COP10 signs off on protocol

Oct 31, 2010

COP10 signs off on protocol

NAGOYA — Delegates to the COP10 biodiversity conference concluded agreements early Saturday on access to genetic resources, preserving biodiversity over the next decade, and strategies to mobilize financial resources to meet these goals. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair ...

COP10 goes extra mile for a deal

Oct 30, 2010

COP10 goes extra mile for a deal

NAGOYA — As thunder rumbled in the distance and a typhoon neared Nagoya, delegates to COP10 raced Friday to conclude new agreements on preserving biodiversity over the next decade and on access to genetic resources and how to distribute the money they make. After ...

Biodiversity protection step closer

Oct 29, 2010

Biodiversity protection step closer

NAGOYA — Negotiators at COP10 were close to agreement Thursday evening on key issues regarding access to genetic resources and post-2010 biodiversity protection targets, but fundamental points remained unresolved. Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto, as president of COP10, gave negotiators until midnight to work out ...

World Bank to help gauge natural wealth

Oct 29, 2010

World Bank to help gauge natural wealth

NAGOYA — The World Bank said Thursday in Nagoya it will begin a project to help developing countries integrate the economic benefits of nature into their state policies in an effort to save millions of people from poverty while making sure their natural assets ...

Japan's biodiversity pledge: $2 billion

Oct 28, 2010

Japan's biodiversity pledge: $2 billion

NAGOYA — As Japan pledged $2 billion Wednesday to preserve biodiversity in the developing world, negotiators at COP10 reported progress toward concluding an international agreement on access to genetic resources and establishing biodiversity preservation targets over the next decade. But questions over whether to ...

Business sense: saving biodiversity

Oct 27, 2010

Business sense: saving biodiversity

NAGOYA — As international deliberations to preserve biodiversity and promote its fair and sustainable use heat up in the last week of the COP10 talks, business observers agree that regardless of the final outcome, the private sector’s role in the global effort will grow ...

Oct 27, 2010

NGOs urge biodiversity parties for ambitious plan

Domestic nongovernmental organizations on Tuesday urged parties participating in the three-day high-level Convention on Biological Diversity beginning Wednesday to adopt ambitious targets in the new strategic plan for beyond 2011. Speaking at a news conference, Japan Civil Network for Convention on Biological Diversity said ...

'Satoyama' concept gets major boost

Oct 20, 2010

'Satoyama' concept gets major boost

NAGOYA — Traditional Japanese land and marine conservation and utilization efforts known as “satoyama” and “satoumi” can serve as examples of how other nations can preserve and protect ecosystems and biodiversity, two symposiums at the COP10 meeting in Nagoya heard Tuesday. A total of ...

Focus more on 'satoyama': expert

Oct 19, 2010

Focus more on 'satoyama': expert

To stop ecosystem degradation in farmland and coastal areas, bureaucrats and scientists must join hands to design new policies that can improve the situation, warns a United Nations official who has worked closely on the issue in Japan. According to Anne McDonald, director of ...