Source: Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands: website
Previous relevant documents:
- By the World Ocean Network: click here
- By Christophe Lefebvre, IUCN Councillor, French Marine Protected Areas Agency: click here
The Oceans Day at Nagoya—the first-ever Oceans Day at a CBD Conference of the Parties-- held on October 23, 2010, during the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP 10, October 18-29, 2010) in Nagoya, Japan, brought together more than 150 participants from 35 countries representing all sectors of the global oceans community--governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the scientific community--to emphasize the importance of marine and coastal biodiversity as a common concern of humankind and essential for preserving life on Earth. Building on the discussions on marine and coastal biodiversity held at the Global Oceans Conference 2010, at UNESCO, Paris, May 3-7, 2010, the Oceans Day at Nagoya addressed the major threats to the world’s marine and coastal biodiversity, which is exacerbated by climate change.
The Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, adopted at the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1995, reaffirmed the critical need to address the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity, and urged Parties to initiate immediate action to ensure the long-term health and well-being of marine and coastal biodiversity. Although the Jakarta Mandate may have been implemented at different levels, by various actors, and to different extents in different countries and regions, the overall results are deemed unsatisfactory. However, some progress has been made in advancing cross-sectoral, integrated management of marine resources and space; enhancing science-based policy development; strengthening inter-disciplinary scientific partnerships at global and regional scale; and promoting engagement of multi-stakeholders including ocean industries and high level political leaderships.
Oceans Day at Nagoya addressed the status and trends in biodiversity loss and progress made in achieving biodiversity targets, examined various tools and approaches to conserving and sustainably utilizing marine and coastal biodiversity, and discussed potential next steps in advancing the global oceans agenda. Oceans Day featured presentations from panelists organized into thematic panels focused on major issues in marine and coastal biodiversity.
The co-chairs of the Nagoya Oceans Day drafted the Nagoya Oceans Statement, which called for the high-level government representatives gathered at the CBD COP-10 to rekindle the political will and commitment of resources to halt marine biodiversity loss, restore degraded marine habitats, and to establish global representative and resilient networks of marine and coastal protected areas, in the next decade, 2011-2020, and called for a new process of setting new marine and coastal biodiversity targets at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20) and at the CBD COP 11 in 2012 in order to move the marine biodiversity agenda forward.
Source: Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands: website
Please click on the links below to read the daily reports on COP 10:
Please click on the links below to discover a selection of side-events at COP 10 :
IISD is pleased to announce the launch of Biodiversity Policy & Practice: a knowledgebase of UN and intergovernmental activities addressing international biodiversity policy.
L’érosion de la biodiversité se poursuivra au cours du 21e siècle : les extinctions globales se multiplieront, l’abondance moyenne des espèces diminuera, leur distribution sera bouleversée... Jusqu’à récemment, les scientifiques pensaient que prédire l’évolution de la biodiversité, eu égard à sa complexité, était inenvisageable. Mais aujourd’hui, à l’instar des climatologues, les spécialistes du vivant sont en mesure de produire des prévisions. Un groupe d’experts internationaux, dont plusieurs chercheurs de l’IRD, vient de publier une synthèse des scénarios d’évolution de la biodiversité à l’échelle planétaire. Malgré une certaine incertitude des modèles, les tendances annoncées convergent : sans de profonds changements du mode de développement humain et économique, la planète va droit au désastre. Modifications dans l’utilisation des terres, changement climatique et surexploitation des ressources naturelles… l’homme est en effet au cœur des principales menaces sur la biodiversité. Les scénarios dessinent néanmoins des pistes pour agir.
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Governments meeting at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) have approved a step change for biodiversity: a new Strategic Plan for the next ten years to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity and take urgent action to save and restore nature; an agreed new protocol on access and benefit sharing; and have pledged some serious new resources to bring the agreements to life.
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October 23, 2010, 9:00AM -6:00PM
Oceans Day at Nagoya is organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Environment Facility, the Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Japan.
The Tenth Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP-10), in the context of the International Year of Biodiversity, provides a critical opportunity to reach high-level decision makers and foster support for a renewed global commitment to conserve marine biodiversity for present and future generations.
Oceans Day in Nagoya will draw high-level policy attention to the need to address the major drivers of ocean and coastal biodiversity loss, take stock of progress (or lack thereof) in the achievement of global biodiversity targets, and outline the next steps in the global oceans agenda through the launch of the Nagoya Oceans Declaration. Oceans Day will feature presentations from high-level representatives from all sectors, including governments, international agencies, NGOs, science, and industry, organized into thematic panels focused around major topics in marine and coastal biodiversity.
- By the World Ocean Network: click here.
- By Christophe Lefebvre, IUCN Councillor, French Marine Protected Areas Agency: click here.
A Nagoya (Japon), on parle de biodiversité en essayant de faire mieux qu’à Copenhague sur le climat. A Calvi (Corse), où le Festival du vent s’ouvre mercredi 27 octobre pour cinq jours, on relie naturellement les deux sujets. Alors que les scientifiques estiment que la perte de biodiversité serait exacerbée de 20 à 30% par le réchauffement climatique, l’échec des négociations sur le climat en décembre dernier pourrait bien compromettre les engagements qui seront potentiellement pris au Japon d’ici à la fin de la semaine pour freiner l’érosion de la biodiversité.
In this article by Yves Hénoque from IFREMER, please find some highlights on Ocean and coastline from COP 10.
As for Edward Norton, he was chosen as UN Ambassador of Goodwill for biodiversity. Click here to see the video.
IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication held a side event entitled ‘Bringing Science to Life’ on October 21. The event was designed to challenge ‘traditional’ ways of communicating biodiversity messages.
The presentations covered the major challenges that biodiversity communicators face, from the psychology of the audience to the infrastructural hurdles of funding and resources.
Wednesday, 20 October: the Indian economist Pavan Sukhdev presented in Nagoya the conclusions of his study “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity.” Read more: Le Monde.
Norway will present an index that will assess the state of nature before a possible economic assessment of the services provided by nature. See the article in Le Monde.
More information available on the COP 10 report on Wednesday, 20 October.