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

 

Proudly turning, churning and generating clean energy in China

Blog entry by Tom Wang | December 3, 2012

I am bringing some very beautiful pictures to the 8th Angkor Photo Festival that runs from Dec 1st to 8th. They are pictures of wind turbines from different parts of China. Either in the middle of the desert in north-western China, or...

Will the Climate Change Conference in Doha change our climate?

Feature story | November 30, 2012 at 19:00

As representatives from 195 countries meet in Doha for the Climate Change Conference which began on November 26, Greenpeace urges world leaders to accept that climate change is already a reality and to take corrective measures immediately to...

Convention on Biological Diversity: whimper rather than a bang

Blog entry by Abhishek Srivastavaa | October 24, 2012

The world gathered in India last week, with almost 15,000 delegates from 193 nations enraptured in chalking out a plan to tackle the decline in biodiversity by 2020. The summit seemed too big to fail, especially considering the...

Will KFC boss give us the nuggets we need or just more salad dressing?

Blog entry by Rolf Skar, Greenpeace USA | October 24, 2012

KFC recently uploaded a new statement to their website called “ Sustainable Sourcing and Waste Recovery ”. It looked like this could - if properly taken further - be the start of KFC’s response to the campaign that has seen hundreds...

The future of the Amazon uncertain

Blog entry by Jessica Miller | October 22, 2012

For ten years, the fate of Brazil’s forests have hung in the balance as the future of the Forest Code has been up for grabs. We’ve see the debate over the law come to a head over the last few years, as the agribusiness sector...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 16:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

One step forward at the UN conference: Greenpeace

Press release | October 18, 2012 at 11:12

Commenting on success of the negotiations for the protection of marine biodiversity by UN members states at the biodiversity convention (COP11 – CBD) in Hyderabad Veronica Frank, from Greenpeace said: “It is not often at these large UN...

Farmers will look to the skies, not for clouds anymore but for the sun

Blog entry by Manish Ram | October 17, 2012

The phone at the Greenpeace office in Patna rang non-stop for a week. More than five hundred farmers from all over the state of Bihar were calling to know more about solar based irrigation system. This phone-call-frenzy was caused...

Greenpeace dives deep to save the oceans

Press release | October 17, 2012 at 13:12

Hyderabad, October 17, 2012: On the eve of the high level segment meetings at the UN conference on biodiversity (COP 11) in Hyderabad that will see heads of state decide on measures to safeguard the oceans and wildlife that inhabit them,...

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