The 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Malabar slender loris in the Chathancode Forest, Kerala, India. © CI/Photo by Russ Mittermeier
In Hyderabad, we have an opportunity to protect global biodiversity by taking concrete steps toward achieving the bold commitments made in Nagoya in 2010.​​​​​​​
Hyderabad, India: Oct 8-19, 2012
This conference has ended.  Conservation International welcomes the meaningful advancement made by countries towards protecting Earth’s biodiversity — the renewable natural capital that is vital for the continued wellbeing of humanity — but warns that much more should be done this decade to stem the rapid loss of biological diversity.
 
Parties set a financing target that doubles current international financial flows from developed to developing countries by 2015. That same level of investment will be maintained until 2020.
 

Healthy biodiversity is the foundation of human well-being, yet the genes, species, habitats and ecological cycles that comprise our planet are threatened like never before. At CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad, India, nations worked to advance their commitments to protect the species and ecosystems that feed our families, cure our diseases and enrich our cultures. Building on a solid foundation of biodiversity and sustainable development expertise, CI is working with governments in pursuit of this ambitious goal.


What is the CBD?

Created in 1992 by the United Nations, the CBD is an international treaty dedicated to promoting sustainable development through conserving global biodiversity, promoting sustainable resource use and facilitating fair and equitable sharing of resource benefits by all stakeholders.

In 2010, participating countries committed to a ten year framework for action to save biodiversity and enhance its benefits for people. This framework is supported by 20 targets, collectively known as the Aichi Targets. If carried out, this plan will ensure that "by 2020 ecosystems are resilient and continue to provide essential services, thereby securing the planet's variety of life, and contributing to human well-being and poverty eradication." Two years into the plan, countries still have key decisions to make in order to successfully reach their goals by 2020. This gathering in Hyderabad provides a key opportunity for governments to figure out the details and put a solid foundation in place to inspire broad-based action in support of biodiversity — from freshwater provision to climate regulation — at a crucial time in our history.


CI's Goals at COP 11

At the Hyderabad meeting, delegations from 192 countries and the EU were joined by indigenous groups and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including CI staff members working in 9 countries world-wide. In addition to acting in a general advisory capacity for government representatives, some members of CI staff served on the national delegations of their native countries, including Costa Rica, Madagascar and Ecuador.

Through CI's participation at Hyderabad, we supported CBD Parties as they worked to achieve an agreement on the amount of financing necessary to accomplish the Aichi Targets. In addition, we encouraged agreement on technical guidance on implementing the Targets, particularly on the safeguards necessary for REDD+​. CI's team was at COP 11 to ensure that 8 years from now, in 2020, we have successfully made advances towards a healthy and sustainable planet through slowing the loss of biodiversity in order to support our children and children's children for many generations to come.​​​​​​​​

MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
Kim McCabe (Contact in US) Vice President, News and Publicity kmccabe@conservation.org Office: (703) 341-2546 Mobile: (202) 203-9927
Katrin Olson (Contact in US) Corporate Communications Director kolson@conservation.org Office: (703) 341-2768 Mobile: (202) 549-3953
Patricia Yakabe Malentaqui (Contact in US) International Media Manager pmalentaqui@conservation.org Office: (703) 341-2471 Mobile: (571) 225-8345
Andrew Kolb (Contact in India) Senior Director, Strategic Public Outreach akolb@conservation.org Office: (703) 341-2416 Mobile: (202) 297-3802
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Press Releases

October 19, 2012
Conservation International Welcomes New Global Deal to Fund Biodiversity

October 16, 2012
Madagascar's Palms Near Extinction

October 15, 2012
Primates In Peril — Conservationists Reveal The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

October 10, 2012
Invest Now or Pay More for Biodiversity Losses Later, say World's Leading Environmental Groups


Highlighted CI Experts See all CI COP11 Experts »

Dr. Russell Mittermeier
Dr. Russell Mittermeier contact me
President, Chair of IUCN Primates Specialist Group
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Science, Reptiles, Primates, Amphibians, Conservation Priorities, Government relations, Africa, Protected Areas, Madagascar
Location: U.S. - D.C./Virginia
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, German, Surinamese, Spanish
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Dr. Fred Boltz
Dr. Fred Boltz contact me
Senior Vice-President for International Policy, Economist
Talk to me about: Climate Change, Fresh Water, Food Security , Green Economies, Sustainable Development, Spatial Planning-Land Use, Carbon Markets, Biodiversity Science, Biodiversity Policy, Ecosystem Services
Location: U.S. - D.C./Virginia
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Malagasy
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Carlos Manuel Rodriquez
Carlos Manuel Rodriquez contact me
Vice President, Conservation Policy
Talk to me about: Conservation Priorities, Ecosystem Services, International Policy, Climate Change, REDD+, Payment for Ecosystems, Carbon Markets, Government relations
Location: Costa Rica
Languages: English, Spanish
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Lina Barrera
Lina Barrera contact me
Director Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Policy
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Policy, Fresh Water, Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development, International Policy
Location: U.S. - Colorado
Languages: English, Spanish, French
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Highlighted CI Publications See all CI COP11 Publications »

Review of Implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization (PDF - 277 KB)

Executive Summary of the Report of the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (PDF - 345 KB)

Interested in speaking with a CI Expert? Please contact our media team.

Monday, October 8

High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan
A report out from the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan.
UK Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs
CI Speaker: Carlos Manuel
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: HICC, Room 2.02 - Level 2


Tuesday, October 9

Novel Science-based Approaches to Assessing and Responding to the Biodiversity Crisis
A panel on integrating science, assessment and monitoring.
Conservation International, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), GEO
CI Speaker: Jonas Rupp
Time: 11:30-12:45
Location: Rio Conventions Pavilion, Novotel Ballroom

Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: Summary from Dialogue Seminar - Quito, Ecuador in March 2012
This side event will present a summary of the dialogue seminar on "Scaling up biodiversity finance" held in March 2012. The conveners were the five governments of Ecuador, India, Japan, Norway and Sweden and the CBD secretariat, with the Resilience and Development Programme (Swedbio) at Stockholm Resilience Centre as main organizer.
The Resilience and Development Programme (Swedbio) at Stockholm Resilience Centre, SCBD
CI Speaker: Carlos Manuel Rodriquez
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: Room 1.09 - Level 1


Wednesday, October 10

Financing the Aichi Targets
Revision and discussion on the costs of achieving the Aichi Targets.
CI, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), BirdLife International, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Time: 18:15-19:45
Location: HICC, Room 1.09 - Level 1


Friday, October 12

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Business in Brazil: The TEEB for Business Brazil Project
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), a global study carried out from 2007-2010, focused on 'the global economic benefit of biological diversity, the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the failure to take protective measures versus the costs of effective conservation'. This side event celebrates the international launch of the TEEB for Business Brazil interim report by presenting the project´s preliminary results. Sponsoring companies and partner institutions will present their strategies for incorporating biodiversity into their strategic management and discuss risks and opportunities associated to the natural capital.
CI-Brazil, WBCSD Brazil, Brazilian Movement for Biodiversity, Vale, Monsanto, Natura, Santander, UNEP- WCMC, Brazilian National Industry Confederation
CI Speaker: Helena Pavese
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: HICC, Room 1.10 - Level 1


Saturday, October 13

Colloquium on Community Conservation
This day will allow representatives and experts from Parties, international organizations, indigenous and local communities, and NGOs to share experiences and best practices on territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities, as a contribution toward achieving multiple Aichi Biodiversity Targets with a focus on Target 11 (protected areas).
CBD Secretariat, CI, UNDP, ICCA
Time: Presentations throughout the day
Location: HICC, Rooms 1.03 and 1.04

20/20 Talks: 20 Presentations on 20 Targets
This event will feature 20 prominent experts giving short, dynamic talks on each of the Aichi Targets.
CBD Secretariat
CI Speaker: Carlos Manuel Rodriguez (Target #14)
Time: TBA
Location: HICC – room TBA


Monday, October 15

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Reception
(By invitation only)
CEPF, European Commission


Tuesday, October 16

Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity Meeting
The Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity aims to promote markets that support nature conservation and sustainable use.
CI Speaker: Helena Pavese
Time: 9:00 – 18:00
Location: Westin Hyderabad Hotel, Mindspace

Roadlessness - The most cost efficient and effective way to protect biodiversity
Roadlessness of wilderness areas and natural ecosystems is the absense of roads, which are linked to deforestation, natural systems degradation, natural resources exploitation and biodiversity loss. Preserving an area roadless is one of the best ways to safeguard ecosystems services and biodiversity.
European Parliament
CI Speaker: Russ Mittermeier
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: HICC, Room 2.01

