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Information Technology: Placing Global Biological Resources Conservation Initiatives in the Local Setting

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350 Paris France (map)

Organizers: IUCN; University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

 This study shows the critical importance of information sharing in the implementation of international treaties using the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) as a case study. Implementation of biodiversity protection initiatives does have a direct contribution toward Climate Change. Some literature argues that challenges to implementation of biodiversity protection goals arise from the inability to engage local level communities, inadequate data and inability to share ideas and information across sectors, and all levels of government (Myeong & Choi, 2010). The CBD uses two Information Technology (IT) sharing tools. First the Central Clearing House Mechanism (CCHM) and second, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). All member countries of the CBD are required to create their own national information sharing tools for domestic coordination. I also want to learn from other participants so that I can bring those skills for use in my research.

 Speaker: Dr. George Atisa, Member - Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP-IUCN), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

 Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: George Atisa,