Highlights and images of main proceedings for 17 December 2016

Mexico

Summary


IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
On Saturday, 17 December, Working Groups met in the morning to address outstanding items, including on the guidelines on prior informed consent and benefit-sharing from the use of traditional knowledge, and adopt their reports. An afternoon plenary addressed organizational matters and adopted decisions on all substantive agenda items. At 6 pm plenary was suspended to allow for the budget negotiations to conclude. It is expected to reconvene at 9:30 pm.

Update 00:20 am: Budget negotiations continue, plenary to resume at 1:30 am
Update 03:00 am: Plenary still awaits the outcome of budget negotiations
Update 04:15 am: Plenary still waiting
Update 04:50 am: Plenary resumes
Update 05:03 am: Plenary was gavelled to a close

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Working Group I

WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark) at the conclusion of WG I deliberations


Anna Takombwa, Zimbabwe


Felipe Costa, Brazil


Federico Galloni, Argentina


Sepali De Silva, Dominica


Yousef Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia


Bongani Zipho Nkhabindze, Swaziland


Christian Prip, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway


Mohamed Elmi Obsieh, Djibouti

Delegates from Switzerland consulting

L-R: Andy Stott and Holly Kelley-Weil, UK

L-R: Wadzi Goredema-Mandivenyi and Natalie Feltman, South Africa

L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker and Antje Lorch, ECOROPA

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) at the conclusion of WG II deliberations


Albun William Banye Lemnyuy, Cameroon


Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia


Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN Permanent Forum
on
Indigenous
Issues (UNPFII)


Mitzi Gurgel Valente da Costa, Brazil

Delegates from Madagascar

Participants from WG II consulting


Asghar Mohammadi Fazel, Iran


Amita Prasad, India


Adem Bilgin, Turkey

L-R: WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) and WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)

Plenary


CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias


Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President


Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP


David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD


Maria Luisa Angelica Del Rio Mispireta, Peru


Fumiko Nakao, Japan


Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation


Habib Gademi, Dominica


Rastislav Rybanič, EU


Moustafa Mokhtar Ali Fouda, Egypt


Lucy Mulenkei, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity, (IIFB)


José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala

Participants from the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)

Cancun Children's Choir entertaining COP 13 participants

Delegates from Africa consulting

COP 13 Snapshots

CBD Secretariat staff

CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, with ENB/IISD Reporting Services team

CBD Secretariat with UN and local staff


Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President, enjoying the Mariachi entertainment while waiting
for
plenary
to
reconvene

Traditional Mexican Mariachi band

Delegates from Australia and New Zealand

Delegates from Mexico

Delegates from ETC Group, Econexus, Federation of German Scientists, and Friends of the Earth International

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions
Youth