Press Release

A Seminar on the Outcome of CBD/COP8 with Concrete Examples of Access and Benefit-Sharing of Biodiversity

June 13, 2006

The 8th Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD/COP8) was held in Brazil during the two weeks following March 20, 2006.
Biodiversity is deeply connected to our socio-economy, such as through the utilization of genetic resources. The Environmental Partnership Office/Global Environment Information Centre will hold a seminar on CBD/COP8 on June 30, 2006. At the seminar, three participants of the COP8 will provide an overview and detail the outcome of the conference. In addition, lectures on the Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits (ABS), one of the most enthusiastically debated subjects during the conference, will also be presented.
We hope our seminar will enable multi-stakeholders to obtain adequate information so as to examine their roles in the conservation of one of the most vital resources of all, biodiversity.

Date: Friday, June 30, 2006
Time: 13:30 - 16:30
Venue: Environmental Partnership Office, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Alphonse Kambu
(Director, Ishikawa International Cooperation Research Centre)
Mr. Wataru Suzuki
(Assistant Director, Biodiversity Policy Division, Ministry of the Environment)
Mr. Tsuyoshi Katsuragi
(Director, NHK Fukuoka)

For further information, visit the following: (in Japanese)

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Naoki Takiguchi, Ms. Hideko Taira
Global Environment Information Centre
53-70 Jingumae, 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
TEL:+(81-3) 3407-8107/FAX:+(81-3) 3407-8164

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