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22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) and 2nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 2)
of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

2-7 and 9-13 July 2018 | Montreal, Canada

Highlights for Wednesday, 11 July 2018

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L-R: Horst Korn, Germany, consulting with Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, Mexico

Delegates to the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 2) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) continued their deliberations on Wednesday, considering the following agenda items:

  • cooperation with other conventions, international organizations, and partnerships;
  • mechanisms for review of implementation;
  • national reporting, and assessment and review, under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • enhancing integration under the Convention and its Protocols with respect to provisions related to access and benefit-sharing, biosafety, and Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge);
  • review of the effectiveness of the processes under the Convention and its Protocols; and
  • the trust fund for facilitating participation of parties in the Convention process: allocation of resources and possibilities of engaging the private sector.

Delegates then addressed conference room papers (CRPs) on: progress in the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan, including the Gender Plan of Action; assessment and review of the Nagoya Protocol; and biodiversity mainstreaming.

A contact group on specialized international ABS instruments, and the Friends of the Chair group on the follow-up to the Strategic Plan met throughout the day and in the evening.

For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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SBI 2 Chair Francis Ogwal (Uganda)


L-R: Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat; and SBI 2 Chair Francis Ogwal (Uganda)



Manoela Pessoa de Miranda, CBD Secretariat


Neil Pratt, CBD Secretariat



Sónia de Pina Araújo Lopes
, Cape Verde

Raed Bani-Hani, Jordan



Mohammed Mehdi
, Morocco

Atelaite Matoto, Tonga



Plenary view of the SBI 2 proceedings


L-R: Hesiquio Benítez Díaz and Laura Rodríguez, Mexico


Meng Monyrak, Cambodia

Chrissy Grant, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

Agung Nugroho, Indonesia


Carolina Caceres, Canada

Hidenobu Maekawa, Japan

Anna Gureva, Malta


Jaime Grubb, Australia

Daniel Wai-Poi, New Zealand

Alissa Takesy, Federated States of Micronesia



Genene Tefera Belihu
, Ethiopia

Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA



Bradnee Chambers
, Executive Secretary, Convention on Migratory Species

Jiří Hlaváček, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)


Nermalie Lita, the Philippines

Oleg Borodin, Belarus

Elzbieta Martyniuk, Poland


Jerry Harrison, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

June Batang-ay, Tebtebba Foundation

Tim Hirsch, Global Biodiversity Information Facility



Roxana Solis
, Peru

Wolfram Tertschnig, Austria, for the EU



Matthieu Seydoux
, Switzerland

Grecia Bárcena, Global Youth Biodiversity Network


SBI 2 Snapshots

Participants from UNEP



Delegates from Indonesia



L-R: Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN; and Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat



L-R: Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt, with Catalina Santamaria and Fabiana Spinelli, CBD Secretariat



L-R: Mohammad Mahasneh, Palestine; Abdul-Hakim Aulaiah, Yemen; and El Khitma El Awad Mohammed Ahmed, Sudan







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