Highlights and images of main proceedings for 9 December 2016

Mexico

Summary


IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
On Friday, WG I approved without, or with minor discussion, conference room papers on the SBI modus operandi and mechanisms to support review of implementation under the Convention and its Protocols. WG I further addressed: unintentional transboundary movements, and transit and contained use, of LMOs; and review of implementation of the Strategic Plan. WG II addressed: pollinators; forest biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; ecosystem restoration; and progress towards Aichi Targets 11 (protected areas) and 12 (threatened species). Contact groups on resource mobilization, the financial mechanism, and risk assessment of LMOs met throughout the day. An evening plenary reviewed progress, adopted decisions and addressed organizational issues.

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Working Group I

WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)


Marcus Davies, Canada


Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia


Hayria Mohamed, Comoros


Leticia Rubello, Grupo Ecologista del
Mayab
A.C. (GEMA)


Lim Li Ching, Third World Network (TWN)


Anselmina Liphola, Mozambique


Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan


Soul Lee, Republic of Korea


Ruben Dekker, EU


Mohamed Ali Ben Temessek, Tunisia


Takashi Ito, Japan


Somaly Chan, Cambodia


Marcia Levaggi, Argentina

L-R: Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan; Elvana Ramay, Albania;
and Senka Barudanovich, Bosnia and Herzegovina

L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA and François Meienberg, Switzerland

L-R: Murali Krishna; Amita Prasad; Vibha Ahuja; and Gyanesh Bharti, India

L-R: Willy Tonui; Josphat Muchiri; and Kavaka Mukonyi, Kenya

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)

L-R: Paula Díaz and Karin Molt, Chile

L-R: Jaime Grubb, James Hammond, and Melissa Cotterill, Australia


Asghar Mohammadi Fazel, Iran


Tone Solhaug, Norway


Horst Korn, Germany


Javier Gutierrez, Nicaragua


Lena Chan, Singapore


Abdul-Hakim Aulaiah
, Yemen

Delegates from WG II in a huddle to discuss language pertaining to ecosystem restoration

Plenary

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President, presiding over the evening plenary


Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)


Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa)


Spencer Thomas, Grenada, reported on the status of the Budget Committee


Maria Luisa Angelica Del Rio Mispireta, Peru, reported on the status of the Credentials Committee

Chengshou Bai, China, formally accepted to host COP 15 in China

COP 13 Snapshots

L-R: Clare Glass Rudaks and Mercy Mundyadzwe, Botswana

Delegates from the Philippines

Delegates from Malaysia showing their CHM award and certificate of achievement from CBD

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union