Biodiversity and people under attack from disasters and conflicts

In the preparation for COP11 of the Convention of Biological Diversity - during WGRI 4 - a party delegate proposed that obstacles to the implementation of the Strategic Plan caused by conflicts and disasters should be considered under New and Emerging issues.
During COP11, EcoNexus and Ecoropa organised a side event, to argue in favour of requesting the Executive Secretary to undertake a review of the impacts of disasters and conflicts on biodiversity
and ways and means to take actions for implementing the Strategic Plan and to inviting the Executive Director of the UNEP to integrate the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in the initiatives of the UNEP programme of work on conflicts and disasters.
Conflicts and disasters are not a new and emerging issue. They have shaped our landscapes and our societies for centuries.

Side event with Christine von Weizs├Ącker (Ecoropa) at COP 11 in Hyderabad,