Outcomes of parallel events to COP-10 COP 10 // Outcomes of parallel events to COP-10 Friday // 12.10.2010 Outcomes of parallel events to COP-10 Declarations Aichi/Nagoya Declaration on Local Authorities and Biodiversity (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese) From 24 to 26 October, 2010, parallel to COP 10, 679 participants including more than 240 mayors, governors and top local government executives met at the City Biodiversity Summit 2010 to exchange experiences on local biodiversity management and support the endorsement, by Parties, of a plan of action on sub-national and local governments. Their message, adopted as the Aichi/Nagoya Declaration on Local Authorities and Biodiversity, was announced by Mayor Kawamura of Nagoya City and Governor Kanda of Aichi Prefecture at the high-level segment of COP 10 on October 28, 2010.Nagoya Declaration on Parliamentarians and Biodiversity (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) 120 legislators from 38 Parties to the Convention participated in the Parliamentarians and Biodiversity Forum on October 25 and 26, 2010, co-organized by GLOBE International and its Japan chapter, and the Secretariat of the CBD. The Nagoya Parliamentarians Forum was opened by Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, and Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2004. After productive discussions, participants adopted the Nagoya Declaration on Parliamentarians and Biodiversity (which offers their political support to the goals of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan of the Convention and calls for a transition to a new global economy where biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural capital are integrated into policy making processes at all levels of government and the private sector) and the GLOBE Natural Capital Action Plan. After the endorsement, GLOBE International facilitated a high-level discussion with Mr Ryu Matsumoto MP, Minister of Environment, Japan, Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, CBD, Mr Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, Ms Monique Barbut, President and CEO, Global Environment Facility, Ms Inger Andersen, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, and Dr Pavan Sukhdev, Project Lead, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Study.Nagoya Declaration on Biodiversity in Development Cooperation (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) The 70 stakeholders participating in the High Level Forum on Biodiversity in Development Cooperation in Nagoya, Japan, on 26 October 2010, co-hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), agreed on the crucial contribution of biodiversity for ensuring the ecosystems services that sustain livelihoods of all populations on Earth. Recognizing the key role of biodiversity for human well-being, the representatives of development agencies, development banks and development cooperation policy institutions unanimously adopted a declaration for the mainstreaming of biodiversity agenda into development plans at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-10).