UN biodiversity summit opens in Nagoya

A two-week UN summit on global biodiversity opened in Nagoya, Japan, today amidst warnings of ‘tipping points’ that could irreversibly damage ecosystems on which the long-term health and survival of the human race relies.

The tenth meeting of parties to the UN convention on biological diversity will adopt a new Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2020, including a goal to halt biodiversity loss by 2020 and a vision to safeguard and enhance it by 2050. Parties are also expected to agree a protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from use of genetic resources. Key differences over ABS rules remain outstanding as the conference begins.

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