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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 Thursday, 4 October 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

CBD COP-MOP 6

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.

Traditional Indian dance featuring the Hindu god Ganesh
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Working Group II
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L-R:Giovanni Ferraiolo, Erie Tamale and Dina Abdelhakim, CBD Secretariat

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WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada

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Delegates from Africa discussing text on capacity building.

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Sol Ortiz, Mexico

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

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Mathato Rammoko, Lesotho

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Delegates from GRULAC and the Philippines consulting.

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Edgar Selvin Pérez, Guatemala

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Lyndon John, Saint Lucia

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Ayman Tharwat Abdel Aziz, Egypt

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

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Marcel Kakpo Comlan, Benin

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George Essegbey, Ghana

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

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Co-Chair contact group on socio-economic considerations, Ruben Dekker, the Netherlands

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Miriam Kinyua, Kenya

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Delegates from Ethiopia, Bolivia, Somalia and Colombia and Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA.

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L-R: Martine Delanoy, EU; Willy Tonui, Kenya; and Ella Strickland, EU

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Budget Committee
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L-R: Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; Conrod Hunte, Chair of the Budget Committee, Antigua and Barbuda; Michele Rattray, CBD Secretariat

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Session of the Budget Committee

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Contact Groups
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Contact group session on socio-economic considerations

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Contact group session on risk assessment

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COP/MOP 6 Snapshots
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Fish installation made of plastic wastes from the ocean, created by Silas and Adam Birtwistle.
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Participants at the CEPA Fair

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L-R: Edilberto Duarte Lopez, Nicaragua; Angel Onofa, Ecuador; Benedicto Lucas, Guatemala; and Edgar Selvin Pérez, Guatemala

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Delegates from Malaysia

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Delegates from Thailand

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L-R: Lisa Pedicelli and Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Johany Martinez and Michele Rattray, 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
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*African Regional Coverage
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