The 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity took place from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan.
Key outcomes agreed by parties included:
- To at least halve and where feasible bring close to zero the rate of loss of natural habitats including forests;
- To establish protected areas to comprise 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water areas and 10 per cent of marine and coastal areas;
- Through conservation and restoration, Governments will restore at least 15 percent of degraded areas;
- Parties will make special efforts to reduce the pressures faced by coral reefs; and
- Parties agreed to a substantial increase in the level of financial resources in support of implementation of the Convention.