On Thursday, WG I addressed: cooperation with other conventions and organizations; a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol; and socioeconomic considerations, liability and redress, risk assessment and risk management, and unintentional transboundary movement of LMOs under the Cartagena Protocol. WG II approved without, or with minor discussion, conference room papers (CRPs) on sustainable wildlife management, UNPFII recommendations and climate-related geo-engineering. WG II further addressed marine debris and underwater noise, marine spatial planning, biodiversity in cold-water areas and pollinators.
The budget group met in the morning. Contact groups on resource mobilization, capacity building, the financial mechanism, synthetic biology and Article 8(j) met throughout the day.
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Working Group I
Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark) presiding over WG I
Leo Maier, EU
Working Group II
L-R: Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat and WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)
L-R: Augusto Manuel Pinto and Marcal Gusmao, Timor-Leste
L-R: Marco Vinicio Araya, Pamela Castillo, and Zdenka Piskulich, Costa Rica
L-R: Eleni Tokaduadua, Alisi Rabukawaqa,
and Alfred Ralifo, Fiji
L-R: Victor Canton, Anna Laura Mello, and Alejandro Nario Carvalho, Uruguay
L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat, in conversation with Umair Shahid, Pakistan
L-R: Daniela Diz, IISD RS, discussing marine issues with Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation
Contact group on traditional knowledge
COP 13 participants waiting to enter the contact group on synthetic biology
COP 13 Snapshots
L-R: Ailis Rego, Charles Gbedemah, Michele Rattray, CBD Secretariat,
waiting for the
Committee to start its session
CBD Executive Secretary
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
Youth participants consulting
Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat, with youngest COP 13 participant
Theodore Sinatra, Mexico
L-R: Daniela Hernández Orozco, Daniel Goycochea Rodríguez,
and Alejandra Guzman Olguín, Mexico