4 to 6 December 2013
At its eleventh meeting, the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity decided that the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development will continue its work, in accordance with the terms of reference annexed to decision XI/22 and subject to the availability of funding, and submit a report, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention, to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation at its fifth meeting for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting, including a review of experiences in integrating biodiversity and poverty eradication, reflections on the root causes and drivers of biodiversity loss and poverty eradication, and linkages to other relevant policies, with a view to moving towards a road map for integrating biodiversity into the social and economic dimensions of sustainable development, taking into account the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference, in the context of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. More details are found in decision XI/22
on biodiversity for poverty eradication and development of COP /11 and decision X/6
on integration of biodiversity into poverty eradication and development of COP 10.
The Second Meeting of the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development is convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity with the generous support provided by the Governments of Japan, France and India and will be held from 4 to 6 December 2013 with a Field Trip on 7 December 2013.