.15 – 14:45

 

Room 3
(Level 1)

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE

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 Goals there are lessons to be learned from both processes.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

13.15 – 14:45

 

Room 7B
(Level 3)

IUCN COMMISSION ON EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

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 conservation community and more specifically, experts and representatives of parties to the CBD on these matters. The side event, which is part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Education and Communication’s (IUCN CEC) continuous efforts to support Aichi Target 1, will act as a follow-up to a Deep Dive ‘Thought Leaders’ meeting held on November 22-23, 2013 in Rolle, Switzerland when IUCN, its Commissions and social science experts convened to brainstorm the role of behavioural and social sciences in Achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

13:15 - 14:45 
 
Room 3
(Level 1)

IUCN -INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CBD

PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES IN THE NBSAPS REVISION PROCESS 
NBSAPs are the main vehicles of national implementation of the CBD. They are processes through which societies come together to make the difficult decisions of where, when, and how biodiversity and ecosystem services should be conserved, used sustainably, and the benefits of this use shared equitably. Most countries that are Parties to the Convention have already developed at least one NBSAP. While many Parties have conducted participatory biodiversity planning processes, there is often insufficient process documentation to allow a genuine reflection on effectiveness and/or on the limitations of these processes; and the effects of this on the implementation and the overall effectiveness of NBSAPs themselves. As a consequence, the wealth of country experiences in this crucial area is not being shared, learned from, nor built upon. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with funding support from the Government of Japan, is launching a project to facilitate the documentation and analysis of NBSAP revision processes. This side event will present highlights about this project and invite participating countries and others to share their experiences and views on the NBSAPs revision process.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

18:15 - 19:45 
 
Room 7A
(Level 3)

BGCI / GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR PLANT CONSERVATION

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 Events Flyers
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity. Could the NBSAP revision  process and the formulation of the SDGs be mutually supportive?

    Mainstreaming Biodiversity. Could the NBSAP revision process and the formulation of the SDGs be mutually supportive?

    Photo: IUCN/Julie Griffin

  • Communicating Biodiversity Conservation: Social Psychology & the Environment

    Communicating Biodiversity Conservation: Social Psychology & the Environment

    Photo: IUCN/CEC

  • Side event on the mid-term review of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

    Side event on the mid-term review of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

    Photo: IUCN/BGCI