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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 Tuesday, 9 February

On Tuesday, delegates continued negotiations on a supplementary protocol on liability and redress in the context of the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety, focusing on domestic response measures, exemptions and limitations, and financial security. In the evening, the meeting considered a legally binding clause on civil liability in the field of damage resulting from transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs).

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9 February - 10 February - 11 February - 12 February
Jürg Bally, Switzerland
Christopher Gashirabake, Uganda
Don MacKay, New Zealand (center)
Participants reviewing the text

A view of the room during the negotiations

Burkina Faso listens to the proceedings
Co-Chair René Lefeber, the Netherlands
Reynaldo Ebora, the Philippines
A view of the room during the negotiations.

 

Elmo Thomas, Namibia (left)
Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, and Duncan Currie, Greenpeace

Matthias Buck, European Union (second from right)

Pedro Andrade and Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil
Miriam Mayet, African Centre for Biodiversity, and Lin Li Lim, Third World Network

GRULAC countries consult informally

 
Ching Li Lim and Georgina Catacora Vargas, Third World Network
 
Side Event: The "Compact": A Voluntary Private Sector System for Redressing Damage to Biological Diversity (organized by CropLife International)
Dominic Muyldermans, Chair, Executive Committee of the Compact
 

A view of the room during the side event

 

 
Dominic Muyldermans, Chair, Compact Executive Committee, and J. Thomas Carrato, Executive Director of the Compact, takes questions from participants
Johansen T. Voker, Liberia

 

Miscellaneous Photos

Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, addresses delegates during the welcoming dinner

Duncan Currie, Greenpeace (left), consulting
 

The ENB team hard at work

 
A view of Putrajaya from the balcony of the PICC
Delegates during the reception
Welcoming dinner
 
Delegates enjoying the view during the welcoming reception
 
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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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