Highlights and images for 20 November 2018



Indigenous photo exhibit at COP 14

COP 14 On Tuesday, Working Group I discussed a series of items on information sharing, national reporting, and assessment and review, under the Convention and its Protocols, including:

•   knowledge management and communication under the Convention;

•   operations and activities of the Biosafety Clearing-House;

•   access and benefit-sharing (ABS) Clearing-House and information sharing under the Nagoya Protocol;

•   mechanisms for national reporting, and assessment and review under the Convention;

•   monitoring and reporting, and assessment and review under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; and

•   monitoring and reporting under the Nagoya Protocol on ABS.WG II addressed:

•    sustainable wildlife management;

•    conservation and sustainable use of pollinators;

•    Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge);

•    biodiversity and climate change.

•    enhancing integration under the Convention and its Protocols with respect to provisions related to ABS, biosafety, and Article 8(j);

•    the second work programme of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES);

•   spatial planning, protected areas, and other effective area-based conservation measures; and

•   marine and coastal biodiversity.In the afternoon and evening, plenary held an interactive dialogue on approaches to living in harmony with nature; and addressed preparations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.A contact group on socio-economic considerations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety met in the evening.For more details on the day’s events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

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Hayo Haanstra (the Netherlands), Chair of Working Group I
Kata Koppel, CBD Secretariat
Manoela Pessoa de Miranda, CBD Secretariat
L-R: David Ainsworth, Kata Koppel and Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat
Norsham Abdul Latip, Malaysia
Joseph Masinde, Kenya
L-R: Anne Teller and Tone Smith Spash, EU
Leslie Melissa Ojeda Cabrera, Guatemala
Raja Rymbai, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)
Lavinia Mbongo, Namibia
Daniel Wai-Poi, New Zealand
Dubravka Stepic, Croatia
Augustin Kone, Côte d'Ivoire
Wadzi Mandivenyi, South Africa
Sandagdorj Bayarkhuu, Mongolia
L-R: Sorin Ivan, Andrei Petica, and Madalin Blidaru, Romania
L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Clarissa Nina, (Brazil), Chair of Working Group II; and Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat
Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
L-R: Roosa Atula and Marjukka Mähönen, Finland
Mercy Munyadzwe, Botswana
Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mitzi Gurgel Valente da Costa, Brazil
Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez, the Philippines
L-R: Agung Nugroho and Des Alwi, Indonesia
Pedro Ivo Arriegas, Portugal
Fiona Cumming, New Zealand
Melissa Laverde, Colombia
Jean-François Gobeil, Canada
Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA
Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana
Andri Wahyono, Indonesia
Nahla Adel Noobi, United Arab Emirates
Gwen Sisior, Palau
Glenn Litsios, Switzerland
Günter Mitlacher, WWF
L-R: David Cooper, CBD Deputy Executive Secretary; COP 14 President Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt; and Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary
David Monacchi, Fragments of Extinction
Eco-acoustic analysis of a rain forest
Paul Leadley, University of Paris-South
Josefa Cariño-Tauli, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Halldor Thorgeirsson, former member of the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Fuwen Wei, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Delegates from Burkina Faso
Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez and Tony La Viña, the Philippines, posing with the panda from WWF
L-R: Raed Bani Hani, Jordan, with Amr Abdel-Meguid, Khaled Allam Harhash, and Mohamed Aljilani, Egypt
Participants from the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
L-R: Amir Soliman, Egypt; Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana; Keiichi Nakazawa, Japan; and Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt
Clearing-house Mechanism booth