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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

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 »
9 August 2011
The new Indian Minister of Environment and Forests, HE Jayanthi Natarajan, invites all Parties to the high-level segment of COP-11 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 17 to 19 October 2012 highlighting five key issues for discussion …. More »
8 November 2010
Notification: United Nations Secretary General Welcomes COP10 Outcomes. More »
29 October 2010
Press Release: A new era of living in harmony with Nature is born at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit. More »
18 October 2010
Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, at the Opening Session of the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya, 18 October 2010. More »
18 October 2010
Press Release: The Aichi Nagoya Summit on Biodiversity: a new Biodiversity Strategy for the twenty-first century. More »
1 October 2010
Registration procedure for Nagoya meetings, from 04 October 2010. More »
16 August 2010
Notification: To Minimize Waste During MOP5 and COP10, Complete Sets of Pre-Session Documents Upon Request Only. More »
23 April 2010
Minutes of the Tenth Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. More »
9 March 2010
Notification: Fair on experiences and best practices in Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. More »

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