How does CBD-COP 10 address water issues? A presentation advocating a specific Water Target for 2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity - CBD, held at the conference in Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 2010.
• Water – biodiversity roblem is clear,
so what now?
Questions for addressing water issues
Where are policy actions required?
• Global? Local?
• Wetland management? Adressing
• Wetlands International works in the field
• At local policy levels….
• But is it enough??
• Drivers: often international
(climate, timber, agrosector, biofuels)
• Water impacts of biodiversity are often
transboundaryLocation of different wetland types in a
High Altitude Stream
Coral Reef Limit for
Reef Flats / Seagrass
swamp forestsPeat swamp forests
Local impact on ecosystem, international impact on species• Local impact ecosystem,
global impact on biodiversity
Photo credits: S. Boom, P. van Eijk,
F. de Groot, P. Leenman, Y.R. Noor,
M. Silvius, & L. Zwarts
• Biodiversity loss: problem for all of us and future generations
• Answer to question:
• YES, at least partly
• But do all agree?
No dedicated water convention
Convention on Biological Diversity
• Where is fresh water at CBD COP 10?
• Spread over programmes of work
• No specific 2020 target on water –
A new 2020 water target
• “By 2020, the world’s inland water
ecosystems are managed so that water
availability, flows, connectivity, and
quality are adequate to sustain biodiversity
and maintain ecosystem functions and
• And we hope for a ambitious set of
milestones, indicators, actions, leading to
clear responsibilities for Parties.