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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

5 December 2016
I am honoured to have this opportunity to address you on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico at this United Nations Biodiversity Conference, in Cancun, Mexico, 2016. More »
4 December 2016
I am pleased to welcome you all to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol, and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, here in Cancun, Mexico. More »
1 December 2016
At a critical meeting opening tomorrow, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. More »
5 July 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have launched a technical guidance document which aims to promote mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem services into agriculture through national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), and thereby contribute towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. More »
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 »

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