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Commemorative Events for the International Day for Biological Diversity

April 27, 2007

The United Nations proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD). The Day is intended to promote awareness and to deepen understanding of biodiversity issues. The IBD of this year focuses on "Biodiversity and Climate Change". Commemorative events for IBD are going to be held in many countries.

As a part of the commemorative events, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE-J) plans to hold events on May 21st and 22nd at Tokyo and Nagoya, together with the United Nations University, Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya City. The city is a candidate to host the COP10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to be held in 2010.

The events are open to the public.

The MOE's Commemorative Events for IBD
1. Tokyo: Symposium on the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22nd)
2. Nagoya: Commemorative lectures and events for the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 21st and 22nd)

*No admission fee is necessary for the commemorative events.

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