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

 

Exposed - Korea's secret plans for new whale meat factory

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 12:25

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Ulsan, host city of this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, is enthusiastically building a whale museum and a brand new marine park in anticipation. But we have uncovered plans, noticeably absent...

Greenpeace petitions the OERC for Renewable Energy Uptake

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 3:30

BHUBANESWAR, India — The Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today heard the petition and arguments filed by Greenpeace, to ensure minimum of 10 percent of uptake of electricity from Renewable Energy sources in the state.

Jarigindi Chalu! Bahut Ho Gaya! Enough is Enough!

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — Even as Greenpeace activists in Europe began toxic patrols to prevent export of single hull tankers to Asian beaches for breaking, Greenpeace India activists confronted the Andhra Pradesh Government at the secretariat in...

Jarigindi Chalu! Bahut Ho Gaya! Enough is Enough!

Press release | April 7, 2005 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — Even as Greenpeace activists in Europe began toxic patrols to prevent export of single hull tankers to Asian beaches for breaking, Greenpeace India activists confronted the Andhra Pradesh Government at the secretariat in...

Fishing families in Kakinada need your help.

Feature story | March 30, 2005 at 3:30

KAKINADA, India — The beautiful beach of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) may soon turn into a scrapyard for old, toxic ships, threatening the lives of local people and the nearby Coringa nature reserve.

Illegal log shipment blocked

Feature story | March 23, 2005 at 4:30

PORTO, Portugal — The cargo ship Skyman had nearly made its delivery of more than a quarter million US dollars worth of illegal Amazonian logs. Nearly. But as it sailed into Portugal, Greenpeace activists rappelled from a bridge at the port...

Bahut Ho Gaya! Greenpeace and pollution-impacted communities call for action on World...

Press release | March 22, 2005 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — On the occasion of World Water Day, Greenpeace activists, along with representatives of pollution-impacted communities from different states of India, staged a massive public rally in New Delhi to protest the absence of any...

Bahut Ho Gaya! Greenpeace and pollution-impacted communities call for action on World...

Feature story | March 22, 2005 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — On the occasion of World Water Day, Greenpeace activists, along with representatives of pollution-impacted communities from different states of India, staged a massive public rally in New Delhi to protest the absence of any...

Activists in Delhi for World Water Day rally

Feature story | March 18, 2005 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace and pollution impacted communities from Bhopal (MP), Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu), Eloor (Kerala), Paradip (Orissa), Patancheru (Andhra Pradesh) and Delhi are coming together on this World Water Day (March 22, 2005) in...

A Journey to Oblivion? Orissa and its Olive Ridleys!

Feature story | March 10, 2005 at 4:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Olive Ridleys are elusive, and their numbers are dwindling fast enough to sound alarm bells in the ears of conservationists, scientists and concerned individuals. So to be on the trail of the Ridley is sharing a worldwide...

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