Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Nagoya - Key Outcomes

Extracted from the Scottish Biodiversity Newsletter.

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.

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