In-depth review of the island biodiversity programme of work launched at GLISPA fiesta, 26 October, during COP 10, Nagoya, Japan
The in-depth review of the CBD programme of work on island biodiversity, to take place at COP 11 in 2012, was launched at a GLISPA island celebration that took place during COP 10 in Nagoya, Japan, on Tuesday, 26 October.
Organized by GLISPA, the Caribbean and Micronesia challenges, the Nature Conservancy, Micronesia Conservation Trust, IUCN, the Government of Italy and the CBD Secretariat, this GLISPA event and others that took place during COP 10 brought together leaders from islands around the world – small island developing States, archipelagic countries and countries with islands – with donors and IGO/NGO partners to share updates on on-going initiatives, announce significant progress and profile innovative and inspiring partnerships for the conservation and sustainable use of island biodiversity.
This event demonstrated progress in the Caribbean Challenge and Micronesia Challenge in terms of financing, partnerships and implementation. Highlights included the formal launch of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, a $40 million regional endowment created as part of the Caribbean Challenge, which was launched at a GLISPA high-level event at CBD COP 9, in 2008.