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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, 28 October 2010
 
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CBD COP 10
L-R: Shoichi Kondo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment of Japan; Russel Mittermeier, President, Conservation International; Harrison Ford, Conservation International; and CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf.
 
On Thursday, the high-level segment and the Working Groups continued throughout the day. Working Group I addressed climate change, biofuels, and marine biodiversity. Working Group II considered the strategic plan, Article 8(j), and the resource mobilization strategy. ABS negotiations focused on TK, utilization and derivatives, and compliance. An informal ministerial consultation and an evening plenary also focused on ABS.
 
COP 10 HIGH-LEVEL MINISTERIAL SEGMENT:
 
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Multistakeholder panel during the High-level Ministerial Segment.
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L-R: Gustavo Fonseca, GEF; Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group; and Rachel Harris, Women's Environment Development Organization (WEDO)

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L-R: Niwa Rahmad Dwitama, University of Indonesia; Malia Nobrega, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB); and Barry Gardiner, Globe International

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L-R: Takashi Kawamura, Mayor of Nagoya; Masaaki Kanda, Governor of Aichi Prefecture; and James Griffiths, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Pavan Sukhdev, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

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Niwa Rahmad Dwitama, panelist representing youth addressing the High-level Ministerial Segment.

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Emmanuel Ze Meka, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

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Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD

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Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC

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John Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES, delivered a statement on behalf of CITES, CMS, the Ramsar Convention and the World Heritage Convention.

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Olav Kjørven, UNDP

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Jan McAlpine, UNFF

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Eduardo Roja-Briales, FAO

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Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN

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Prince Albert of Monaco receiving a gift from Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf.

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Prince Albert of Monaco

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John Njoroge Michuki, Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, Republic of Kenya

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L-R: A. Enkhbat, Mongolia, and Luimed Gansukh, Minister for Nature, Environment, and Tourism of Mongolia

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Erik Solheim, Norway

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WORKING GROUP I:
 
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WG I Chair Hufler in a huddle finalizing text on marine and coastal biodiversity.

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Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat, with delegates, discussing text on marine and coastal biodiversity.

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L-R: Alfred Oteng Yeboah, Ghana; Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines, finding compromise text on marine and coastal biodiversity with WG I Chair Hufler.

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WG II continues its work into the night.

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Bernarditas Müller, the Philippines

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L-R: Sirikul Bunpapong and Chaweewan Hutacharern, Thailand

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Tone Solhaug, Norway

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Delegates from Africa in consultation.

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Delegates at the ICG waiting for the session to start.

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Civil society at the ICG in consultation.

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L-R: COP 10 President Ryu Matsumoto, and CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf

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ICG Co-Chairs Timothy Hodges and Fernando Casas.

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L-R: Jean Gapusi and Laetitia Busokeye, Rwanda

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Delegates from Saudi Arabia.

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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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