Highlights and images for 14 December 2017



On Thursday morning, the Working Group on Article 8(j) considered: resource mobilization; progress towards Aichi Target 18 (traditional knowledge), implementation of the customary sustainable use action plan, and integration of Article 8(j) in the work of the CBD and its Protocols; finalization of tasks 7, 10 and 12 under the Article 8(j) work programme; recommendations from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII); and a draft recommendation on the glossary. In the evening, the Article 8(j) Working Group’s contact group on the draft guidelines on the repatriation of traditional knowledge convened.

In the afternoon, SBSTTA plenary addressed a draft recommendation on mainstreaming biodiversity and adopted all recommendations, closing at 6:29 pm.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from 21st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the CBD.The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

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Article 8(j) Working Group

Cuauhtémoc Ochoa, Mexico, on behalf of COP 13 Presidency

John Scott, CBD Secretariat

Cuauhtémoc Ochoa, Mexico, consulting with the CBD Secretariat

Leelo Kukk, EU

Justice-Te Amorangi Hetaraka, Te Kopu and Native XP

Xu Jing, China

Laura Bermudez, Colombia

Tonio Sadik, Canada

Mrinalini Rai, Global Forest Coalition

Chrissy Grant, IIFB

Penninah Zaninka, IIFB

Helen Tunnah, New Zealand

Fernando Nogales, Ecuador

Begoña Venero Aguirre, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA

Luciano Donadio, Argentina

L-R: Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network, and Yolanda Teran Maigua, Indigenous Women's Network on Biodiversity from Latin America and the Caribbean

SBSTTA 21 Consideration of Conference Room Papers (CRPs)

L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 21
Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; and CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia

Hesiquio Diaz, Mexico

L-R: Lena Chan and Jeremy Woon Ren Wei, Singapore

Anne Theo Seinen, EU

Ines Verleye, Belgium

Marcelo Böhlke, Brazil

Andrew Stott, UK

Elizabeth Cardenas Cappelletti, Peru

Sergiy Gubar
, Ukraine

Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt

CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines, gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:29 pm

SBSTTA 21 Snapshots

L-R: Jane Smart and Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN

L-R: Stephanie Aktipis, Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, and Emily Argo, US

L-R: Nicole Schabus, IISD RS, with Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA

Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines, searching for
biodiversity superheroes


Negotiating blocs
European Union