The CGRFA 16 closing plenary convened on Friday afternoon where delegates adopted the meeting's report and reflected on the meeting's deliberations, including its decisions. Delegates made numerous amendments to ensure that the report adequately reflects the outcome of the deliberations held during the week, including on digital sequence information on genetic resources for food and agriculture, animal genetic resources and the MYPOW.
In their closing statements, all regions praised the Chair and the Secretariat for a successful meeting. They reiterated the important role that genetic resources can play in climate change adaptation and resilience and achieving the SDGs. Several expressed their appreciation for FAO’s enhanced efforts on biodiversity.
Chair Cho Chang Yeon thanked all participants and gaveled the meeting to a close at 7:17pm.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided digital coverage and a summary report of the Special Event: The Contribution of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture to Resilience. In addition, IISD Reporting Services produced daily reports, daily digital coverage, and a summary and analysis report from CGRFA 16. The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF format.
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