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COP 11

Welcome Messages



Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan
Minister of Environment
& Forests, India

Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza
CBD Executive Secretary

Pursuant to decision X/46, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) was held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012.

COP 11 included a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment took place from 17 to 19 October 2012. More »

This meeting took place during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) as declared by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 65/161. The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity serves to support and promote implementation of the objectives of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Its goal is to mainstream biodiversity at different levels. Throughout the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, governments are encouraged to develop, implement and communicate the results of national strategies for implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity.

What's New

20 October 2012
Press Release: At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, countries agree to double resources for biodiversity protection by 2015 - Special attention for biodiversity-rich marine areas among other key outcomes. More »
16 October 2012
At COP 11, the CBD Executive Secretary has invited Parties and partners to become Biodiversity Champions by making pledges to suport the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. More »
16 October 2012
In its inaugural remarks at the High-Level Segment of COP 11, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, launched the Hyderabad Pledge by announcing that the Government of India has earmarked US$ 50 million to strengthen the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in India. More »

Notifications

3 December 2012 (2012-147)
Report of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. More »
21 September 2012 (2012-130)
Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties - High Level Segment. More »
12 September 2012 (2012-125)
Vehicle access to the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. More »

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