On Monday, 12 December, WG I approved without, or with minor discussion, conference room papers (CRPs) on: Cartagena Protocol Article 30 (subsidiary bodies); review of progress towards Aichi Target 16 on the Nagoya Protocol; and monitoring and reporting, and use of the term “indigenous peoples and local communities” under the Cartagena Protocol. WG I further heard reports from contact groups and addressed CRPs on: Strategic Plan implementation; compliance under the Nagoya Protocol; integration among the Convention and its Protocols; the Supplementary Protocol on liability and redress under the Cartagena Protocol; assessment and review under the Nagoya Protocol; and the communications strategy.
WG II approved without, or with minor discussion, CRPs on the in-depth dialogue on thematic areas and other cross-cutting issues, best-practice guidelines on TK repatriation, and scientific assessment of progress towards selected Aichi Targets. WG II further addressed: implementation of Aichi Targets 11 (protected areas) and 12 (threatened species); the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) and IPBES; indicators; and invasive alien species.
Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address: capacity building; unintentional transboundary movements under the Cartagena Protocol; sequence information on genetic resources; global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol; biodiversity mainstreaming; the financial mechanism; and synergies.
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Working Group I
L-R: Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat; David Ainsworth, CBD Secretariat; and WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)
Contact Group Co-Chair Wadzi Goredema-Mandivenyi, South Africa, reported on the contact group on risk assessment
Contact Group Co-Chair Laure Ledeux, EU, reported on the contact group on resource mobilization
L-R: Contact Group Co-Chairs Maria Schultz, Sweden, and Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana, reported on the
contact group on capacity building
Jimena Nieto Carrasco, Colombia
L-R: Korsheda Yasmeen, Nurul Karim, Mohammed Solaiman Haider, and AKM Rafiqul Islam, Bangladesh
L-R: Helmut Gaugitsch, Elfriede Anna More, and Andreas Meissenberger, Austria
Delegates from China consulting
Naritiana Rakotoniaina Ranaivoson, Madagascar
Working Group II
WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)
José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala
Sarah Pearson Perret, Switzerland
Ghanim Abdullah Mohammed, Qatar
Andrew Bignell, New Zealand
Samantha Hautea, Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI)
Delegates from Malaysia consulting
L-R: Reem Al Mheiri and Hiba Al Shehhi, United Arab Emirates
L-R: Raphaël Simonet and Ludovic Aquilina, Monaco
COP 13 Snapshots
Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) member states consulting
L-R: Easter Galuvao, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
and Makiko Yashiro, UN Environment
L-R: Evelin Acosta and Hortencia Hidalgo Caceres, IIFB
COP 13 documentation team