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What is COP? (German only) – Federal Office for Nature Conservation (BfN)

Press Release of the CBD Secreteriat at the ocasion of the opening of CoP 10

CBD-COP 10 took place in Japan October 11 – 29, 2010. The Business and Biodiversity ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative represented the member companies’ work together with the initiative. It was not only a great opportunity to actively promote biodiversity in business, but it offered the members access to the latest ideas, while increasing international recognition.

Main subjects of dicussion at COP 10 (German only) – German Ministry for the Environment (BMU)

Background information on COP 10 topics

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Onel Masardule (2:11 min video), Executive Director, Foundation for Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge

Ambassador Ronald Jumeau (4:57 min video), Permanent Representative Permanent Mission of the Republic of Seychelles to the United Nations

Alan Watt (4:47 min video), Deputy Science Director, Biodiversity Programme, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom

Interviews during the Rio Pavilion Events at CBD COP10

Pushpam Kumar (5:21 min video), TEEB

Robert Nasi (2:59 min video), Principal Scientist, Environmental Services and Sustainable Use of Forests Programme

Ana Luisa Guzman (6:06 min video es) Executive Secretary, National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)

Nik Lopoukhine (3:11 min video), Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

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Date: Monday 18 – Friday 29 October 2010
Stall No.: S 182
Time: 9.45 – 20.00
Organiser: ICIMOD
Contact: Nira Gurung

The side event was jointly hosted by UNEP Vienna with ICIMOD, Alpine Convention, Carpathian Convention, Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment, and the CBD Secretariat. Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf (Executive Secretary of the CBD Secretariat), Minister Niki Berlakovich from Austria, Minister Roko Zarnic from Slovenia, Minister Pema Gyamtsho from Bhutan, Minister Antonio Brack from Peru, State Secretary Cristi an Aposto from Romania, and Mr. Kassahun Embaye from Ethiopia were the key speakers at the side event. The key speakers highlighted the importance of mountains, the services it provides to the global community and the need to manage it together. The high level representatives from the European Commission, CBD Secretariat, Austrian Embassy, WCPA and UNEP Vienna were also at the event. Dr. Eklabya Sharma represented ICIMOD at the event and chaired the high level session. ICIMOD’s work and its regional initiatives for conservation and management of biodiversity in the HKH region were highlighted and appreciated by the panelists.

Date & Time

An exhibition booth was held from 9 AM-5 PM for 11 days where the Centre shared, presented and discussed about ICIMOD’s mission, approaches, and initiatives taken by the centre for conservation and management of biodiversity in the region. Thousands of COP-10 participants including the local people visited the booth and were very keen to know more about ICIMOD’s work in the region. DVDs, calendar, and information sheets were distributed to the wider global scientific community as well as to the general public. The scientific publications which were on display were also distributed to the public due to their high demand and some visitors signed up for regular information updates of ICIMOD.

Date: Saturday 23 – Tuesday 26 October 2010
Venue: Room 216 A, First Floor of Building 2, Nagoya Congress Centre
Time: 9.00 – 18.00
Organiser: ICIMOD
Contact: Sunita Chaudhary

Selected publications and publicity materials brought out for IYB and in conjunction with COP-10

A total of 5 ICIMOD posters covering various topics related to mountain biodiversity, livelihoods, and events related with the International Year of Biodiversity were displayed for five days from 18-22 October 2010 at the COP-10 venue. ICIMOD interacted with the scientific community during the session. Three posters on herbal gardens and conservation connectivity were also displayed at the Gakuin University (offsite location of COP-10 venue) in Nagoya.