The 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) is being held from 8-19 October, 2012, in Hyderabad, India. COP 11 will consider the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and progress towards the Aichi biodiversity targets. COP 11 will also review the programme of work on island biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, the status of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing, Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge), marine and coastal biodiversity, biodiversity and climate change, biodiversity and development, biofuels, and several other cross-cutting issues. For introductions to the key issues, please see the CBD Alliance briefing notes.
In addition to following key agenda items throughout the negotiations, Natural Justice is co-hosting and speaking at several side events and workshops related to biocultural community protocols, Indigenous peoples’ and local community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs), including the legal reviews that we coordinated, sacred natural sites, protected areas, the CBD-UNESCO Joint Programme of Work on the Linkages between Biological and Cultural Diversity, National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, and access and benefit sharing, among others. More information about many of our joint events is available here.
Updates on the negotiations and key events will be posted on this blog throughout COP11.