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21st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and
10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

11-14 and 13-16 December 2017 | Montreal, Canada

Highlights for Monday, 11 December 2017

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A bird's eye view of the 21st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 21) held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Canada

CBD On Monday, SBSTTA delegates met throughout the day in plenary to hear opening statements and address: scenarios for the 2050 vision for biodiversity and the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); tools for evaluating the effectiveness of policy instruments for implementing the Strategic Biodiversity Plan; guidance for a more sustainable wild meat sector; and biodiversity and human health. A Friends of the Chair group on bushmeat, facilitated by Prudence Galega (Cameroon), convened in the evening.

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Opening Plenary

L-R: Dais during the opening plenary with Lisa Janishevski, CBD Secretariat; Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer; Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper; and Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat


CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer

SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines


Andreas Obrecht, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper



SBSTTA 21 participants observing a moment of silence in memory of Damaso Luna, Mexico



Paul Leadley
, University of Paris-Saclay and Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) member


View of the presentation on the scenarios for the 2050 Vision on Biodiversity by Paul Leadley, University of Paris-Saclay and IPBES MEP member


IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie

Wahiakatste Diome-Deer, IIFB



Basile van Havre, Canada

Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition

Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt


Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jing Xin, China

Almuth Ostermeyer-Schlöder, Germany


Norberto Navarro, the Philippines

Francis Ogwal, Uganda

Hesiquio Diaz, Mexico



John Fa
, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


View of the presentation on guidance for a sustainable wild meat sector by John Fa, CIFOR


View of SBSTTA 21 participants


Prudence Galega, Cameroon

Lisama Sabry, Maldives



CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer, consuting with CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

SBSTTA 21 Snapshots


L-R: Jyoti Mathur-Filipp and Amy Ann Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat



Delegates from the Philippines with SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines



L-R: Lahcene Rekik, CBD Secretariat; Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN; Franca D'Amico, CBD Secretariat



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