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Uploaded on Oct 1, 2010

This petition is a personal initiative by Mr. Gerbrandy. You can find it at Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/stopbiodivers...
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/st...
Twitter: @stopbiodiv_loss

Dutch Europarliamentarian gives citizens a voice at biodiversity summit

Dutch MEP Gerben Jan Gerbrandy has launched a worldwide Facebook campaign with an online petition: "Stop biodiversity loss at Nagoya summit!"

In late October, an international conference will be held in Nagoya, Japan, on a new biodiversity strategy. In the lead-up to the summit, Mr. Gerbrandy intends to collect as many signatures as possible, which he will present to various negotiators in Nagoya. "If I can take thousands of endorsements with me to Japan then we can increase the pressure on the Environmental Ministers in attendance. They can feel the hot breath of citizens in their neck. The time for talk is over as far as I'm concerned. Something really needs to happen now."

Mr. Gerbrandy is concerned about the outcome of the summit. "In 2002, the world leaders agreed to stop biodiversity loss by 2010. In this, International Year of Biodiversity, the opposite is true. The rate of loss is actually increasing. It is crucial that concrete agreements are made in Nagoya. Pressure from society at large can make a positive contribution towards that. In my position as politician, I can give people a voice."

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