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Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

18-29 October 2010 | Nagoya, Japan
 
Highlights for Monday, 25 October 2010
 
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CBD COP 10
Media frenzy at the ICG negotiations.
 
A morning plenary heard a report on weekend consultations on access and benefit-sharing (ABS). Working Groups I and II addressed draft decisions on several agenda items. The ABS negotiations focused on compliance, the preamble and emergency situations. Several contact and informal groups met during the day and into the night.
 
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Åsa Norrman, Sweden, presiding the plenary session on behalf of the COP 10 President.

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Snežana Prokić, Rapporteur

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ICG on ABS Co-Chairs Tim Hodges and Fernando Casas

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WG I in session.

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Horst Korn, Germany, reported on the progress made at the Friends of the Chair group on Geo-engineering.

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Renée Sauvé, Contact Group Chair on Marine and Coastal biodiversity.
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Giannina Santiago Cabarcas, Contact Group Co-Chair on Biofuels.

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Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Contact Group Chair on Biodiversity and Climate Change.

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Natalya Minchenko, Belarus

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L-R: Sandagdorj Bayarkhuu and N. Soninkhishig, Mongolia

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Emmanuel Gounaris, Greece

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Delegates in a huddle with WG I Chair Hufler to find compromise language on inland water.

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L-R: WG II Chair Luna with Robert Höft and Olivier de Munck, CBD Secretariat.

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L-R: Adriana Tescari, Brazil, and Ines Verleye, EU, in a discussion with WG II Chair Luna.

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Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico, consulting with
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Delegates from Malaysia, Samoa and the Philippines in consultation.

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L-R: Prose Roxas, Meriden E. Maranan, and Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines

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Pedro Ivo, Portugal

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L-R: Augusto Pinto and Tessa Koppert, Timor-Leste

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L-R: Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Peter Bos and Rob van Brouwershaven, the Netherlands

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Nabil Hamada, Tunisia

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Chaweewan Hutacharern, Thailand

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Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation

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INFORMAL CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON ABS (ICG):
 
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L-R: The ICG dais with Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat; ICG on ABS Co-Chair Hodges; Senior Vice Minister Shoichi Kondo, Ministry of Environment of Japan; and ICG Co-Chair Casas.

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Senior Vice Minister Shoichi Kondo, Ministry of Environment of Japan, briefly addressed the ICG and offered the group his support in their deliberations.

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Senior Vice Minister Shoichi Kondo being interviewed by the press.

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ICG small group on compliance.

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ICG small group on the preamble.

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Related Links
CBD resources
*CBD website
*CBD COP 10 website
*CBD COP 10 agenda
*CBD COP 10 annotated agenda
*Draft decisions for CBD COP 10
*CBD COP 10 documents
*CBD COP 10 side event website

Host Government Information resource
*COP 10 website

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Meeting of the Parties of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 5), 11-15 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS briefing note of the Interregional Negotiating Group of the Ad-hoc Open Ended Working Group of Access and Benefit-Sharing, 18-21 September 2010, Montréal, Canada (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Resumed Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit‑sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 10-16 July 2010, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Third Meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI), 24-28 May 2010, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS coverage of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the CBD, 10-21 May 2010, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 6) of the CBD, 2-6 November 2009, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS biodiversity and wildlife page
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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