Global Movements towards Biodiversity Conservation and Activities of Ishikawa Prefecture

  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•12•11    14:00 - 17:30

    On 11 December 2014, UNU-IAS will be organizing a public seminar entitled CBD COP12 Report Meeting – Global Movements towards Biodiversity Conservation, and Activities of Ishikawa Prefecture.

    During the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10), held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in 2010, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets were adopted. In October 2014, CBD COP12 was held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, with the main agenda focused on evaluating achievements by Parties towards achieving the Aichi Targets.

    Experts and representatives will be invited to the seminar to report on how the international community and Parties to the Convention have pursued the Aichi Targets, whether the loss of biodiversity has accelerated or slowed, and how the commitments by the Government of Japan as well as Ishikawa Prefecture should be evaluated.

    Please note that this event will be held in Japanese only. No interpretation will be provided.


    Registration is free and open to the public. To register, please send your name and contact information (Email address of phone number), with “11 December OUIK Seminar Registration” in the subject line, to the below Email address or fax number.

    Fax: 076-224-2271


    14:00–14:10 Opening Remarks
    Tsunao Watanabe (Director, UNU-IAS OUIK)

    “Global movements towards biodiversity conservation – Reports from the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the strategy of the Government of Japan”
    Naohisa Okuda (Director, Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment)

    “Report on Ishikawa Prefecture’s activities at COP12”
    Masao Shimizu (Vice-Director, Satoyama Promotion Office, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department, Ishikawa Prefecture)

    15:30–15:50 Coffee Break

    “Report on activities by OUIK at COP12, and reports from URBIO meeting”
    Akira Nagata (UNU-IAS Senior Programme Coordinator)
    Yoshihiko Iida (UNU-IAS OUIK Research Associate)

    “Where traditions meet science – Introducing the activities of the Maruyama gumi (Team Maruyama)”
    Yuki Hagino (Representative of Maruyama gumi)

    17:00–17:20 Challenges and future directions for biodiversity (Q&A session with floor)

    17:20–17:30 Closing Summary
    Koji Nakamura (Specially-appointed professor, Kanazawa University)

    17:30 Adjourn

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    This event will be organized by the UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK), and co-organized by Ishikawa Prefecture.


    Garden Room (2F)
    Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Kanazawa, Ishikawa

  • For further information, please contact UNU-IAS OUIK at ( or 076-224-2266.