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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 Saturday, 14 November 2009

Contact groups on traditional knowledge, compliance, and benefit-sharing and access met during the day. An afternoon plenary reviewed progress and discussed the intersessional process to follow ABS 8.


Participants from the Mexican delegation.
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L-R: The dais during the contact group session on traditional knowledge with Co-Chairs Damaso Luna (Mexico) and Tone Solhaug (Norway), and Kathryn Garforth and Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat.
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L-R: Asha Sukhwani (Spain) and Peter Pitrez (Portugal)
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L-R: Janet Lowe and Tack Daniel (New Zealand)
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L-R: Jonathan W. Davies (Liberia) and Lactitia Tshililo Tshitwamulomon (South Africa)

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L-R: Vanida Khumnirdpetch (Thailand) and Karma Nyedrup (Bhutan), during the contact group session on compliance.
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L-R: Andreas Drews and Suhel Al-Janabi (Germany).
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L-R: Contact group on compliance Co-Chairs René Lefeber (the Netherlands) and Ricardo Torres (Colombia).

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Gustavo Pacheco (Brazil)
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Matthias Buck (European Community)
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L-R: Contact group on benefit-sharing and access Co-Chairs Cosima Hufler (Austria) and Pierre du Plessis (Namibia)
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Ossama El-Tayeb, Egypt
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Harry Alexander, Indonesia
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Nancy Hamzawi, Canada
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L-R: Peter Bretting, Jennifer Long, and David Miller (United States)
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Birthe Ivars (Norway)
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Gurdial Singh (Malaysia)
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Robert Lamb (Switzerland)
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L-R: ABS Working Group Co-Chairs Tim Hodges (Canada) and Fernando Casas (Colombia)
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L-R: Kunihiko Kobayashi, A SEED Japan; Yusuke Honda, Kobe University; Maho Yamashita, A SEED Japan
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L-R: Harry Jonas, Natural Justice; Barbara Lassen, Germany; and Elan Abrell and Johanna von Braun, Natural Justice.
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