Highlights and images for 11 December 2017



On Monday, SBSTTA delegates met throughout the day in plenary to hear opening statements and address: scenarios for the 2050 vision for biodiversity and the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); tools for evaluating the effectiveness of policy instruments for implementing the Strategic Biodiversity Plan; guidance for a more sustainable wild meat sector; and biodiversity and human health. A Friends of the Chair group on bushmeat, facilitated by Prudence Galega (Cameroon), convened in the evening.

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Opening Plenary

L-R: Dais during the opening plenary with Lisa Janishevski, CBD Secretariat; Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer; Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper; and Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat

CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines

Andreas Obrecht, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

SBSTTA 21 participants observing a moment of silence in memory of Damaso Luna, Mexico

Paul Leadley
, University of Paris-Saclay and Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) member

View of the presentation on the scenarios for the 2050 Vision on Biodiversity by Paul Leadley, University of Paris-Saclay and IPBES MEP member

IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie

Wahiakatste Diome-Deer, IIFB

Basile van Havre, Canada

Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition

Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt

Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jing Xin, China

Almuth Ostermeyer-Schlöder, Germany

Norberto Navarro, the Philippines

Francis Ogwal, Uganda

Hesiquio Diaz, Mexico

John Fa
, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

View of the presentation on guidance for a sustainable wild meat sector by John Fa, CIFOR

View of SBSTTA 21 participants

Prudence Galega, Cameroon

Lisama Sabry, Maldives

CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer, consuting with CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

SBSTTA 21 Snapshots

L-R: Jyoti Mathur-Filipp and Amy Ann Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat

Delegates from the Philippines with SBSTTA 21
Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines

L-R: Lahcene Rekik, CBD Secretariat; Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN; Franca D'Amico, CBD Secretariat