On Wednesday, WG I had morning, afternoon and evening sessions to discuss: the financial mechanism under the Convention and its Protocols; capacity building under the Convention and its Protocols; awareness raising under the Nagoya Protocol; public awareness, education and participation under the Cartagena Protocol; the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH); the ABS Clearing-House; modus operandi under the Convention and its Protocols; integration among the Convention and its Protocols; and cooperation with other conventions and organizations. WG II addressed items related to Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge), the sixth national reports, the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) and indicators.
The budget group met in the morning. Contact groups on ecologically or biologically sensitive marine areas (EBSAs) and synthetic biology met in the evening. Friends of the Chair groups addressed invasive alien species and resource mobilization.
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Working Group I
WG I dais
Francis Ogwal, Uganda
Midhath Rasheed, Maldives
Working Group II
L-R: Lisa Janishevski, CBD Secretariat; WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana;
and John Scott, CBD Secretariat
Boukar Attari, Niger
Akhileshwar Karna, Nepal
L-R: Mayra Sagui, Gloria Marina Apén Gonzalez, and Zonia Zacarias, Guatemala
L-R: Victoria Romero, IUCN and Harry Jonas, IUCN/Natural Justice
Contact group on EBSAs
Contact group on synthetic biology
COP 13 Snapshots
Moon Palace Arena, venue of the CBD COP 13
L-R: Mohamed Abdel-Warith, Hamdallah Zedan, Dalia Abdel-Salam, and
Mahmoud Fawzy, Egypt
Brazilian delegation booth at COP 13
L-R: Pei Fern and Gurdial Singh, Malaysia,
with Li Ching Lim and Li Lin Lim, Third World Network (TWN)
CBD Secretariat staff
Stained glass ceiling at the Moon Palace Hotel
L-R: Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation
with David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD
L-R: Alejandro Lago, UNDP and Tim Hodges, McGill University, Canada
L-R: Grace Rodulfo, Anthony Foronda, Pamela Reblora, and Corazon de Jesus, ACB
Planters from recycled tin cans