9th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
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The 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Convention on Biological Diversity was held in Bonn, Germany, from 19 to 30 May 2008. Held together with the 4th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, these meetings are the main decision sphere on issues such as the threat on biodiversity posed by agrofuels, GM trees and the use of terminator seeds.

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Women, biodiversity and the gender action plan of the CBD
The gender action plan did not offer answers to the questions about survival, food sovereignty, and traditional intellectual property to the participants of the Women and Biodiversity workshop in Bonn, Germany. They concluded that biodiversity should not be "hidden away in gene banks, not privatised and commercialised as patents, not locked up in museums or nature reserves. We want to live diversity."
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Biodiversity plan of inaction condemned
Friends of the Earth International expressed its alarm at the failure of the latest United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity talks to take any meaningful steps against the dangerous loss of biological diversity.
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UN CBD fails to protect forests from genetically engineered trees
Under heavy pressure from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand and Australia, the Convention on Biological Diversity's 9th Conference of the Parties failed to pass a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment.
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News Reports
Biodiversity plan of inaction condemned
UN CBD fails to protect forests from genetically engineered trees
Green standards proposed for biofuel production
Closing statement of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) at COP9
Video: Meena Raman, chair of Friends of the Earth International
The world torpedoes ocean fertilization
GE tree dispute exposes biosafety inequities
A global moratorium on ocean fertilization?
Biodiversity: The dollars and sense of conservation
GM foods the problem, not the solution
European parliament calls for 10% biofuel target to be scrapped
Ministers with their magic wands?
Monoculture: 97% of the species cultivated in the early 20th century no longer exists
Progress after tough talks on liability regime for GMOs
Women's caucus statement to Plenary
Deserting the Sundarbans
Civil society demands responsible decisions on COP 9
Our natural goods are not for sale
CBD agreements on forests not being implemented
Statement from the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
Corporations threaten biotech talks
No to the privatization of biodiversity!
An appeal to COP 9: Biodiversity with and for people
UN: No agreement on liability regarding GMOs, another meeting planned
Biodiversity and land reforms: a neglected linkage
A new attempt to privatize biodiversity? a look into COP-9
Women, biodiversity and the gender action plan of the CBD
Key results of the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD 2008 in Bonn
The Bonnfire of Biodiversity: fuelling the food crisis
Progress Report on COP 9 (PDF)
News from COP 9 / MOP 4 by the World Rainforest Movement
Forests and the Biodiversity Convention, a report by Global Forest Coalition
Ten urgent matters to be discussed by the CBD Alliance (PDF)
International day of biodiversity: no more failures-as-usual!
CBD Alliance for COP 9
Planet Diversity: World Congress on the Future of Food and Agriculture
Daily briefings on the Conference
Greenpeace's position paper on liability and redress
See what happened on COP8 in Curitiba plus more background
GM trees raise concerns at the Convention on Biological Diversity

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