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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) and First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (NP COP/MOP 1)

6-17 and 13-17 October 2014 | Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

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CBD COP 12 & NP COP/MOP 1The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) will be held from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, immediately following the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Cartagena Protocol COP/MOP 7). The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (NP COP/MOP 1) will be held concurrently with the second week of CBD COP 12, from 13-17 October 2014.

CBD COP 12 will consider a series of strategic, substantive, administrative and budgetary issues. Among several other items, the meeting is expected to conduct a mid-term review of progress towards the goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi biodiversity targets; review progress in providing support in implementing the CBD and Strategic Plan objectives, and enhancement of capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation and other initiatives to assist implementation; and address issues related to: biodiversity and sustainable development; marine and coastal biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; biofuels; Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge); sustainable wildlife management; invasive alien species; synthetic biology; and ecosystem conservation and restoration.

A series of meetings will be held concurrently with CBD COP 12, including: the Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Fair; the Rio Pavilion; the COP 12 High-level segment under the theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” (15-17 October 2014); a series of exhibitions and side-events; and the NP COP/MOP 1.

Held from 13-17 October 2014, the NP COP/MOP 1 will exchange information and views on the status of the ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) and will address items related to: the ABS Clearing-House and information-sharing; monitoring and reporting; compliance; model contractual clauses and other voluntary instruments; capacity building; awareness-raising; the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism; and organizational, financial and budgetary matters.

IISD RS will provide daily reports, daily web coverage, and a summary and analysis of CBD COP 12 and NP COP/MOP 7. Kindly return to this website on Monday, 29 September 2014, for more information.
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Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Finnish Ministry of Environment
MEV Finnish Ministry of Environment
GIZ BMZ

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Related Links
COP 12 Resources

*COP 12 Website

*COP 12 Documents

*COP 12 Provisional Annotated Agenda

*COP 12 Draft Decisions

*High Level Segment Documents

*High-Level Segment Programme

*COP 12 Side Events

*Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Fair during COP 12

*Rio Conventions Pavilion

*Host Country Website


NP COP/MOP 1 Resources

*NP COP/MOP 1 Website

*NP COP/MOP 1 Documents

*NP COP/MOP 1 Annotated Provisional Agenda

*ABS-CH Workshop


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 7), 29 September - 3 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 5) of the CBD and Eighteenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18), 16-20 and 23-28 June 2014, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of the Third Meeting of the Open-ended Ad-Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP 3), 24-28 February 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the CBD and CBD SBSTTA 17, 7-11 and 14-18 October 2013, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 6), 1-5 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

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