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Association for Nature Restoration and Conservation, Japan
A non-profit organization that restores and researches biodiversity of Satoyama and waterside. They created accreditation system of 環境再生医 (environmental restoration doctor.) and assist environmental education, enlightenment, research and human resource training with Japanese government, local authorities and companies.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Biodiversity Agriculture Support Center (Seibutsutayousei Nougyou Shien Center)
A non-profit organization that investigate ecosystem in paddy fields. They aim to spread agricultural that not harm paddy fields biodiversity, assist farmer who try the agricultural and connect between farmers and consumers.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

BLUE BIRD is a local NGO located in Tokyo. Our aim is to conserve biodiversity as we believe that it is one of the biggest sources of interactions between living things on Earth. We work on promoting biodiversity conservation and raising awareness about its importance.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

CEPA Japan
We participated as a non profit organization at COP10, Nagoya Japan. Some specialist of communication gathered and we established this organization on May 28, 2011. We included five IUCN-CEC members (IUCN Commission on Education and Communication). We held civil events with local governments and mass-medias. We are also a member of the UNDB Japan Commission.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Citizens Environmental Foundation (Kankyou Shimin)
CEF was established as a nongovernmental organization to cope with various environmental problems in 1992. CEF coordinates practical activities, forming various study and research groups of specific projects, making suggestions according to requests from various organization, companies, and offering information and opportunities for people who is interested in environmental problems.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Ecotourism Promoting Council of Okinawa
A non-profit organization for popularize ecotourism in Okinawa. They propel making ecotourism guidelines and environmental conservation agreement which aims to keep and sustainably use nature and culture for tourism in Okinawa.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

EPO Hokkaido - Japan
Environmental Partnership office Hokkaido (EPO Hokkaido) makes bases promoting environmental conservation activity for the purpose of the formation of the sustainable society.

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

General Incorporated Foundation mudef
mudef stands for ‘Music Design Foundation’. It is a coined word combining music and design. mudef, which will implement sustainable activities with global perspective, is established in order to organize and manage artists’ social activities.
mudef set 8 goals of MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) as the center of its activities. MDGs are comprehensive and specific development goals which were set by combining United Nations Millennium Declaration, adopted at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000.
一般財団法人mudef(ミューデフ)は、「Music +Design 」が組み合わさってできた言葉。「音楽とART」を通じて、地球規模の課題を解決するために設立されました。 mudefの活動の軸は、「ミレニアム開発目標(MDGs)」。MDGsとは、2000年、189の国の人々が同意した、21世紀の国際社会が真っ先に取り組むべき8つの課題。 2015年までに国際社会が達成すべき8つの目標を掲げています。それぞれの目標に紐付いて行動することで、より具体的な活動を展開します。
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Global Development Research Center
The Global Development Research Center is an independent non-profit think tank that carries out initiatives in the spheres of environment, urban, community, economy and information, and at scales that are effective. GDRC's foray into the theme of biodiversity began with the Kyoto Protocol and it's COP3 held in Kyoto in 1997. In order to highlight the interconnectedness of the 'Big Three' conventions - Climate Change, biodiversity and desertification, GDRC developed the "Trialogue" initiative, particularly focussing on the role of NGOs in the three conventions.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (Kankyou Enerrgy Seisaku Kenkyuujyo)
ISEP was created by energy experts and climate change campaigners in 2000. They aim to provide resources and services to realize sustainable energy policies through their work and provide policy recommendations with regard to renewable energy and energy efficiency to the Japanese government and local authority.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Japan Civil Network for the Convention on Biological Diversity
As global citizens, JCN for CBD agree with three objectives of the CBD and take actions to achieve the CBD’s Convention of Life on Earth. Our association recognizes the importance of collaboration and unity as a way of achieving our common goals through consensus. We aim to operate in a democratic manner with openness and transparency.

Our association recognizes the biodiversity problem as a global challenge and the COP10/MOP5 as a place for the international community to make decisions. We respect the knowledge, ideas and actions of global citizens and accept responsibility to address and assist with biodiversity issues, especially in developing countries where biodiversity loss has direct and serious impacts. More details.

Japan Civil Network for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
JCN-UNDB is the succeeding organization of Japan Civil Network for Convention on Biodiversity (JCN-CBD) which was formed for CBD-COP10. We will collaborate with International Societies, and will act to pursue the achievement of CBD-COP10, MOP5 and contribute to the CBD-related activities throughout the UN Decade on Biodiversity.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Japan Committee for IUCN
Japan committee for IUCN(IUCN-J) is the official national committee of IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature) and 23 IUCN member join (the secretariat and its office is provided by Nature Conservation Society of Japan).

IUCN-J play a role of enforcement of communication, public awareness work on IUCN and biodiversity issues as well as coordination for the synergies among IUCN member works.

