On Monday morning, plenary heard statements from participants and high-level representatives, including the President of Mexico. In the afternoon, WG I reviewed progress towards implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achievement of the Aichi Targets. WG II addressed issues related to marine and coastal biodiversity, including ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, biodiversity and acidification in cold-water areas, marine debris and underwater noise, and marine spatial planning; and started deliberations on invasive alien species.
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L-R: David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD Secretariat; Tia Stevens, Australia, on behalf of COP 13 President;
and CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
Eva Ursula Müller, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
L-R: Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment; Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; and Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President
Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico
Working Group I
WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)
WG I dais
Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines
Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana
Working Group II
WG II dais
L-R: Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat and WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)
Clarissa Nina, Brazil
Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation
COP 13 Snapshots
Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators launched by the Netherlands
Delegates from Portugal
Biodiversity Conference bags