COP 10 took place in Nagoya, Japan, from 18 - 30 October 2010.

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Latest blogs

And the winner is... marine areas!
30/10/2010
  
Anne Franklin explains why marine areas are the absolute winner of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020.

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COP 10 ends well: Biodiversity package deal closed! 
30/10/2010 
Tonight, the Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing was adopted by the Parties of the Convention on biological diversity at the COP 10 in Nagoya. A relief for all participants, and a turning point in the existance of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Update: All 13 documents Working Group I adopted
29/10/2010  

During the first half of the plenary session, all 13 documents of Working Group I (WGI) have been adopted by all Parties. After a short recess, the session will be restarted at 9 PM Japanese time.


Strategic plan is looking for compromise

29/10/2010

Aside from ABS, negotiations on the strategic plan are still continuing as well. A 'Friend of the Chair' meeting with all Parties most involved with these negotiations has been set up to try to solve the difficulties in some of the targets of the SP.


The Chair put a proposal on the table for outstanding targets to be looked at as package: Target 5 on the actions to be taken to protect natural habitats by 2020, Target 11 on the percentage of areas to be protected by 2020, and Target 14 on the conservation and restoration of ecosystem services by 2020.


Lengthy negotiations on ABS still continuing

29/10/2010

After late-night negotiations, the prospects for the protocol surrounding ABS haven’t changed. The situation is serious, but the battle hasn't been lost. As president of the COP 10, Japan is working hard to be able to help the Parties finding a solution before the plenary session this afternoon.

 


Agreement on 'Marine and Coastal Biodiversity' ends first working group!

28/10/2010

This just in: Parties have reached a complete agreement on ‘Marine and Coastal Biodiversity’, one of the most difficult issues of COP 10. Working group one is hereby completely finished and ready for tomorrow’s final plenary!

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Ines Verleye chosen by EU as member of COP bureau

28/10/2010
 

Ines Verleye, the President of the Belgian Delegation, was chosen to represent the European Union at the COP bureau for the following two years. An honor and a responsibility not to be underestimated ...

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90% of issues nearly closed!

28/10/2010

One day before the end of the COP 10, a lot of work has been done: 39 of all 43 issues are ready to be sent to the closing plenary.

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Harrison Ford calls upon action of United States

28/10/2010

This morning, Harrison Ford called on the United States to finally ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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