December 8, 2015

1. About the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted in the Earth Summit in 1992. It represents a dramatic step forward in the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

2. Japan’s contribution

(a) Since becoming a Party of the Convention in 1993, Japan has participated in various meetings under the Convention. The Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) was held in Nagoya in 2010, and it achieved important results such as adopting the “Nagoya Protocol” and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

(b) In addition to being the largest contributor to the Convention among the Parties, Japan also makes voluntary contributions including through Japan Biodiversity Fund.

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