On 22 October 2010 a Water Day will be organised by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion: Promoting synergies between biodiversity, land management and climate change takes place at CBD COP 10 18-29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.
The Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion, a collaborative outreach activity of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations` Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and United Nations` Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) secretariats, will be a coordinated platform for awareness-raising and information sharing about the latest findings from science and practice on the linkages between biodiversity, climate change and desertification. Launched during the International Year of Biodiversity, the Pavilion will provide opportunities for Parties and organisations to profile activities that link biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, sustainable land management and efforts to combat desertification, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, especially at national and sub-national levels.
The Pavilion will provide an opportunity to demonstrate how ecosystem-based approaches are successfully being used in climate change mitigation, including in pilots and demonstration activities for reducing emissions from reforestation and forest degradation, and adaptation to climate change. It will also provide opportunities to highlight the challenges facing biodiversity and land managers due to unavoidable and projected adverse impacts of climate change.