Proceedings of APN International Symposium: Coexistence with Nature: Biodiversity and People — Hyogo Dialogue for the Future
|Description||Human society is dependent on rich biodiversity and receives diverse ecosystems services from it. On the other hand, however, because of our complex lifestyles and our focus on economic growth, we, as a society, are largely responsible for species loss or extinction.The United Nations declared 2010 as the “International Year of Biodiversity.” At the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), to be held in Nagoya City, Japan, in October this year, rich discussions are expected to take place on crucial issues related to biodiversity and its conservation; with emphasis on how the global community can attempt to reverse the current rate of biodiversity loss.
With this background, society must collectively think of how it can take the lead in biodiversity conservation to establish and sustain harmonious coexistence with nature for future generations. The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform for understanding and discussing the importance of biodiversity and share our knowledge derived from manifold activities in our region.
|Publisher||Hyogo Prefectural Government, Japan, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research|
|Contributor||Izumi WASHITANI, Yoshitaka TSUBAKI, Shigeo YACHI, James PETERS, Fumiko NAKAO, Teppei DOUKE, Shigeru OGURA, Yukio YASUI, Anak PATTANAVIBOOL|
Cite this page
“Proceedings of APN International Symposium: Coexistence with Nature: Biodiversity and People — Hyogo Dialogue for the Future,” APN E-Lib, accessed October 20, 2017, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1730.
Page created: 10 July 2011 Last modified: 6 September 2012