Highlights and images for 4 July 2018



The 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) reached its halfway point Wednesday in Montreal. Delegates engaged in discussions on the following agenda items:

  •  Biodiversity and climate change: ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
  •  Invasive alien species;
  •  Conservation and sustainable use of pollinators; and
  • The second work programme of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

.A contact group on risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms met during the lunch break, and contact groups on digital sequence information, and marine and coastal biodiversity met in the evening.

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 ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis from SBSTTA 22 and SBI 2.

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L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Sigurdur Thrainsson (Iceland), SBSTTA Bureau; and Lisa Janishevski, CBD Secretariat

Marie Haraldstad, Norway

Lisama Sabry, Maldives

Adam van Opzeeland, New Zealand

Luciano Donadio, Argentina

L-R: Anne Teller and Karin Zaunberger, EU

Dilovarsho Dustov, Tajikistan

Liew Pei Shi, Malaysia

Ignacio March Mifsut, Mexico

Jean-François Gobeil, Canada

Catherine Debruyne, Belgium

Christoph Dürr, Switzerland

Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, US

El Khitma El Awad Mohammed
, Sudan

Anki Weibull, Sweden

Gillian Guthrie, Jamaica

Horst Korn, Germany

Oscar Guevara, WWF

Gwen Sisior, Palau

Maheshwar Dhakal, Nepal

Holly Jonas, Global Forest Coalition and ICCA Consortium

Roxana Solis, Peru

Grecia Bárcena, Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Stan Lui, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

Lorenzo Ciccarese, Italy

Barney Kgope, South Africa

Christian Schwarzer, Global Youth Biodiversity Network, recording Grecia Bárcena's intervention

L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Senka Barudanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), SBSTTA Bureau; Junko Shimura, CBD Secretariat; and Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat

T. Rabikumar, India

Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, Mexico

Helena Brown, Antigua and Barbuda

Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia

François Lengrand, France

Johanna Niemivuo-Lahti, Finland

Hendrik Segers, Belgium

Chrissy Grant, IIFB

Gregg Howald, Island Conservation

Irene Hoffmann, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Amelia Arreguín, Mexico

Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary

L-R: Mohammed Mobarak Alshamlan and Faisal Shuraim, Saudi Arabia

L-R: Glenn Litsios, Eva Spehn, and Norbert Bärlocher, Switzerland

Junko Shimura, CBD Secretariat, with delegates from the Pacific Island states

SBSTTA Side Event

UNDP, UNEP, and the CBD Secretariat launched the UN Biodiversity Lab, a platform to support Parties to utilize spatial data in their Sixth National Report and conservation planning.


Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions