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06.12.2016 | Biodiversity Conservation, TOP NEWS

Biodiversity Observations for Decision-Making: National Needs and Approaches

Participants of the side event "Biodiversity Observations for Decision-Making: National Needs and Approaches" at COP13 in Cancun (06 Dec 2016). Photo: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt

Participants of the side event "Biodiversity Observations for Decision-Making: National Needs and Approaches" at COP13 in Cancun (06 Dec 2016). Photo: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt

Cancún. The GEO BON Secretariat has organized a side event during the thirteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Secretariat, hosted by iDiv, invited panelists from countries with already well developed Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs) and participants will be introduced to the framework and 9 step process that GEO BON is developing and applying for building national and regional BONs.

Building on these experiences, the panelists will illustrate how infrastructures can be established at the country level for biodiversity moni­toring and reporting, and how scientific and technical cooperation can be fostered at the regional and glo­bal level. Discussions will focus on lessons learned, opportunities for sharing technologies and approa­ches and the potential for creating a consortium of countries that can lead on, building on current sys­tems and with assistance from GEO BON, designing replicable biodiversity observation systems.

 

Programme:

1. The Development of National, Regional and Thematic Biodiversity Observation Networks: Lessons learned from GEO BON
- Mike Gill, GEO BON
2. The Colombian Biodiversity Observation Network: from framework to implementation
– Maria Cecilia Londoño, Humboldt Institute
3. The Mexican Biodiversity Observation Network
– Tania Urquiza-Haas, CONABIO
4. The Chinese National Biodiversity Observation Network
– Xiaoqiang Lu, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences
5. Biodiversity Observations in South Africa
– Deshni Pillay, SANBI
6. Biodiversity data for policy
– Matt Walpole (UNEP-WCMC):
7. Round table – Panel Discussion

 

Side event:
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 6:15 pm local
Where: JUSCANZ Regional Group Meeting Room Sunrise Building, Galactic Room, main floor

 

Video:
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1jMKgARypdPJLhttp://cop13.mx/en/

 

 

GEO BON:
http://geobon.org/


https://www.idiv.de/research/international_office_geo_bon.html

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