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Welcome to COP 9

cop9logo The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) was held at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany, from 19 to 30 May 2008.

COP 9 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 28 to 30 May 2008 at the World Conference Center Bonn.

COP 9 also coincided with the International Biodiversity Day, on 22 May 2008. The Conference of the Parties held a special plenary session celebrating this event.

What's New

4 November 2008
Message from COP 9 President: Bringing Science to Politics: Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. More »
15 August 2008
COP 9 Presidency pays Working Visit to the UNCBD Secretariat. More »
22 May 2008
Press release: Germany and the United Nations Biodiversity Secretariat announce a “Green COP”. More »

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The Bonn Biodiversity Summit
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