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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
 
Highlights for Tuesday, 12 October 2010
 
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CBD Secretariat

A grand Banyan tree towers the conference exhibition grounds.
 

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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L-R: Giovanni Ferraiolo, CBD; Chair Darja Stanič Racman; and Worku Damena Yifru, CBD

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Dubravka Stepic, Croatis

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IL Geingos-Onuegbu and Martha Kandawa-Schulz, Namibia

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Francis Ogwal, Uganda

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Idah Sithole-Niang, Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI)

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Delegates from Africa in informal consultations.

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L-R: Wang Changyong; Guozhi Liu; and Song Dong, china

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Delegates from Japan consulting.

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View of Working Group II with the EU making an intervention on screen.

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Julian Jaftha, South Africa

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David Hafashimana, Uganda

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Yousef Alhafedh, Saudi Arabia

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L-R: Kathryn Garforth, CBD; Manoela Miranda, CBD; Chair James Seyani; and Erie Tamale,CBD

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L-R: Manoela Miranda, CBD consulting with Chair Seyani.

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L-R: Andreas Heissenberger; Cosima Huffler; and Helmut Gaugitsch, Austria

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Amparo Ampil, the Philippines

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L-R: Haruko Okuso and Balakrishna Pisupati, UNEP

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Participants from the civil societies and NGO communities.

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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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