The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Alliance, a consortium of activists and representatives from NGOs, CBOs, social movements and Indigenous People’s Organisations, has prepared 12 briefing notes for the CBD’s 11th Conference of Parties (COP 11) in October in Hyderabad, India. The notes are based upon the discussions, debates and points of agreement which emerged from months of conversations amongst CBD Alliance network members on their priorities for COP 11. The summary of the notes can be accessed here in English and here in Spanish, and the notes themselves can be downloaded here in .
The briefing notes, and their corresponding agenda items, are:
- Nagoya Protocol on ABS: A tool to fight biopiracy? (Agenda item 2);
- Implementation and Integration of the Strategic Plan: Are we up to Speed? (Agenda item 3);
- Biodiversity is a public good that needs public money. (Agenda item 4);
- Article 8(j) and Related Provisions: focus on Article 10(c) on customary sustainable use (Agenda item 7);
- Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity: Balancing on one leg? (Agenda item 10);
- Forests and REDD+ Safeguards (Agenda item 11.1 and 13.2);
- Geoengineering: Dead End for Biodiversity? (Agenda item 11.2);
- Biodiversity and Development: Bridging ‘The’ Gap (Agenda item 12);
- Inland Waters (Agenda item 13.3);
- Agricultural Biodiversity for Life: Providing food, improving health and well-being and regenerating the environment (Agenda 13.5);
- Biofuels, Bioenergy and the Technologies of the new Bioeconomy: Are we continuing to fuel Biodiversity Loss? (Agenda item 13.8);
- Synthetic Biology as a New and Emerging Issue for the CBD (new and emerging issue).