Highlights and images of main proceedings for 14 December 2016

Mexico

Summary


IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
On Wednesday, 14 December, delegates continued negotiations on draft decisions in the Working Groups (WG), contact groups, and Friends of the Chair groups. WG I addressed draft decisions under the Cartagena Protocol on: the roster of experts; cooperation with other conventions; the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH); socioeconomic considerations; and assessment and review. WG I further addressed draft decisions under the Nagoya Protocol on: cooperation with other conventions; the ABS Clearing-House; and the financial mechanism. WG II addressed a draft decision on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address: Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge); risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms (LMOs); mainstreaming; synergies; capacity building; the financial mechanism; and sequence information on genetic resources.

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Working Group I

L-R: Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark); and Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat


Gurdial Singh, Malaysia


Pierre du Plessis, Namibia


Leo Maier, EU


Marina Hernández, Dominican Republic


Xu Jing, China


Antonietta Gutiérrez-Rosati, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

Felipe Costa, Brazil


Anne-Gabrielle Wüst-Saucy, Switzerland

L-R: Edda Fernández and Elleli Huerta Ocampo, Mexico

Delegates from the Republic of Korea consulting

L-R: Jaqueline Monterre, Edis Solórzano, Carliz Díaz, and Anabel Arvelaez, Venezuela

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) consulting with the Secretariat


Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation


Clarissa Nina, Brazil


Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland


Vittorio de Cristofaro, Italy


Jin Han Kim, Republic of Korea


François Lengrand, France


Eugenia Arguedas, Costa Rica


Anthony Foronda, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Martijn Pijs, EU


Gabriella Blatter, Switzerland


Elpidio Peria, the Philippines

L-R: Mark Zimsky and Yoko Watanabe, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

L-R: Marina von Weissenberg and Ilkka Heikkinen, Finland

L-R: Joni Jackson, Stewart Panton, and Andrea Donaldson, Jamaica

COP 13 Snapshots

Internet computer stations

Posters from the CEPA fair

Flags of UN member states

Participants