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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 Monday, 2 July 2018

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L-R: SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca
Palmer
; and Niall O'Dea, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada

The 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened Monday morning, 2 July 2018, in Montreal, Canada. SBSTTA Chair Theresa Mundita Lim (Philippines) implored delegates to focus on the provision of scientific, technical, and technological advice, rather than politics. CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Pașca Palmer highlighted that while significant progress has been made, biodiversity loss is continuing at alarming rates.

Following the opening plenary, delegates engaged in discussions on the following agenda items:

  • Digital sequence information on genetic resources (DSI);
  • Risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms (LMOs); and
  • Synthetic biology.

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

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis from SBSTTA 22 and SBI 2.

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L-R: Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat; Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer; and CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper


SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines

CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer


Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat

Samuel Dieme, Rapporteur


CBD SBSTTA 22 paused for a moment of silence in memory of Cheikh Ould Sidi Mohamed, Mauritania; Benoit Nzigidahera, Burundi; and Johansen Voker, Liberia.


Andreas Obrecht, UNEP


Gabriele Obermayr, Austria, on behalf of the EU


Marthin Kasaona, Namibia


Ilham Atho Mohamed, Maldives


L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Ilham Atho Mohamed (Maldives), SBSTTA Bureau; and Manoela Pessoa de Miranda, CBD Secretariat


Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt


Liu Yan, China


T. Rabikumar, India

Sergiy Gubar, Ukraine

José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala


Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan

Mphatso Martha Kalemba, Malawi

Leina Al-Awadhi, Kuwait


Christian Schwarzer, Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Lim Li Ching, Third World Network


L-R: Abdul-Hakim Aulaiah, Yemen; Belal Alhayek, Syria; and Raed Bani-Hani, Jordan, in informal
discussions on synthetic biology


L-R: Kimo Goree, Vice President IISD; Elfriede Anna More, Austria; and Horst Korn, Germany


L-R: Sugeng Harmono, Andri Wahyono, Endah Ambarwati, Lulu Agustina,
and Dirhansyah Conbul, Indonesia


L-R: Clarissa Arida and Elpidio Peria, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity


L-R: Fedor Shestakov, Observer; Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; and Marina von Weissenberg, Finland


L-R: Segundo Angel Onofa Guayasamin, Wilson Rojas, Andrés Ricardo Factos Mendoza,
and Alba Katherine Calles Procel, Ecuador


Delegates from Thailand


L-R: Johany Martinez, Franca d'Amico, and Lisa Pedicelli, CBD Secretariat




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