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Saturday-11 October 2014

Excursion to the Woljeong Temple

VENUE: Woljeong Temple

  • Departure and arrival at the Woljeong Temple (20-30 min by bus)1
  • Arrival at the four devas and introduction of the structure of the temple
  • Dialogue at the tea house inside the temple (with traditional tea/coffee and traditional music)
  • Buddhist ceremony
  • Buddhism traditional lunch (BeobByun Casa)
  • Dialogue on the linkage biodiversity – cultural diversity, and idea of life (BeobRyun Casa)
  • Keynote speech by Rev. JeongNyeom, the Chief Priest of the Woljeong Temple
  • Buddhism Declaration on Biodiversity
  • Interaction (Q & A)
  • Return to Alpensia Conference Centre

Panel discussion and round-table 1 "Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity"

Facilitated by SCBD in partnership with UNESCO

VENUE: Marie Khan Women’s Caucus (G1)

  • Joint Programme of Work on Biological and Cultural Diversity , Mrs. Ana Persic (UNESCO) and John Scott (SCBD)
  • Island Biocultural Diversity Initiative –Development of IUCN Resolution 5.115 and International Cooperation for Action Plan, Jae-Eun KIM and Sun-Kee HONG, (Institution for Marine & Island Culture, Mokpo National University/The Ecological Society of Korea)
  • The Green Yatra, Ms. Kusum Vyas (Living Planet Foundation)
  • Open discussion

    Panel discussion and round-table 2 “Biological and Cultural Diversity in Action”

    Facilitated by SCBD in partnership with UNESCO

    VENUE: Marie Khan Women’s Caucus (G1)

    • The Potato Park as a Biocultural Heritage Territory and how it addresses the Aichi Targets, Mr.Alejandro Argumedo, (Association ANDES)
    • Establishing a Naxi Biocultural Heritage area in the Stone Villages, Yunnan, Ms. Song Yiching (Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP))
    • The power of biocultural diversity: to deal with change and continue to develop, Mrs.Pernilla Malmer, (SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre)
    • Discussion - Main Messages on biological and cultural diversity for High level Segment of COP 12.

    Sunday-12 October 2014

    Panel discussion and round-table 3 "The Power of Local Action for Biodiversity"

    Facilitated by SCBD with GEF SGP, GIAHS (FAO) and local partners

    VENUE: Rio Conventions Pavilion, Alpensia Concert Hall

    • Welcoming by John Scott and Viviana Figueroa on behalf of WIN and partners
    • Key Note Address - The Power of Local Action for Biodiversity and the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities, Mrs.Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe, Expert, (United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII))
    • Opening Address - Support for Community Conservation, Dr. Rudolf Specht, (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany)
    • Community conservation actions through the GEF Small Grants Programme: ICCAs, Satoyama and protected area governance, Dr. Terence Hay-Edie, (UNDP-implemented GEF SGP)
    • Globally Important Agricultural Systems, Mrs.Linda Collette, (FAO).
    • Enhancing engagement with indigenous peoples: GEF's support towards ICCA, SGP and others, Mrs. Yoko Watanabe (Global Environment Facility GEF)

      "Local Actions and Perspectives", facilitated by Choony Kim

    • Rice paddy in Paju as habitat of Hyla suweonensis that contribute to Aichi target, Mr. Hae-Yeon Park (CBD Korean Civil Network)
    • Hope for Agriculture, and Protection of the Hooded crane and the Suncheon Bay as contributions to the Aichi target, Mr. Jongtae Jung (CBD Korean Civil Network)
    • Customary use of biodiversity in production landscape –and seascape-level approaches, Mr. William Dunbar (Satoyama Initiative)

    Panel discussion and round-table 4 “Customary Sustainable Use for Biodiversity”

    Facilitated by SCBD in partnership with Forest People Program

    • Introduction and Overview of the Global Plan of Action on Customary Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Mrs. Caroline de Jong (Forest People Program)
    • Customary territorial governance in Guna Yala focusing on traditional crops, sacred sites and conservation of biodiversity: mapping and development of internal standards for Maniyala area, Mr. Onel Masardule (FPCI)
    • Sustainable Community Based Forest Management in Northern Thailand: shifting cultivation, conserved forests, carbon sequestration, and food security, Mr. Sakda Saenmi, (IMPECT)
    • The development of an integral plan for sustainable community-based use and development of the ancestral Wapichan territory, including proposals to establish an extensive Wapichan Conserved Forest, Mr. Nicholas Fredericks, (SCPDA)
    • Discussion -Main Messages on the power of local action and customary sustainable use for COP 12 High level Segment.

    Panel discussion and round-table 5 “ICCA, and community conservation as contributions to the implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Aichi Targets”

    Facilitated by SCBD in partnership with ICCA Consortium

    • Beyond Protected Areas, Mr. Harry Jonas (Natural Justice)
    • Rice Paddy Biodiversity Enhancing Decade Project (RiceBED Project), Mr. Kurechi Masayuki, (Ramsar Network Japan)
    • ICCAs are the world’s best bet for achieving many Aichi Targets, Mr. Ashish Kothari, (Kalpavriksh.)
    • ICCAs in Iran and their contribution to the Aichi targets, Mr.Taghi Farvar, (CENESTA)
    • The World Indigenous and Local Community Land and Sea Managers Network,Caroline Petersen (UNDP)
    • Indigenous Protected Areas in Australia and the Aichi targets, Mrs. Chrissy Grant, (Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation and IIFB),
    • ICCAs, climate change, and the Aichi targets, Mrs. Simone Lovera, (Global Forest Coalition and Sobrevivencia)
    • ICCA resilience in Uganda and the Aichi targets, Mr. Kureeba David, (National Association of Professional Environmentalists)
    • Discussion on main messages on Local Action, Community Conservation and Customary Sustainable Use for COP 12 High level Segment.

    Launch of ICCA Consortium Publication and Key Note Address, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Response: Ashish Kothari

    • Presentation of the Green Yatra, Mrs. Kusum Vyas
    • Closing Address including next steps forward, Mr. John Scott, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity