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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 Tuesday, 2 October 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

CBD COP-MOP 6
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.
Delegates from Africa in a huddle discussing CRP text from WG I.
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Working Group I
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WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium

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Participants from the Public Research and Regulation Initiative consulting

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Benedicto Lucas, Guatemala
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Desmond Mahon, Canada

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Masamichi Saigo, Japan

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Henrik Hagen Olesen, EU

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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia

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Delegates from Arabic speaking countries consulting

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Working Group II
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WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada

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Angela Lozan, Moldova

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Taina Tagicakibau, Fiji

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Paula Rossi, Brazil

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Delegates from South Africa reviewing CRP.

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Martha Kandawa-Schulz, Namibia

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Fortunato de la Peña, the Philippines

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L-R: Sol Ortiz and Francisca Acevedo, Mexico

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Contact Group on Socio-Economic Considerations
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View of the contact group session on socio-economic considerations

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L-R: Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat; Contact Group Co-Chair Ruben Dekker, the Netherlands; Contact Group Co-Chair Gurdial Singh, Malaysia; and Paola Scarone, CBD Secretariat

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Francis Ogwal, Uganda

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Jose Falck-Zepeda, International Food Policy Research Institute

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Li Chin Lim, Third World Network

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Casper Linnestad, Norway

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Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia

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L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA, in a discussion with Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil

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Side Event:
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Transgene Outcrossing in Native and Indigenous Crops -
Risk Assessment and Management Options
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Angelika Hilbeck, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, moderated the side-event.

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Side-event discussing transgene flow

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Cynthia Sager, University of Arkansas, presented the presence of transgene flow among the most widely used crop species.

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COP/MOP 6 Snapshots
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Tapestry depicting Mother Earth and biodversity.

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L-R:Snežana Prokić, Serbia and Dubravka Stepic, Croatia

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L-R: Damaso Luna, Mexico and Balakrishna Pisupati, India

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A delegate throwing petals in honour of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

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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
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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