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

Highlights for Thursday 4 February 2010

Dramatic skies signal the break of day in Trondheim.

 

Sixth Trondheim Conference on BiodiversityThe Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity continued on Thursday, 4 February 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. The morning through early afternoon session explored the lessons learned from working toward the 2010 biodiversity targets and the challenges involved in establishing post-2010 biodiversity targets. Three breakout sessions in the late afternoon discussed the same issues in a more informal, collaborative setting.

 

 

The world descends on Norway in the name of biodiversity.

Session 8: Lessons learned from the 2010 biodiversity targets and challenges involved in setting post-2010 targets

Presentation of outputs from Wednesday’s breakout groups by one of the session’s facilitators, Natasha Walker, consultant.

Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat, discussed options for the CBD Strategic Plan and post-2010 biodiversity targets.

Andrew Stott, Science Director, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, United Kingdom, and Maximiliano Cunha, Ministry of the Environment, Brazil, summarized outputs from the UK/Brazil meeting on the CBD's Strategic Plan in London, held 18-20 January 2010.

Salvatore Arico, Biodiversity Specialist, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), reviewed outputs from the UNESCO 'International Year of Biodiversity Science-Policy Conference’ in Paris, held 25–29 January 2010.

Anne Larigauderie, Executive Director, DIVERSITAS, France, highlighted key biodiversity considerations as perceived by the scientific
community.

 

 

 
Balakrishna Pisupati, Division for Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP, reviewed UNEP efforts related to biodiversity and the development of post-2010 biodiversity targets.

Jane Smart, Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), talked about developing new targets and indicators and opportunities available for measuring progress toward targets.

Joji Carino, The Tebtebba Foundation's Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy, Research, and Education, spoke about indigenous peoples' perspectives on post-2010 biodiversity targets.

Breakout group discussions

Participants discussed data accessibility as a challenge that should be addressed by post-2010 biodiversity targets.

Participants in a breakout group identified drawbacks of the 2010 biodiversity target.

 

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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IISD RS coverage of the Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building, 23-27 June 2003, Trondheim, Norway
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