The Countdown 2010 Closing Ceremony took place on 20/10/2010 at 20h10 in the courtyard of the Nagoya Congress Centre during the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Opening by Hans Friederich, IUCN Regional Director for Pan-Europe
Message by Sebastian Winkler, former Head of Countdown 2010

Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary
Shoichi Kondo, Japanese Vice Minister for the Environment
Karl Falkenberg, Director-General Environment, European Commission
Anne Franklin, CBD Focal point, Belgian Presidency to the European Union
Masahito Yoshida, Chair of IUCN Japanese Committee
Ignace Schops, Countdown 2010 Ambassador and Goldman Prize winner
Video “Sign to the world from Europe”

Countdown 2010 Closing Ceremony
Video to celebrate Countdown 2010 partners’ achievements
Bill Jackson, IUCN Deputy Director General

Countdown 2010 Biodiversity Award
Presented by famous Japanese singer and IUCN Ambassador Iruka

Cocktail reception

Video and photos of the event will soon be available.