COP 10 took place in Nagoya, Japan, from 18 - 30 October 2010.
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And the winner is... marine areas!
COP 10 ends well: Biodiversity package deal closed!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 ...
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.
This morning, Harrison Ford called on the United States to finally ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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