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Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

8-19 October 2012 | Hyderabad, India
 
Highlights for Friday, 19 October 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

CBD COP 11
On Friday afternoon, 19 October, plenary adopted decisions on most agenda items, including on marine and coastal biodiversity, climate change-related issues, new and emerging issues, and guidance to the financial mechanisms, while ministerial consultations were ongoing on resource mobilization.

At 6:00 pm, plenary was suspended to allow the finance negotiations to continue.

At 1:53 am, the closing plenary reconvened and adopted a decision on targets for resource mobilization. COP 11 President Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India, gaveled the meeting to a close at 3:02 am.

View of the closing plenary in session presided by COP 11 President Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India

 
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COP 11 President Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India, gavelled the meeting to a close at 3:02 am.

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Closing Plenary
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Dais during the start of closing plenary

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Thuriya Said Al-Sarriri, Oman

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Alejandra Torres, Colombia

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Haigen Xu, China

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Jong-Soo Yoon, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, announced their intention to host COP 12

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L-R: Florina Lopez Miro, Latin American Women's Network on Biodiversity, presented a gift to the CBD Museum of Nature and Culture to Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary.

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COP 11 President Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India is being escorted out by UN Security en route to the resource mobilization and budget negotiations.

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In the corridors: Budget and Resource Mobilization
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L-R: John Matuszak, US; Conrod Hunte, Chair of the Budget Committee; and Betty Kauna Schroder, Rapporteur, Namibia

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Delegates from Japan consulting

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L-R: Damaso Luna, Mexico; Sem Shikongo, Namibia; and Spencer Thomas, Grenada

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L-R: John Matuszak, US and Damaso Luna, Mexico

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Delegates from Germany consulting

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Robert Mclean, Canada

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Working Group II
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View of the WG II plenary

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Delegates in informal consultations on synthetic biology

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Wendy Yap, Singapore

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Zumreta Jahic, the Netherlands

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Gabriele Obermayr, Austria

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L-R: Mohammed Solaiman Haider and Mozaharul Islam, Bangladesh
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L-R: Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat, and WG II Chair Andrew Bignell, New Zealand

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COP 11 Snapshots
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L-R: Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network and Antje Lorch, EcoNexus

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L-R: Sorka Jannet Copa Romero and Danitza Mariaca Vaca Guzman, Bolivia

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L-R: Jacqueline Grekin and Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat

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Delegates from Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization , Ecuador in conversation with Lara Samaha, Lebanon (far right)

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L-R: Patama Domrongphol, Sirikul Bunpapong, and Sarocha Roonsiri, Thailand

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Delegates from Canada

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L-R: Cristina Romanelli and Annie Cung, CBD Secretariat

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Edgar Selvin Pérez, Guatemala

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Nikolaus Berlakovich, Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria, (center) in conversation with NGOs

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L-R: Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP and Jan McAlpine, UNFF

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