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CONFERENCES

Oversy support and take part in different conventions, conferences and big environmental events all over the world. To find out more on mutual organization or participation in the events, contact support@oversy.org 

UN Climate Change Conference

Qatar is hosting the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference. It will be held in Doha from November 26 - December 7, 2012.

Sessions of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP8) will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha.

There was a negation session in Bangkok in preparation for Doha. A tangible progress on three fronts that are under negotiations at the moment will be met in Doha. Firstly, the second commitment period of Kyoto protocol will be discussed. Parties want to move forward and they need to decide how the second commitment period comes into being, what rules, length, limitations, and all technical details are. Overall, they are interested in the rules of the second commitment period.

Secondly, it is necessary to complete the work under LCA or Long-term Cooperative Action. Countries will complete actions and move forward by adapting a network with institutions that will support the work of developing countries on mitigation and adaptation. Before closing LCA, Scientific Review is going to be launched next year. This Scientific Review is the process that will help countries to determine whether their perused ambitions of mitigation match real necessities of current situations.

Finally, Durban Platform for Enhanced Action known as ADP will be discussed. At this stage, countries will negotiate two major issues – the increase of current ambitions and their development up to 2020 and the context under which countries will negotiate a new global agreement that will be finalized by 2015 and then put into action by 2020. Among the three fronts’ discussions and negotiations, decisions at the political level will be confronted and addressed in Doha.

25.Oct.2012

Convention on Biological Diversity

Oversy expert Dr.Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka is going to attend The Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India. This conference will be held in October 8-19, 2012 within the framework of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. With representatives from over 190 countries, this is going to be one of the biggest UN events hosted in India.

Oversy sets its strategic goals of CBD enhancing implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building.

Oversy aims at mainstreaming biodiversity at different levels. Throughout the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, governments are encouraged to develop, implement and communicate the results of national strategies for implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity.

Oversy together with other organizations and governments support the goals set by Aichi Biodiversity. To reduce biodiversity losses Oversy supports forest conservation and tree planting projects.

Here at Oversy we work towards the benefits of biodiversity, ecosystem services and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being. The needs of women, indigenous, local communities and the poor are taken into account and measures are taken to ensure they are secured and safeguarded. The organization promotes and supports sustainable projects, among them Good Stoves and Biochar.

Oversy Experts invest their knowledge and experience to educate and train local communities on sustainable innovations and practices. They raise awareness of local communities and enhance them to practice the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by customary use of biological resources.

More info http://www.cbd.int/2011-2020

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Oversy expert Dr.Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka and find out more about Oversy, its goals and current projects, please contact us by email: support@oversy.org

19.Sep.2012

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