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

Stronger laws will aid conservation, say experts at the CBD COP-11

“Countries need to recognize the rights of local communities to achieve the ”Aichi Targets’ (on conservation of biodiversity) by 2020″, said Ashish Kothari, founder member of Indian NGO Kalpavriksh (Consortium Member). Kothari was speaking at the launch of a new publication, … Continue reading

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‘The Interdependence of Food Sovereignty and ICCAs’ in the CBD Alliance Eco

Indigenous peoples and local communities play a crucial role in global food security and realising food sovereignty. For millennia, they have lived in, and carefully husbanded landscapes and seascapes, to which their livelihoods are intricately dependent. They have developed and have co-evolved with countless species and … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities at the CBD: CBD Alliance Eco report

The COP to the Convention on Biological Diversity is the only decision-making body of an international convention to use the term ‘indigenous and local communities’. All other relevant and peer processes, including the COPs to the other Rio Conventions, have … Continue reading

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CBD Secretariat Hosts Colloquium on ICCAs and Aichi Targets at CBD COP-11

In an effort to support implementation of Articles 8(j) and 10(c) of the CBD,  and several past CBD decisions, on 13 October at the CBD COP-11, the CBD Secretariat co-hosted a one-day colloquium on the role of ICCAs in achieving the … Continue reading

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Workshop on National Federations and Coalitions of ICCAs at CBD COP-11

On 11 October at the CBD COP11, the ICCA Consortium, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP), and many local partners co-hosted a 3-hour workshop entitled “National ICCA Federations and Coalitions Ready to Take Conservation Authority and Responsibilities Towards Fulfilling the … Continue reading

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The Food-fuel Conundrum – Have We Been Bio-fooled?

One of the central issues in the biofuel/agrofuel debate is the question of whether bio-based fuels made from food crops such as maize, sorghum, cassava or even oil palm and sugar cane, can be considered acceptable or not, on the … Continue reading

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Civil Society Statement on Protected Areas at CBD COP-11

Delivered by Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh, on behalf of several civil society organizations gathered as part of the CBD Alliance. “We welcome the progress in implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) that many Parties have made, as … Continue reading

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India’s Economic Policies are Destroying Biodiversity and Livelihoods: CBD Commitments Not Being Met

India’s economic policies are destroying biodiversity and livelihoods on an unprecedented scale. The blind pursuit of economic growth is coming at massive costs, both to natural ecosystems and to hundreds of millions of ecosystem-dependent people, who are being affected by … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s Address at CBD COP11 Is a Classic Case of Doublespeak…

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According to Kalpavriksh, (Consortium Member NGO), The Indian Prime Minister’s Address to the High Level Segment of CBD COP11 was a classic case of doublespeak. “Listening to his assertions regarding India’s commitment to conservation and livelihoods, one would think the country is in the right … Continue reading

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CBD-COP11: The India angle

The recent Conference of Parties of the UN Convention in Biological Diversity saw the PM make tall promises about biodiversity and communities. But grassroots reality, Subir Ghosh reports, is otherwise… COP-11 and India

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