Japan Biodiversity Fund

Japan Biodiversity Fund

The Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF) was established by the Government of Japan when it assumed the COP Presidency during the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10), held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan in October 2010.

The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets were adopted at COP10. This ambitious plan aimed to inspire broad-based action for biodiversity by all countries and stakeholders. Its adoption was a significant marker in the history of the Convention. 

Recognizing the scale of the challenge facing Parties after COP 10, Japan established the JBF to support developing country Parties to implement the COP10 outcomes, and to raise awareness of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.

This first phase of the Fund operated from 2011 to 2022 and supported developing country Parties to:

The second phase of the Fund was announced by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan at the first part of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15), held in Kunming, China in October 2021, and was officially launched at the second part of COP15, held in Montreal, Canada in December 2022. Phase 2 aims to bridge the gap between the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the newly adopted Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.