The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-9) will begin next week, from the 19-30th May in Bonn. The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Biological Diversity Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings.
The main topics that will be discussed during this period are:
* Agricultural biodiversity
* Global strategy for plant conservation
* Invasive alien species
* Forest biodiversity
* Incentive measures
* Ecosystem approach
* Progress in the implementation of the strategic plan and progress towards the 2010 target and relevant Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
* Financial Resources and the Financial Mechanism
Want to learn more about what will be discussed in each of these areas? Please click here.
If you’re interested in knowing what decisions were made at the last COP-8 meeting to have some background information- please click here. Here you will also find the full-text versions of these decisions in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.
All documents associated with COP from Bioversity and partners can be found here.