policy forum on "approaches and tools for supporting integrated planning and decision-making on biodiversity, climate change and land degradation"
celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity / Forum on Biodiversity & Climate Change
preparation of the Second National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity
planning workshop on the development of Philippine Biodiversity Information Network
pilot testing of Prototype Database
on Philippine Biodiversity
celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity / Forum on Biodiversity & Climate Change
23 May 2007

The Philippine Sustainable Development Network Foundation, Inc. took part in the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity.  In partnership with the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Forum on Biodiversity and Climate Change was held at the National Institute for Geological Science of the University of the Philippines - Diliman as one of the events in the week-long celebration.  The forum aimed to be the initial step to bringing biodiversity and climate change issues to the political agenda at the national level. 

It was resolved in the forum that the discussions on biodiversity and climate change be continued at the PSDN's Philippines'  Virtual Plenary (PVPNet) so that comments and inputs on the matter can be gathered further; and a forum/workshop may be later convened to explore the possibility of coming up with a National Action Plan or guideline in integrating biodiversity considerations into climate change mitigation/adaptation activities.

preparation of the Second National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity
January -  April 2002

PAWB Director W. PolliscoThe Philipine Sustainable Development Network Foundation, Inc. was commissioned by the Protected Aread and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to prepare the second Philippine National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

One of the activities undertaken was the holding of a series of consultation workshops in March 2002 with the Philippine Council fo Sustainable Development Sub-Committee on Biodiversity, and with the representatives from various agencies, organizations and institutions in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

consultation/workshop with the PCSD Sub-Committee on Biodiversity

consultation/workshop for Luzon Region

consultation/workshop for Visayas and Mindanao

national consultation with various stakeholders

The Second Philippine National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity was submitted to the CBD Secretariat on 15 April 2002.

This activity is one of the major components of the Add-On Enabling Activity on Biodiversity of the United Nations Development Programme.

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policy forum on "approaches and tools for supporting integrated planning and decision-making on biodiversity, climate change and land degradation"
21 November 2007

The forum, which was held at Fermalino Hall of UP-SURP, was a follow-up activity to the Forum on Biodiversity and Climate Change held on 23 May 2007.  It aimed to: a) explore current approaches and tools for integrating biodiversity, climate change, and land degradation concerns in planning and decision-making processes, and b) recommend guidelines for integrating these concerns into planning and decision-making. 

The Forum was held in cooperation with the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the School of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of the Philippines.


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planning workshop on the development of Philippine Biodiversity Information Network
15 -16 February 2001

The Philippine Sustainable Development Network Foundation, Inc. conducted a Planning Workshop for the Development of a Philippine Biodiversity Information Network (PBIN) for the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the ASEAN Regional Center for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC). This was an initial effort towards bringing together stakeholders to share and exchange information that would support decision-making to conserve biodiversity. This activity was also held in compliance with one of the recommendations of the workshop on "Standardization of Biodiversity Reporting and Information Sharing" participated in by ASEAN countries in Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia on 27-28 June 2000.

The two-day workshop at the Ninoy Aquino Nature Center had the following objectives:
a) to draft a biodiversity information sharing framework among stakeholders with details on procedures, protocols, ownership, access, regulatory measures, and organizational roles and responsibilities;
b) to draft an Agreement among stakeholders to support the adoption and operationalization of a Biodiversity Information Network; and, 
c) to draft a 5-year plan on the establishment and operation of a PBIN.

pilot testing of Prototype Database
on Philippine Biodiversity

May 2000
Selected DENR Regional Offices

In May 2000, the PSDN, in partnership with the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR), pilot tested the prototype database on Philippine biodiversity in selected regional offices of the DENR. The pilot testing involved the installation of the prototype database in the computers of the regional offices and training of users regarding its operation with the aim of obtaining inputs for its refinement and further development.

The database is composed of data sets on species, protected areas, indigenous peoples, legislation, centers of plant diversity, defined relationships, forms and reports, and an opening database window among others.

The database is now running on-line as part of the Clearing House Mechanism for Biodiversity and the National Biodiversity Reference Unit (NBRU).
  
Mr. Eldrid Madamba, Project Information Specialist, showing the rudiments of the database to the Planning Staff of DENR Region V in Legazpi City
   
DENR Region V Planning personnel, who participated in the database operation training, pose with Ms. Amy Lecciones, PSDN Executive Director and Mr. Eldrid Madamba, Project Information Specialist