THE NEW CBD TREATY IS IN TROUBLE
Awaiting the "High Level" Cavalry
Nagoya - Oct 28, 2010: In brief, COP10 is turning out to be as divided, rancorous and stubbornly deadlocked as feared, especially regarding ABS, the Access and Benefit Sharing sections, which have generated most of the conflict thus far. Everything now awaits the 11th hour appearance of the fabled "political will" as the "high level" delegates arrive and sit down for the final grueling negotiating rounds.
See reference links below for more news on the ground.
Dispatches from the NGO CBD Alliance - http://undercovercop.org/
Eric Johnston's excellent COP10 coverage here.
Japan Times fine COP10 blog here.
Breaking news reports from the Japanese & foreign press here.