Highlights and images of main proceedings for 12 September 2018

Summary

Highlights for Wednesday, 12 September 2018

L-R: IGC President Rena Lee, Singapore, in discussion with Ma Xinmin, China

On Wednesday, 12 September, during the first session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the informal working group on marine genetic resources (MGRs) continued to exchange views on:

•    scope, including digital sequence information;

•    access;

•    benefit-sharing, including modalities and beneficiaries; and

•    intellectual property rights. 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 Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily reports and daily web coverage from BBNJ IGC 1. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary and analysis report from the meeting.


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L-R: IGC President Rena Lee, Singapore; Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS
Sora Lokita, Indonesia
Ana Villatta, El Salvador
Angel Horna, Peru
Amavaz Ghobadi Largroudi, Iran
Thembile Joyini, South Africa
Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland
Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Konrad Marciniak, EU
Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb, International Council of Environmental Law
Mohammed Atlassi, Morocco
Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group
Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh, on behalf of the Least Developed Countries
L-R: Miguel de Serpa Soares, Secretary-General of the IGC, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel; MGRs Informal Working Group Facilitator Janine Coye-Felson, Belize; and Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS
Miguel de Serpa Soares, Secretary-General of the IGC, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel
MGRs Informal Working Group Facilitator Janine Coye-Felson, Belize
Yolannie Cerrato, Honduras
Renato Leonardi, Brazil
Yagya Raj Poudyal, Nepal
Carlos Mata, Uruguay
View of the Informal Working Group on MGRs in session
Tetsuya Yoshimoto, Japan
Alain Tellier, Canada
Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico
Demosthenes Escoto, the Philippines
L-R: IGC President Rena Lee, Singapore; Rose Kautoke, Tonga; and Kristina Gjerde, IUCN
L-R: Emad Morcos Mattar, Egypt, in conversation with Lisa Speer, Natural Resources Defense Council
L-R: Andreas Papaconstantinou, EU, in conversation with Evan Bloom, US

Participants