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European Regional Consultation Meeting in preparation for the 12th GMGSF and GC-26/GMEF. 27 October 2010 Ivonne Higuero UNEP-ROE Programme Coordinator Ecosystems Management Sub-Programme Regional Coordinator. 2010 - International Year of Biodiversity.

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European regional consultation meeting in preparation for the 12th gmgsf and gc 26 gmef

European Regional Consultation Meeting in preparation for the 12th GMGSF and GC-26/GMEF

27 October 2010

Ivonne Higuero

UNEP-ROE Programme Coordinator

Ecosystems Management Sub-Programme Regional Coordinator


2010 international year of biodiversity

2010 - International Year of Biodiversity

  • Global Target: Reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010

  • Global Biodiversity Outlook

  • Pan European target: Halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010

  • EEA Biodiversity Assessment

  • Progress in some areas but still the decline in biodiversity continues

  • What has been achieved overall?


Cbd cop 10 nagoya japan

CBD COP 10, Nagoya, Japan

  • “Biodiversity Summit”

  • Adoption of an International Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing

  • Assessment on the achievement of the 2010 target

  • Adoption of a new strategic plan with internationally agreed goals and targets and a multiyear programme of work for the Convention

  • Cooperation with other Conventions, organizations and initiatives

  • Substantive issues: forest biodiversity, marine and coastal biodiversity, biodiversity and climate change, biofuels and Article 8j on traditional knowledge


Unep and pan european biodiversity

UNEP and pan European biodiversity

  • 5th Intergovernmental Conference Biodiversity in Europe (Liege Conference, September 2009)

  • IPBES Regional Consultation for EECCA countries (May 2010)

  • Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (Gabala Conference, July 2010)

  • Pan European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS) and synergies in the implementation of the biodiversity-related conventions


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