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Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) and First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (NP COP/MOP 1)

6-17 and 13-17 October 2014 | Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

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Highlights for Tuesday, 14 October 2014
CBD COP 12 & NP COP/MOP 1

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP) and the Nagoya Protocol Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (NP COP/MOP) continued discussion of several agenda items on Tuesday. Working Group I considered: capacity building, and awareness raising on genetic resources and traditional knowledge, under the NP COP/MOP; and review of progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan (SP), the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), and improving efficiency and structures of the CBD, under the CBD COP. Working Group II considered: marine and coastal biodiversity, bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management, and ecosystem conservation and restoration under the CBD COP; and model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices and/or standards under the NP COP/MOP.

A joint session of the COP and the COP/MOP convened in plenary in the evening, adopting, NP COP/MOP decisions on: SBI, concurrent meetings, and model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices. The plenary also adopted CBD COP decisions on SBI, concurrent meetings, Article 8(j) and related provisions, and marine and coastal biodiversity.

A Friends of the Chair group met on terminology, and contact groups convened on compliance, cooperation and the financial mechanism throughout the day. Working Group I and the contact group on the financial mechanism continued discussions late into the evening.

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WORKING GROUP I
 
Delegates from the EU, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico consulting
 
Rahul Chand, Fiji
Sangay Dema, Bhutan
Babucarr Dumbuya, the Gambia
 
L-R: Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat; Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat; WG I Tone Solhaug; and Beatriz
Gómez-Castro
, CBD Secretariat
 
   
Participants from the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) consult
informally
   
 
Julius Ningu, Tanzania
María Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN
Permanent Forum on Indigenous
Issues (UNPFII)
So Jean Busco, Burkina Faso
 
Yousef Saleh Alhafedh, Saudi Arabia
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico
Hartmut Meyer, Germany
 
The EU in discussion with Mexico
 
   
Delegates from the EU consulting
   
 
   
Publications outside WG I
   
 
WORKING GROUP II
 
   
L-R: Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat, consulting with Mundita Lim, the Philippines
   
 
Naohisa Okuda, Japan
Lily Rodriguez, German Science
Foundation
Cyrus Mageria, Kenya
 
Risa Smith, Canada
Melissa Cotterill, Australia
El Khitma El Awad Mohammed Ahmed,
Sudan
 
Till Pistorius, Germany
Didier Balma, Burkina Faso
 
L-R: Kamar Yousuf and Makiko Yashiro, UNEP
 
PLENARY
   
COP 12 participants watched a video showcasing Mexico's natural capital
   
 
Yoon Seongkyu, COP 12 President
     
Juan Jose Guerra Abud, Secretary of the Environment and
Natural Resources, Mexico
 
Hem Pande, Chair of NP COP/MOP 1
     
David Cooper, Secretary of the Meeting
 
WG I Chair Tone Solhaug
WG II Chair Maria Luisa Mispireta
 
 

Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Sub-national Governments

Session on Implementation – People and Conservation
L-R: Nopasika Malta Qwathekana, South Africa; Paul Baskcomb, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; Masaru Horikami, Japan; Jongryul Kim, Republic of Korea; Soonsun Lee, Governor, Inje County, Republic of Korea; Yoshikazu Naito, Japan; Masao Hayakawa, Japan; Sunandan Tiwari, Deputy Director, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Nopasika Malta Qwathekana, South Africa
Paul Baskcomb, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Soonsun Lee, Governor, Inje County, Republic of Korea
This session illustrated the involvement of local stakeholders, including communities, citizens and the private sector, in cities and sub-national governments’ implementation of the CBD. The panel highlighted stakeholders' involvement in activities including: conservation and endangered species restoration; ecotourism; biodiversity conservation networks; employment opportunities in wetlands or protected areas restoration programmes; citizen and community consultations; citizen and expert groups; and greening programmes.

