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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 Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday morning was dedicated to regional consultations and inter-regional discussions with the Working Group Co-Chairs on nature and the intersessional process to follow ABS 8. An afternoon plenary reviewed progress and addressed procedural issues. Contact groups on capacity building, compliance, and benefit-sharing and access met in the afternoon and evening.


L-R: Gustavo Pacheco, Brazil, in a discussion with delegates from Mexico before the start of the contact group on compliance.
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The dais during the afternoon plenary.
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Contact group on traditional knowledge Co-Chair Damaso Luna (Mexico)
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Contact group on benefit-sharing and access Co-Chair Cosima Hufler (Austria)

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Contact group on capacity building Co-Chair José Luis Sutera (Argentina)
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Contact group on compliance Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands)
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L-R: Participants from Business during the afternoon plenary session: Aaron Smethurst, CropLife; Anke van den Hurk, International Seed Federation; Jon Santamauro, Biotechnology Industry Organization.

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Matilde da Conçeicao Gomes Lopes, Guinea Bissau
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L-R: Ayfer Tan and Kürsad Özbek, Turkey
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Eric Amaning Okoree, Ghana
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L-R: Delegates from Africa and the Caribbean consulting after plenary: Gaspard Michel Andrew, Saint Lucia; Matilde da Conçeicao Gomes Lopes, Guinea Bissau; Joseph Ronald Toussaint, Haiti; Nancy Alexis Lamothe, Haiti, and Brenda Miller, Jamaica.

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Participants from IIFB: James Lamouche, Mattias Ahren and Jennifer Corpuz.
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Hugo Schally, EC, conferring with Kaspar Sollberger, Switzerland, during the contact group session on compliance.
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L-R: Contact group on compliance Co-Chairs René Lefeber (the Netherlands) and Ricardo Torres (Colombia).
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L-R: Brad Fraleigh and Desmond Mahon, Canada
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L-R: Participants from Indonesia: Harry Alexander, Andy Laksmana and Susy Nurmayanti
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L-R: Contact group on benefit-sharing and access Co-Chairs Cosima Hufler (Austria) and Pierre du Plessis (Namibia), supported by Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat.
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L-R: Delegates from Africa consulting during the contact group session on capacity building: Jean Rwihaniza Gapusi, Rwanda; Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon; and Mary Fosi Mbantenkhu, Cameroon.
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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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Yusuke Honda, Kobe University, Japan,s consulting the ENB ABS 8 website.
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Strong Nature buttons courtesy of ECOROPA.
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Climate-L.org
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