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Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ABS 8)

9-15 November 2009 | Montréal, Canada
 

CBD

Highlights for Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Working Group met in a morning plenary to hear text proposals on compliance, benefit-sharing, and access. Delegates then established contact groups on traditional knowledge and capacity building, to engage in consolidating and integrating text to form the basis of later negotiations. The groups met throughout the day and into the evening.

Participants reviewing text in the contact group on traditional knowledge.
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View of the morning plenary.
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Japan expressed appreciation for the EU and Swiss submissions on the definition of misappropriation/misuse and on disclosure.
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Brazil, on behalf of the Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries, introduced a number of new proposals on compliance.

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Malaysia announced the formation of a new group, the Like-Minded Asia-Pacific Countries, to allow for effective participation of developing countries within the region.
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L-R: ABS Co-Chairs Tim Hodges and Fernando Casas receiving the daily ENB from ENB writers Marie-Annick Moreau and Nicole Schabus.

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Robert Lamb, Switzerland
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Joji Cariño, IIFB
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Najat Said Abdallah, Comoros
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Delegates from Germany consulting after conclusion of the morning plenary session.
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CONTACT GROUPS:
 
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L-R: Contact group on traditional knowledge co-chaired by Tone Solhaug (Norway) and Damaso Luna (Mexico).
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Participants of the contact group on traditional knowledge editing and reviewing text.
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L-R: The dais of the contact group on capacity builiding, co-chaired by Andreas Drews (Germany) and José Luis Sutera (Argentina) and supported by Sonia Gautreau and Markus Lehmann, CBD Secretariat.
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View of the contact group on capacity building reviewing text.
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L-R: Contact group Co-Chairs Andreas Drews (Germany) and José Luis Sutera (Argentina).
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L-R: Kimo Goree, Director of IISD Reporting Services, with Len Hirsch, US; Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of ITPGR; Kai Goree; and Karma Nyedrup, Bhutan.
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Sign up for ENB
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Climate-L.org
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Related Links

CBD resources
Meeting webpage
Official documents
Provisional annotated agenda
Side Events
Global Biodiversity Outlook


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