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Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity
1-5 February 2010 | Trondheim, Norway

Highlights for Monday 1 February 2010
 
Sixth Trondheim Conference on BiodiversityThe Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity convened for its first day in Trondheim, Norway on Monday, 1 February 2010. In the morning, delegates were serenaded by the Cantus Choir before a number of speakers addressed challenges to and perspectives on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In the afternoon, sessions focused on important and emerging issues for establishing post-2010 targets. The evening concluded with a reception hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment.
 

Delegates in the audience at the 6th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity.

Opening sessions

Rita Ottervik, Mayor of Trondheim, welcomed participants to Norway.

Erik Solheim, Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway, described how this conference was a stepping stone toward the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya.

Angela Copper, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), talked about the need for a new global vision for biodiversity.

 

 

Erik Solheim gives Ahmed Djoghlaf a Norwegian painting.

Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the CBD

Ursula Heinen-Esser, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Environment Ministry, Germany


Setting the stage

Toshio Torii, Director of the Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

 

 

 

Jon Hutton, Director, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

L-R: Conference co-chairs Finn Katerås and Peter Schei

David Cooper, Secretariat of the CBD

Keynote addresses

Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), UNEP

Bob Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

Ashok Khosla, President, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Johan Rockström, Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden



Special session

Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author and founder of the Sophie Prize, addressed the conference in a special session.

Jostein Gaarder discussed "the good obligation" to make biodiversity relevant for people.



Reception

Delegates mingled and dined at the reception.

Jon Hutton (UNEP-WCMC) and Willem Wijnstekers (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES) shared a laugh over dinner.

 

Related Links

Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity resources
Conference website
Tentative program
Fifth Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on Ecosystems and People - Biodiversity for development - The Road to 2010 and Beyond
Fourth Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building
Third Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on the Ecosystem Approach for Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity
Second Trondheim Conference Report: The Norway/UN Conference on Biodiversity
First Trondheim Conference Report: Norway/UNEP Expert Conference on Biodiversity
2010 Biodiversity Target
2010 International Year of Biodiversity

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