TOP 10 for COP 10
Over the past two months, many civil society groups from all over the world have been discussing, debating and coming to agreement on what they believe to be the key issues for the Nagoya COP. In this briefing we outline the 'Top 10 Issues for COP 10'. You can download the whole briefing, the summary briefing, else individual issues (click on links below).
- Future of the CBD: taking biodiversity from the margins to the centre
- Finance, economic instruments and biodiversity
- The Nagoya Access and Benefit Sharing Protocol
- Climate change, geoengineering and biodiversity
- Ending deforestation through socially just measures, not markets
- Fuelling biodiversity loss: biomass for biofuels, bioenergy, biochar and the technologies of the new bioeconomy
- Urgent political will needed to make sustainable use a reality
- Agricultural biodiversity feeds the world!
- Bringing equity to protected areas
- Upholding Indigenous Peoples rights and supporting traditional knowledge
Within these briefing we call on Parties to strengthen (not weaken) the Convention’s core principles – like the ecosystem approach, the precautionary principle, and an understanding that biodiversity cannot be separated from those humans who nurture, defend and sustainably use it.
At COP 10, Parties should adopt a biodiversity justice approach, which means not only upholding the rights, dignity, and autonomy of all peoples, but also respecting the rights of all living things. A biodiversity justice approach places the custodians of biodiversity at the centre of policy making, and as the most critical beneficiaries of biodiversity policies.
Spanish and Japanese versions coming soon.