Welcome to COP 10

Welcome to COP 10

Welcome Messages

Mr. Ryu Matsumoto
Minister of the Environment, Japan

Mr. Achim Steiner
UNEP Executive Director

Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf
CBD Executive Secretary

Pursuant to decision IX/35, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) was held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010.

COP 10 included a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment took place from 27 to 29 October 2010. More »

What's New

8 November 2010
Notification: United Nations Secretary General Welcomes COP10 Outcomes. More »
29 October 2010
Press Release: A new era of living in harmony with Nature is born at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit. More »
18 October 2010
Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, at the Opening Session of the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya, 18 October 2010. More »


5 November 2010 (2010-199)
COP 10 Outcomes: Decisions (Advanced Unedited Texts). More »
1 October 2010 (2010-189)
Documents for COP-10 on the Administration of the Convention and on the Budget. More »
30 September 2010 (2010-186)
SCBD Organized High Level Events during COP-10. More »

Issues for in-depth consideration

  • Inland waters biodiversity
  • Marine and coastal biodiversity
  • Mountain biodiversity
  • Protected areas
  • Sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Biodiversity and climate change