Highlights and images for 16 February 2016



Delegates at OECPR-2 began negotiating draft resolution text on Tuesday, meeting in five separate clusters to consider their respective sections of a compilation text dated 15 February 2016, which contained a total of 24 resolutions.

Clusters 1 and 2 met in parallel during the morning, and Clusters 3 and 4 met in parallel during the afternoon. Discussions in Cluster 4, on the sustainable management of natural capital extended into the evening, as Cluster 5 also convened in the evening. Delegates discussed proposals on issues including, inter alia: education for sustainable development; the role of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in delivering on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Environmentally Sound Technologies (EST) on waste management; a strategy for the sound management of chemicals and waste globally; oceans and seas; the sustainable management of natural capital; illegal wildlife trade; integration of biodiversity for wellbeing; and synergies among biodiversity-related MEAs.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from OECPR-2. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis from OECPR-2 in HTML and PDF formats. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/unep-oecpr2016/.
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Cluster 1

Delegates gather to discuss matters related to Cluster 1

Nino Tkhilava, Georgia

Cluster 1 Chair Pedro Escosteguy Cardoso, Brazil

Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan

Frances Brown, Samoa

Heige Zeitler, EU

Cluster 2

Delegates gather to discuss matters related to Cluster 2

Cluster 2 Chair and CPR Vice-Chair John Moreti, Botswana

Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and
Stockholm (BRS) Conventions Secretariat

Michael Latham, US

Webster Chiyangwa, Zimbabwe

Cluster 3

Delegates attending the discussions on Cluster 3

Cluster 3 Chair Corinna Enders, Germany

Brenda Pangrazi, Argentina

Matthias Maier, EU

Esra İlbaş, Turkey

Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran

Cluster 4

View of the dais for Cluster 4

Helena Rajaonarivelo, Madagascar

Juliet Naliaka Makokha, speaking
on behalf of the NGOs and
Women Major Groups

Ntesang Molemele, Botswana

Zakariaou Adam Maiga, Niger

Alex Surace, Australia

Cluster 5

Delegates gather for discussions related to Cluster 5

Cluster 5 Chair Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan

Eduardo Alcibíades Sánchez Kiesslich, Mexico

Sylvie Côté, Canada

Konrad Paulsen, Chile

Around the Venue

Delegates between sessions

Delegates meet informally

Delegates from Iran

Delegates review the proposed text

UNEP staff track changes in the negotiating text

A delegate from the Netherlands speaks with
Cluster 1 Chair Pedro Escosteguy Cardoso, Brazil

Delegates from the EU and US meet informally

Delegates between sessions

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP, speaks with delegates from the African and Arab regions

Around the UNEP grounds


Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions