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First Meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety

23-27 February 2009 | Mexico City, Mexico
Co-Chair Nieto gavelled the meeting to a close at 6:06 pm.

Highlights for Friday, 27 February 2009

Delegates to the first meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress met throughout the day to consider a draft supplementary protocol on liability and redress to the Biosafety Protocol. Delegates considered continued deliberations on: response measures and restoration; limitation to the authorization at the time of import of the LMO; causation; non-parties; and the primary compensation scheme, including the definitions of restoration measures, operator and the roles and functions of the competent authority.
When considering the meeting’s report, delegates decided to add language stating that another meeting of the Group of Friend’s of the Co-Chairs will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in early 2010. The meeting agreed to further negotiate the draft supplementary protocol on the basis of the draft protocol text, contained in an appendix to the meeting’s report


Closing Session


Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat and Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands)
Manoela de Miranda, CBD Secretariat

 

Tewolde Egziabher, Ethiopia
Fernando Coimbra, Brazil

The Mexican goverment offered "Don Julio" tequila bottles as a souvenir to delegates.
Organizing staff distributing the host presents.

Delegates thanking the Mexican goverment for their present.

Morning Session

Gerard van Bohemen, New Zealand and Birthe Ivars, Norway

European delegates consulting others during the morning session.
Consultations among GRULAC members.

Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Japan
Julian Kinderlerer, South Africa
Jürg Bally, Switzerland

Carlos Roberto de Carvalho and Pedro Cabral de Andrade, Brazil
Elmo Thomas, Namibia and Johansen Voker, Liberia

Gerard van Bohemen, New Zealand
 
Hugo Schally, European Community and Reynaldo Ariel Alvarez Morales, Mexico

Around the conference

European delegates
Mexican delegates
 

Stefan Jungcurt, ENB Writer, (Germany)
 
Nicole Schabus, ENB Writer, (Austria), and Duncan Currie, Greenpeace

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building

Daily web coverage
23 February - 24 February - 25 February - 26 February
- 27 February


Related Links
CBD Secretariat
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety website
Meeting documents
Provisional Agenda
Annotated Provisional Agenda

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (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 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 coverage of WGLR 3, 19-23 February 2007, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of WGLR 2, 20-24 February 2006, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of WGLR 1, 25-27 May 2005, Montréal, Canada
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