Highlights and images for 27 April 2016



On Wednesday, 27 April 2016, in the morning, SBSTTA 20 plenary heard a presentation by Adam Vanbergen, lead author of the IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production, on behalf also of the Co-Chair of that assessment Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca, on key messages for policy-makers on the values of pollinators, status and trends, drivers, and options for policy responses.

In the afternoon, SBSTTA 20 plenary addressed: sustainable wildlife management; and protected areas and ecosystem restoration, including key elements for a short-term action plan on the latter.

The contact groups on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and on synthetic biology reconvened in the evening.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates from the 20th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the 1st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has produced a summary and analysis of both meetings which is available in HTML and PDF format.

Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil

Brad Fraleigh, Canada

Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon

The contact group on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs)

The contact group on synthetic biology