On Tuesday, 13 December, an afternoon plenary held an interactive dialogue on “Living in Harmony with Nature.” Delegates also approved Egypt as host of COP 14 and related Protocol meetings; and Turkey as host of COP 16 and Protocol meetings. Working Group I approved, with minor amendments, a conference room paper (CRP) on progress in the implementation of the awareness-raising strategy; and further addressed CRPs on capacity building under the Nagoya Protocol and the Cartagena Protocol. Working Group II approved, with minor amendments, CRPs on: key scientific and technical needs related to Strategic Plan implementation, including voluntary guidance to improve the accessibility of biodiversity-related data and information; and the glossary under Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge). Working Group II further addressed invasive alien species, and biodiversity and human health.
Deliberations continued in contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups on: mainstreaming; unintentional transboundary movement of living modified organisms; financial resources; synergies; synthetic biology; capacity building; and the budget.
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Working Group I
WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)
Delegates from Indonesia and India
Delegates from Morocco consulting
Delegates from Belgium
Hans Romang, Switzerland
Working Group II
L-R: WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) and Lisa Janishevski, CBD Secretariat
Atelaite Matoto, Tonga
L-R: Asta Einarsdottir and Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland
L-R: Akram Eissa Darwich, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); Belal Al Hayek, Syria;
and Katherine Miller, IFAW
L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; Diego Pacheco Balanza, Vice-Minister of Planning and Coordination, Bolivia; Tohru Nakashizuka, Tohoku University, Japan; Peninah Zaninka, representative of the Batwa Community, Uganda; Monsignor Ramón Macías, Secretary of State, the Holy See; and Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Peninah Zaninka, Batwa Community, Uganda
Monsignor Ramón Macías, Secretary of State, the Holy See
Tohru Nakashizuka, Tohoku University, Japan
National Coordinator for COP 13, Mexico
COP 13 Snapshots
Jose Carlos Fernandez Ugalde with Lorenzo Fernandez
L-R: Álvaro Toledo and Kent Nnadozie, International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for
Food and Agriculture (ITPGR)