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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

8-12 February 2010 | Putrajaya, Malaysia

CBD

Highlights from Thursday, 11 February

On Thursday, the Friends of the Co-Chairs met behind closed doors throughout the day and into the night to negotiate a provision on civil liability in the context of a supplementary protocol on liability and redress under the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety.

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9 February - 10 February - 11 February - 12 February
Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber, and Worku Damena Yifr, CBD Secretariat, during the closed door negotiations
A view of the room during the closed door meeting on civil liability

African delegates during the negotiations

Delegates outside the meeting room
NGO representatives outside the meeting room
Duncan Currie, Greenpeace, outside the meeting room
 

Nicole Schabus, ENB (right), speaks with Tewolde Egziabher, Ethiopia (second from right)

Pedro Andrade, Brazil, and Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia
GRULAC delegates
Elmo Thomas, Namibia, and Jürg Bally, Switzerland
 
 
Johansen Voker, Liberia, and Casper Linnestad, Norway
 
   
 
 
   

Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber, and Pedro Andrade, Brazil

 
Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, and Co-Chair René Lefeber
Brazilian delegates
Negotiations took place behind closed doors
Reynaldo Ariel Alvarez Morales, Mexico
Johannes Gnann, ENB, and Duncan Currie, Greenpeace
 
Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, discusses the text on civil liability with NGOs
 

 

Japanese delegates consulting
Pedro Andrade, Brazil, taking a break

Miriam Mayet, African Centre for Biosafety, and Liz Willits, ENB
 
ENB writers Stefan Jungcurt, Nicole Schabus and Johannes Gnann
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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) resources
Meeting webpage
Provisional agenda
Annotated provisional agenda
Draft supplementary protocol text
Global Biodiversity Outlook

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety website

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