Highlights and images of main proceedings for 14 November 2018

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Highlights for Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Lobby outside the Summit Hall, venue of the COP14 High-Level Segment

COP 14 On Wednesday morning, the High-level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference heard opening statements and engaged in a panel discussion on “Investing in biodiversity for people and planet.” In the afternoon, participants heard from the Prime Minister of Egypt Mostafa Madbouly. They then held two parallel round table discussions, on mainstreaming biodiversity in the infrastructure sector, and on mainstreaming biodiversity in the manufacturing and processing sectors. 

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L-R: View of the dais during the opening session of the High-level Segment with Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment, Estonia, President of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA); Khaled Fouda Saddiq Mohammed, Governor of South Sinai, Egypt; Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt; Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); and José Octavio Tripp Villanueva, Ambassador of Mexico to Egypt, COP 13 Presidency
Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt
José Octavio Tripp Villanueva, Ambassador of Mexico to Egypt, COP 13 Presidency
Khaled Fouda Saddiq Mohammed, Governor of South Sinai, Egypt
View of the opening session of the High-level Segment
Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UNEP
Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment, Estonia, President of UNEA
Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
Jonathan Baillie, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist, National Geographic Society
Emmanuelle Wargon, State Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
L-R: Rene Castro Salazar, Assistant Secretary-General for Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO); Adriana Dinu, Deputy Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and Emad El Din Adly, General Coordinator, Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)


Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt
Round table: “Mainstreaming biodiversity in the infrastructure sector”
Round table: “Mainstreaming biodiversity in the manufacturing and processing sectors”
COP 14 theme displayed prominently at the venue
Participants from the Global Youth Biodiversity Forum and the WWF with Edson Gonçalves Duarte, Minister of Environment, Brazil
Delegates from the EU and the Austrian Presidency
Delegates from South Africa

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions
Youth