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Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

18-29 October 2010 | Nagoya, Japan
 
Highlights for Thursday, 21 October 2010
 
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CBD COP 10
Nagoya Castle is a fortification built in the beginning of the Edo period by the ruling Tokugawa family. It is considered one of Japan's most important castles and is a symbol of Nagoya.

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Working Group I considered draft decisions on agricultural biodiversity, biofuels, invasive alien species (IAS), the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) and incentive measures. Working Group II addressed the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) and Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge). ABS negotiations focused on emergency situations, traditional knowledge, compliance and the preamble. Several contact and informal groups met during the day and into the night.
 
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Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean in consultation with a representative from the Asia-Pacific group.

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Representatives from the Asia-Pacific group.

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Representatives from Africa consulting.

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Negotiations on compliance were saved by a footnote indicating that the relationship between some articles remains to be clarified. Delegates should beware of tripping over the footnote when revisiting the text.

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L-R: ICG on ABS Co-Chairs Timothy Hodges and Fernando Casas.

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Small group on compliance negotiating text.

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L-R: WG I dais with Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Hufler; and David Coates; CBD Secretariat.

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François Pythoud, Switzerland

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Saulo Ceolin, Brazil

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Ricarda Steinbrecher, Federation of German Scientists
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L-R: Participants from the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) with Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim; Evelin Acosta Gutierrez; Relmu Nanku; Hortencia Hidalgo; and Karmen Ramirez Boscan.

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Touasi Tiwok, Vanuatu

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Jorge Ernesto Quezada Diaz, El Salvador

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L-R: Jo Mulongoy and Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat

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Isikeli Mataitoga, Fiji.

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L-R: Elenita Dano; Silvia Ribeiro; and Pat Mooney, ETC Group.

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Stas Burgiel, Global Invasive Species Programme

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L-R: WG II dais with Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat; WG II Chair Luna; John Scott, CBD Secretariat.

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L-R: Edgar Selwin Perez and Cleotilde Cu Caal, Guatemala.

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Jennifer Corpuz, IIFB

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L-R: Alejandra Guzman and Gabriela
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L-R: Maximiliano da Cunha Henriques Arienzo and Adriana Tescari, Brazil

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Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon

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Ed McIsaac, New Zealand

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Jock Langford, Canada

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Douglas Nakashima, UNESCO

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Participants from NGOs and civil society.

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Related Links
CBD resources
*CBD website
*CBD COP 10 website
*CBD COP 10 agenda
*CBD COP 10 annotated agenda
*Draft decisions for CBD COP 10
*CBD COP 10 documents
*CBD COP 10 side event website

Host Government Information resource
*COP 10 website

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Meeting of the Parties of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 5), 11-15 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS briefing note of the Interregional Negotiating Group of the Ad-hoc Open Ended Working Group of Access and Benefit-Sharing, 18-21 September 2010, Montréal, Canada (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Resumed Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit‑sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 10-16 July 2010, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Third Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI), 24-28 May 2010, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS coverage of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the CBD, 10-21 May 2010, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 6) of the CBD, 2-6 November 2009, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS biodiversity and wildlife page
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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