Nagoya, Japan--Starting on October 18th, we will have continuous coverage from the CBD in Nagoya. Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann will be on site and will write daily for Climate Connections.
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UN to Confront Sci-Fi Climate Solutions at Biodiversity Meeting: Civil Society Calls for Precaution
The role of business and economies has been and will always be transforming “resources” (i.e. nature and people) into profits. Next week the UN Convention on Biological Diversity launches its 10th Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan where the role of business in “conserving” biodiversity will be a central theme. Petermann will be in reporting on this blog on the outcomes of this meeting throughout the week.
Two major outcomes being sought at the CBD’s COP-10: 1) the advancement of BBOP, the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program, which seeks to allow corporations to continue to destroy biodiversity as long as they “offset it” by protecting some elsewhere; and 2) a “Green Development Mechanism” modeled after the disastrous Clean Development Mechanism of the UN Climate Conference. This GDM will provide cover for the ongoing destruction of biodiversity under the auspices of “protecting” it.
–The GJEP Team