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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 Sunday, 5 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 reports about the contact group deliberations on scope of the international regime and compliance. A contact group met throughout the day to address benefit-sharing and access.


 
Daily web coverage
2 April - 3 April - 4 April - 5 April - 6 April - 7 April - 8 April

Morning Plenary

Fernando Casas (Colombia), ABS Working Group Co-Chair
Zhang Wenguo, China

Kabir Bavikatte, Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment
Ricardo Torres and Mariano Ortega, Colombia

Teresa Agüero Teare, Chile
Akram Eissa Darwich, Syria

Teresa Dolores Cruz Sardinas, Cuba and Maria Luisa del Rio Mispiereta, Peru
 

Contact Group

Marta Liliana Jimenez, Costa Rica

Janet Lowe, New Zealand
Tomme Young, Environmental Consultant

Matthias Buck, EU
Volodymyr Domashlinets, Ukraine

Side Event
Presentation on the information technology environment established by the secretariat
of International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) in collaboration with SCBD
 

Shakeel Bhatti, ITPGR Secretary

Around the Conference Center


Vince Gopez and Veronique Allain, CBD Secretariat

Internet cafe at UNESCO building

Elsa Tsioumani, ENB Team Leader (Greece), Claudio Chiarolla, ENB writer (Italy), Stefan Jungcurt, ENB writer (Germany)

UNESCO art exhibition

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Related Links
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Meeting documents

Provisional Agenda
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IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Ad-hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS 6)
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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