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New commitments and calls for compromise at COP10

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 22:59

Nagoya, 23:00 – This morning the official "high-level segment” began with a video message by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon followed by a dramatic appeal of four young people to the assembled ...

Ministers swarm in to Nagoya

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 22:50

The convention center now resembles a beehive, with the arrival of ministers meeting up with their delegations in the corridors, crowds of photographers and camera crews with their equipment in tow, and a scaling up of the security and po...

Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:59

COP a load of some BirdLife pictures sent by BirdLife staff at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya. If you want to see the latest BirdLife news from Nagoya, please click here.


A day in a life at COP10

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:14

Nagoya - The crucial second week of the conference has begun. Sunday morning allowed us a little time to sleep and recharge our batteries but by noon we were once again busy, taking part in a working meeting of the entire BirdLife delegation. Wit...

Horns locked at COP10

Fri, 22/10/2010 - 01:54

Nagoya, 21:30 - Friday evening. I am sitting in a stuffy, crowded room for the contact group on finance. At the centre of the room negotiators sit around a U-shaped table where at its top the chairman from  Switzerland sits. Behind many rows of chairs ...

COP10: One step forward, two steps back

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 07:42

The bright skies over Nagoya have changed to clouds. Rain starts. This fits well with the mood of the conference. The optimistic voices heard at the opening ceremony, the happiness of many delegates to meet again is ...

TEEB should mark the beginning of global economic reform

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 07:17

Today, the final report of the ground-breaking research on the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems was presented to the meeting. TEEB stands for “The Economics of Ecosyst...

Delegates must not return empty-handed from Nagoya

Tue, 19/10/2010 - 07:08

Negotiations are well underway! And increasingly they are expected to be protracted. The opening statements of almost all developing countries made it clear that they are here on an “all or noth...

COP10 leaders want to do the right thing

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:06

Here we go! This week started the tenth Conference of Parties (COP10) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The expectations for the conference are high, according to the speeches of the leaders at t...