Highlights and images for 21 November 2018



COP 14 participants from civil society and indigenous and local communities paid tribute to environmental defenders who were killed since 2017

On Wednesday, Working Group I addressed several items, including:

  • enhancing integration under the Convention and its Protocols with respect to access and benefit-sharing (ABS);
  • compliance under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
  • cooperation with other organizations under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • review of effectiveness of processes under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • review of progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan;
  • assessment and review under the Nagoya Protocol; and
  • resource mobilization under the Convention.

Working Group II considered:

  • marine and coastal biodiversity;
  • invasive alien species;
  • liability and redress under the Convention;
  • health and biodiversity under the Convention; and
  • unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Contact groups on digital sequence information, synthetic biology, and the process for the post-2020 framework 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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Clare Hamilton, Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Neil Pratt, CBD Secretariat
Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, CBD Secretariat
Hayo Haanstra (the Netherlands), Chair of Working Group I
Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon
Somaly Chan, Cambodia
L-R: Aldo Claure and Teresa Perez, Bolivia
Teona Karchava, Georgia
Sri Ratnaningsih, Indonesia
Jerome Smith, Jamaica
Marco Rebelo, Portugal
Coumba Toure Kane, ISAAA
Soseala Tinilau, Tuvalu
Jorge Ernesto Quezada Diaz, El Salvador
Arun Kumar Mehta, India
L-R: Anne Theo Seinen and Tone Smith Spash, EU
L-R: Clare Hamilton, Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, with Christelle Van Wessenbeeck, Ines Verleye, and Kelly Hertweg, Belgium
Clarissa Nina (Brazil), Chair of Working Group II
Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat
Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat
L-R: Carlos Alberto Cueto Carrión, Peru; Georgina Catacora Vargas, Bolivia; and Edison Mayorga, Venezuela
Delegates in informal consultations
Georgina Catacora Vargas, Bolivia
Daniela Diz, WWF and TNC
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico
Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan
Delegates in informal consultation on unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms
Lena Chan, Singapore
Anne Gabrielle Wüst Saucy, Switzerland
Adam van Opzeeland, New Zealand
Marie Haraldstad, Norway
Ricarda Steinbrecher, Federation of German Scientists
Volodymyr Domashlinets, Ukraine
José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala
L-R: Mostafa Madbouhi and Larbi Sbai, Morocco
L-R: Mohamed Ali Ben Temessek, Tunisia, with Nabil Hamada, Sahara and Sahel Observatory
Participants from the Indigenous Women's Network on Biodiversity
Delegates from Honduras, Ecuador, Paraguay and Dominican Republic
Celebration of the entry into force of the Supplementary Protocol on liability and redress to the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety



Negotiating blocs
European Union