CBD CoP-11

The Eleventh Conference of Parties to (CoP-11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the sixth Meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (http://www.cbd.int/cop/ and http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=cop-11) will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from 1-19 October 2012. The Government of India will also host the High Level Segment to CoP-11 at the same venue from 17-19 October 2012.

The expectations from CoP-11 are centered on progress in implementation of Nagoya compact comprising of Nagoya Protocol, Strategic Plan and Strategy for Resource Mobilisation.

A special CoP logo has been developed by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad for the Government of India. This logo symbolises the cycle of life with a tiger, a dolphin, a bird and a women with grains depicting linkage of biodiversity with livelihoods. On top is the slogan in Sanskrit with English translation 'Nature Protects if She is Protected'