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Announcements of financial support to CBD LifeWeb Initiatve and protected area solutions



COP 10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya Conference Centre
Nagoya Japan, 24 – 28 October 2010

Through a set of high profile events at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the CBD LifeWeb Initiative will honour visionary leaders and donor partners who are strengthening financing for protected area solutions to sustain biodiversity, address climate change, and secure livelihoods. Significant financing announcements are anticipated during a high profile dinner at on October 24th and conveyed in greater detail through a set of regional evenings from October 25th to 28th.

Anticipated public donor partners include the Governments of Belgium, Germany, France, Finland and Spain. Private donor partners include the Bank of Georgia, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Linden Trust, and the Walton Family Foundation.

High profile Dinner and Commitment Announcements
October 24th, 18:30-21:00, Kanko Hotel
If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact us at
Directions and an event programme when attendance is confirmed.

The Government of Costa Rica invited cooperation through the CBD’s LifeWeb initiative for a US$50 million vision to enhance financing sustainability of their protected area system. Funding from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Linden Trust, the Walton Family Foundation, and others, will support Costa Rica’s implementation of its commitments under the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas.

The Colombian Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, Colombia’s national parks authority, and CBD LifeWeb initiative is co-convening an ongoing “International Cooperation Round Table for Colombia’s Protected Areas”. Based on an invitation for support submitted to CBD LifeWeb, this round table was launched in June 2010, met again on October 7, to strengthen and coordinate financing for Colombia’s protected area system

Daily events to Announce Political and Financial Commitments
Political and financial commitments made at the high profile CBD LifeWeb dinner on October 24th will be conveyed in greater detail, in some cases by Heads of State and Ministers throughout the second week of the Nagoya meetings at the Nagoya Conference Centre. Sessions will be held in the context of the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion (

Events will take place at Nagoya Conference Centre, Building 2, 1st floor, room 211A.
Press Conferences will be in the International Media Centre, Building 3, 2nd floor.

25 October: Mesoamerican Financing Synergies through Protected Area Solutions, Featuring Forever Costa Rica and Other National Visions
Press conference: 17:00 to 17:40. Political and financial commitments for Forever Costa Rica.
Side event: 18:00 - 19:30

26 October: Caribbean and Micronesian: Commitments and Actions for Protected Area Solutions
Press conference: 17:00-17:30. Political and financial commitments for Micronesian and Caribbean Challenges.
Side event: 18:00 - 19:30, with reception to follow.

27 October: South America: Commitments and Actions for Protected Area Solutions
Press conference: 16:30 to 17:00. Political and financial commitments for the Amazon Conservation Vision.
Side event: 18:30 – 19:30, with reception to follow.

28 October: West Africa Commitments and Actions for Protected Area Solutions
Press conference: 17:00-17:30. Political commitments and financial support for West African Conservation Challenge.
Side event: 18:00 – 19:30, with reception to follow.

About the CBD LifeWeb Initiative
CBD LifeWeb was launched in May 2008 at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Bonn, Germany. LifeWeb adds value to recipients and donors by providing a user-friendly clearing house for countries to profile their financial priorities and invite international support; facilitates funding matches; helps coordinate counterpart financing among donors; and recognises donor support and innovation for natural solutions. Over 70 invitations for support have been submitted to CBD LifeWeb to date, totalling over US$750 million in funding priorities defined by developing countries or countries with economies in transition, based on national planning. Each submission is designed to secure and strengthen the provision of ecosystem services for climate change mitigation and adaptation, food and water security, human health, cultural and spiritual access, and/or income generation.

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