How does CBD COP 10 address water issues?

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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.

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How does CBD COP 10 address water issues?

  1. 1. An introduction to
  2. 2. • Water – biodiversity roblem is clear, so what now?
  3. 3. Questions for addressing water issues Where are policy actions required? • Global? Local? • Wetland management? Adressing drivers?
  4. 4. • Wetlands International works in the field • At local policy levels…. • But is it enough??
  5. 5. • Drivers: often international (climate, timber, agrosector, biofuels)
  6. 6. • Water impacts of biodiversity are often transboundaryLocation of different wetland types in a landscape High Altitude Stream Irrigation SchemeUpper Course of River Ox-bow Lake Lowland River Coral Reef Limit for DefinitionOpen Sea Reef Flats / Seagrass Beds Mudflat s Natural Lake Freshwater swamp forestsPeat swamp forests
  7. 7. Local impact on ecosystem, international impact on species• Local impact ecosystem, global impact on biodiversity
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. • Answer to question: • YES, at least partly • But do all agree?
  10. 10. Conventions No dedicated water convention • • •
  11. 11. Convention on Biological Diversity • Where is fresh water at CBD COP 10? • Spread over programmes of work • No specific 2020 target on water – biodiversity linkages
  12. 12. Informing delegations
  13. 13. Advocating for a stronger water role
  14. 14. 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 services.” • And we hope for a ambitious set of milestones, indicators, actions, leading to clear responsibilities for Parties.

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