Highlights and images of main proceedings for 7 July 2018

Canada

Summary

The 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concluded its work Saturday. In the morning, parties considered the remaining conference room papers (CRPs) on:

•       Risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms;
•       Marine and coastal biodiversity; and
•       Digital sequence information.

In the afternoon, SBSTTA 22 adopted all ten draft recommendations to forward to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in November 2018.

After adopting the report of the meeting and hearing closing statements, SBSTTA 22 closed at 6:43 pm.

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.

Photos by IISD/ENB | Franz Dejon
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L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim; CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper; Jacqueline Grekin, CBD Secretariat; and Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat


Yuri Kato
, Japan

Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia


Gillian Guthrie
, Jamaica

Anne Teller, EU

L-R: Marie-May Muzungaile, Seychelles; and Snežana Prokić, Serbia

R.H.M.P. Abeykoon, Sri Lanka

Jesse Verhalle, Belgium

Parveen Ejaz, Pakistan

Janos Hennicke, Germany

Liu Ying, China

Youngdawng Moh, Republic of Korea

Adem Bilgin, Turkey

Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon

Wenxuan Yu, China University of Political Science and Law

Leo Fidjeland, University of the Arts London

John Clorley, UK

François Lengrand, France

Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA

Mette Gervin Damsgaard, Denmark


Tim Strabala
, New Zealand

Moustafa Fouda, Egypt

L-R: Hesiquio Benítez Díaz and Edda Fernández Luiselli, Mexico

L-R: CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer; Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim; and CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Samuel Dieme, SBSTTA 22 Rapporteur

Gabriele Obermayr, Austria for the EU

Ilham Atho Mohamed, Maldives

Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, Mexico

L-R: Hamdallah Zedan and Moustafa Fouda, Egypt

Scott Wilson, Canada

Chrissy Grant, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

Li Ching Lim, Third World Network

Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat

SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:43 pm

L-R: Samuel Dieme, SBSTTA 22 Rapporteur; Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer; SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim; and CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

SBSTTA 22 Snapshots

Participants taking a break watching the 2018 World Cup

L-R: Li Ching Lim, Third World Network; Edward Hammond, Third World Network; Dana Perls, Friends of the Earth; Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group; Jim Thomas, ETC Group; and Ricarda Steinbrecher, Federation of German Scientists

L-R: Young-Hyo Chang and Soo Hyo Lee, Republic of Korea

SBSTTA 22 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim with participants from the Philippines and ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

L-R: Henry Philippe Ibañez de Novion and Luciana Melchert, Brazil

L-R: Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, Mexico; and Hendrik Segers, Belgium

L-R: Edison Mayorga, Venezuela; Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia; and Jesus Guerra Bell, Cuba

Delegates from Austria

Delegates from Small Island Developing States

Delegates from Mexico

L-R: ENB SBSTTA 22 team with Asterios Tsioumanis, Pam Chasek, Annelies van Gaalen, Jennifer Bansard, Natalie Jones, and Franz Dejon

Participants