Hyderabad : France welcomes the agreement
France welcomes the agreement arrived at the 11th Conference of Parties at the convention of the United Nations on Biodiversity at Hyderabad
The French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ms. Delphine Batho visited Hyderabad, India from 17 to 20 october to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties at the Convention of the United Nations on Biological Diversity.
France welcomes the agreement arrived at in Hyderabad and believes that the negotiations have concluded favourably. A compromise was found over the question of finance, after long discussions, on the basis of a proposition of the European Union, inspired by France and Germany.
Read the communiqué by the ministry.
In September 2011, France signed the Nagoya protocol on the sharing of advantages of the genetic resources and is in the process of laying out a framework for its rapid ratification.
Read the intervention by the minister
Ms. Batho had, especially, participated in a side event on education and biodiversity organised by the UNESCO, along with the Indian minister of Environment and Forests, Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan. The awareness about biodiversity is imparted through environmental education, an issue for which all countries should mobilise together.
- Mr. François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, Jean-Manuel Duhaut, Director of Alliance Française, Hyderabad and Ms Delphine Batho