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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 Friday, 15 October 2010
 
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CBD Secretariat

Delegates heading home after "bagging" the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

 

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.

 
CLOSING PLENARY:
 
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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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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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