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COP10 in Nagoya

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Comment by Stephen Leahy on October 18, 2010 at 22:59
I'm here from Canada. Covering the meet for IPS/Tierramerica. My 3d COP but doesn't make it any easier....
Comment by Jane Singer on October 16, 2010 at 9:02
Hi all. Kyoto Journal, a prize-winning English-language magazine produced in Kyoto, is launching a special biodiversity-themed issue especially for COP 10 with a press conference on Monday, Oct. 18 from 5-5:30 pm in the Intl Conference Rm, Room 3F in Bldg. 3. Please come and learn more.
Comment by Caroline Fraser on October 15, 2010 at 18:46
Hi--I'll be in Nagoya, hoping to assess the level of international support for biodiversity. Also interested in the state of conservation and the environmental movement in Japan.
Comment by Suzanne Sharrock on October 15, 2010 at 17:56
Hi all, I will be in Nagoya promoting plants in the biodiversity debate. You are all invited to come and find out what is happening in the world of plant conservation at a side event on Tuesday 19 October at 18.15 - Room 212B, Bldg 2, 1st Floor - Saving plants, saving the planet. Hope to see you there.
Comment by Malaka Rodrigo on October 15, 2010 at 12:39
I'm an Environmental Journalist from Sri Lanka who will be in Nagoya for COP10. I know the official launching of the Biodiversity Media Alliance (BMA) will be on 27th.october and looking forward to be a part of a network who work toward spreading message on "Protect Biodiversity"..!!!
Comment by Steve Noakes on October 15, 2010 at 12:07
I'll be in Nagoya looking at/contributing to the discussion on sustainable tourism's capacity to contribute to biodiversity conservation. In particular, I will be supporting the new Global Sustainable Tourism Council's work Our 'side-event' commences Friday afternoon
Comment by Emma Brooks on September 23, 2010 at 10:30
Hi all,

The following message is to inform you that UEBT will be organizing, jointly with the CBD Secretariat, a side event at the upcoming COP10 in Nagoya entitled "Biodiversity Barometer 2010: Biodiversity, Consumers, and the Business Response".

When? Monday 25th October from 18h15 to 19h45
Where? Room 216, Building 2, 1st Floor, Nagoya Congress Centre
What? "Biodiversity Barometer 2010: Biodiversity, Consumers, and the Business Response," featuring new Asia results of Biodiversity Barometer 2010 and perspectives from business.

If you will be present in Nagoya, be sure to put this date in your diary, and come and find us to take part in this discussion on business and biodiversity. For more information, please contact Maria Julia Oliva ( who will be present at the COP10, along with Rik Kutsch Lojenga.
Comment by Eric Hartley Johnston on September 16, 2010 at 17:24
Dear Mr. Whitton,

Based on the side events schedule that has been published by the CBD, it would appear the first week will be especially busy with NGO events and right before the high-level segment. There are many events going on, and it really depends on what you or your editors want to cover as to which ones are most imprortant. Check te CBD website for a full list (there are, at last count, something like 400 plus events, including official and NGO events).

Flights to Chubu International Airport, which is essentially Nagoya International Airport, from Europe and North America are extremely limited, but there are more flghts from South Korea, China, and some locations in Southeast Asia. Many visitors will arrive at Kansai airport, near Osaka and 3 hours, roughly, by train to Nagoya, or Tokyo. The good news about arriving in Tokyo is that there are lot of flights and they're the cheapest of international flights to Japan. The bad news is that Tokyo's Narita International Airport, where well over 95 percent of all international flights land, is about an hour and a half from Tokyo station by train, and, from there, it's another two hours to Nagoya. Round-trip from Tokyo station to Nagoya station will cost you roughly $US 250.00, and then add another $US 50.00 to 60.00 (depending on the exchange rate) to get you to the airport from Tokyo station.

Hotels in Nagoya can be easily found on-line. Prices start at roughly $US 60.00 a night for the cheapest hotels, and the average price is probably US$90.00 to $100.00 a night. Count on spending between US$60.00 and US$100.00 a day minimum on food.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Eric Johnston
Comment by Felix Whitton on September 2, 2010 at 17:17
Hi all,

My organisation, Synchronicity Earth, wants to send me along to Nagoya for the COP10 (mainly to meet people and get a feel for such things). Being relatively new to the NGO scene and the world of high-level international conferences, I wondered if any of you had any friendly advice?

We already have accreditation, but my main issue at the moment is deciding what dates to fly, how long to stay and where to stay.

What are people's thoughts on when are the best times to go? (I've heard most of the NGO involvement, at least, is around the end of week 1, beginning of week 2, before the high-level segment). And what are the not-to-be-missed events?

All thoughts much appreciated.

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