Nature welcomes any technology for the survival of human being but damns those technologies which are against the nature
The 11th Conference of Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the 6th Meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Bio-safety was held in Hyderabad. Both the meeting witnessed participation of 2000 delegates from around 150 nations. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests for India, served as the President of the COP. The conference basically discussed the issue of mobilisation of financial resources for protection of biodiversity and the delegates tried to find out commendable solutions for the issues of the Earth’s bio-diversity. One of the ways discussed by the participants at the conference to raise the financial resources for protection of biodiversity is by employing the so-called innovative mechanisms like making payments for ecosystem services and biodiversity offsets. COP10 at Nagoya, Japan in 2010 had set 20 biodiversity targets known as Aichi targets and had also adopted a 10-year strategic plan to achieve those targets. 193 countries are parties to CBD adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
The main focus of COP-11 was on the following issues: (a) the conservation of biological diversity; (b) biodiversity and livelihoods; (c) integration of value of Biodiversity in national planning and accounting process; (d) the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; (e)strategy for resource mobilization; (f) operationalization of Nagoya Protocol; and (g) coastal and marine biodiversity.