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Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI 2)

9-13 July 2007 | Paris, France

Highlights for Friday, 13 July 2007

On Friday, WGRI 2 delegates adopted recommendations on: options and a draft strategy for resource mobilization; streamlining guidance to the GEF; operations of the Convention; Global Biodiversity Outlook; and implementation of goals 2 and 3 of the Strategic Plan.

Noting WGRI 2’s focus on practical implementation of the Convention at the national level, Chair Rezende de Castro reiterated his government’s commitment to achieving the 2010 target, improving effectiveness of the Convention, and completing negotiations on an ABS regime by 2010. He gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:34 pm.

Below, CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf (left), and Ambassador José Antônio Rezende de Castro (right).


  Francis Ogwal, Uganda.   James Seyani, Malawi.  
  Alberto Paniagua, Peru.   Ositadinma Anaedu, Nigeria.   Marco Rebelo, Portugal.  
  Jimena Nieto, Colombia.   Jean-Patrick Le Duc, France.   Anne-Katrin Pfeiffer, Germany.  
  Robert Lamb, Switzerland, announced his country's financial contribution towards organizing a dialogue session between the CBD and the GEF.  
  Ghanim Abdulla Mohammed, Qatar.   Gert Willemse, South Africa.   Aimée Mpambara, Rwanda.  
  Claudine Ramiarison, Madagascar.   Soumayila Bancé, Burkina Faso.  
  Robert McLean, Canada.   Hesiquio Benitez, Mexico.   Fernando Coimbra, Brazil.  



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