05 Oct 2012

The Union for Ethical BioTrade – Activities during CoP-11 in Hyderabad

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At CoP-11, the Union for Ethical BioTrade will hold a side event:

How to increase biodiversity awareness: Findings of the 2012 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer, including on India

This event will take place on Tuesday, 16 October, 13:00 to 14:30 in the CEPA Fair, Hyderabad International Convention Centre 

The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat, is organizing a discussion on biodiversity awareness and how it can be raised. Additional analysis of the findings of the 2012 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer will be presented. The annual UEBT Biodiversity Barometer provides information on evolving biodiversity awareness around the globe, with this year’s focus including India and seven other countries. It has been recognized as providing information for indicators in the Biodiversity Indicator Partnership (BIP) Aichi Passport.

Additional analysis conducted focuses, for instance, on how people in various countries and age groups learn about biodiversity and is valuable for governments, civil society and companies in their attempts to reach the public on topics linked to biodiversity.

Drinks and food will be provided.

 

Furthermore, UEBT has been invited to participate in the following side events of other organizations:

 

Side event number 113:  11 October, 18:15 – 19:45, Side Event Room 1 – HITEX 1 – Ground Level

International Institute for Environment and Development, and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

COMMUNITY PROTOCOLS AND FPIC: LESSONS FROM PRACTICE AND CHALLENGES AHEAD

The Nagoya Protocol requires countries to support the development of community protocols for ABS by indigenous and local communities. This event will launch a new IIED publication: Biodiversity and culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent, published in association with Natural Justice, Union for Ethical Biotrade, COMPAS and Kalpavriksh India. The publication reviews 14 cases of community protocols and FPIC in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The overall lessons on these tools and how to support them in practice will be presented, along with 3 case studies (eg. BCPs of pastoralists in India, Quechua farmers in Peru and Ethical BioTrade). Invited panelists (eg. from the CBD Secretariat, and Indian and African NGOs) will identify the challenges ahead for BCPs and PIC and related participatory processes.

 

Side event number 225: 17 October, 13:15 – 14:45, Room 1.02 – Level 1

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

ABS FOR BUSINESS: UNDERSTANDING THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL

This will be a session dedicated to explaining the Nagoya Protocol with reference to the business community, including expected obligations, legal framework, IP issues, and the differences (and overlap) between ABS and Fairtrade.

 

SECOND MEETING OF THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR BUSINESS AND BIODIVERSITY

16 October 2012 in The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace

 

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