Convention on Biological Diversity

18-29 October 2010

Publication - 5 October, 2010
Greenpeace is calling on governments to seize the occasion of the Convention on Biological Diversity COP 10 in Nagoya to make agreements that ensure real action is taken to protect Life on Earth.




Greenpeace projects a message urging biodiversity protection at Nagoya Castle in the host city to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, taking place from 18-29 October 2010

Ancient forests are being wiped out, oceans are plundered to the point of no return, agricultural biodiversity is in meltdown from modern industrial farming, and the impacts of climate change are causing irreversible damage to our planet and threaten food security for millions of people. The results of the 3rd Global Biodiversity Outlook confirmed that we have reached crucial tipping points for a number of ecosystems- such as coral reefs and forests. Unless strong action is taken, many ecosystems will no longer be able to sustain life and provide for the needs of present and future generations. It is clear that there is NO MORE time for empty words.

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CBD News Updates from Greenpeace International

In advance of the CBD COP10, Greenpeace released its Emergency Oceans Rexcue Plan, a roadmap for policy-makers to restore our oceans to health through the creation of a global network of marine reserves. Download the full report and executive summary here.

Greenpeace International statement on the opening of CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan

As the secdond day of CBD negotiations closed in Nagoya, Greenpeace projected messages urging delegates to save life on earth at Nagoya Castle. Read the news release and see images from Greenpeace cloud projection at Nagoya Castle.

In advance of the REDD+ Partnership ministerial meeting taking place in Nagoya on 26 October 2010, Greenpeace released a report detailing how the government of Papua New Guinea is not ready for international forests protection funds. The PNG government representative to REDD negotiations, Federica Bietta, was presented with Greenpeace's Golden Chainsaw Award in honor of PNG's lack of achievement in forests protection. For more information, read the full report, the news release and see the images.

Read Greenpeace's statement on the close of CBD COP10 here.

CBD Blogs

Day 1 blog: Hoping for a Rescue Plan (Steve Smith)

Day 2 blog: Defending Our Pacific (Seni Nabou)

Day 3 blog: Projecting Change (Kaoru Narisawa)

Day 4 blog: Japanese Officials Greeted by Greenpeace Fish and Dugong (Daisuke Miyachi)

Day 5 blog: I've Got Criteria and I'm Not Afraid to Use Them! (Richard Page)

Day 6 blog: State of Play at the UN Biodiversity Summit (Nathalie Rey)

Day 7 blog: Hope for the World's Oceans (Sofia Tsenikli)

Day 8 blog: Papua New Guinea Awarded Golden Chainsaw Award! (Sam Moko)

Day 9 blog: Japanese Government Lagging at UN Biodiversity Summit (Wakao Hanaoka)

Day 10 blog: The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Hammered Down (Frode Pleym)

Day 11 blog: Latin American Nations and Oceans (Samuel Leiva)

Day 12 blog: Sayonara, Nagoya! (Nathalie Rey)

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