The delegates to the COP10 biodiversity conference concluded agreements early Saturday on access to genetic resources, preserving biodiversity over the next decade, and strategies to mobilize financial resources to meet these goals.
Convention on Biological Diversity President Ahmed Djoghlaf expressed his commitment to establishing a focal point for youth in the CBD to better engage them in the process. This is the direct result of the hard work and lobbying by international youth. These students are now working toward COP 11, slated for 2012 in India.
Youth had many opportunities to participate in the COP 10 activities. The organization POWER from Canada worked with several groups, giving them an opportunity to present during their side event. Thank you POWER for your help with this.