The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012. This meeting is taking place during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, which serves to support and promote implementation of the objectives of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
COP 11 will include a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high-level segment will take place from 17 to 19 October 2012.
The Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva were invited to attend the briefing by Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and government represenatives, on the preparations, process, and main issues to be discussed in Nagoya.
After opening remarks by the Japan representative (presidency of COP10), the Indian representative (presidency of COP11), presented the preparations of the upcoming Conference of the Parties venue. The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biodiversity highlited then the important outcomes of the Nagoya Summit and the expectations of the Hyderabad meeting. Mobilization of resources will be one of the key points to be discussed in India.
Coffee & Tea
Welcome and Introduction
Jan Dusik, Acting Director, Regional Office for Europe, UNEP
Naohisa Okuda, Director, Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (Presidency of COP 10)
Preparations of COP-11
M.F. Farooqui, Special Secretary, Ministry of Env, India (Presidency of COP 11)
Presentation of COP-11
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
- CBD CoP-11 information and documents are available on www.cbd.int/cop11/
- COP11 website: cbdcop11india.in