CBD COP11: Indian government deserve 8.5 out of 10 for COP organisation

Rio Conventions Pavilion TV, CBD COP11 (18/10/2012) – Dr. Asad R. Rahmani, Director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), gives his feedback on the organisation of COP11 and discusses the work and history of BNHS.

Rahmani admits that, before the event, he was apprehensive whether the Indian government would make COP11 a success. However Rahmani praises the Indian government for organising the event with great success, rating it 8.5 out of 10.

Rahmani argues that comparing the outcome of COP11 and COP10 is impossible as the agenda was so different. He asserts that COP11 was about implementation and working towards the Aichi targets as opposed to Nagoya’s focus on strategy.

Rahmani goes on to explain the work of BNHS and their role at COP11. He states that the conference was a great capacity building opportunity, with BNHS bringing a delegation of 35, largely comprised of young researchers, which hosted many side events.