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Fifth Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 5)

11-15 October 2010 | Nagoya, Japan
 
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Delegates heading home after "bagging" the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

 

Friday, 15 October 2010

The COP/MOP 5 closing plenary convened at 4pm. Delegates resolved outstanding issues with regard to decision on capacity building and adopted a total of 17 decisions, among others on the Compliance Committee; the Biosafety Clearing-house; the Roster of Biosafety Experts; HTPI standards; rights and/or obligations of parties of transit of LMOs; the Strategic Plan; Risk Assessment and Risk Management; public awareness and participation; financial mechanism and resources; and budget.

At 6:15 pm COP/MOP 5 adopted the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, followed by long ovations and statements lauding the success of the Supplementary Protocol’s adoption. Several stressed the importance of the Supplementary Protocol for the implementation of the Biosafety Protocol and expressed hope that it would represent a new approach towards addressing transboundary liability and redress for environmental damage.

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View of the closing plenary with President on screen.

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WG I Chair Darja Stanič Racman

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WG II Chair James Seyani

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Conrad Hunte, Antigua and Barbuda, Chair of the Contact Group on Budget

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Delegates from Malaysia
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Delegation from the Czech Republic.

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Delegates from the African Group and the EU discuss language on capacity building.

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Somaly Chan, Cambodia, Chair of the Credentials Committee

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Snežana Prokić, Rapporteur

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Abisai Mafa, Zimbabwe

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Ilham Atho Mohammed, Maldives

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Nasr bin Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Oman

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Liability and Redress Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber celebrated the adoption of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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The EU making an intervention at the closing plenary.

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CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf, congratulated the delegates for delivering a successful outcome of COP/MOP 5 and the historical adoption of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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Masayo Tanabu, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan.

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COP/MOP 5 President Hidenori Murakami gaveled the meeting to a close at 7:31pm.

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Masayo Tanabu, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan, congratulated CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf.
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Delegates from Mexico in consultation.

 

Thursday, 14 October 2010

COP/MOP 5 delegates met in working groups throughout the day. WG I met briefly in the afternoon to discuss outstanding matters on the Strategic Plan and the COP/MOP multi-year programme of work and adopt the group’s report. WG II revisited an already approved draft decision on capacity building and considered other draft decisions on handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of living modified organisms for food, feed and for processing (LMO-FFPs), risk assessment and public awareness, education and participation, and the financial mechanism.

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Delegates from the EU consulting.

 

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

COP/MOP 5 delegates met in a morning plenary to take stock of progress. In the afternoon, WG I revised draft decisions on the Compliance Committee, rights and obligations of parties of transit LMOs, monitoring and reporting and assessment and review. WG II completed the first reading of  public awareness, education and participation and of financial mechanism and resources in the morning and considered revised draft decisions on the BCH, capacity-building and HTPI.

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Delegates from Africa in informal consultations.

 

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

COP/MOP 5 delegates met in two Working Groups (WGs) throughout the day. WG I discussed assessment and review and the Strategic Plan. WG II addressed the biosafety roster of experts, handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of living modified organisms destined for food, feed and for processing (LMO-FFPs) and risk assessments. A contact groups on the Budget and a legal drafting group on liability and redress met in the afternoon and evening.

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Chair Kano and CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf received wooden nameplates from the youth representatives of Aichi Prefecture.

 

Monday, 11 October 2010

The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 5) opened in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, 11 October. In the morning plenary, delegates heard opening statements and reports on the Compliance Committee, financial mechanisms and resources, cooperation administration and budgetary matters, and liability and redress. In the afternoon, delegates convened in two working groups (WGs). WG I addressed compliance, transit of LMOs, assessment and review, and monitoring and reporting. WG II considered the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) and capacity building.

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ENB TEAM AT COP/MOP 5:
 
   
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L-R: Johannes Gnann, Dorothy Wanja Nyingi, Elsa Tsioumani, Liz Willetts, Franz Dejon, Stefan Jungcurt, Tallash Kantai, Nancy Williams and Eugenia Recio.

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Related Links
CBD resources
*CBD Secretariat
*Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety website
*Friends of the Co-Chairs meeting provisional agenda
*Friends of the Co-Chairs meeting annotated provisional agenda
*Draft Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress in the Context of the Biosafety Protocol (Annex I)
*COP-MOP 5 website
*COP-MOP 5 meeting documents
*COP-MOP 5 Provisional Agenda
*COP-MOP 5 Annotated Provisional Agenda

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Meeting of the Group of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPLR 2), 8-12 February 2010, Putrajaya, Malaysia
*IISD RS coverage of CPLR 1, 23-27 February 2009, Mexico City, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Meeting of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (WGLR 5), 12-19 March 2008, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
*IISD RS coverage of WGLR 4, 22-26 October 2007, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS summary and analysis of WGLR 3, 19-23 February 2007, Montréal, Canada (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of WGLR 2, 20-24 February 2006, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of WGLR 1, 25-27 May 2005, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 4, 12-16 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 3, 13-17 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 2, 30 May - 3 June 2005, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 1, 23-27 February 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
*IISD RS biodiversity and wildlife page
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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