UN Convention on Bio Diversity

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 2012

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with its 193 parties or delegates is the globe’s most important conference on protecting the planet’s diminishing biodiversity – it is the conference that covers life on earth and the use of the planet’s natural habitats. The 11th Conference of Parties of the CBD is being hosted by the Indian government in Hyderabad.

Greenpeace, is calling on the Indian government to demonstrate leadership in front of  the international delegates attending the conference by defending the rich biodiversity that lies within its own borders. At CBD COP 11, countries are mandated to ensure that the process to enact the Aichi targets adopted is ambitiously taken forward.

Greenpeace is demanding that the Indian government must:

  • Immediately declare a moratorium on all further forest and environmental clearances for coal mining and coal-fired power plants as it will lead to the destruction of millions of hectares of forest and further endanger the habitat of the Indian tiger.
  • Protect the tribal and indigenous communities that are being forcibly removed from forest areas to make way for coal mines
  • Revoke mining clearances already granted in known biodiversity hotspots.
  • Open to public consultation, the process to declare forest areas off limits to coal mining based on their biodiversity value, hydrological importance, forest density and livelihood dependence for local communities.
  • Stop overcapacity and over exploitation including illegal fishing practices
  • Prevent destructive fishing practices like bottom trawling and regulating old trawlers and capping the number of licensed vessels.
  • Strengthen legal protection of the oceans and the rights of traditional fisher communities
  • Create Marine Reserves in consultation with local fishing communities

Find out more about the CBD, especially what Greenpeace is doing at the CBD on this page.

The latest updates

 

Greenpeace activists and turtles urge Tata

Image | June 19, 2007 at 3:30

Greenpeace activists and turtles urge Tata employees to ask Ratan Tata to keep his word and withdraw from the Dhamra port project.

Greenpeace activists and turtles urge Tata

Image | June 19, 2007 at 3:30

Greenpeace activists and turtles urge Tata employees to ask Ratan Tata to keep his word and withdraw from the Dhamra port project.

Greenpeace asks TATAs to “Take a turtle-friendly look at life”

Press release | June 19, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Challenging TATAs insurance slogan “Take a new look at life” four turtles appeared at the Mumbai Office of TATA AIG Life Insurance, asking for insurance cover to protect them from Tata’s proposed port at Dhamra in Orissa. The...

Ratan Tata, Kya Hua Tera Vaada?

Feature story | June 19, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — “Ratan Tata, Kya Hua Tera Vaada?” was the line that thousands of Mumbai’s citizens have been reading aloud, with smiles on their faces, over the last few days. The Tata’s response to the Greenpeace-commissioned rapid biodiversity...

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Image | June 8, 2007 at 18:05

Dr. S.K. Dutta, Principal Investigator of the Dhamra biodiversity assessment study and Ashish Fernandes, Oceans Campaigner address the media in Mumbai. Greenpeace, on behalf of Orissa's endangered turtles, is demanding that Tata Steel live up to...

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Image | June 8, 2007 at 18:05

Dr. S.K. Dutta, Principal Investigator of the Dhamra biodiversity assessment study and Ashish Fernandes, Oceans Campaigner address the media in Mumbai. Greenpeace, on behalf of Orissa's endangered turtles, is demanding that Tata Steel live up to...

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Image | June 8, 2007 at 18:05

Dr. S.K. Dutta, Principal Investigator of the Dhamra biodiversity assessment study and Ashish Fernandes, Oceans Campaigner address the media in Mumbai. Greenpeace, on behalf of Orissa's endangered turtles, is demanding that Tata Steel live up to...

Greenpeace: Biodiversity assessment of Dhamra Port

Publication | June 8, 2007 at 3:30

Biodiversity assessment of Dhamra port site and surrounding areas, Orissa

Evidence of turtles, rare species at Dhamra: TATA must drop port says Greenpeace

Press release | June 8, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — A Greenpeace-commissioned study has unequivocally established that TATA Steel’s port at Dhamra in Orissa would be an ecological blunder, causing irreversible destruction. The North Orissa University team, led by Dr. S.K. Dutta (1)...

Critique of the Environmental Impact Assessment

Publication | May 31, 2007 at 3:30

Critique of the Environmental Impact Assessment

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