On Tuesday, 6 December, Working Group I discussed: implementation of Aichi Target 16 on the Nagoya Protocol; the third assessment and review of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; monitoring and reporting under the Cartagena Protocol; compliance under both Protocols; assessment and review under the Nagoya Protocol; and resource mobilization and the financial mechanism under the Convention and both its Protocols. WG II addressed: invasive alien species (IAS); synthetic biology; pollinators; geoengineering; sustainable wildlife management; mainstreaming biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; forest biodiversity; ecosystem restoration; progress towards Aichi Targets 11 (protected areas) and 12 (threatened species); and biodiversity and human health. Contact groups on IAS, ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and synthetic biology met throughout the day.
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Working Group I
L-R: Yibin Xiang, Manoela Pessoa de Miranda and Markus Lehmann, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard,
and Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat
Mariana Bellot, Mexico
L-R: Alejandro Lago, Santiago Carrizosa, Onno van den Heuvel,
and David Meyers, UN Development Programme (UNDP)
Chizuru Aoki, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Working Group II
WG II dais
L-R: Allen Rojas, Eugenia Arguedas and Angela Gonzales, Costa Rica
L-R: Jim Louter and Brad Fraleigh, Canada
Contact Group: Synthetic Biology
Delegates at the contact group on synthetic biology
View of the contact group on synthetic biology
COP 13 Snapshots
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity booth
L-R: Enrique Lendo and Juan Mateos, Mexico, with Sabrina Shaw, IISD
“ Voices from the Good Earth,” an installation by Silas Birtwistle and Adam Birtwistle in collaboration with
Participants at the COP 13 documentation counter
COP 13 mini guide