In 2011, IUCN-J and all member of IUCN in Japan made decision for strong support of UNDB in our long term policy(2011-2020).
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Japan Eco-System Farming Association
A non-profit organization for certification of organically grown produce. They spread eco-system farming and sustainable farming and train farmers.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Japan Ecotourism Society
Japan Ecotourism Society (JES) was established in 1998 to promote the ideas of ecotourism in Japan and to bring up as many eco-tourists as possible throughout the nation.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Japan International Cooperation Agency - Japan
Japan International Cooperation Agency is the independent administrative institution which implements Japan’s Official Development Assistance. The agency helps foster human resources, technology transfer and infrastructure development of partner countries through technical cooperation, loans and grants based on bilateral agreements. Its missions are to address the global agenda, reduce poverty through equitable growth, improve governance, and achieve human security.
Subject(s): Health and Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Gender and Biodiversity; Biodiversity for Development; Cooperation and Partnerships; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Financial Resources and Mechanism; Scientific and Technical Cooperation

Japanese Business Initiative for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Aims to increase the engagement of Japanese industries on the issue of biodiversity by helping companies to understand the need for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; promoting communication with stakeholders on the issue; providing stakeholders with examples of good practice; increasing research and development for methods, indicators, and guidelines to monitor and evaluate the conservation of biodiversity and advocating biodiversity policies to governments and local authorities.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

"What is MERRY for you?"
We have been asking this simple question to people all over the world and collecting their smiles and messages.
MERRY PROJECT is a communication-art project to spread the wave of MERRY under the theme of "Smile is a universal communication".
We believe each person that participates in MERRY minds and cares for the Earth in their smiles and their messages will link to each other across global borders.

「あなたにとってMERRY(楽しいこと、幸せなとき、将来の夢など)とは、何ですか?」 このシンプルな質問を世界中の人々に投げかけ、その笑顔とメッセージを集めています。
MERRY PROJECTは、「笑顔は世界共通のコミュニケーション」をテーマに、 MERRYの輪を広げていくコミュニケーションアートです。
笑顔とメッセージに込められた、一人ひとりのMERRYな想いと、 地球を大切に思う気持ちは、国境を越えてつながっていくと思います。
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

MiLCA by Japan Enviromental Management Association for Industry
MiLCA is a life cycle assessment (LCA) support system. The default database supports users to quantify an amount of water and other abiotic resources use and emissions (e.g. CO2 and SOx). These resource use and emissions can be converted to monetary value by using LIME2 method.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Nagoya Environmental Organization
The Nagoya Environmental Organization (NEO) is a student environment organization in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture. The members are mostly junior and high school students. Before the organization was created, many members participated in the COP 10 side-events, at the International Children's Conference and at the International Youth Conference. With the help of the local government and non-profit organizations, the NEO have already started to do activities concerning the results that were mentioned in the discussions from the Youth Children side-events at COP10.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

National Institute for Environmental Studies
The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) stives to contribute to society through research that fosters and protects a healthy environment for present and future generations. It pursues high level research based on a firm understanding of the interaction between nature, society, and life on the planet.
Subject(s): Climate Change and Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Biosafety and Biotechnology; Chemicals and Pollution; Health and Biodiversity; United Nations; National Reports

Nature Conservation Society of Japan
For sixty years, the Nature Conservation Society of Japan (NACS-J) is an independent and advocacy NGO dedicated to the conservation of ecosystems and biological diversity. To achieve the conservation of nature in-situ and making everyone a local nature conservationist, they have created policy recommendations, conservation movements, environmental education, research and studies. The NACS-J is a leading member of the IUCN in Japan and it serves as the secretary of the Japan Committee for IUCN. They also organize information from many NGOs who are active in Japan. Website

The Nature Conservation Society of Japan (NACS-J) is a member of IUCN-J. This is an article that was published in their newsletter “The Nature Conservation.” You can read the message from Mr. Djoglaf who is the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity for Japan civil society.

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries
OPRT is an international NGO to promote responsible tuna fisheries with the aim to enesure sustainable use of tuna resources. OPRT represents all stakeholders in tuna fisheries, including major tuna fishing operations in the world, as well as traders, distributors and consumers in Japan.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Tanada Network
Tanada Network aims at conservation of terraced paddy fields. They consider terraced paddy fields as good farmland, biodiversity resource and tourist resource, and assist farming at terraced paddy fields.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
The APN is a network of 22 member governments in the Asia-Pacific whose vision is to enable countries in the region to successfully address global change (GC) challenges through science-based response strategies and measures, effective science and policy linkages, and scientific capacity development. APN supports regional cooperation in GC and sustainable development issues, particularly in developing countries. It strengthens interactions among scientists and policy-makers and strives to provide scientific input to policy decision-making and scientific knowledge to the public. APN cooperates with GC networks and organisations and links the research it sponsors with the research conducted in other regions.

UE-net is network NGO, and it is composed of 13 environmental protection activity groups being set up by the university in the region in Hiroshima. Biodiversity is an important theme in our activity, and we want to work from the aspect only of the young generation positively. We hope to participate in this campaign by all means in the activity of the fiscal year 2011 that starts in June. UE-net calls for the diffusion of knowledge and understanding to an environmental problem that makes the best use of university student's aspect while cooperating with the region, the enterprise, and the administration through various opportunities. We go out to the event in the region and the school, and press the diffusion of knowledge and the action on biodiversity through the picture story show; to children and offers of the experience activity.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

United Nations University
The UN University is dedicated to the generation and transfer of knowledge, and the strengthening of individual and institutional capacities in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

The mission of UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research, capacity development, and advisory services to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Zenkoku Ringyou Kairyou Fukyuu Kyoukai
A national organization for improvement and propagation of forestry management. They support sustainable forestry management and promotion of agricultural and mountain villages.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity