||The India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI), 22 May 2015
Venue: Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre, Chashma Shahi, Srinagar, Kashmir
The national level celebrations of the International Day of Biological Diversity were held in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir with enthusiastic participation of all stakeholders. Organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, through the National Biodiversity Authority, in partnership with United Nations Development Programme and others, the event had Mr. Bali Bhagat, Minister for Social Welfare, Forest, Ecology and Environment, Jammu & Kashmir as the Chief Guest, and Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir as the Special Guest.
Others present on the occasion were Mr. Jaco Cilliers, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and Mr. R. Mukundan, Chairman, India Business and Biodiversity Initiative, and Managing Director, TATA Chemicals Ltd; Mr. Edgar Endrukaitis, GIZ, the Secretary of NBA, Chairman and Member Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir State Biodiversity Board, business representatives, school children, etc.
During the event, the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)-India was formally launched with the release of a brochure. For this, a logo was also designed for BIOFION-India. Another brochure announcing the India Biodiversity Awards 2016, the third in the series, was released, along with a release of a publication on good models of biodiversity governance emanating from India Biodiversity Awards 2014. Also released at the event was an India Business and Biodiversity Initiative on best practices on biodiversity management by some companies. Two parallel sessions were also organised—one for business, and one for youth/school children.
India Biodiversity Awards 2016
Biodiversity Finance Initiative Brochure
Photos of the Day