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Japan Biodiversity Fund Exhibition - 7 to 19 December 2022 - COP 15

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The Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF) Team of the CBD Secretariat would like to extend an invitation to all COP15 participants to join us in celebrating the outcomes and achievements of the JBF supported initiatives for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets. The Japan Biodiversity Fund: A Decade Towards Living in Harmony with Nature Exhibition will be open to all throughout the duration of COP15 from December 7 to 19, 2022 at 110h - Westside Rest Area in the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.



The Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF) was established by the Presidency of the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) in support of the implementation of the Nagoya Outcomes: the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Nagoya Protocol and the resource mobilization strategy. It was also intended to support the United Nations Decade on Biological Diversity, and the revision of Parties’ NBSAPs in line with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Over the past decade, the JBF has facilitated, funded, and supported a wide array of activities implemented by the Secretariat to the Convention and by external partners, including NBSAP support, implementation of thematic programmes, and collaboration with external partners on capacity building projects.



7-19 December 2022
Room 110h: Westside Rest Area, Montreal Convention Centre (Palais des Congrès de Montréal)
The exhibition is available to all COP participants. However, the events will have a capacity of 70 to 80 participants.

Japan Biodiversity Fund Reception


  • Organizer: JBF Team
  • 9 December 2022, 6:15pm
  • ***Closed event, by invitation only***

A gathering to inaugurate and celebrate the opening of the Japan Biodiversity Fund’s 10-year anniversary exhibit. There will be opening remarks by representatives from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Japan Ministry of the Environment. An overview of the activities/events which will take place in the exhibit space during COP 15 will be given by the Global Coordinator of the Fund.

Japan Biodiversity Fund Poster/Exchange Session Lunch


  • Organizer: JBF Team
  • 14 December 2022, 1:15pm

A poster/exchange session which will allow participants to speak with some of the partners, beneficiaries, and Programme Officers who were instrumental in facilitating and implementing the JBF-supported initiatives over the last decade. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the JBF’s NBSAP support programme; COMDEKS, a flagship programme of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative; and many thematic programmes such as marine and coastal biodiversity, protected and conserved areas, indigenous and local communities, youth, Nagoya Protocol, among others.

Cocktails for the celebration of IPSI’s decade of activities and its future


  • Organizer: UNU-IAS (IPSI Secretariat)
  • 10 December 2022, 6:30pm
  • ***Closed event, by invitation only***

The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) was established in 2010 at COP 10. IPSI has been contributing to the understanding and promotion of the value of harmonious relationships between humans and nature in production landscapes and seascapes. This cocktail event will be held to celebrate IPSI’s 10 years of achievements and future toward 2030.

Youth event


  • Organizer: GYBN
  • 17 December 2022, 6:15pm

Over the last ten years, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), Japan Biodiversity Fund and CBD Secretariat have been collaborating in support of the development of capacities of youth to engage in CBD processes and implementation. As a result of the Youth Voices project, hundreds of youth from developing countries have been trained on the Convention, Aichi Biodiversity Targets and NBSAPs, and thousands of youth from around the world contributed to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This event will celebrate these and many more achievements stemming out of the collaboration between GYBN, JBF and the CBD Secretariat.

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Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)




The Japan Biodiversity Fund Exhibition is an on-site and in-person only event, open to all registered COP 15 participants, unless indicated.





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Room 110h: Westside Rest Area
1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal (Québec) H2Z 1H2, Canada

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