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UN Biodiversity Conference - Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being

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COP 13 participants held a moment of silence for the recent tragedies in Egypt and Turkey

IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016On Tuesday, 13 December, an afternoon plenary held an interactive dialogue on “Living in Harmony with Nature.” Delegates also approved Egypt as host of COP 14 and related Protocol meetings; and Turkey as host of COP 16 and Protocol meetings. Working Group I approved, with minor amendments, a conference room paper (CRP) on progress in the implementation of the awareness-raising strategy; and further addressed CRPs on capacity building under the Nagoya Protocol and the Cartagena Protocol. Working Group II approved, with minor amendments, CRPs on: key scientific and technical needs related to Strategic Plan implementation, including voluntary guidance to improve the accessibility of biodiversity-related data and information; and the glossary under Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge). Working Group II further addressed invasive alien species, and biodiversity and human health.

Deliberations continued in contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups on: mainstreaming; unintentional transboundary movement of living modified organisms; financial resources; synergies; synthetic biology; capacity building; and the budget.

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Delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, EU and Kenya working on compromise language on capacity building


Working Group I

WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)



Neva Collings, IIFB


Sonia Peña Moreno, IUCN


Delegates from Indonesia and India


Delegates from Morocco consulting


L-R: Stephanie Langenock and Salima Kempenaer, Belgium



Edis Solórzano, Venezuela


Maria Luisa Angelica Del Rio Mispireta, Peru


Sonia Tomassone, Paraguay



Jorge Ernesto Quezada Diaz, El Salvador


Lilian Chimphepo, Malawi


Naoki Nakayama, Japan



Victor Cantón, Uruguay


David Hafashimana, Uganda


Hans Romang, Switzerland

Working Group II

L-R: WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) and Lisa Janishevski, CBD Secretariat



Elizabeth Munro, Cook Islands


Aboubacar Oularé, Guinea


Ana Di Pangracio, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)



Atelaite Matoto, Tonga


Flora Mpanju, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)


Clarissa Arida, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)



Sol Ortiz García, Mexico


Win Naing Thaw, Myanmar


Leticia Pastor, Cuba


L-R: Asta Einarsdottir and Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland


L-R: Akram Eissa Darwich, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); Belal Al Hayek, Syria;
and Katherine Miller, IFAW

Plenary

L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; Diego Pacheco Balanza, Vice-Minister of Planning and Coordination, Bolivia; Tohru Nakashizuka, Tohoku University, Japan; Peninah Zaninka, representative of the Batwa Community, Uganda; Monsignor Ramón Macías, Secretary of State, the Holy See; and Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples



Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Peninah Zaninka, Batwa Community, Uganda



Diego Pacheco Balanza, Vice-Minister of Planning and Coordination, Bolivia


Monsignor Ramón Macías, Secretary of State, the Holy See


Tohru Nakashizuka, Tohoku University, Japan



Dana Perls, Friends of the Earth


Lily Rodriguez, International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)


Juan Mateos, National Coordinator for COP 13, Mexico



Edda Fernández, Mexico


Lia Lopez, IIFB



Adem Bilgin, Turkey, announced that Turkey will host COP 16


Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, Egypt
, announced that Egypt will host COP 14


COP 13 Snapshots

CONABIO booth


Jose Carlos Fernandez Ugalde with Lorenzo Fernandez



L-R: Álvaro Toledo and Kent Nnadozie, International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for
Food and Agriculture (ITPGR)



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