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Comment by Makiko IMAI on October 25, 2010 at 14:47
"Sign-up" campaign: The Demand For Re-investigating An Environmental Assessment of Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant Planned Construction Site

The Demand For Re-Investigating An Environmental Assessment of Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant Planned Construction Site

Just days before the opening of COP10, on October 15, landfill work was about to begin on the construction site of a Nuclear power plant in Kaminoseki, a coastal area in West Japan. Even now, the construction is not yet called off and local fishermen are preventing it.

 This is the only intact and abundant nature in Seto Inland Sea, a hotspot of biodiversity, where many of the world’s rare and endangered species live, such as the Japanese Murrelet.
 Also, local people are keeping their traditional life style of coexisting with nature, and they are against the landfill. As in the past, they want to have the right of life, living with sea.
The Chugoku Electric Power Company released an environmental impact assessment in 1999. Its inadequacy was pointed out numerous times by three academic societies such as The Ecological Society of Japan, The Japanese Association of Benthology, and The Ornithological Society of Japan.

Worldwide NGOs association (CBD) read the CSO Statement at a plenary session on 22 October. It mentions the problem of Kaminoseki landfill and a devastating effect the nuclear power plant will have on the lives of the communities and on the marine environment. 

CSOs and like-minded members gathered for COP10. We demanded the following requests to the Japanese government:

1. Request the suspension of landfill construction work at Kaminoseki Nuclear power plant.
2. Request re-investigation of an environmental assessment based on the Act for Assessment of Environmental Impacts

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The Association for the Conservation of Nagalshima Island

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7 Generations Walk
WWF Japan
Ramsar Network Japan
Japan Environmental Lawyers Federation
Comment by Annabelle Galt on October 25, 2010 at 14:19
Article on BBC: Bushmeat - ending the monkey business
Comment by Fred Katerere on October 25, 2010 at 9:48
Looking for an expert on biofuels and their impact on the the African region with specifics on countries like Mozambique. Inbox me on
Comment by Jessica Dempsey on October 25, 2010 at 6:15
Canada and EU are the winners!
Comment by Stephen Leahy on October 25, 2010 at 4:12
go canada go for the dodo
Comment by Jessica Dempsey on October 25, 2010 at 3:48
Come to the International Press Conference room at 13.00 hours to find out the winners of the Dodo Award.
Comment by Nicole Kravec on October 25, 2010 at 3:35
Anybody going to this?
Ocean Industry Leadership in Addressing Marine Biodiversity Challenges
Monday 25 Oct, 18:15 - 19:45 Room 236 - Bldg 2 - 3rd Floor

If so could you email me, Thank you!
Comment by Mike Shanahan on October 25, 2010 at 3:09
Dear all
Some of us from the Biodiversity Media Alliance are hoping to meet up tonight during the reception for the Future Policy Award (see Ingrid Heindorf's comment below). I hope to see you there.
Comment by Ingrid Heindorf on October 22, 2010 at 3:45
CBD Secretariat and the World Future Council

have the pleasure to invite you to the
Nagoya Congress Centre Courtyard, 25 October, 6:30-8:30pm

Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf
Jakob von Uexkuell
Prof. Motoyuki Suzuki
Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger
High representatives of the winning policies countries

Peter Barakan

with traditional Japanese music, a special made documentary on award winning policy and cocktail reception
Comment by Mike Shanahan on October 22, 2010 at 3:07
Hi everyone, IIED's stand at COP10 is Booth 52 in the Interactive Biodiversity Fair (in the area outside the main conference centre). Come along and meet our team and pick up some of our many free publications on biodiversity.

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