10 Nov 2010
Venue: International Environment House II
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP-10) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010, where governments agreed to a new treaty to manage the world's economically-central genetic resources in a far fairer and more systematic way, an International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources (ABS).
The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held from 18-29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, gathering over 7,000 delegates. Following intense, late-night sessions marked by numerous parallel deliberations, and up-to-the minute negotiations on Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS), the strategic plan and resource mobilization strategy, an impressive “package” was adopted: the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization; the CBD Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2020; and a decision on activities and indicators for the implementation of the Resource Mobilization Strategy. The meeting adopted other decisions and established clear steps to increase cooperation among the Rio Conventions and other biodiversity-related Conventions leading up to the Rio+20 Summit.
A briefing, hosted by the Geneva Environment Network, provided an overview of the outcomes of the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit delivered by high-level representatives of UNEP, MEAs, Governments and NGOs on the outcomes of the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit.
Coffee & Tea
Welcome and introduction
Christophe Bouvier, Representative and Regional Director for Europe, UNEP
Overview of the major objectives achieved
Koichi Mizushima, Minister, Japan (Presidency of CBD COP-10)
Panel session to discuss highlights of outcomes of the summit
by senior representatives of CITES, IUCN, WWF International and others
ABS, strategic plan and resource mobilization strategy, opportunities for better synergies at the national level, 2020 Targets and conservation activities, protected areas