CBD Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets

From Biodiversity-L

In an effort to support implementation of a series of articles of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP), a one-day Colloquium on the role of indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ conserved territories and areas (ICCAs) in achieving the Aichi Targets will be co-hosted by the CBD Secretariat, the Governments of Brazil, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Senegal and South Africa, the ICCA Consortium, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Conservation International.
It will comprise a series of regional roundtable discussions.

The Colloquium will be held in rooms 1.03 and 1.04 of the Hyderabad International Convention Centre,
with the following objectives:

  • to understand the extent of ICCAs and their potential values and benefits;
  • to discuss the contribution of ICCAs toward reaching multiple Aichi Targets and implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and
  • to foster discussion, and to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned of governments and ILCs in the recognition of ICCAs.

date: 13 October 2012
location: Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), India
contact: CBD Secretariat tel: +1 514 288 2220; fax: +1 514 288 6588; e-mail: secretariatATcbd.int
www: http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2012/ntf-2012-131-pa-en.pdf