Delegates in Working Group II in informal consultations
On Thursday, Working Group I addressed conference room papers (CRPs) on:
safeguards in biodiversity financing mechanisms;
methodological guidance concerning the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities;
specialized international access and benefit-sharing (ABS) instruments;
capacity building, and technical and scientific cooperation under the Convention;
reporting, and assessment and review under the Convention and the Protocols;
tools to evaluate policy instruments for Strategic Plan implementation;
the financial mechanism under the Protocols;
awareness raising under the Nagoya Protocol; and
capacity building under the Nagoya Protocol.
Working Group II considered CRPs on:
unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms under the Cartagena Protocol;
the Supplementary Protocol on liability and redress;
liability and redress under the Convention;
sustainable wildlife management; and
An afternoon plenary addressed organizational matters and adopted decisions on:
assessment of progress towards selected Aichi targets;
the Gender Plan of Action;
health and biodiversity;
the date and venue of future COP meetings; and
assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol.
Contact groups met throughout the day to address: resource mobilization and the financial mechanism; socio-economic considerations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; synthetic biology; ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs); and risk assessment under the Cartagena Protocol.
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