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Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended
Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing of
the Convention on Biological Diversity

2 - 8 April 2009 | Paris, France

Highlights for Saturday, 4 April 2009
Delegates to the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in a brief morning plenary to hear a report about the contact group deliberations on the objective. A contact group on compliance met throughout the day, followed by an evening contact group that addressed the scope of the international regime.


Fernando Coimbra, Brazil and Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, both members of the Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries

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Morning Plenary

Timothy Hodges (Canada), ABS Working Group Co-Chair and Fernando Casas (Colombia), ABS Working Group Co-Chair
Somaly Chan, Cambodia

Takanori Sakamoto, Japan
Joseph Toussaint, Haiti, Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, and Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat

Utami Andayani and Rizky Adiwilaga, Indonesia
 


 
Mexican delegates

Serla Ouk, Cambodia
Robert Lamb, Switzerland, Desmond Mahon, Canada and France Jacovella, Canada

Contact Group

Contact Group Co-Chairs René Lefeber (the Netherlands) and Pierre Du Plessis (Namibia)

Monica Rosell, Peru
Robert Lamb, Switzerland

Himanshu Vyas, Ayurnet Healthcare and Susan Finston, Access and Benefit Sharing Alliance
 

Indian delegates
Contact Group Co-Chair Pierre Du Plessis (Namibia)

Maria Mbengashe, South Africa
Claudio Chacha and Francisca Moyoniza, indigenous representatives from Ecuador

Sem Shikongo, Namibia

Side Event
Presentation on economic rent in relation to access to genetic resources
 

Anil Markandaya, University of Bath, UK
 

Around Conference Center

Nicole Schabus, ENB writer (Austria) and Stefan Jungcurt, ENB writer (Germany)



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21-25 January 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
IISD RS coverage of the Fifth meeting of the Ad-hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS 5)
8-12 October 2007, Montreal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of the CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
IISD RS coverage of the CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
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