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Photo Resources

Ministry of Foreign affairs of Japan and the Earth Negotiations Bulletin are providing photos of the Nagoya meetings . All use must include credit of the original source.

Host Broadcaster for COP-10

Host NHK International, Inc. (NHKI) has been appointed as Host Broadcaster for the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP 5) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity. NHKI will manage the International Media Centre (IMC), as well as the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC).

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October 14 2010
Welcome message and important information for accredited media

日本語の情報については、日本国外務省のCOP10/MOP5取材者登録に関するウェブサイトをご参照下さい。

日本語の情報は日本国政府の公式ウェブサイトのメディア関連のページをご覧下さい。

Media participation at CBD meetings is subject to accreditation by the CBD Secretariat. Accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press-print media, photo, radio, TV, film and new agencies who fully meet UN media accreditation requirements. Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including each of the following:

  1. Completed Media Accreditation Form;
  2. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted;
  3. Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass; and
  4. Photocopy of passport/national ID card.

To avoid delays upon arrival, please submit the form Media Accreditation Form together with the documents listed above to:

Mr. Johan Hedlund
Media Assistant
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec,
H2Y 1N9 Canada
Tel: + 1-514- 287-6670
Fax: + 1-514-288-6588
E-mail: johan.hedlund@cbd.int

It is also possible to register on-site. Note that double accreditation is not allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO).

Press passes can be picked up at the registration counter upon presentation of two forms of photo ID (passport, official national press pass, driver’s license, work ID, etc.) or of a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, or Nairobi.

Please note that journalists accredited to cover the meetings should make their own travel and hotel bookings.

For press releases and other information, please contact:

Mr. David Ainsworth
Information Officer
Focal Point for the International Year of Biodiversity
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1N9 Canada
Tel: +1-514-287-7025
Fax: +1-514-288-6588
E-mail: david.ainsworth@cbd.int

Press Conferences at COP 10

  • The information is also available on the Grand Reserva system
  • Press Conferences and Briefings are held in the International Conference Room (Room 3f) in Building 3.
  • Exceptionally, on 25 and 26 October, Press Conferences and Briefings will be held in the Government of Japan Press Briefing Room, room 224B in the International Media Centre.
  • Press conference rooms are equipped with:
    • Interpretation equipment. Briefings by the SCBD and the Government of Japan will include Japanese/English Interpretation. The availability of this for other briefings varies.
    • Platforms for still and video cameras
    • media boxes
    • head table and floor microphones
  • Information on individual briefings/conferences, including media advisories is the responsibility of the organisers. Subject to receipt of materials, SCBD will make advisories and background material for the briefings/conferences available to accredited journalists via email, and flyers will be available in the International Media Centre (IMC).

