Highlights and images for 3 December 2016



IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016
The HLS met for its final day on Saturday, 3 December, with delegates convening in two parallel roundtable discussions on forests, and fisheries and aquaculture in the morning. In the afternoon, delegates met in a closing plenary to adopt the Cancún Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being. A number of countries also highlighted their enhanced actions towards fulfilling the Aichi Targets under the umbrella of the Cancún Coalitions and Commitments for Enhanced Implementation. HLS Chair Pacchiano gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:34 pm.

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High-Level Segment Round Table: Fishery

Participants at the High-Level Segment Roundtable on Fishery

José Calzada, Minister of Agriculture, Mexico and Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat

Rosa Francisca Zavala Correa, General Director of Sustainable
Fishery, Peru

Lubomír Hladík, Ambassador to Mexico, Czech Republic

Yusra Khan, Ambassador to Mexico, Indonesia

Dominic Leblanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard, Canada

Hiromichi Matsushima, Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Japan

Abdullah Naseer, Senior Policy Executive, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives

Alain De Comarmond, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Seychelles

Moustafa Fouda, Minister Advisor on Biodiversity, Egypt

High-Level Segment Round Table: Forestry

Jorge Rescala, General Director, National Forest Commission, Mexico, opened the roundtable on forestry

Jorge Rescala, General Director, National Forest Commission, Mexico

José Sarney Filho, Minister of Environment, Brazil

Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ethiopia

Delegates from Nepal, L-R: Shankar Bandari, Minister of Forests and Soil Conservation and Krishna Chandra
Paudel, Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation

Elsa Galarza Contreras, Minister of Environment, Peru

Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda

Lena Chan, National Biodiversity Centre, Singapore

Delegates from Mauritania, L-R: Cheikh Sidi Mohamed, Chargé de Mission, and Mady Ould
Secretary-General, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Inger Andersen, Director-General, IUCN

Alexander Fedotov, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Federation

L-R: Jean Kapata, Minister for Lands, Territory, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Zambia;
and Oppah Muchinguri, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Zimbabwe

L-R: Alexander Buck, International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO)
and Takeshi Goto, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Closing Plenary

High-Level Segment participants

View of the closing plenary of the High-Level Segment

L-R: Amy Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico; Miguel Ruíz Cabañas, Vice-Minister of
Affairs and Human Rights,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
; and Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD

Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa

Sydney Alexander Samuels Milson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala

Fernando Coimbra, Ambassador, Head of the Office for International Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Brazil

Elsa Nickel, Director-General of Protection and Sustainable Use
of Nature
, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

COP13 Snapshots

Delegates from Cameroon

Leticia Rubello, with Damaso Luna, Viridiana González Uribe,
and Giselle
ández Ludlow, Mexico