UNDP at CoP-11

Preeti Soni, UN Development Programme (UNDP), presented India’s experiences in EBA and conducting climate change vulnerability assessments. Caroline Petersen, UNDP, presented a project on EBA in mountain ecosystems in Uganda, Nepal and Peru, noting specific challenges in those ecosystems, including landslides and glacial melting. UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad Pramod Krishnan, UNDP, discussed protected area governance in India, noting the impacts of climate change on India’s ecosystems, which comprise four biodiversity hotspots, ten bio-geographic zones and 256 forest types. UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad Professor MS Swaminathan, Member of Parliament and Chairman Emeritus, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and Dr. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development release the GEF-UNDP publication on East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystems at the side event on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation in India organized by MSSRF, UNDP and IUCN. Also present are Nik Sekhran, Head-Biodiversity and Ecosystems, UNDP and Perkin Scott, Regional Head of Biodiversity, IUCN. UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad UNDP’s exhibition stall at CoP 11, Hyderabad