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COP 9 - What's New

This page will be regularly updated during the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, with news and information on the latest events. Main coverage begins in the week prior to the opening of the meeting.

What's New

17 October 2014
Closing Remarks by Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 17 October 2014. More »
17 October 2014
The Convention on Biological Diversity closed the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties today with Governments committing to step up actions to achieve, by the end of the decade, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed four years ago, and contribute to the sustainable development agenda. More »
17 October 2014
The High Level Segment of the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. More »
17 October 2014
Governments have agreed to a series of actions that will further bolster the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, facilitate its effective implementation, and ensure that countries have the necessary resources to take the next steps to implement the treaty, which entered into force earlier this week. More »
16 October 2014
The Korea Forest Service launched the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) in the margins of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12). More »
15 October 2014
Opening Remarks by Mr. Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, to the High Level Segment of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. More »
9 October 2014
Invitation to attend the workshop on “Advancing with IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Strategy” (Saturday 11th October 11th, 10:00-12:00, Contact Group Room 7). More »
6 October 2014
Opening Remarks By Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity to the Twelfth Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 6 October 2014. More »
6 October 2014
Under the theme, “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” thousands of representatives of governments, NGOs, indigenous peoples, scientists and the private sector gathered in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea for the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity(COP 12). More »
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 »
15 October 2012
Press Release: Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in World’s Growing Cities, says UN assessment. More »
8 October 2012
Press Release: Action in support of Biodiversity urgently needed: UN Meeting on Biodiversity opens in Hyderabad India. More »
8 October 2012
Opening remarks by Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the CBD to the eleventh meeting of the COP, Hyderabad, India, 8 October 2012. More »
6 October 2012
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, and the National Biodiversity Authority are hosting an International Biodiversity Film Festival and Forum in Hyderabad as part of COP-11 in association with CMS Environment. The festival includes screening of more than 50 best of Indian and international films on biodiversity issues and COP-11 agenda for the festival delegates from Oct 09 – 19, 2012. Countries participating in COP-11 are invited to propose acclaimed films on Biodiversity and other environmental issues for presentation in Hyderabad during COP-11. More »
5 October 2012
Press Release: UN biodiversity meeting to discuss progress made and challenges to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 - 2020. More »
5 October 2012
Hyderabad / Montreal, 5 October 2012 – Governments are meeting in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012, at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity to agree on the next steps in support of implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, agreed at COP 10 in 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. The Strategic Plan, a ten-year framework for action in support of implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, have been established as the overall framework for biodiversity work in the United Nations system. In line with their commitments in Nagoya, countries have been updating their national biodiversity strategies and action plans to achieve the Aichi Targets. More »
2 October 2012
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP 6) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety opens in Hyderabad, India. More »
6 August 2012
Media accreditation form, with instructions and FAQs, is now available. More »

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