CBD, World Future Council Formalize Cooperation Framework

12 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Future Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12 December 2011, in Hamburg, Germany, in order to establish a framework of cooperation for promoting the implementation of the CBD and its Strategic Plan 2011-2020.

The MoU covers the ongoing cooperation of the two organizations in Future Policy Award events. These will be organized in conjunction with meetings of the CBD Conference of the Parties (COPs), where high-level representatives can participate and increase their mutual interests on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.

In signing the MoU, CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf said “it is important to identify and promote laws and policies that successfully protect, monitor and regulate biodiversity in order to support the implementation of the Convention by its Contracting Parties.” The World Future Council informs and advises policy makers about best policies for a sustainable future and awards visionary policies with its annual Future Policy Award. [CBD/World Future Council Press Release]