Highlights and images for 12 July 2018



On Thursday, SBI 2 delegates met in plenary in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and addressed conference room papers (CRPs) on:

  • mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors and other strategic actions to enhance implementation;
  • resource mobilization, including elements of methodological guidance for identifying,
    monitoring and assessing the contribution of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) to the
    achievement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Targets, and taking the voluntary guidelines on safeguards in biodiversity financing mechanisms into account when selecting, designing and implementing financing mechanisms and when developing instrument-specific safeguards;
  • global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS);
  • capacity building, technical and scientific cooperation and technology transfer;
  • national reporting, and assessment and review, under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • the trust fund for facilitating the participation of parties in the Convention process;
  • mechanisms to facilitate review of implementation;
  • integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to IPLCs in the work of the Convention and its Protocols;
  • review of the effectiveness of processes under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • monitoring and reporting under Article 33 of the Biosafety Protocol;
  • national reporting under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • specialized international ABS instruments in the context of Article 4(4) of the Nagoya Protocol;
  • review of implementation of the financial mechanism;
  • proposals for a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; and
  • cooperation with other conventions, international organizations and partnerships.

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: Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat; SBI 2 Chair Francis Ogwal (Uganda); and Amy Ann Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat

SBI 2 Chair Francis Ogwal (Uganda)

Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat

CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca

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

Laure Ledoux, EU

Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan

Nicky Black, International Council on Mining and Metals

Elizabeth Munro, Cook Islands

Luciano Donadio, Argentina

Rosemary Paterson, New Zealand

Jorge Murillo, Colombia

José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala

Kelly Torck, Canada

Larbi Sbaï, Morocco

Gaute Voigt-Hanssen, Norway

Stephanie Aktipis, US

Edison Mayorga, Venezuela

Parveen Ejaz, Pakistan

Marci Gompers-Small, Suriname

Ana Paula Francisco, Mozambique

L-R: Patrick Wargute and Samuel Mutuku Kasiki, Kenya

L-R: Victor Alvarado, Hesiquio Benítez Díaz and Mariana Bellot Rojas, Mexico

CBD Secretariat staff advising SBI 2 Chair Francis Ogwal (Uganda)

Delegates from South Africa consulting

SBI 2 Snapshots

Delegates from ASEAN countries with participants from the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

L-R: Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat; and SBI 2 Chair Francis Ogwal (Uganda)

L-R: Alissa Takesy, Federated States of Micronesia; and Joan Yang, Palau

Delegates from Small Island Developing States

L-R: Sol Guerrero Ortiz and Natalhie Campos-Reales Pineda, Mexico

Participants from the Philippines and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity