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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 Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Working Group met in a morning plenary to hear progress reports from the contact groups on traditional knowledge and capacity building, and address procedural issues. The contact group on capacity building met briefly in the morning. Contact groups on compliance and traditional knowledge met in the afternoon and into the evening.

Participants from the European Union and the Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC) in a huddle with the ABS Working Group Co-Chairs.
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L-R: View of the dais with Lyle Glowka and John Scott, CBD Secretariat; CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf, ABS Working Group Co-Chairs Tim Hodges and Fernando Casas; and Olivier Jalbert and Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat.
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Clarissa C. Arida, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
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L-R: Gudrun Henne, Dagmar Krenz and Ute Feit, Germany

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Ed McIsaac, New Zealand
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Bird's eye view of the plenary in session.

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Alejandro Lago Candeira, Spain
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L-R: Peter Pitrez, Portugal, and Elpidio Peria, the Philippines
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Jean Rwihaniza Gapusi, Rwanda
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Indigenous representatives consulting after plenary.
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L-R: Contact group on capacity building Co-Chairs Andreas Drews (Germany) and José Luis Sutera (Argentina).
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L-R: Mary Fosi Mbantenkhu, Cameroon; Sonia Gautreau, CBD Secretariat; and James Seyani, Malawi.
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L-R: John Scott and Sarat Babu, CBD Secretariat, and contact group Co-Chair Tone Solhaug (Norway) reviewing text from the contact group on traditional knowledge.
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L-R: Contact group on traditional knowledge Co-Chairs Damaso Luna (Mexico) and Tone Solhaug (Norway).
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View of the contact group on traditional knowledge.
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L-R: Contact group on compliance Co-Chairs René Lefeber (the Netherlands) and Ricardo Torres (Colombia).
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Hugo Schally and Matthias Buck, European Commission
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L-R: Elleli Huerta Ocampo and Norma Munguia, Mexico.
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Replica of the Storm Wing glider by Otto Lilienthal.
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Logo of the 2010 International Year of Biological Diversity.
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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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