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Rio Conventions Pavilion

9-18 October 2012 | Hyderabad, India

Highlights for Thursday, 11 October 2012

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CBD COP 11
CBD COP 11The Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) continued on Thursday, 11 October, convening for Tree Diversity Day. The day began with a keynote speech by M.S. Swaminathan, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. During the morning, a panel also convened on tree diversity - its role in CBD programmes for agriculture and forest biodiversity and synergies with other global conventions. In the afternoon, panels convened on: benefits of diversifying and restoring landscape mosaics in the tropics by harnessing tree diversity; diversity for development - human benefits from tree diversity for food, health and nutrition; climate change and biodiversity - interfacing mitigation and adaptation; maintaining diversity from genes to landscapes through conservation and sustainable use; and a synthesis session.
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Tree Diversity at the Interface of the Three Rio Conventions
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L-R: Robert Nasi, CGIAR; Sergio Zelaya, UNCCD Secretariat; Balakrishna Pisupati, National Biodiversity Authority, India; Ivonne Higuero, UNEP; Santiago Carrizosa, UNDP; Oudara Souvannavong, FAO; and Heikki Taivanen, Finnish Environment Institute.
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Tree Diversity Day Moderator Caroline Neeley, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
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M.S. Swaminathan, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
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Robert Nasi, CGIAR
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A participant asks a question to Swaminathan.
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Santiago Carrizosa, UNDP
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CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Robert Nasi, CGIAR, Ravi Prabhu, ICRAF and Pablo Eyzaguirre, Bioversity, sign MOUs for agroforestry partnerships.

Climate Change and Biodiversity: Interfacing Mitigation and Adaptation
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L-R: Eike Luedeling, ICRAF; Tim Christophersen, UNEP; Hesti Lestari Tata, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia; and P.P. Bhojvaid, Forest Research Institute (FRI), India.
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Hesti Lestari Tata, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia
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Bhojvaid, FRI, India
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Peter Bridgewater, former Secretary General for the Ramsar Convention, addresses the panel.
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IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 6, 1-5 October 2012, Hyderabad, India
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP-2), 2-6 July 2012, New Delhi, India
*IISD RS coverage of the Rio Conventions Pavilion, 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 4) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 7-11 May 2012, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16) under the CBD, 30 April - 5 May 2012, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of CBD SBSTTA 15, 7-11 November 2011, Montreal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 7) of the CBD, 31 October - 4 November 2011, Montreal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP-1), 5-10 June 2011, Montreal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 5, 11-15 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS biodiversity and wildlife page
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
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