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UN Biodiversity Conference - Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being

2-17 December 2016 | Cancún, Mexico

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Delegates from Africa consulting

IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016 On Thursday, WG I addressed: cooperation with other conventions and organizations; a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol; and socioeconomic considerations, liability and redress, risk assessment and risk management, and unintentional transboundary movement of LMOs under the Cartagena Protocol. WG II approved without, or with minor discussion, conference room papers (CRPs) on sustainable wildlife management, UNPFII recommendations and climate-related geo-engineering. WG II further addressed marine debris and underwater noise, marine spatial planning, biodiversity in cold-water areas and pollinators.

The budget group met in the morning. Contact groups on resource mobilization, capacity building, the financial mechanism, synthetic biology and Article 8(j) met throughout the day.

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COP 13 delegates from ASEAN region


Working Group I

Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark) presiding over WG I



Micheline Dorcé Donnacien, IIFB


Pedro Rocha, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation
on Agriculture (IICA)



Cuauhtémoc Ochoa Fernández, Mexico


Elena Makeyeva, Belarus


Leo Maier, EU



Neimatullo Safarov, Tajikistan


Véronique Amari, Côte d'Ivoire


Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia



Goote Voigt-Hanssen, Norway


Christine Echookit Akello, Uganda


Letchumanan Ramatha, Malaysia



Claudio Chiarolla, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


Kent Nnadozie, Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR)

Working Group II

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



Reneé Sauvé, Canada


Alain De Comarmond, Seychelles



Adam van Opzeeland, New Zealand


Ana María Hernández Salgar, Colombia



Karma Nyedrup, Bhutan


Esther Shushu Makwaia, Tanzania


Akram Eissa Darwich
, IFAW


L-R: Augusto Manuel Pinto and Marcal Gusmao, Timor-Leste


L-R: Marco Vinicio Araya, Pamela Castillo, and Zdenka Piskulich, Costa Rica


L-R: Eleni Tokaduadua, Alisi Rabukawaqa, and Alfred Ralifo, Fiji


L-R: Victor Canton, Anna Laura Mello, and Alejandro Nario Carvalho, Uruguay


L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat, in conversation with Umair Shahid, Pakistan


L-R: Daniela Diz, IISD RS, discussing marine issues with Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation


Contact Groups

Contact group on traditional knowledge


COP 13 participants waiting to enter the contact group on synthetic biology


COP 13 Snapshots

L-R: Ailis Rego, Charles Gbedemah, Michele Rattray, CBD Secretariat, waiting for the
Budget Committee to start its session with CBD Executive Secretary
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias


Youth participants consulting


Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat, with youngest COP 13 participant
Theodore Sinatra, Mexico


L-R: Daniela Hernández Orozco, Daniel Goycochea Rodríguez,
and Alejandra Guzman Olguín, Mexico













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