The Japan's Ministry of the Environment Calls for Public Comments on the revised National Biodiversity Strategy


From July 6 to August 8, 2012, the Japan’s Ministry of the Environment calls for the public comments on the revision of the National Biodiversity Strategy which has been discussed at the Small Committee for the National Biodiversity Strategy of the Nature Environment and Wildlife Working Group established in the Central Environmental Council.


Based on the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Japan’s Basic Act on Biodiversity, the Japan’s National Biodiversity Strategy systematically organizes the government’s policies toward the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and indicates the targets and the direction of its policies.


The National Biodiversity Strategy has been revised for three times since its development in 1995.  Ongoing “National Biodiversity Strategy 2010” was approved by the Japanese Cabinet in March, 2010.


The revision of this year reflects the results of COP10 which was held in Japan in October 2010, and aims to offer the direction toward future society living harmoniously together with nature after the Great East Japan Earthquake.