earthmind-globeSelected events

Note: Our events are terribly out-of-date. Our apologies for this. We are building a new website which we are aiming to launch in July 2018.

Closing the Plastic Tap – 2nd Workshop @ Novotel Hotel
May 9 – May 10 all-day


logo-iucnOrganised 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 action (revised 01 June 2016)



Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Myanmar @ Lake Garden Hotel
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

abs-organisersUNEP-China Trust Fund Supported Project

2nd Consultation-Workshop on Implementing
the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Myanmar


To review and assess the latest draft ABS regulatory and institutional frameworks

To gather recommendations from key stakeholders on improving the draft ABS regulatory and institutional frameworks

To review the piloting of ABS measures

To finalize the enhanced PIF on Myanmar

To revisit and further enhance roadmap on ABS

Agenda & Presentations

Workshop Agenda

Assessment of the enhanced draft regulatory and institutional frameworks on ABS (U San Lwin, National ABS Expert)

Feedback on the assessment of the draft regulatory and institutional frameworks on ABS (Elpidio V. Peria, Regional ABS Expert)

Implementation of ABS in the Biotechnology Institute (Nay Nae Nyein Chan, Biotechnology Institute, Ministry of Education)

Way Forward (Anthony Foronda, ACB Programme Specialist, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity)

Presentation of the draft PIF (Francis Vorhies, Earthmind)


Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC)

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing


A collaborative platform for making change @ Sofitel Hotel St James
Nov 1 all-day


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 between businesses, governments, science providers, and NGOs. It aims to support the discussions conducted at the Congress and inform those held later in the year at the Convention of Biological Diversity Business and Biodiversity Forum in Mexico by increasing awareness of the challenges faced by different stakeholders and identifying opportunities for improved partnerships to make change.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a synthesis of the outcomes of the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The workshop will explore (i) Why is biodiversity not getting the traction in businesses & governments it should? And (ii) How can the private and public sector work more closely together to make a step-wise change?

During the workshop participants will discuss and develop innovative ideas for improved private and public partnerships to facilitate transformational improvements in nature conservation. Our discussion will build on the recent World Conservation Congress session outcomes & motions (see IUCN’s Business @ Congress summary), and the pre-workshop survey where participants identified the most relevant motions to their business / organisation.

The workshop participants are those already engaged in private and public partnerships. They hold a wealth of knowledge about what does and doesn’t work in current biodiversity related partnerships, and are likely to have many ideas about what is required to change to make more effective understanding and improvements for the future.

This is a one-day workshop, which will involve: (i) panel reflections on the World Conservation Congress session outcomes & motions; (ii) discussion of the challenges faced by different sectors in managing biodiversity issues; and (iii) focussed group discussions about the types of activities required to achieve selected WCC motions and more generally effective stakeholder partnerships for delivering change and to halt biodiversity loss.

Workshop agenda