Category Archives: CBD COP-11

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (COP) 11

Protected Area governance in India

In this context, Kalpavriksh organised a side event during CBD COP-11 on 11 October 2012 for discussing the current situation of governance within PAs, in the light of the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA). The side event focused … Continue reading

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Parties to the Biodiversity Convention not ready to accept ‘indigenous peoples’

A disappointing outcome for indigenous peoples at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, 8-19 October 2012:  Parties failed to adopt a decision to update the CBD’s … Continue reading

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Mega Poster celebration at CBD COP-11

The Consortium, Kalpavriksh, and Natural Justice compiled a poster entitled “Stewards of Diversity: Recognising and Supporting Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities” for the COP11 “Mega-Poster Celebration”. The poster event was supported by JICA, GIZ and … Continue reading

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Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets, at CBD COP-11

A full day Colloquium was organised at the CBD COP11 in Hyderabad, India, on the Role of Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Conserved Territories and Areas in Achieving the Aichi Targets. The colloquium agenda was framed around the key lessons … Continue reading

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The ICCA Registry of UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

Colleen Corrigan of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) presented on the status of the ICCA Registry, a tool created to document community work in conserving spatially defined areas and indigenous territories. The registry serves several purposes: it allows communities … Continue reading

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Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS): Exploring Past Experiences and Future Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Through New Synergies and Partnerships

Organised by UNDP, GEF-SGP, GIZ, Natural Justice. The final session of the day – and of the first week of CoP – focused on the practical applications of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) at the local level. Following the adoption … Continue reading

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