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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 Wednesday, 3 October 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

CBD COP-MOP 6
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.
Cultural entertainment at COP/MOP 6
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Working Group I
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L-R: Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat and WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium

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WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium, in a discussion with delegates from the EU.

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L-R: Mary Lisa Madell and Ed Porter, US in a discussion with Eric Okoree, Ghana

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Elmo Thomas, Namibia

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Eric Okoree, Ghana

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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia

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

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L-R:Sorka Copa and Sergio Arispe, Bolivia, consulting with Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat

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

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Ramatha Letchumanan, Malaysia

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Elisa Dalgalarrondo, Uruguay

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Mark Zimsky, Global Environment Facility

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Delegates from the Philippines consulting.

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Angel Onofa, Ecuador

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Matthias Buck, EU

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

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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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WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada

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WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium

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Conrod Hunte, Antigua and Barbuda

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Snežana Prokić, Serbia

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Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil

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Reynaldo Ariel Álvarez-Morales, Mexico

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Contact Groups:
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View of the contact group on risk assessment.
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View of the contact group on socio-economic considerations
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Side Event:
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Promoting the Ratification of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol
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View of the side-event promoting the ratification of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

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L-R: Johansen Voker, Liberia; Jimena Niteo Carrasco, Colombia; Matthias Buck, EU; Reynaldo Ariel Álvarez-Morales, Mexico; Gurdial Singh, Malaysia; and Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat

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COP/MOP 6 Snapshots
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Tapestry depicting biodiversity and deforestation.

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L-R: Lisa Pedicelli, CBD Secretariat with Fawzat Salloum and Ardis Petcharat, UN Security

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L-R: Maria Crespo and Ailis Rego, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Yousef Alhafedh, Saudi Arabia speaking with Behzad Ghareyazie, PRRI

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View of the media control center at the main plenary hall.
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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

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*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
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*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
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