earthmind-globeSelected events

Note: The most recent are at the bottom of the page.

Nov 19 @ 13:00 – 17:00 Rhin Room, International Environment House 2
Organised Earthmind and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Overview The recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include goals on the sustainable use of marine and terrestrial ecosystems (14 and 15) and the[...]
Dec 15 all-day Trade & Development Forum
Three sessions within the ICTSD Trade and Development Symposium Organised by the African Wildlife Foundation, Earthmind, ICTSD, IISD, and the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment (Oxford University) Overview The UN 2030 Agenda for[...]
Jan 12 @ 12:15 – 13:45 CICG Room 7&8
A side-event at the 66th CITES Standing Committee Meeting Focus CITES SC66 Agenda Item 13: UN General Assembly Resolutions on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife and Sustainable Development Goals Description Building on discussions at the[...]
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day Willow Country Lodge
This private workshop was organised by Wildlife Ranching South Africa to explore the following issues: A strategy and process for acquiring relevant standardised information and data on the African wildlife industry, that will enable on-going[...]
Apr 7 @ 10:00 – 12:30 Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment
This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss technical issues regarding proposing and registering Verified Conservation Areas. Chair – Wijnand Broer (CREM) Speaker – Francis Vorhies (Earthmind) Organiser – Steven De Bie (De Gemeynt) More information[...]
Apr 7 @ 13:30 – 16:30 Madurodam
This multi-stakeholder meeting opened with several keynote presentations on the Verified Conservation Area (VCA) Approach. These were followed by an interactive discussion on the scaling up the VCA Approach. The workshop concluded with thee announcement of three[...]
Apr 26 @ 16:15 – 17:45 International Civil Aviation Organization
Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA20 Side Event Room 7A 3rd Floor Verifying area-based conservation to implement Target 11 road maps Paragraph 54 of document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/2, ‘Updated Assessment of Progress Towards Selected Aichi Biodiversity Targets,’ emphasizes that[...]
May 9 – May 10 all-day Novotel Hotel
Organised by IUCN and Foundation Prince Albert II A private consultation with the private sector to formulate solutions and partnerships to tackle a major problem for our world’s oceans. Workshop agenda Workshop website Draft framework of[...]
May 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Green Room
UNEP UNEA2 Green Room Event 18 Partners VCA Partners including the Global Footprint Network, the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Description The aim of the side[...]
May 27 @ 08:15 – 09:45 UNEP Headquarters
Ministerial Breakfast Note: The Verified Conservation Areas (VCA) Approach will be considered at this event. Description Sustainable consumption and production is at the heart of Agenda 2030; not only is SDG 12 dedicated to the[...]
May 27 @ 13:15 – 14:45 UNEP Headquarters
UNEP UNEA 2 Special Session Restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems for people and planet: Partnerships to jointly deliver on the environmental dimension of Agenda 2030 Chaired by Sharon Dijksma, Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands[...]
May 27 @ 14:45 – 15:15 VIP Room
Multi-stakeholder VCA signing ceremony A voluntary public and private coalition together signed a Letter of Intent to help promote, further develop and secure the sustained and increase use of the VCA Approach as a contribution to sustainable land[...]
Jun 22 @ 16:00 – 18:00 A J Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University
An Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar on the VCA Approach The Verified Conservation Area (VCA) Approach aims to recognise area-based conservation, particularly beyond traditional protected areas. The VCA Approach includes a public Registry of[...]
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day David Attenborough Building
Recognising area-based conservation outside of protected areas First talk on the 29th of June from 12:30-14:00 at The Biodiversity Consultancy Second talk on the 30th of June from 10:00-11:00 at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring[...]
Jul 6 @ 13:00 – 14:00 IUCN World Conservation Centre
This talk focuses on how to work with the private sector to conserve biodiversity. It will explore the business case for biodiversity and a management approach to biodiversity conservation. As well, it will introduce two[...]
Aug 1 all-day
Can companies help maintain a sustainable environment? Dukascopy TV interview with Francis Vorhies, Founder and Executive Director, Earthmind  
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day Lake Garden Hotel
UNEP-China Trust Fund Supported Project 2nd Consultation-Workshop on Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Myanmar Objectives To review and assess the latest draft ABS regulatory and institutional frameworks To gather recommendations from key stakeholders on[...]
Sep 1 – Sep 10 all-day Hawaiʻi Convention Center
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing[...]
Sep 12 – Sep 16 all-day Safari Court Hotel
The 9th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium will be hosted at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia from 12-16 September 2016. It is the ideal network opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow game ranchers from all[...]
Sep 24 – Oct 5 all-day Sandton Convention Centre
CITES – the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The 17th[...]
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day DOB Ecology
Verified Conservation Areas (VCA) Approach Strategy Workshop DOB Ecology, Veessen, The Netherlands – 26-27 October 2016 DAY ONE – Wednesday, 26 October 12:30 – Arrival & lunch 14:00 – Session 1 – Where are we[...]
Nov 1 all-day Sofitel Hotel St James
From the IUCN WCC to the CBD COP On the occasion of the World Conservation Congress, we (FFI, UNEP-WCMC, the University of Oxford, and BP plc) are providing a platform to discuss opportunities for collaboration[...]
Nov 23 all-day
Third EU B@B Annual Conference Taking Stock, Looking Forward 23 November 2016, The Hague The Conference represents a great opportunity for members of the EU B@B Platform and other businesses alike to learn about the work[...]
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day Foker Terminal
Natural Capital – Let’s talk business! Organised by the Platform Biodiversity, Ecosystems & Economy (Platform BEE) The event is entirely devoted to practical issues, enabling you to gain inspiration and benefit from practical advice. Meet[...]
Dec 4 – Dec 17 all-day Centro de Convenciones Moon Palace Arena
CBD COP13 The 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity Moon Place Conference Centre, Cancun, Mexico – 2-17 December 2016 The theme of COP13 is mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being. Mainstreaming includes conserving biodiversity[...]
Feb 17 all-day Dukascopy TV interview
Investing in Conservation Dukascopy TV interview with Francis Vorhies, Founder and Executive Director, Earthmind  
Mar 6 – Mar 9 all-day Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center
African Landscapes Dialogue: Integrated Landscape Management in Practice This learning event will provide a dynamic forum for leaders to share their diverse experiences with implementing integrated landscape management. They will participate in skills-building sessions, learn[...]
Mar 15 @ 15:00 – Mar 17 @ 14:00 Willows Country Lodge
    The contribution of wildlife ranching to conservation and development – Assessing the contribution and the role of governance Building upon two previous workshops held in the USA in 2015 and in South Africa[...]
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day Jordberga Parkhotel
This workshop is the first milestone in a project on a “A Richer & Healthier Baltic Sea – A Private Landowner Initiative.” It was supported by the Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation and Earthmind. The workshop explored[...]
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day Protea Hotel Ranch Resort
Wildlife Ranching South Africa Conference 2017 Earthmind will be participating, reporting back on the recent Wildlife Economy Workshop, and exploring opportunities for listing member ranchers as Verified Conservation Areas. Programme Wildlife Economy Workshop (Mar 2017)[...]
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day Dulwich College
Recognising & encouraging conservation where we live & work The Global Footprint Network predicts that by 2020 we will be using the resources of 1.75 planets. To reduce our global footprint, we need to increase conservation[...]
Apr 30 all-day
April 2017 update on the VCA Approach Click here for a 2-page update on what we have been up to during the past few months. Also, click here for a copy of our latest 2-page[...]

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