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Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ABS 9)

22-28 March 2010 | Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Highlights for Saturday, 27 March 2010

Iglesia La Ermita

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CBDFollowing the break-down of negotiations over compliance mechanisms on Friday night, a meeting of the G-77/China, regional consultations, meetings with the Working Group Co-Chairs and a Bureau meeting took place in the morning. The inter-regional group met in the afternoon. In the evening, leaders of regional groups met in camera to discuss the way forward.


Inter-regional Group
Delegates continued discussions on the draft protocol.
L-R: Valérie Normand, CBD Secretariat; Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat Legal Officer; Inter-regional Group Co-Chair José Luis Sutera (Argentina); Lyle Glowka, CBD Secretariat; Inter-regional Group Co-Chair Johan Bodegård (Sweden); Working Group Co-Chair Fernando Casas (Colombia); and Working Group Co-Chair Timothy Hodges (Canada)
Masayoshi Mizuno, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)
David Hafashimana (Uganda)
Janet Lowe (New Zealand)
Paulino Franco de Carvalho Neto (Brazil)

M.F. Farooqui, Ministry of Environment & Forests (India)

“Shading” portions of the protocol.

Ruth Adler (Australia)

Marco D’Alessandro (Switzerland)

Kim Chan-woo (Republic of Korea)

Mercedes Rivas (Uruguay)

Matthias Buck, European Union
Ricardo Torres (Colombia)
Delegates from the African Group in consultation.
Delegates huddled in consultation.
Key negotiators retreated into in-camera negotiations in the evening.

Around the Meeting
Shading from the protocol. L-R: René Lefeber (the Netherlands); Clare Hamilton (UK); Cosima Hufler (Austria); Julian Jackson (UK); and Léontine Crisson (the Netherlands).
L-R: Kyung Choi, Korean National Arboretum; Jiyun Kim, Korean Intellectual Property Office; Su-Jin Park, Korea Maritime Institute; and Jung-Sook Lee, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology
L-R: Justyna Pozarowska, Institute for European Studies; and Theresa Buppert, Conservation International
L-R: Ryuichi Sakuta, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (Japan); Hiroji Isozaki, Meiji Gakvin University; Yukiko Araki and Yoshito Asano, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (Japan)
L-R: Preston Hardison, Tulalip Tribes; Jock Langford (Canada); and Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
L-R: Christoph Häuser, Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute, Berlin; and Geoff Burton, United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies
L-R: Gwang Tae Kim and Heung Sik Park, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute

Joji Cariño, Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education, the Philippines

L-R: Tatiana Novikova (Tajikistan); Natalya Minchenko (Belarus); Snežana Prokić, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (Serbia); and Sergiy Gubar (Ukraine)

L-R: Holly Shrumm and Harry Jonas, Natural Justice
L-R: Lucy Mulenkei (Kenya), and Malia Nobrega, Waikiki Hawaiian Civic Club
The Malaysian delegation
Indigenous representatives with John Scott, CBD Secretariat
L-R: Sonia Peña Moreno and Manuela González, International Union for Conservation of Nature

L-R: Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat; and Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat Legal Officer

L-R: Mark Auer (Germany) and Ute Feit, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany

L-R: Mario Ortega (Colombia); Daniela Guarás (Argentina); and Damaso Luna (Mexico)

L-R: Working Group Co-Chair Timothy Hodges (Canada); Elisa Morgera, Elsa Tsioumani, Stefan Jungcurt, ENB Writers; and Working Group Co-Chair Fernando Casas (Colombia)
Participants socializing outside the plenary room.

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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) resources
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Information Portal on the ABS negotiations
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IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the CBD, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
IISD RS coverage of CBD ABS 7, 2-8 April 2009, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France
IISD RS coverage of CBD ABS 6, 21-25 January 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
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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