Highlights and images for 14 December 2016



IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
On Wednesday, 14 December, delegates continued negotiations on draft decisions in the Working Groups (WG), contact groups, and Friends of the Chair groups. WG I addressed draft decisions under the Cartagena Protocol on: the roster of experts; cooperation with other conventions; the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH); socioeconomic considerations; and assessment and review. WG I further addressed draft decisions under the Nagoya Protocol on: cooperation with other conventions; the ABS Clearing-House; and the financial mechanism. WG II addressed a draft decision on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). Contact groups and Friends of the Chair groups met throughout the day to address: Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge); risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms (LMOs); mainstreaming; synergies; capacity building; the financial mechanism; and sequence information on genetic resources.

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Working Group I

L-R: Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark); and Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat

Gurdial Singh, Malaysia

Pierre du Plessis, Namibia

Leo Maier, EU

Marina Hernández, Dominican Republic

Xu Jing, China

Antonietta Gutiérrez-Rosati, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

Felipe Costa, Brazil

Anne-Gabrielle Wüst-Saucy, Switzerland

L-R: Edda Fernández and Elleli Huerta Ocampo, Mexico

Delegates from the Republic of Korea consulting

L-R: Jaqueline Monterre, Edis Solórzano, Carliz Díaz, and Anabel Arvelaez, Venezuela

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) consulting with the Secretariat

Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation

Clarissa Nina, Brazil

Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland

Vittorio de Cristofaro, Italy

Jin Han Kim, Republic of Korea

François Lengrand, France

Eugenia Arguedas, Costa Rica

Anthony Foronda, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Martijn Pijs, EU

Gabriella Blatter, Switzerland

Elpidio Peria, the Philippines

L-R: Mark Zimsky and Yoko Watanabe, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

L-R: Marina von Weissenberg and Ilkka Heikkinen, Finland

L-R: Joni Jackson, Stewart Panton, and Andrea Donaldson, Jamaica

COP 13 Snapshots

Internet computer stations

Posters from the CEPA fair

Flags of UN member states