Biodiversity / Food / Water

April 14, 2010


Ministry Submits Japan's Proposal on Post-2010 Biodiversity Targets

Keywords: Ecosystems / Biodiversity Government 

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On January 6, 2010, the Ministry of the Environment submitted Japan's proposal on the "Post 2010 Biodiversity Targets" to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This is a proposal to revise the Strategic Plan, which was examined and determined by the Ministry and the ministries concerned based on an exchange of views with experts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and members of the economic sector and opinions gathered from the public.

As the medium- to long-term objectives for 2050, the proposal aims to realize the harmony between human beings and nature all around the world, to improve the state of biodiversity from the current level as well as to sustainably increase the benefits of ecosystem services. The short-term target for 2020 has three points; to make biodiversity the mainstream, to expand biodiversity conservation activities, and to practice new methods to protect biodiversity.

As one of means to achieve individual targets, Japan is advocating a "SATOYAMA Initiative," which calls for strengthening international cooperation on the sustainable use and management of natural resources.

After being considered at the preparatory meeting and the meeting of working group to be held in May 2010, on the basis of the secretariat proposals, compiled proposals of various countries by CBD Secretariat, the Strategic Plan will be revised at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) held in October 2010 in Nagoya.

Post 2010 targets (Proposal by Japan)

Posted: 2010/04/14 06:00:15 AM