Highlights and images for 19 November 2018



Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary, with Norbert Bärlocher, Switzerland

COP 14 On Monday, Working Group I addressed:

•    the global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing;

•    resource mobilization and the financial mechanism under the Convention and its Protocols;

•    capacity building, and scientific and technical cooperation under the Convention and its Protocols;

•    raising awareness of the importance of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge under the Nagoya Protocol; and

•    knowledge management and communication under the Convention and its Protocols.Working Group II considered:

•    socio-economic considerations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;

•    liability and redress under the Convention;

•    biodiversity mainstreaming; and

•    biodiversity and climate change.Contact groups on synthetic biology and digital sequence information met throughout the day.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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L-R: Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat; Hayo Haanstra, (the Netherlands), Chair of Working Group I; and Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat
Analía Carreras, Argentina
Wilson Rojas, Ecuador
Moustafa Fouda, Egypt
Abigail Kitma, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
L-R: Christine Akello, Francis Ogwal, and Florence Namayanja, Uganda
Belal Qtishat, Jordan
Mphatso Kalemba, Malawi
Lolona Ramamonjisoa, Madagascar
Harry Jonas, Future Law
Issa Bado, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Michele Ameri, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UN DOALOS)
Esther Makwaia, Tanzania
Gurdial Singh, Malaysia
COP 14 wildlife photo exhibition
L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Clarissa Nina, (Brazil), Chair of Working Group II; and Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat
Video message by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines
Adem Bilgin, Turkey
Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma, Costa Rica
Edison Mayorga, Venezuela
Marie Haraldstad, Norway
L-R: Benchamaporn Wattanatongchai and Somawan Sukprasert, Thailand
Ana María Hernández Salgar, Colombia
Ali Mansoor, Bahrain
Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt
Gabriele Obermayr, Austria
Monica Alegre González, Mexico
Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland
Augustin Ngolele, Republic of Congo
Elizabeth Munro, Cook Islands
Akiko Tamura, Japan
L-R: Junko Shimura, CBD Secretariat, and Shyama Narayan Pagad, IUCN, at the Expert Kiosk on Taxonomy and Invasive Species
Mariann Bassey, ETC Group
Delegates from the Philippines
L-R: Wadzi Mandivenyi, South Africa, and Joan Yang, Palau
L-R: Alejandro Lago, UN Development Programme, and Clare Hamilton, Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia, in a conversation with COP 14 participants