COP13: local and indigenous communities’ voices are marginalised

The Convention for Biological Diversity is one of the three important environmental conventions besides the Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Climate Change that have come from Rio 1992. According to this Biodiversity Convention, countries that have ratified the convention in their own parliament should meet every two years and review together actions to be taken to prevent the extinction of biodiversity (Conference of the Parties, COP).

COP 13 has been under way and this article on Sabzineh (in Persian) criticizes the marginalization of NGOs, civil societies, local and indigenous communities and comments on how their influence is limited compared to governments.

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