Highlights and images for 27 November 2018



Contact group on digital sequence information (DSI)

On Tuesday, Working Group I did not meet to allow for contact group discussions. In morning, afternoon and evening sessions, Working Group II addressed:

  • biodiversity mainstreaming in the energy and mining, infrastructure, manufacturing, and processing sectors under the Convention;
  • marine and coastal biodiversity, including ecologically or biologically sensitive marine areas (EBSAs);
  • integration of Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) under the Convention and its Protocols;
  • conservation and sustainable use of pollinators;
  • invasive alien species; and
  • liability and redress under the Convention.

Deliberations continued into the night.

Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address:

  • digital sequence information;
  • the budget;
  • socio-economic considerations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
  • the post-2020 preparatory process;
  • resource mobilization and the financial mechanism; and
  • a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing.

For more details on the day’s events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily reports, daily web coverage, and a summary and analysis from the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference.

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Clarissa Nina (Brazil), Chair of Working Group II
Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat
L-R: Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Clarissa Nina (Brazil), Chair of Working Group II; and Junko Shimura, CBD Secretariat
WG II delegates discussing compromise language on pollinators
Jean-Patrick Le Duc, France
Felicien Amakde, Benin
Roxana Solis, Peru
José Luis Echevarría, Guatemala
Stanley Damane, Lesotho
Joan Yang, Palau
Larbi Sbaï, Morocco
Chinyere Nzeduru, Nigeria
L-R: Sampson K.P. Chea; J.S. Datuama Cammue; and Michael Garbo, Liberia
Oswaldo Marquez Uribe, Mexico
Shaikha Hassan Alshehhi, United Arab Emirates
Seumalo Afele Faiilagi, Samoa
Marie-Laetitia Busokeye, Rwanda
Longin Naayikeza, Burundi
Jeff Macdonald, Canada
Alain De Comarmond, Seychelles
Sophie Mirgaux, EU
Ahmed Sabah, Iraq
Desterio Nyamongo, Kenya
Working Group II in session
L-R: Joseph Appiott, Jihyun Lee, Jacquie Grekin, and Changsung Lim, CBD Secretariat
L-R: Lisama Sabry, Ilham Atho Mohamed, and Muhusina Abdul Rahman, Maldives
L-R: Teona Karchava, Georgia; Julieta Sarno, Argentina; and Johanna Niemivuo-Lahti, Finland
L-R: Markus Wyss, Michael Muschick, and Anke van den Hurk, International Chamber of Commerce
Delegates from the Philippines
L-R: Dao Nguyen, IUCN; Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat; Daniela Diz, WWF; and Günter Mitlacher, WWF
Delegates from West Africa
COP 14 local staff
Replica of the Sharm el Sheikh Convention Center venue of COP 14



Negotiating blocs
European Union