CoP 10 in Nagoya has begun


CoP 10 in Nagoya has begun

The 2010 official Year of Biodiversity is coming to an end. Even still the political climax of the year has yet to come. This week marked the opening of the tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CoP 10) in Nagoya, Japan. State representatives from the nearly 200 signatory countries have come together to work out goals and develop strategies for the coming decade. Other areas of focus at the CoP 10 revolve around the question of access to genetic resources and the appropriate sharing of benefits gained through use as well as financial support for developing countries in their effort to preserve biodiversity. 

The Business and Biodiversity Initiative ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ will be on site and present at the conference in Nagoya. At our own events we will bring together member company representatives and experts from business and biodiversity. Among other things we will present the Initiative’s <link http: english nature downloads doc external-link-new-window external link in new>handbook for corporate biodiversity management systems and specific examples from companies using such a system. 


  • <link http: doc press pr-2010-10-18-cop-opening-fr.pdf external-link-new-window external link in new>Official CBD Press Release on the CoP 10 Opening
  • Official CoP 10 Website: <link http: cop10>
  • Official CBD Website: <link http:>