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Issue No:81
  • :0973–1121
  • :June
  • :2019

Samudra Report No.81, June 2019

Report / CBD

Ecology and Equity

Introduction: The UN Biodiversity Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, showed that sustainable development of fishing communities and participatory conservation of marine biodiversity are compatible 


This report is by Manas Roshan (icsf@icsf.net), Programme Officer, ICSF, India and Vivienne Solis Rivera (vsolis@coopesolidar.org), Member, ICSF and Director, Coopesolidar, R.L. Costa Rica 


 The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held on 17-29 November 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Being the penultimate conference before meeting the deadline of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, adopted in Japan a decade ago, there was a lot at stake: Could the parties be rallied to deliver on their commitments under the Aichi Targets? Could they start developing an ambitious Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which will not only meet the Convention’s objectives of conservation, sustainable use and benefit-sharing, but also address the challenges presented by climate change to the health of our planet?

The Strategic Plan and the Aichi Targets had five broad goals:

  1. to mainstream biodiversity across society and sectors;
  2. promote sustainable...

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