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Mexico

Summary


IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
On Monday morning, plenary heard statements from participants and high-level representatives, including the President of Mexico. In the afternoon, WG I reviewed progress towards implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achievement of the Aichi Targets. WG II addressed issues related to marine and coastal biodiversity, including ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, biodiversity and acidification in cold-water areas, marine debris and underwater noise, and marine spatial planning; and started deliberations on invasive alien species.

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Plenary

L-R: David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD Secretariat; Tia Stevens, Australia, on behalf of COP 13 President;
and CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias


Laetitia Navarro, Executive Secretary, Group on Earth
Observations
Biodiversity
Observation Network
(GEOBON)


Inger Andersen, Director-General, IUCN


Lily Rodriguez, International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), speaking on behalf of the Science Biodiversity Forum


Eva Ursula Müller, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

L-R: Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment; Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; and Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President


Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico


Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President


Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment


CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico

Working Group I

WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)

WG I dais


Khalid Lalami, Morocco


Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico


Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines


Zaninka Peninnah, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)


Alfred Oteng-Yeboah
, Ghana


Maja Stade Aarønæs, Norway


Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon

Working Group II

WG II dais

L-R: Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat and WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)

Clarissa Nina, Brazil


Ilham Atho Mohamed, Maldives


Enny Sudar-Monowati, Indonesia


Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation


Branislav Hrabkovský, EU

COP 13 Snapshots

Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators launched by the Netherlands

Delegates from Portugal

Biodiversity Conference bags

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union