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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 (, Programme Officer, ICSF, India and Vivienne Solis Rivera (, 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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