Archive for 'International Year of Biodiversity'
As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity comes to an end, Marie Clements looks back over the year's national and international activity and ahead to the coming Decade of Biodiversity.
At Nagoya, environment ministers and representatives of almost 200 nations agreed a new strategy “to meet the unprecedented challenges of the continued loss of biodiversity compounded by climate change”.
The 10th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity runs from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, a "real opportunity to boost the prospects for biodiversity and the health of natural systems".
Caroline Spelman visited the newly opened Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity ahead of the International Day for Biodiversity; while Defra published an updated overview of biodiversity in the UK.
The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, coinciding with the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Events are planned around the world to raise awareness of biodiversity, while the Convention on Biodiversity's COP10 meeting takes place in Nagoya in October.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity with '10 messages for 2010', each examining a theme of biodiversity. The first message focuses on the interaction between climate change and biodiversity.
Guests at the launch of IYB-UK, the UK partnership for the International Year of Biodiversity, explain what biodiversity means to them.