On Wednesday morning, the tenth meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) opened with a Mohawk prayer. Delegates considered the draft Rutzolijirisaxik voluntary guidelines for the repatriation of traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and the glossary of relevant terms and concepts within the context of CBD Article 8(j) and related provisions.
In the afternoon and evening, SBSTTA plenary addressed draft recommendations on: scenarios for the 2050 vision; new and emerging issues; health and biodiversity; the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 5); and sustainable wild meat. Negotiations continued into the night.
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Opening plenary of the Article 8(j) Working Group
L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat; Edda Férnandez Luiselli, Mexico, and Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos, Guatemala, Co-Chairs of Working Group on
Article 8(j); CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer; and CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper
CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer
Sergei Melnov, Belarus, Working Group Rapporteur
John Scott, CBD Secretariat
SBSTTA 21 Consideration of Conference Room Papers (CRPs)
SBSTTA 21 Snapshots
L-R: Nermalie Lita, the Philippines; Alexander Shestakov, WWF; SBSTTA 21
Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; and Clarissa Arida, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)