UNDP at the Convention on Biological Diversity, CoP-11

Hyderabad, India

8 - 19 October 2012

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PHOTO: SHASHANK JAYAPRASAD/UNDP India

The Eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, that took place in Hyderabad, India from 8-19 October 2012, happened at a critical juncture in the history of our planet, when humankind faces massive challenges to reduce poverty, conserve biodiversity, and tackle climate change and desertification.

Parties to the Convention are stepping up to the plate to scale up implementation efforts to meet the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

UNDP launched its new Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020 at the CoP11 aimed at accelerating international efforts to reverse biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. UNDP provides policy and technical advice, and helps countries combine and sequence funding to address the Aichi Targets in a way which promotes inclusivity, sustainability and resilience, achieving multiple development benefits.

UNDP’s presence at the CoP11 helped the organization to maintain responsiveness to developing countries’ needs and to maximize its contribution to meeting global challenges.

Calendar of Events

 Date/ Time   Event   Partner 
1 - 5 Oct
All day
International training workshop on conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants
Foundation for the Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions; UNDP
8 - 17 Oct
10:00 - 18:00
Community Palli
UNDP Equator Initiative
9 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Strategies, achievements and impacts: evaluating biodiversity for the GEF and UNDP
GEF Evaluation Office; UNDP Evaluation Office
9 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on abs: challenges and opportunities
Global Environment Facility; UNDP
9 Oct
15:00 - 18:00
Ecosystem-based adaptation: sharpening our approach to assessment and monitoring
UNDP; United Nations Environment Progtramme (UNEP); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Governments of Germany and South Africa
9 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
Measuring and monitoring Protected Area management effectiveness: lessons from the field
Global Environment Facility
9 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
IPBES capacity building initiatives and networks – how could they also support implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity?
Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management; UNDP; UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre 
9 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
Biodiversity and community health: operationalizing linkages between conservation and development on the ground
Secretariat of CBD
9 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
Protected Areas as natural solutions to biodiversity targets and global environment challenges
IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas; UNDP 
11 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
IPBES – from establishment to operationalization
UNEP; UNESCO; FAO; UNDP; Government of Germany 
11 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
India’s contribution to global sustainable management of coastal and marine biodiversity
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation; UNDP; Government of India; IUCN 
11 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Resource mobilization for biodiversity projects: case of GEF projects in India
Global Environment Facility; Government of India
11 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
GEF support to marine Protected Area management
Global Environment Facility
12 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Launch of the NBSAP support partnership
UNEP-WCMC (on behalf of SCBD, UNDP, UNEP)
12 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Environment Management Group side event
Environment Management Group
13 Oct
All day
Colloquium on community conservation
CBD Secretariat; UNDP; Governments of Brazil, India, Mexico, Philippines, Senegal and South Africa; ICCA Consortium; International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity; Conservation International 
15 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Prospects and challenges of forest based livelihoods for tribal and local communities in India
UNDP; Professional Assistance for Development Action 
15 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Tipping towards sustainability: applying resilience
thinking in biodiversity governance
UNDP; Resilience and Development Programme (Swedbio) at Stockholm Resilience Centre 
15 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
UNDP support to achieve the Aichi 2020 Target 11 through recognition and protection of Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCAS)
GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP 
15 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
Mainstreaming biodiversity: smoke and mirrors, or gains at scale?
South African National Biodiversity Institute; UNDP
16 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
GEF investments in forests for multiple benefits
Global Environment Facility 
16 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
“The Power of Local Action” book launch: 10 years of the Equator Initiative and 20 years of Small Grants
UNDP Equator Initiative; GEF Small Grants Programme implemented
16 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
New models for engaging local communities in the
stewardship of Protected Areas: lessons from world heritage
GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP 
17 Oct
13:15 - 14:30
Restoration: inspiring action on the ground - the national context
Governments of India, Republic of Korea and South Africa; RAMSAR; SCBD; UNCCD; UNDP; IUCN; UNFF; GEF
17 Oct
18:15 - 19:45
How to factor natural capital into decision making and leverage biodiversity finance
European Commission; UNDP; World Bank; UNEP - TEEB
17 Oct
19:30 - 21:00
Government of India Ministerial Reception: GOI-UNDP Biodiversity Governance Awards (by invitation only)
Government of India; UNDP
18 Oct
10:00 - 11:00
Media briefing: India Biodiversity Award winners and release of India Biodiversity Governance publication
Government of India; UNDP
18 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Different indigenous and new approaches in natural resource management in the bio-culturally diverse state of Arunachal Pradesh
Inspire Network for Environment; UNDP
18 Oct
13:15 - 14:45
Ministerial Roundtable to launch UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, “The Future We Want: Biodiversity and Ecosystems—Driving Sustainable
Development”
UNDP
18 Oct
16:00 - 16:30
Media briefing: launch of UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework
UNDP



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Rebeca Grynspan was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the position of UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator effective 1 February, 2010. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Grynspan was elected Vice-President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998.

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