Highlights and images of main proceedings for 15 December 2016

Mexico

Summary


IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
On Thursday, delegates continued consideration of draft decisions in Working Groups (WG), contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups. WG I addressed draft decisions on financial resources and mechanism, capacity building, and public awareness, resource mobilization, and compliance under the Cartagena Protocol, among others. WG II considered draft decisions on: ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs); synthetic biology; and national reports. Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address: transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs); Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge); capacity building; digital sequence information on genetic resources; EBSAs; synergies; financial mechanism; a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol; risk assessment of LMOs; and the budget.

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Working Group I

L-R: Marcus Lehmann, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark); Manoela Pessoa de Miranda; CBD Secretariat and Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat


Nneka Nicholas, Antigua and Barbuda


Ruben Dekker, EU


Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon


Leslie Melisa Ojeda Cabrera, Guatemala


Babucarr Dumbuya, the Gambia


Jafar Barmaki, Iran

Angela Lozan, Moldova


Ho-Min Jang, Republic of Korea

L-R: Sergei Melnov and Elena Makeyeva, Belarus, reviewing text

L-R: Marle Aguilar Ponce and Lenin O'Connor Cano, Honduras

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)


Ágnes Fejes, Hungary


Eleni Tokaduadua, Fiji


Jorge Ernesto Quezada Diaz, El Salvador


Anne Teller, EU


Didier Babin, CIRAD


David Hafashimana, Uganda


Esther Shushu Makwaia, Tanzania


Stefan Leiner, EU


Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group


Anne Daniel, Canada


Melissa Cotterill, Australia

L-R: Victoria Lichtschein, Ana Julia Gutierrez Telleria, and Marcia Levaggi, Argentina

Delegates from South Africa

Delegates from France

COP 13 Snapshots

L-R: Maria Crespo, Véronique Allain, Anastasia Beliaeva, and Vince Gopez, CBD Secretariat

Delegates from Thailand

César Augusto Azurdia Pérez, Guatemala, and Teresa Agüero Teare, Chile

Flash event organized by ICCA

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union