Category Archives: The Indian Context at CBD 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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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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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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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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ICCAs in South and East Asia and their role in achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Kalpavriksh in collaboration with ICCA Consortium and Foundation for Ecological Security  (FES) hosts a workshop on issues of Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) in South Asia, focusing on the opportunities and threats faced by these spaces. CCAs are ecosystems that are … Continue reading

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