CBD COP 14 – Joint Side Event – Marine Biodiversity Exchanging and Creating Solution for Our Blue World

19/11/2018 - 6:30 - 8:30

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


Reflections & lessons learnt from IKI projects for achieving the CBD Aichi Targets and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

Time/Room:    TBD, 18:30 – 20:30h, snacks provided

Since 2008 the International Climate Initiative (IKI) established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has funded  more than 500 projects designed to conserve biodiversity, mitigate climate change, maintain natural carbon sinks, and support adaptation to the effects of climate change.

Through this side event at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 13 current IKI projects promoting sustainable management and conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region offer a platform for international and cross-sectoral knowledge sharing. Project partners will share their lessons learnt, how they are contributing to the Aichi Targets and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity as well as exchanging impressions and reflections with other practitioners to enable the further development of international activities for sustaining our oceans. Blue Solutions, an initiative funded by IKI and implemented jointly by GIZ, IUCN, UN Environment and GRID-Arendal, will use this event within its last project month to promote relevant training materials, publications and other interesting information around the PANORAMA partnership and the corresponding online platform.

The IKI would like to encourage interested experts from all around the world to join this interactive event to learn about IKI project experiences, discuss existing solutions for common challenges and learn more about a wide range of tools and instruments. This exchange event actively contributes to the CBD strategic agenda by enhancing cooperation in the field of marine biodiversity and fostering effective knowledge sharing.

Organizers and participating institutions: BMU IKI, GIZ, IUCN, GRID-Arendal, UNE, IASS, TNC, WWF, KfW, Seascape Consultants Ltd.

Participating projects: Blue Solutions, Strong High Seas, GOBI, MARISMA, Mami Wata, MACBIO, TerraMar, Implementation of the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion trilateral action plan, Climate-Smarting Marine Protected Areas and Coastal Management in the Mesoamerican Reef Region, Adapted management of ecosystems to prevent coastal erosion in a changing climate, Building the Resilience of Communities and their Ecosystems to the Impacts of Climate Change in Micronesia and Melanesia, Programme on Integrated Adaptation Strategies in Grenada