Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity 2013

Since the first Trondheim Conference held in 1993, the world population has grown by 25 %, the total GDP by 75 % and world trade has tripled. Despite positive achievements, loss of biodiversity along with global warming is undermining human wellbeing, especially that of the poor and vulnerable. The Trondheim Conference in 2013 explores how to cut development pathways towards a sustainable society by aligning policy, business, economy and ecology across borders, scales and systems.

Letter from Minister Bard Vegar Solhjell, Ministry of Environment and Development Cooperation, Norway; Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India; and Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; on the outcomes of the seventh Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity.

Annex: Report