Effectiveness of Biodiversity Conservation Financing through Environmental Funds
The session shall bring together decision makers and aims at developing a joint understanding of the value that common voluntary standards for environmental funds can have.
KfW, World Bank, Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
CI Speaker: Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
Time: 10:00-13:00
Location: TBC


Wednesday, October 17

Ecosystem Restoration: Inspiring Action on the Ground - Local
As part of the Rio Conventions Pavilion "Ecosystem Restoration Day", this session will explore ecosystem restoration at the local level.
Society for Ecological Restoration, Wetlands International, Ramsar STRP, CI, and IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
CI Speaker: Angela Andrade
Time: 11:30-12:45
Location: Rio Conventions Pavilion, Novotel Ballroom

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CI Experts at COP11 See full CI delegation list »


Dr. Russell Mittermeier
Dr. Russell Mittermeier contact me
President
Honorary Member of IUCN; Chair of IUCN Primates Specialist Group
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Science, Reptiles, Primates, Amphibians, Conservation Priorities, Government relations, Africa, Protected Areas, Madagascar, Adaptation
Location: U.S. - D.C./Virginia
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, German, Surinamese, Spanish
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Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez contact me
Vice President, Conservation Policy
Talk to me about: Conservation Priorities, Ecosystem Services, International Policy, Climate Change, REDD+, Payment for Ecosystems, Carbon Markets, Government relations
Location: Costa Rica
Languages: English, Spanish
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Patricia Zurita
Patricia Zurita contact me
Vice President; Executive Director, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Talk to me about: Payment for Ecosystems, Ecosystem Policy, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Adaptation
Location: U.S. - Washington
Languages: English, Spanish
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Leon Rajaobelina
Leon Rajaobelina contact me
Vice President, Madagascar and Southwest Indian Ocean Islands
Talk to me about: Madagascar, Sustainability in Africa, Natural Capital Accounting, Government Relations, Community Engagement
Location: Madagascar
Languages: English, French, Malagasy
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Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez contact me
Vice President, CI-Ecuador
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Policy, Ecosystem Services, Conservation Priorities
Location: Ecuador
Languages: English, Spanish
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Angela Andrade
Angela Andrade contact me
Environmental Policy Coordinator, CI-Colombia/IUCN
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Policy, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Adaptation, Sustainable Development
Location: Colombia
Languages: English, Spanish
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Lina Barrera
Lina Barrera contact me
Director Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Policy
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Policy, Fresh Water, Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development, International Policy
Location: U.S. - Colorado
Languages: English, Spanish, French
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Theresa  Buppert
Theresa Buppert contact me
Director, Indigenous Policy and Practice
Talk to me about: Indigenous Peoples, Community Engagement
Location: U.S. - D.C./Virginia
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Dr. Yoji Natori
Dr. Yoji Natori contact me
Ecosystem Policy Manager, CI Japan
Talk to me about: Landscape Ecology, Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), REDD+, Ecosystem Policy, Protected Areas
Location: Japan
Languages: English, Japanese
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Helena Pavese
Helena Pavese contact me
Corporate Relations Director, CI Brasil
Talk to me about: Environmental Services, Corporate relationship, business and biodiversity
Location: Brazil
Languages: English, Portuguese
Jonas Rupp
Jonas Rupp contact me
High Seas Policy Director, Global Marine
Talk to me about: Biodiversity Science, Biodiversity Policy, Fisheries, Marine Conservation
Location: Australia
Languages: English
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The Full CI COP11 Delegation

Adrienne McKeehan, Center for Conservation and Government
Andrew Kolb, News and Public Relations
Angela Andrade, CI-Colombia
Bruna Campos, CI-EU
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Center for Conservation and Government
Colleen Vollberg, Center for Conservation and Government
Fred Boltz, Center for Conservation and Government
Haja Rasambainarivo, IT
Helena Pavese, CI-Brazil
Iben Munck, Center for Conservation and Government
Jack Tordoff, EFM-Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund/IUCN
Jonas Rupp, Global Marine
Julie Shaw, EFM-Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Kate Hanford, Center for Conservation and Government
Leon Rajaobelina, CI-Madagascar
Lina Barrera, Center for Conservation and Government
Luis Suarez, CI-Ecuador
Mandy Devine, EFM-Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Martha Stein-Sochas, Center for Conservation and Government
Patricia Zurita, EFM-Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Pierre Carret, EFM-Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Rindra Ranaivoarison, IT
Roberto Ulloa, CI-Ecuador
Russ Mittermeier, President
Theresa Buppert, Center for Conservation and Government
Yoji Natori, CI-Japan

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