Monthly Archives: October 2010

Success …

[Posted 14.55 Saturday 30 October, Nagoya time] David Cooper [from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity]  confirmed to me just now that the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation [GSPC] was indeed adopted, although without the staff post unfortunately. … Continue reading

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Final session – lost in translation?

[Posted 10.18 am Saturday 30 October, Nagoya time] COP 10 has ended and it goes down as the most challenging COP ever. Whether it was worth all the battles and emotions, I am sure time will tell. But this was … Continue reading

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Going to the wire

The COP10 is almost over and yet it seems there’s no consensus! The final session has started. Watch the finish here: http://webcast.cop10.go.jp/player.asp?id=2921&type=ondemand

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Unbelievable suspense …

[Posted at 10.30 pm on Thursday 28 October 2010 in Nagoya. COP10 ends on 29 October] It’s been a wretched cold rainy day outside, decorated with dripping umbrellas and soggy pamphlets, brightened occasionally by hardy visitors to our botanic gardens … Continue reading

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First Asian Plant Conservation Report

The first Asian Plant Conservation Report has been launched at COP10. The report provides much useful information on progress made by Asian countries towards the targets of the GSPC and highlights cases studies relevant to each target.  The report clearly demonstrates … Continue reading

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Access and Benefit Sharing

[Reported filed at 6pm on Monday 25 October in Nagoya] Tired faces sagged today in the room where ABS negotiators reported back after a long weekend, knowing that there’s still masses of work to do before the draft ABS Protocol … Continue reading

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New GSPC targets discussed at CBD COP10

This morning (21 October) the proposed new targets for the GSPC for 2010-2020 were discussed by the Parties to the CBD. The response was overwhelmingly in favour of the new GSPC, with 23 countries and the European Union voicing their support for … Continue reading

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