Islands Journey

Contact Information: Kate Brown, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Coordinator: Kate.Brown@iucn.org

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Islands are unique, diverse and vulnerable.  They are important early indicators of the common challenges facing our global community, for example from the impacts from natural disasters (floods, tsunami), climate change (sea level rise), overconsumption, waste and other global changes more intensely. Such changes in addition to their isolation and economic vulnerability, jeopardize their food, water, health and economic security. Yet islands contain unique biodiversity, have responsibility for large areas of ocean and generate significant benefits.

Friday, 7 September - The journey starts with Workshop #782 that will share experience on island leadership and the green economy. In the afternoon, participate in a Knowledge Café Discussion (#35) to debate marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean, visit the species pavilion at lunchtime to learn about invasive species and the red list in Oceania. In the evening, Workshop #778 will share lessons learned from climate change adaptation.

Saturday, 8 September - Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Campus Course (#480) if you are considering Community Based Adaptation to climate change. In the evening Workshop #52 will examine tools emerging from ”The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB)

Sunday, 9 September - The Knowledge Café #471 will offer an opportunity to debate on tourism industry, while Posters will address topics such as invasive species (#390), energy (#450) and ocean management (#236).For the afternoon in the Korea Pavillion, GLISPA will explore island achievements in the lead up to CBD COP 11

Monday, 10 September – take part to a Knowledge Café Discussion (#350) that will look at building networks to promote islands´ sustainability.  The Workshop #75 will explore the “Island Biocultural Diversity Initiative”. Again in the Korea Pavillion in the early afternoon will be an event focussed on the role of leadership in achieving nature+ on islands.

Tuesday, 11 September – A Workshop (#459) about Marine World Heritage is proposed in the morning. The islands journey concludes with presentation of key lessons and proposals from the journey events in Commission/Programme wrap-up session (workshop #813) where priorities, strategies and actions will be identified for the coming inter-sessional period.

 

Events Programme

Date

Time

ID #

Type*

Title

Venue

07-Sep

11:00-13:00

782

W

Island Leadership on Global Challenges

Samda Hall

11:00-13:00

127

KC

Biodiversity Principles for Siting and Design of Hotels and Resorts in the Caribbean

102

11:00-12:00

1169

Pav

Small islands, big difference: a campaign to save the world’s most vulnerable species

Species Pavilion

12:00-13:00

1169

Pav

Red Listing in the Pacific Islands: A roadmap to 2020

Species Pavilion

13:00-14:30

188

Po

Making vulnerability assessments matter for climate change adaptation in the Pacific Islands

Lobby 1st floor

13:00-14:30

558

Po

The world, an island; An island, the world:Applying Island Knowledges to World Environmental Challenges

Lobby 3rd floor

13:00-14:30

630

Po

Participatory action for climate resilience: case studies from Choiseul and Manus provinces

Lobby 1st floor

14:30-16:30

35

KC

Uniting for action in the Western Indian Ocean: climate resilience, food security and biodiversity conservation

102

14:30-16:30

824

W

Sharing Awareness on Sustainable Conservation and Management of Island-Coastal Ecosystems in Jeonnam Province (KOC official event)

202

14:30-16:30

1047

Pav

Coastal Ecosystems Management for Resilience

Blue Planet Pav

19:00-21:00

778

W

Climate Change Adaption Tools for Island Communities

Samda Hall

08-Sep

9:00-18:00

480

CC

Building capacity on CBA to climate change in islands across Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Regions

Ruby Room - Lotte Hotel

14:30-16:30

140

KC

Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience & Services: Developing Global Guidelines on the Management of Invasive Alien Species in Protected Areas incl. World heritage Sites

102

14:30-16:30

733

KC

Promoting a Blue Society - an Ocean of opportunity

102

19:00-21:00

781

W

Policy tools and instruments emerging from TEEB with case studies from island ecosystems

303

09-Sep

11:00-13:00

471

KC

Business & biodiversity: the role and the potential of the tourism industry

102

13:00-14:30

390

Po

Information Services - Invasive Species Specialist Group

Lobby 3rd floor

13:00-14:30

450

Po

Overcoming biodiversity risks in energy development in Islands

Lobby 1st floor

13:10-14:10

-

Pav

Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)- reflecting on island achievements in preparation towards CBD COP 11

Korean Pavilion

10-Sep

11:00-13:00

350

KC

Uniting an Ocean of Islands: Scaling Up Conservation through Peer Learning Networks

102

11:00-13:00

757

W

Locally managed marine areas, towards a global learning network

303

13:00-14:30

559

Po

The Locally Managed Marine Area Network - Keeping it Simple and Sustainable

Lobby 1st floor

13:10-14:10

-

Pav

 Leaders valuing nature - the role of leadership in achieving Nature+ : island experiences

Korean Pavilion

17:00-18:30

75

W

Island Biocultural Diversity Initiative for Strengthening Biocultural Diversity and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Asia-Pacific Island Regions

202

11-Sep

11:00-13:00

459

W

Marine World Heritage: Protecting The Crown Jewels of the Ocean

202

11:00-13:00

1041

Pav

Coastal and Marine Issues in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

Blue Planet Pav

14:30-16:30

813

W

Trends and Priorities in Ecosystem Management: Key conclusions from the Commission's six Journeys

201

 *Type of events:

CC    Conservation Campus

KC    Knowledge Café

Pav  Pavilion

Po    Poster

W     Workshop