Brazil is negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of India on protected areas as defined in the Aichi targets for implementation of Nagoya Protocol. Speaking on the side-lines of the Conference of Parties-11 (COP-11) at the HICC here on Wednesday, the Brazilian delegation at the event said MoUs on various aspects of environment protection and conservation are under discussion with Indian authorities.
“We are looking at exchange programmes and visits of concerned Brazilian officials to India in future to understand the system of protected areas under implementation in the country,” said Andre Aranha Correa Do Lago, director general of department of environment and special affairs in Brazil. He added that the BRICS nations can forge an important partnership on environmental issues.
The tightening of purse strings for conservation projects due to the global economic crisis has affected the developing countries the most. “Though the agreement on conservation of biodiversity was signed in 1992, the funds which were promised at that point do not exist,” said Do Lago.