Hyderabad: The UN biodiversity meeting that began in Hyderabad on Monday would discuss the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-20, its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the status of biodiversity in world's oceans among others.

The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to be held from October 8 to October 19, would review issues like the progress of the strategic plan, process of integration of biodiversity conservation in national policies by governments, the Aichi targets, resource mobilisation, marine and coastal biodiversity and the ratification of Nagoya Protocol, CBD executive secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias told reporters.

The strategic plan, a ten-year framework for action in support of implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, have been established as the overall framework for biodiversity work in the United Nations system.

The strategic plan was agreed at the COP 10 held at Nagoya in Japan in 2010.

In line with their commitments in Nagoya, countries have been updating their national biodiversity strategies and action plans to achieve the Aichi Targets.

The strategic goals of the Aichi Targets include addressing the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society, reducing the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use, improving the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, enhancing the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services.


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