|Highlights for Wednesday, 30 November 2005|
to the eleventh meeting of the Subsidiary Body on
Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-11)
of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) continued to meet in two
working groups (WGs)
throughout the day.
WG-I considered: invasive alien species (IAS); sustainable use; guidance
to promote synergy; and a draft recommendation on the
Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI). WG-II
addressed: review of the implementation of the work
programmes; marine and coastal biodiversity; inland water
ecosystems; and two draft recommendations on refinement of
the framework of the goals and targets. The contact group
on goals and targets met briefly in the evening.
Above photos: WG-I Chair Annemarie Watt (Australia) (left) confers with an informal group negotiating text on the mobilization of financial and technical resources for maintaining collections of biological specimens.
This service was prepared in cooperation with the CBD Secretariat
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