Friday, September 24, 2010

UNGA High-level Meeting on Biodiversity

Credit: IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin
A High-level Meeting on Biodiversity took place on September 22nd, the final day of the Millennium Development Goals Summit, at the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Co-chaired by the presidents of the Republic of Tajikistan and Slovenia, delegates raised a wide range of issues, including the role of national environmental legislation and initiatives (Canada and the US), the need for an international environmental and climate court (Bolivia) and more marine protected areas (Portugal), the importance of strengthening the science-policy interface (Republic of Korea), and the proposed Satoyama Initiative (Japan).

Key documents and a live webcast of the meeting can be accessed here. Daily IISD coverage of the Millennium Development Goals Summit can be viewed here.

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