PAR will be participating in the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to be held in Hyderabad from 8th-19th October, 2012. COP is held every two years, providing an important opportunity to review and discuss developments on the conservation of all aspects of biodiversity. It brings together the countries (parties to the Convention), many international organizations and civil society groups. The full agenda for COP11 and the various documents prepared for the meeting can be found at www.cbd.int.
Over the next few days, and during the meeting itself, we will try to provide information on COP and on various associated meetings, side events and other activities relevant to agrobiodiversity that we have been told about. Those who want to follow COP can subscribe to the daily reports by the Earth Negotiations Bulletin.