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Rio+20 to COP11: Bridging the Green Economy Agenda

The WCC takes place between two other major international meetings where governments meet to chart a future for the natural environment and human development; The UNCSD (or Rio+20) in June and UNCBD COP11 in October. Greening the world economy is a central feature of both international meetings. In this discussion participants will have an opportunity to review the lessons of Rio+20 and their implications for the CBD COP, particularly the implementation of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan. Topics for review and discussion include progress on:

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – celebrating a unique place on Earth and discussing activities helping to conserve it

During this session pictures and videos from the Last Ocean documentary from Peter Young about the Ross Sea will be shown.
Other activities from partner organizations will be briefly introduced (quick-fire rounds), e.g. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as proposed by the Antarctic Ocean Alliance.
The audience will then have the opportunity to discuss the presented activities and information in an informal setting.

Towards a strengthened regional partnership for marine conservation in West Africa : PRCM

The objective of this event is to announce the launching of the Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation in West Africa, together with the main partners (IUCN, WWF, International Foundation for the BAnc d'Arguin - FIBA, Wetlands International - WI, the Sub Regional Fisheries Commmission - CSRP, The MAVA Foundation, Dutch Cooperation, others).

What's the buzz? Uniting for Marine Adaptation

This is a creative, think-tank / dialogue styled event where community representatives, IUCN staff, conservation scientists, NGO people, researchers and government representatives get to share ideas with each other on what IUCN is, could and should be doing on adaptation in the coastal, marine and reef environment. The format is one-on-one exchanges and small group discussions, captured using meta-cards, and then a summary of the main themes emerging are captured on display panels.

DMZ´s biodiversity and its future

BACKGROUND

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a military buffer zone in the middle of the Korean Peninsula, was formed as a result of the Armistice Agreement on July 27 1953, which ended the Korean War (1950-1953). Due to the long and strong fortification against human access, the Korean DMZ and its adjacent areas now became rich habitats for a variety of plant and animal species and an important nature conservation agenda of the South Korean government.

Applying the Red List to Earth´s Surface

This workshop showcases a means of spatially operationalizing the IUCN Red List and demonstrates how new protected areas are being established based on Red List data.

Biodiversity and the Corporate Role (KOC official session)

The international society is making various efforts to enhance ´the resilience of nature´ and create a sustainable future. The corporate sector has also been involved in biodiversity conservation activities to respond to future environmental challenges and strengthen their environmental competitiveness. This workshop expects to share best practices of how global companies contribute to WCC´s topic of resilience and environmental conservation.

The Korean Initiative for Sustainable Development- “Water and Green Growth” (KOC official session)

OBJECTIVES
- To encourage sharing ideas for sustainable development embracing ‘Green Growth’
- To introduce “Water and Green Growth” activities and devise its long-term prospect
- To discuss the significance of International cooperation in the path to success of “Water and Green Growth” movement
- To understand “Water and Green Growth” activities in the World Water Forum

The Promotion of World Environmental Hub as a Model City in Jeju (KOC official session)

"Environment is in a mutual relationship with the components of society and economy which are the realities impacting negatively on the conservation of environment. This means that environment, economy and society should be in an integrated framework.
Nonetheless, the existing cities aiming at achieving an eco-city attempt to implement it on the basis of a uni-dimensional approach such as the management of energy or wastes, etc.

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