The Congress theme will be Nature+, a slogan that captures the fundamental importance of nature and its inherent link to every aspect of people's lives. The Congress will explore many of the most pressing environmental and development challenges from this perspective and how strong and resilient nature is intricately linked to solving these issues, including Nature+climate, nature+livelihoods, nature+energy and nature+economics.
dates: 6-15 September 2012 venue: International Convention Center location: Jeju, Republic of Korea
The Whakatane Mechanism, an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) “One Programme” initiative, is a multi-stakeholder approach to solving human rights conflicts in protected areas. It aims to ensure that conservation policy and practice respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. The Mechanism includes undertaking a fieldwork assessment in a protected area by a multi-stakeholder taskforce. This taskforce provides recommendations to address human rights violations and facilitates a dialogue in order to reach joint solutions to be put in place by the various parties involved. The Mechanism also celebrates and promotes best practices in conservation and successful partnerships between indigenous peoples, local communities and protected areas authorities.
date: 10 September 2012 venue: World Conservation Congress - Jeju International Convention Center location: Jeju, Republic of Korea
This workshop will start the preparations for the "Strategic Framework on Mediterranean Forests: Political orientations for the management of forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean territories" with a clear and realistic programme for the future and use this opportunity to share on the State of Mediterranean Forests. Additional sessions will focus on preparation of the sheets on the 10/12 thematic priorities to be developed in the Strategic Framework on Mediterranean Forests. The workshop is co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and will be attended by 20-25 experts.
dates: 10-13 September 2012 venue: CIHEAM Training Center location: Chania, Greece
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will assist countries from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia in revising and updating their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in line with the framework of the CBD Strategic Plan. The workshop will also address: the use of indicators to monitor biodiversity at national and regional levels for monitoring progress towards the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets; and the use of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation that include conservation and restoration of ecosystems, as part of an overall adaptation strategy to reduce direct pressures on and promote sustainable use of biodiversity.
dates: 10-14 September 2012 location: Chisinau, Moldova, Republic of
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is organizing two workshops in Kenya to consider the role of soils in delivering global environmental benefits, and to share the tools developed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-GEF Carbon Benefits Project. A scoping workshop for the GEF on soil organic carbon for global benefits will be held 10-12 September at UNEP. On 13-16 September 2012, STAP and UNEP will lead a review workshop of the tools developed by the UNEP-GEF Carbon Benefits Project (CBP). The meeting will be held at Voi Wildlife Lodge in Tsavo.
dates: 10-16 September 2012 location: Nairobi, Kenya