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Sixth 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 6)

1-5 October 2012 | Hyderabad, India
 
Summary Highlights of the Meeting
 
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CBD COP-MOP 6

Friday, 5 October 2012

On Friday WG I reconvened briefly in the morning to approve the decision on socio-economic considerations and adopt the WG’s report. The budget group met throughout the day to resolve outstanding issues with regard to a Secretariat staff post and securing funds for the various AHTEGs established by other decisions. The closing plenary convened at 5:15 pm on Friday.

The plenary was suspended to allow for the finalization of the decision on the budget. Plenary reconvened at 8:30 pm to adopt the decision on the budget. Delegates resolved outstanding issues in the decisions on unintentional transboundary movements and the financial mechanism and resources and adopted 16 decisions and the reports of the working groups.

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COP/MOP 6 Chair M.F. Farooqui, India, gavels the meeting to a close at 9:30 pm.
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Closing Plenary
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L-R: Betty Kauna Schroder, Rapporteur, Namibia; Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat; COP/MOP 6 Chair M.F. Farooqui, India; Charles Gbedemah, Secretary of the Meeting; Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary

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Ho-Min Jang, Republic of Korea, announced his country's intention to host COP/MOP 7 in conjunction with the CBD COP 12.

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Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary

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Betty Kauna Schroder, Rapporteur, Namibia

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WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada

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Snežana Prokić, Serbia

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WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

On Thursday, the budget group and contact groups on socio-economic considerations and risk assessment met throughout the day. WG I met in the afternoon to finalize discussions on: unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs; notification requirements; HTPI; and socio-economic considerations.
WG II met in the morning and evening to discuss draft decisions on: monitoring and reporting; assessment and review; capacity building; the BCH; and risk assessment and risk management.

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Traditional Indian dance featuring the Hindu god Ganesh

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Marie-May Jeremie, Seychelles

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Mathato Rammoko, Lesotho

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Co-Chair contact group on risk assessment Helmut Gaugitsch, Austria,

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L-R: Henrik Hagen Olesen and Clare Hamilton, EU

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

On Wednesday, WG I considered draft decisions on: handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of LMOs; notification requirements; subsidiary bodies; and unintentional transboundary movements. WG II discussed draft decisions on: capacity building; financial mechanism and resources; the BCH; and risk assessment and risk management.

Plenary met in the afternoon to take stock of progress and address a draft decision on cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives. The budget contact group met at lunch time. Contact groups on socio-economic considerations and risk assessment met in the evening.

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L-R: Hassan Haji Ibrahim, Somalia, in conversation with Yousef Alhafedh, Saudi Arabia

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Elmo Thomas, Namibia

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Mark Zimsky, Global Environment Facility

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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia

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L-R: Chair M. F. Farooqui, India; Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; and Charles Gbedemah, Secretary of the Meeting

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

COP/MOP 6 delegates met in working groups throughout the day. WG I considered unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs, subsidiary bodies, socio-economic considerations, notification requirements, compliance, and liability and redress. WG II discussed risk assessment and risk management, financial mechanism and resources, monitoring and reporting, and assessment and review.

A contact group on socio-economic considerations met in the afternoon.

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Delegates from Arabic speaking countries consulting

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Angela Lozan, Moldova

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Fortunato de la Peña, the Philippines

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Martha Kandawa-Schulz, Namibia

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View of the contact group session on socio-economic considerations.

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Monday, 1 October 2012

The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (COP/MOP 6) opened in Hyderabad, India on Monday 1 October. In the morning plenary delegates heard opening statements and reports on the Compliance Committee, financial mechanism and resources, cooperation with other organizations, conventions and organizations and administration and budgetary matters. In the afternoon, delegates convened in two working groups (WGs).

WG I addressed: compliance; handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of living modified organisms (LMOs); notification requirements; and liability and redress. WG II addressed the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH), capacity building and risk assessment and risk management.

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L-R: H.E. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India,
and H.E. E. S. L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andra Pradesh, India

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H.E. E. S. L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andra Pradesh

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H.E. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India

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Masamichi Saigo, Japan and Representative of COP/MOP 5 President

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L-R: Masamichi Saigo, Representative of COP/MOP 5 President, Japan, hands over the COP/MOP Presidency to H.E. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India

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COP/MOP 6 Snapshots
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Delegates from the Philippines
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Delegates from China

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Delegates from the EU

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Delegates from Turkey

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*IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 3, 13-17 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
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