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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 Monday, 8 February

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 opened on Monday in the Putrajaya International Convention Center, Malaysia. Delegates met throughout the day and in the evening to continue negotiations on a supplementary protocol on liability and redress, including title, preamble, objective, definitions, scope, limitations and the primary compensation scheme.

This meeting is the last opportunity to conclude the negotiation of a supplementary protocol before the fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, serving as, Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP/MOP5) to be held 11-15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. Parties are expected to address a number of outstanding issues with regard to an administrative approach to liability and redress, including definitions, procedures and nature and competencies of the national competent authority; as well as guidelines for developing legislation on civil liability.

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Co-Chair Jimena Nieto, Colombia
Co-Chair René Lefeber, Netherlands
A view of the dais during the opening plenary
Charles Gbedemah, CBD Secretariat, addresses delegates

Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil (center)

Delegates launched into negotiating text.
Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia
Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat, introduces the documents.
A view of the room during the negotiations.

Tewolde Egziabher, Ethiopia (center)

 
Delegates from South Africa and Japan

Matthias Buck, European Union (second from left)

Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil
Ossama El-Tayeb, Egypt

 

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EU delegates during the negotiations
NGOs following the negotiations
Delegates during the negotiations
Luther M. Rangreji, India
 
 
Chinese delegates
Delegates from the Philippines consulting
Delegates from South Africa consulting
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