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UN Biodiversity Conference - Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being

2-17 December 2016 | Cancún, Mexico

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Flash Event: No to the Plunder of Our Territories! Yes to indigenous peoples' and community conserved
territories and areas (ICCAs) —Territories of Life!

IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016 On Thursday, delegates continued consideration of draft decisions in Working Groups (WG), contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups. WG I addressed draft decisions on financial resources and mechanism, capacity building, and public awareness, resource mobilization, and compliance under the Cartagena Protocol, among others. WG II considered draft decisions on: ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs); synthetic biology; and national reports. Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address: transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs); Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge); capacity building; digital sequence information on genetic resources; EBSAs; synergies; financial mechanism; a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol; risk assessment of LMOs; and the budget.

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WG I delegates consulting

Working Group I

L-R: Marcus Lehmann, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark); Manoela Pessoa de Miranda; CBD Secretariat and Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat

Nneka Nicholas, Antigua and Barbuda

Ruben Dekker, EU

Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon

Leslie Melisa Ojeda Cabrera, Guatemala

Babucarr Dumbuya, the Gambia

Jafar Barmaki, Iran

Angela Lozan, Moldova

Ho-Min Jang, Republic of Korea

L-R: Sergei Melnov and Elena Makeyeva, Belarus, reviewing text

L-R: Marle Aguilar Ponce and Lenin O'Connor Cano, Honduras

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)

Ágnes Fejes, Hungary

Eleni Tokaduadua, Fiji

Jorge Ernesto Quezada Diaz, El Salvador

Anne Teller, EU

Didier Babin, CIRAD

David Hafashimana, Uganda

Esther Shushu Makwaia, Tanzania

Stefan Leiner, EU

Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group

Anne Daniel, Canada

Melissa Cotterill, Australia

L-R: Victoria Lichtschein, Ana Julia Gutierrez Telleria, and Marcia Levaggi, Argentina

Delegates from South Africa

Delegates from France

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L-R: Maria Crespo, Véronique Allain, Anastasia Beliaeva, and Vince Gopez, CBD Secretariat

Delegates from Thailand

César Augusto Azurdia Pérez, Guatemala, and Teresa Agüero Teare, Chile

Flash event organized by ICCA

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