Biodiversity Summit CoP 11 in India

8 October - 19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

Goal of the conference in the implementation of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The European Business & Biodiversity Campaign will be present with three side-events (8, 16 and 18 October). The 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the CBD is an important platform for companies to exchange experiences and for Business and Biodiversity initiatives to connect. The largest conference on biodiversity takes place every two years.

Joost Bakker (Global Nature Fund) organised a side event about biodiversity offsets and its use for companies and investors (8 October, 13:15, Room G.04 - Ground Level) . During a side-event that is organised by UEBT he will speak about cosmetics and biodiversity (16 October). In addition, he will speak during another side event on the business and biodiversity scene in Germany (18 October, 13:15, Room 1.06 - Level 1).

The most important topic of the conference will be the financial resources that are needed to halt the loss of biodiversity. The innovative financial mechanisms that are needed to generate the money will therefore also be discussed.

Other agenda items are the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 - 2020 and the Aichi targets that are listed in it. In addition, the status of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, that was one of the major results of the COP10 in Nagoya (Japan), will be discussed.

The activities that are planned during the UN decade of biodiversity that will continue until 2020 will also be debated. The conference will be completed by other topics such as biodiversity in coastal areas and oceans, the link between biodiversity loss and climate change and the relation between biodiversity and human development.

The conference will attract more than 10,000 participants and 193 countries that are parties to the CBD.

Further Information:

Organiser Convention on Biological Diversity
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