Title Start End
Monday 18 October 2010
Government of Japan – Ceremony for commemorative postage stamp issue 9:00 9:25
Opening Press Conference for COP 10 - Government of Japan and SCBD Immediately after Plenary
Government of Japan-Ministry of Environment Press Conference 13:00 13:30
CBD Alliance – “Top 10 for COP 10” 15:00 15:30
MISIA Honorary Ambassador for the 2010 United Nations Biodiversity Summit Press Conference 15:45 16:15
UNEP Press Conference – “Mapping where carbon and biodiversity meet: Maximizing the Benefits” 16:30 17:00
Kyoto Journal - "Renowned Japan-based Journal Aims to Inspire COP10 to Action" 17:00 17:30
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Tuesday 19 October 2010
SCBD Daily Press Briefing-The Ecosystem Pavilion 9:25 9:55
IUCN Press Conference – "Putting plans to work: IUCN’s commitment to protected areas" 10:30 11:00
IUCN Press Conference – Marine Report-Launch of Global Ocean Protection book 11:00 11:30
UNEP Press Conference – Launch of Protected Planet Web site 11:30 12:30
SCBD Press Briefing– Access and Benefit-Sharing Briefing 13:30 14:00
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference – Natural Ecosystems and Protected Areas: Convenient Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis 15:30 16:00
Japan Civil Network for the Convention on Biodiversity:A Nuclear Plant in Biodiversity Hotspot 16:30 17:00
ETC Group Press Conference: "The Case Against Geoengineering; Issues Facing the CBD " 17:15 17:45
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Wednesday 20 October 2010
SCBD Daily Press Briefing-Status of Biodiversity – Global Biodiversity Outlook 3. 9:25 9:55
UNDP Press Conference-"Ainu's message to COP10" 10:00 10:30
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference – UNDP – “UNDP and Scaling Up Local Solutions in Biodiversity Conservation, Poverty Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change" 10:30 11:00
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)– “Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: a synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB” 15:00 15:30
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference – Conservation International-Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship Award Announcements 15:30 16:00
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Thursday 21 October 2010
SCBD Daily Press Briefing-Biodiversity and Climate Change, including Ocean Acidification and the Ecosystems Pavilion 9:25 9:55
Wetlands International- Links between Biodiversity and Water Security 10:00 10:30
La Via Campesina Press Conference- “Small farmers, Defenders of Biodiversity” 10:30 11:00
Wetlands International - State of the World's Waterbirds. 11:30 12:00
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference - “Press Conference Launch of World Atlas of Mangroves “ by ITTO, ISME and FAO 14:30 15:00
Indigenous Representatives denounce Canada obstructionist position at COP10 15:00 15:30
Government of Brazil Press Conference 17:30 18:30
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Friday 22 October 2010
SCBD Daily Press Briefing-Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Protected Areas and the LifeWeb 9:25 9:55
IUCN Press Conference – Invasive Species and Climate Change 11:00 11:30
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands-Announcements of the Oceans Day 14:00 14:30
UNEP Press Conference - Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystems Service 15:00 15:30
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference – RSCBD and Ramsar-"Water, biodiversity and human development" 15:30 16:00
Press Briefing - SCBD and Government of Japan - tbd 18:00 18:30
Briefing by ABS co-chairs 18:30 19:00
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Saturday 23 October 2010
SCBD Media Briefing Sessions 9:00 17:00
Sunday 24 October 2010
SCBD Media Briefing Sessions 9:00 17:00
Monday 25 October 2010
SCBD Daily Press Briefing-Article 8(j), Cooperation with Major Groups 9:25 9:55
IUCN Press Conference - Mainstreaming Gender in Biodiversity 11:00 11:30
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Press Conference-Release of the “Effective biodiversity and ecosystem policy and regulation” 12:00 12:30
CBD Alliance Press and JCN-CBD Press Conference- Civil Society revives the Dodo Bird! 13:00 13:30
of Foreign Affairs of Japan Press Briefing 13:30 14:00
Government of Switzerland Press Conference-Swiss engagement for biodiversity - best practices 14:00 14:30
"The ABS Protocol at the Crossroads" - Stocktaking by International NGOs 15:00 15:30
Ecometrica Press Conference-Live carbon footprinting at COP-10 Pavilion in Nagoya highlights the impact of climate change on biodiversity 16:00 16:30
International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity- "Indigenous Peoples COP 10 Press Conference " 16:30 17:00
Lifeweb Press Conference - Costa Rica Forever - Financing commitments 17:00 17:30
