Highlights and images of main proceedings for 28 November 2018

Egypt

Summary

Highlights for Wednesday, 28 November 2018

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
  • synthetic biology.
  • 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.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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    Hayo Haanstra (the Netherlands), Chair of Working Group I
    Nikolay Tzvetkot, Bulgaria, Co-Chair of the contact group on digital sequence information (DSI)
    Laure Ledoux, EU, Chair of the contact group on resource mobilization and the financial mechanism
    Thomas Greiber, Germany, Chair of the contact group on a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol
    L-R: Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat; Hayo Haanstra (the Netherlands), Chair of Working Group I; and Beatriz Gómez-Castro, CBD Secretariat
    L-R: Julieta Sarno and Micaela Bonafina, Argentina
    Sonia Lopes, Cabo Verde
    Michelle Valdivieso, Ecuador
    Ruliyana Susanti, Indonesia
    Mukonyi Kabaka, Kenya
    Henry Philippe Ibañez de Novion, Brazil
    Ala Rotaru, Moldova
    Tadashi Sato, Japan
    Yajna Nath Dahal, Nepal
    Candace Amoroso, Trinidad and Tobago
    Matthieu Seydoux, Switzerland
    L-R: Roxana Ionescu and Madalin Blidaru, Romania
    L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Clarissa Nina (Brazil), Chair of Working Group II; and Manoela Pessoa de Miranda, CBD Secretariat
    Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia
    Daniel Lewis, Grenada
    Jim Louter, Canada
    Mitzi Gurgel Valente da Costa, Brazil
    Chang Jiang, China
    Karin Molt, Chile
    Flora Mpanju, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Keiko Okamoto, Japan
    Jésus Guerra Bell, Cuba
    Daniel Wai-Poi, New Zealand
    L-R: Cuc Nguyen and Van Truong, Viet Nam
    L-R: Soonok Kim and Byoungyoon Lee, Republic of Korea
    Participants from civil society and non-governmental organizations
    L-R: Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat; David Cooper, CBD Deputy Executive Secretary; COP 14 President Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt; and Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary
    Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary
    COP 14 President Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt
    Spencer Thomas, Grenada, Chair of the budget group
    Charlotta Sörvist, Sweden, Co-Chair of the contact group on the post-2020 framework
    L-R: Houssein Rirache Robleh, Djibouti, and Augustin Ngoliele, Republic of Congo
    L-R: Jung-Tao Chao and Ling-Ling Lee, Swan International
    L-R: Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, US, and Jozef Buys, Belgium
    Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat
    L-R: Kiruben Naicker and Malta Qwathekana, South Africa
    L-R: Mohamed Tariq and Mohamad Shata, local staff; Kinda Jabi and Akram Darwich, International Fund for Animal Welfare; and Belal Al-Hayek, Syria
    Civil society action in the corridors of the Conference

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    European Union