Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary with CBD staff
On Wednesday, Working Groups met in morning and evening sessions. Working Group I addressed:
enhancing integration regarding biosafety and access and benefit-sharing (ABS);
conflicts of interest in expert groups;
resource mobilization and the financial mechanism; and
digital sequence information (DSI).
WG II addressed:
marine and coastal biodiversity, including ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs);
risk assessment and risk management under the Cartagena Protocol;
socio-economic considerations under the Cartagena Protocol; and
In the afternoon, plenary considered scenarios for the 2050 vision, and the post-2020 preparatory process.
Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address: DSI; the budget; the post-2020 preparatory process; marine and coastal biodiversity, including EBSAs; and resource mobilization and the financial mechanism.
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