Press Briefing Outcome of the first day of the City Biodiversity summit 17:45 18:15
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Tuesday 26 October 2010
SCBD Daily Press Briefing-Forests and Biodiversity 9:25 9:55
Greenpeace International Press Briefing- "Emergency Oceans Rescue Plan" 10:00 10:30
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference – UNCCD - "Drylands matter for biodiversity conservation" 10:30 11:00
WWF Press Conference – WWF species report: Amazon Alive! A decade of discovery 1999-2009 11:30 12:15
IUCN Press Conference–Asia Plant Conservation Report 12:30 13:00
Japan Civil Network for the Convention of Biological Biodiversity- CBD-COP10 / MOP5 CSO Declaration for best "Aichi-Nagoya" 14:00 14:30
Indigenous Representatives from Canada- “Misinformation and Betrayal by Canada Undermining Biodiversity Negotiations” 15:00 15:30
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference –European Union-"The BEST scheme to promote conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in European overseas entities" 15:30 16:00
Lifeweb Press Conference - Caribbean and Micronesian Challenges 16:30 17:00
Government of Norway-"Tackling illegal logging and the illicit trade of precious woods from world heritage sites in Madagascar" 17:00 18:00
Government of Brazil Press Conference 18:00 18:30
Government of Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs on closure of REDD+ meeting 18:45 19:15
WBCSD, IUCN and Keidanren- "International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue" 19:15 19:45
Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joint press briefing 19:45 20:30
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Joint Press Conference by COP10 President and Executive Secretary of the SCBD 9:00 9:25
IUCN Press Conference - Global assessment of the IUCN Red list of Threatened species 11:00 11:30
La Via Campesina Press Conference-“Small Farmers’ Solutions to the biodiversity” 12:00 12:30
European Union Press Conference – Announcement of financial support to the Programme of Work on Protected Areas 12:30 13:00
GEF - Launch of a new threatened species program of GEF with the Alliance for Zero Extinction and the World Bank 14:00 14:30
UNEP Press conference-“Role of Financial Institutions for Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services” 15:00 15:30
International Institute for Environment and Development Press Conference-"Internews and IUCN launch the Biodiversity Media Alliance” 16:00 16:30
Lifeweb Press Conference - Pan-Amazonian Vision 16:30 17:00
Government of Brazil Press Conference 17:30 18:00
European Union Press Conference-"The European Union's briefing on first day of the High-Level Segment of the COP10" 18:00 18:30
Government of Japan - Press Briefing – Local Media 19:00 19:30
Thursday 28 October 2010
Harrison Ford and Executive Secretary of CBD Ahmed Djoghlaf-Achieving a New, Ambitious Strategic Plan for the CBD 9:00 9:25
World Bank Press Conference-“Launch of Global Partnership in Ecosystem Services Valuation and Wealth Accounting” 9:30 10:30
Spain-UNEP Press Conference - Partnership for Protected Areas in support of LifeWeb 11:00 11:30
WAZA-Launch of WAZA's Global Aquarium Strategy" 11:30 12:00
Internaitonal Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity-"Indigenous Negotiators Report on the ABS Protocol" 12:00 12:30
Government of Finland-“Streamlining Environmental Governance” 12:30 13:00
International NGOs Press Confernce-"The ABS Protocol - Next Steps" 14:00 14:30
IUCN - GEF - World Bank - Launch of Save Our Species Programme 14:30 15:30
Ecosystem Pavilion Press Conference - National Environmental Assessment Agency of Netherlands- “Rethinking Global Biodiversity Strategies” 15:30 16:00
Government of Brazil Press Conference 16:00 16:30
Youth for the CBD 16:30 17:00
Lifeweb Press Conference - Western African Coastal and Marine Conservation challenge 17:00 17:30
The BirdLife International Partnership Press Briefing: Conclusions of COP10 - “Have we hit the target?“ 17:30 18:00
Appeal by the citizens of Aichi-Nagoya Venue of the COP10MOP5-(will be held in room 224B) 18:00 18:30
Government of Japan Briefing (will be held in room 224B) 19:00 19:30
Friday 29 October 2010 Friday 29 October 2010
ETC Group Press Conference How the COP10 dealt with New and Emerging Technologies - the Way Forward 10:00 10:30
Japan Civil Network for the Convention on Biological Diversity Press Conference - COP 10 Final Perspectives/Assessment 13:00 13:30
SCBD and Government of Japan joint Press Conference- COP 10 Final Perspectives/Assessment 19:00 19:45

Interviews with the Executive Secretary

To arrange interviews with the Executive Secretary, please contact:

SCBD Media Coordinator
Mr. Johan Hedlund
E-mail: johan.helund@cbd.int

SCBD Spokesperson
Mr. David Ainsworth
E-mail: david.ainsworth@cbd.int

When requesting an interview, please complete an interview form.

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