Highlights and images of main proceedings for 15 November 2018

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Highlights for Thursday, 15 November 2018

Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt, assisting Edson Gonçalves Duarte, Minister of Environment, Brazil, during a tree planting event at the margins of the UN Biodiversity Conference High-level Segment

COP 14 On Thursday morning, the High-level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference held two parallel round table discussions, on mainstreaming biodiversity in the energy and mining, and in the health sectors. In the afternoon, plenary heard reports from the round tables; adopted the Sharm El-Sheikh Ministerial Declaration; held a panel discussion on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and 2050 vision; and launched the International Alliance on Nature and Culture. During lunchtime, high-level participants planted olive trees at the Peace Park, a botanical garden in Sharm El-Sheikh.For more details on the day’s events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB). 

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Round table: “Mainstreaming biodiversity in the health sector”
Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, Egypt
Karolina Skog, Minister of Environment, Sweden
L-R: Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat, and Joy St. John, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Joy St. John, Assistant Director-General, WHO
Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Round table: “Mainstreaming biodiversity in the energy and mining sector”
L-R: Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt; Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat; and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
Fatima Zohra Zerouati, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energies, Algeria
Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
Nestor Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, Burkina Faso
Almoustapha Garba, Minister of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development, Niger
L-R: Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt; and David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD
Eugenie Sage, Ministry of Conservation, New Zealand
Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma, Costa Rica
Claire Tutenuit, Entreprises pour l' Environnement
Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention
L-R: Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs, and Fisheries, European Union; Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Lead, Climate and Energy, WWF International; and Mirna Inés Fernandez, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Ghaith Fariz, Director of Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Inger Andersen, Director General, IUCN
Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary
Huang Runqiu, Vice Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos, Indigenous Youth Representative from Guatemala
Ahmed Kamali, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, Egypt
Mohamed Salem, Ministry of Environment, Egypt
View of the plenary during the High-level Segment
L-R: Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt; and Huang Runqiu, Vice Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
Coletha Ruhamya, Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority
Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
Sean Fraser, Parliamentary Secretary to Environment, Canada
Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt, gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:54 pm.
Photos from the Tree Planting Event
Participants at the tree planting event

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions
Youth