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Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concluded on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan

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CBD COP 10 Adopts Nagoya Protocol on ABS, Strategic Plan and Activities and Indicators for Resource Mobilization



29 October 2010: The 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concluded on 29
October in Nagoya, Japan, with the adoption of: the Nagoya Protocol on
Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of
Benefits Arising from their Utilization, which, after seven years of
negotiations, sets out rules and procedures for implementing the
Convention’s third objective; the CBD Strategic Plan for the period
2011-2020, including a mission, and strategic goals and targets aiming
to inspire broad-based action by parties and stakeholders; and a
decision on activities and indicators for the implementation of the
Strategy for Resource Mobilization adopted at COP 9.

Delegates representing parties and other governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental, non-governmental, indigenous and local community
(ILC) representatives, academia and industry attended the meeting, which
considered a series of strategic, substantive, administrative and
budgetary issues. Forty-seven decisions were adopted in total. In
addition to the ABS, Strategic Plan and resource mobilization decisions,
the meeting considered issues related to: cooperation with other
conventions, organizations and initiatives; marine and coastal
biodiversity; climate change; forest biodiversity; biofuels; and Article
8(j) (traditional knowledge).

The meeting also: adopted a decision amounting to a de facto moratorium on geo-engineering; took a stance on the issue of synthetic biology,
urging governments to apply the precautionary approach to the field
release of synthetic life into the environment and acknowledging
parties’ right to suspend it; affirmed the role of the CBD in reducing
emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing
countries, and forest conservation, sustainable forest management and
enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+); adopted the Tkarihwaié:ri
code of ethical conduct; and established clear steps to increase
cooperation among the Rio Conventions leading up to the Rio+20 Summit.
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