At the Tenth Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD/COP10) Biodiversity Summit, held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, many important decisions, inter alia, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, were adopted to provide the foundation for taking action to halt biodiversity loss and sustaining the ecosystems of the earth. The CBD/COP10 also invited the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to consider declaring 2011–2020 as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) to promote implementation of these decisions.
The 65th Session of the UNGA did so, and requested the Secretary–General to lead the coordination of the activities of the Decade with the support of the secretariat of the CBD and other biodiversity-related organizations.
Via its role as the think tank of UN organizations, the United Nations University has been working closely with the secretariat of the CBD and the Japanese government to achieve the objectives of the Convention. ]
This event is intended to both promote public awareness of the UN Decade on Biodiversity, and also to support developing countries implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. This event will be held in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, where the closing of the International Year for Biological Diversity was held. The Noto area in Ishikawa is also one of the first areas in Japan to be designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS).
For more information, including an event programme, see the event webpage of the UNU-ISP website.
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan