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Seventh 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 7)

29 September - 3 October 2014 | Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea
 
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CBD COP-MOP 7
CBD COP-MOP 7

Friday, 3 October 2014

On Friday, Working Group I convened in the morning to finalize the decision on socio-economic considerations and adopt the group’s report. Working Group II also reconvened briefly to adopt its report.

The closing plenary convened at 3:30pm to resolve outstanding issues in the decisions on financial mechanism and resources, and socio-economic considerations. Delegates then adopted these decisions as amended and 12 other decisions with no or minor amendments.

COP/MOP7 Chair Inho Lee gaveled the meeting to a close at 5:28 pm.

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COP/MOP 7 Chair Inho Lee gaveled the meeting to a close at 5:28 pm

CLOSING PLENARY
 
   
COP/MOP 7 Chair Inho Lee presiding over closing plenary
   
 
Matteo Lener, EU
 
Chung Seokjin, Republic of Korea
 
Rahul Chand, Fiji
 
Mohamed El Abd Cheikh Sidi
Mohamed
, Mauritania
Maria Luisa Angelica Del Rio Mispireta,
Peru
Ioseb Kartsivadze, Georgia
 
Li Ching Lim, Third World Network, for NGOs
 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

COP/MOP 7 delegates met in working group (WG) and contact group sessions throughout the day. WG I addressed revised draft decisions on socio-economic considerations, monitoring and reporting, assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Protocol, improving the efficiency of structures and processes under the Convention and its protocols, and financial mechanism and resources.

WG II considered revised draft decisions on the BCH, contained use of LMOs, unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures, and risk assessment and risk management.

Contact groups on risk assessment and risk management, and on socio-economic considerations, met in the morning and in the afternoon, respectively.

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Korean Civil Network protest against GMOs and ensuring farmers' rights
   
 
L-R: WG I Chair Francis Ogwal; Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat; and Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat
 
L-R: Johansen Voker, Liberia, consulting with Nosipho
Ngcaba
, South Africa
L-R: Ossama Abdelkawy and Mohamed El Abd Cheikh Sidi
Mohamed
, Mauritania
 
   
L-R: WG II Chair Chaweewan Hutacharern; Manoela Miranda, CBD Secretariat; and Giovanni Ferraiolo,
CBD Secretariat
   
 
 
Davi Bonavides, Brazil
 
Martin Lema, Argentina
 
 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

COP/MOP 7 delegates met in a morning plenary, and in the two working groups (WGs) and several contact groups throughout the day. Plenary heard reports on progress and considered a revised draft decision on cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives.

WG I considered draft decisions on compliance, liability and redress, and socio-economic considerations. WG II addressed unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs and emergency measures, and the contained use of LMOs; and considered revised draft decisions on handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of LMOs, and the BCH.

The contact group on the budget and the Friends of the Chair Group on the financial mechanism met in the morning. The contact group on risk assessment and risk management met in the evening.

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L-R: CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; Manoela Miranda, CBD Secretariat; COP/MOP 7 Chair Inho Lee;
Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat; and Charles Gebedemah, Secretary of the Meeting
   
 
WG I Chair Francis Ogwal
 
WG II Chair Chaweewan Hutacharern
 
Boukar Attari, Niger, Chair of the
Credentials Committee
 
Wendy Jackson, New Zealand
Saulo Ceolin, Brazil
 
   

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

COP/MOP 7 delegates met in working groups throughout the day. WG I considered: compliance; financial mechanism and resources; liability and redress; socio-economic considerations; monitoring and reporting; the Protocol’s third review of effectiveness; and improving efficiency of structures and processes under the Convention and its Protocols. WG II considered: the Biosafety Clearing-house (BCH); handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of living modified organisms (LMOs); and risk assessment and risk management.

A friends of the chair group on financial mechanism and resources and a contact group on risk assessment and risk management met in the evening.

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Packed evening contact group on risk assessment and risk management
   
 
Chair Ogwal confers with members of the friends of the chair group
 
Delegates from Mauritania and Uganda consulting
Delegate from South Africa in discussion with delegates from the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Liberia
 
Ella Strickland, EU
 
Antje Lorch, ECOROPA
 
Ileana Lopez, UN Environment Programme
 
   

Monday, 29 September 2014

The seventh 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 (COP/MOP 7) opened in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, on Monday 29 September. In morning plenary, delegates heard opening statements and reports on: compliance; financial mechanism and resources; cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives; and administration and the budget, including recommendations from a functional review of the Secretariat and proposals for future meetings of the COP and COP/MOP.

In the afternoon, an informal special plenary session on implementation discussed lessons learned in implementation and approaches towards integrating implementation of the Protocol and the Convention.

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L-R: Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea,
accepts the COP/MOP 7 Chairmanship from Shri Ashok Lavasa, Secretary of
Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India
   
 
Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and
Energy, Republic of Korea
Shri Ashok Lavasa, Secretary of Environment,
Forests and Climate Change, India
 
 
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de
Souza Dias
 
Margaret Oduk, UNEP
 
 
   
VIPs hand in hand during the COP/MOP 7 opening plenary
   
 
Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Finnish Ministry of Environment
MEV Finnish Ministry of Environment
GIZ BMZ

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COP-MOP 7 Resources

*COP-MOP 7 Website

*COP-MOP 7 Annotated Provisional Agenda

*COP-MOP 7 Meeting Documents

*COP-MOP 7 Side Events

*COP-MOP 7 Special Session on Implementation

*Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Fair during COP-MOP 7

*Previous COP-MOP Meetings

*Other COP 2014 Meetings

*Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Website

*Host Country Website


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 6, 1-5 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 5, 11-15 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 4, 12-16 May 2008, Bonn, Germany

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

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 2, 30 May - 3 June 2005, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP-MOP 1, 23-27 February 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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