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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 Monday, 9 November 2009

Delegates to the eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in plenary throughout the day to continue negotiations on an international regime on ABS. In the morning, they discussed the legal nature of the regime. In the afternoon, they addressed traditional knowledge, capacity building, and compliance.

Jochen Flasbarth, on behalf of the German Presidency of the Conference of the Parties (COP) addressing participants to ABS 8 during a reception hosted by Canada, Montreal International and the CBD.
OPENING PLENARY:
 
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The dais during the opening plenary with Bakary Kante, UNEP; Jochen Flasbarth, on behalf of the German Presidency of the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP); CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf and ABS Co-Chairs Tim Hodges and Fernando Casas.
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Jochen Flasbarth, on behalf of the German Presidency of the CBD COP, urged parties not to fail in their mandate to establish a regime by 2010.
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CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf reminded delegates that progress is essential given the few negotiating days remaining before COP 10.

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Bakary Kante, on behalf of UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, emphasized UNEP’s commitment to ABS and the CBD, stating that UNEP will invest US$5 million in biodiversity activities over the next biennium.
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L-R: ABS Co-Chairs Tim Hodges and Fernando Casas.

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Sem Shikongo, Namibia
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Hugo Schally, European Community
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Nancy Hamzawi, Canada
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View of the opening plenary.
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Malia Nobrega, IIFB
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Lucia Fernanad Jofej Kaingang, IIFB
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Jennifer Corpuz, IIFB
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"Taichi Single Whip" sculpture by Ju Ming near the ICAO Headquarters.
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Harry Jonas, Natural Justice
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Dan Leskien, FAO
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Shakeel Bhatti, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
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Delegates from Japan reviewing ABS documents.
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Reception hosted by the Government of Canada, Montreal International and the CBD:
 
 
 
 
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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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IISD RS coverage of ABS 7, 2-8 April 2009, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France
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IISD RS coverage of CBD Article 8(j) WG 5, 15-19 October 2007, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
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