Session on The Green Creative Economy – Reconciling the Parallel Systems
L-R: Wan Ping, Sichuan Province, China; Tanya Abrahamse, CEO, South African National Biodiversity Institute; Katia Karousakis, OECD; Johannes van der Merwe, Cape Town, South Africa; Elsie Lefebvre, City of Montréal, Canada; Han Qunli, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Chantal van Ham, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Wan Ping, Sichuan Province, China
Pavan Sukhdev, UNEP
Katia Karousakis, OECD
This session focused on alternative ways to create green creative economy initiatives, including: valuing ecological assets; using these assets to generate economic opportunities and address inequality and poverty; and using growing demand for natural resources to generate new economic and employment opportunities. It also considered: investing in ecosystem restoration as a low-cost strategy to deliver services with high environmental and human returns; cost-benefit analyses to inform policy making at all levels; using economic instruments such as payment for ecosystem services and biodiversity offsets; and educating younger generations to value nature.

Session on Mayors and Governors Roundtable - The Urban Nexus
L-R: Alain Chabrolle, Government of Rhone-Alpes Regional Council, France; Troy Pickard, Mayor, Joondalup, Australlia; Taeyoung Yeon, Mayor, Suwon City, Republic of Korea; Hideaki Ohmura, Governor, Aichi Prefecture, Japan; Makhaya Merriman Twabu, Mayor, Mbizana Local Municipality, South Africa; David Cadman, President, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Hideaki Ohmura, Governor, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
David Cadman, President, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Taeyoung Yeon, Mayor, Suwon City, Republic of Korea
This session focused on mainstreaming biodiversity into municipal and sub-national governance and policy. Participants at this roundtable demonstrated effective biodiversity integration across sectors such as health, infrastructure, climate change, disaster risk reduction, resilience and water in the Aichi Prefecture (Japan), Joondalup (Australia), the Rhône-Alpes Region (France), Suwon City (Republic of Korea) and Mbizana Local Municipality (South Africa). They highlighted challenges including: engaging stakeholders across all sectors and levels of governance to integrate biodiversity in planning processes through mechanisms such as strategic community plans, green and blue belts, thematic festivals and education centers.
Participants deliver the draft Gangwon/Pyeongchang Resolution at the closing session.

Cities Summit Snapshots

Louise Hård af Segerstad, Albaeco
Russell Galt, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
Tendamudzimu Mathagu, City of Johannesburg, South Africa
ICLEI staff at the Cities Summit, CBD COP 12, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Side Events at CBD COP 12

Partners Roundtable on Achieving the Aichi Targets through Integrated Coastal Management

CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias and Roberto V. Oliva, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Diasand Mary Seet-Cheng, Chair, East Asian Seas Partnership Council (PEMSEA)
The LifeWeb Partners Roundtable with donors featured the joint initiative of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Partnership for Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia in supporting efforts in Southeast (PEMSEA) to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity targets through scaling-up the coverage and effectiveness of Marine Conservation Areas and Threatened Species Protection.
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias addressing LifeWeb Partners Roundtable
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Around the Venue

L-R: Mi-ran Gim, Republic of Korea; Young-hee Ham, Gangwon Provincial Government, Republic of Korea and Susanne Nolden, Germany
Participants looking over a contour plan for the 2018 Winter Olympics village in Pyeongchang.
UN Security outside WG II
Mrinalini Rai and Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek, Global Forest Coalition

Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Finnish Ministry of Environment
MEV Finnish Ministry of Environment
GIZ BMZ

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COP 12 Resources

*COP 12 Website

*COP 12 Documents

*COP 12 Provisional Annotated Agenda

*COP 12 Draft Decisions

*COP12 HLS doncuments

*High Level Segment Documents

*High-Level Segment Programme

*COP 12 Side Events

*Biodiversity Summit

*Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Fair during COP 12

*Rio Conventions Pavilion

*Host Country Website


NP COP/MOP 1 Resources

*NP COP/MOP 1 Website

*NP COP/MOP 1 Documents

*NP COP/MOP 1 Annotated Provisional Agenda

*ABS-CH Workshop


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