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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
 
Highlights for Monday, 1 October 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

CBD COP-MOP 6
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.
L-R: H.E. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India,
and H.E. E. S. L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andra Pradesh, India
Ceremonial Indian lamp lighting ceremony
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Opening Plenary
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View of the opening plenary of COP/MOP 6

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L-R: Masamichi Saigo, Representative of COP/MOP 5 President, Japan; H.E. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India; H.E. E. S. L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andra Pradesh, India; and Minnie Mathew, Chief Secretary, Government of Andra Pradesh, India

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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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Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary

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Bakary Kante, UNEP

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Charles Gbedemah, Secretary of the Meeting

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T. Chatterjee, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, India

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

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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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L-R: Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat; M. F. Farooqui, India; Charles Gbedemah, Secretary of the Meeting; Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; and Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat

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Jürg Bally, Switzerland, Chair of the Compliance Committee

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Mariéme Fall de Pérez Rubín, World Trade Organization

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Edward Kaska, US

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Working Group I
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L-R: Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium; and Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat

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Jimena Nieto Carrasco, Colombia

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Carolyn Hini, New Zealand

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Rufus Ebegba, Nigeria

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Working Group II
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L-R: Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat; WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada; and Giovanni Ferraiolo, CBD Secretariat

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Wang Jie, China

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Crisanta Rodas, Paraguay

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Ranjini Warrier, India

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Tapestry on biodiversity

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Teresa Mazza, CBD Secretariat, in a conversation with delegates.

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Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruata, Kiribati with Somaly Chan Cambodia

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L-R: Sally Atoui, MKI Travel, celebrating her birthday with Marcelle Lefebvre, CBD Secretariat; Fawzat Salloum, United Nations; and Franca D'Amico, CBD Secretariat

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Related Links
Meeting resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting documents
*Meeting annotated provisional agenda
*Side events
*Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Fair 2012
*Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety website
*Host country website

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 5, 11-15 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*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
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
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*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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