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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 Wednesday, 15 October 2014
CBD COP 12 & NP COP/MOP 1

A High-level Segment convened throughout the day. Working Group I addressed draft decisions on biodiversity and sustainable development, gender mainstreaming, improving efficiency, and the multi-year work programme under the COP. They also addressed capacity building and the access and benefit-sharing clearing house under the Nagoya Protocol. Working Group II considered draft decisions on ecosystem conservation and restoration, and climate change. Several contact and informal groups met during the day and into the night.

L-R: Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP; Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global
Environment Facility (GEF); COP 12 President Seongkyu Yoon; Hongwon Chung, Prime Minister, Republic of Korea; Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP; Choi Moon-soon, Governor, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea; and CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
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HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT OPENING PLENARY
 
View of the opening plenary of the COP 12 High-Level Segment
 
 
COP 12 President Seongkyu Yoon
 
Hongwon Chung, Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
 
 
   
Video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
   
 
 
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
 
Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP
 
 
Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, GEF
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
 
L-R: María Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII); Reginald Melanson, Canadian Business and
Biodiversity Council; Amy Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; COP 12 President
Seongkyu Yoon; Sanghoon Kim, Moderator; Choi Moon-soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea; Cristian Samper,
Wildife Conservation Society; Choony Kim, CBD; and Christian Schwarzer, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)
 
 
Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 presentation
 
Choi Moon-soon, Governor, Gangwon
Province, Republic of Korea
Cristian Samper, Wildife Conservation
Society
Reginald Melanson, Canadian Business
and Biodiversity Council
 
L-R: Christian Schwarzer and Melina Sakiyama, GYBN
 
Choony Kim, CBD Alliance
María Eugenia Choque Quispe, UNPFII
 
PANEL DISCUSSION 1: INTEGRATING BIODIVERSITY INTO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
AND POST-2015 AGENDA
 
   
L-R: Barbara Degani, Under-Secretary of Environment, Land and Sea, Italy; UNCCD Executive Secretary Monique Barbut; Amy
Fraenkel
, CBD Secretariat; Juan José Guerra Abud, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico; Sanghoon
Kim
, Moderator; Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director-General IUCN; and Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, GEF
   
 
UNCCD Executive Secretary Monique
Barbut
Juan José Guerra Abud, Secretary of the
Environment and Natural Resources,
Mexico
Barbara Degani, Under-Secretary of
Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
 
L-R: Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director-General IUCN, and Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, GEF
 
María Fabiana Loguzzo, Director-General
for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Argentina
Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary,
Ministry of Climate and Environment,
Norway
Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry
of Environment Conservation and
Forestry, Myanmar
 
Uahekua Herunga, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia
 
PANEL DISCUSSION 2: INTEGRATING NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS (NBSAPs) INTO NATIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ERADICATION STRATEGIES AND PLANNING PROCESSES
 
 
   
L-R: Francisco Gaetani, Deputy Minister of Environment, Brazil; Marcellin Rabeantoandro, Deputy Minister of Environment,
Ecology and Forest, Madagascar; Amy Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat; Francisco Prieto, Undersecretary of the Environment,
Ecuador; Sanghoon Kim, Moderator; and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Former Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
   
 
Francisco Gaetani, Deputy Minister of Environment, Brazil
Marcellin Rabeantoandro, Deputy Minister of Environment,
Ecology and Forest, Madagascar
 
 
Francisco Prieto, Undersecretary of the Environment, Ecuador
 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Former Minister of Environment and
Energy, Costa Rica
 
 
Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek, Global Forest
Coalition
 
Natalya Minchenko, Belarus
 
Inutu Etambuyu Suba, Zambia
 
Ernesto Adobo Jr., Undersecretary of
the Environment, the Philippines
Susan Brown, WWF International
His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud
bin Mohammad Al-Saud
, Saudi Arabia
 
 
L-R: Kilaparti Ramakrishna, ESCAP, with Kimo Goree, IISD
 
WORKING GROUP I

L-R: Didier Babin, CBD Secretariat; Didier Babin, CBD Secretariat; WG I Chair Tone Solhaug; Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat; David Duthie, CBD Secretariat
Marco D’Alessandro, Switzerland
Roxana Solis Ortiz, Peru
Anne Theo Seinen, EU
Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat, and Marco D’Alessandro, Switzerland
Thiago Medeiros da Cunha Cavalcanti, Brazil
Lijie Cai, CBD Secretariat
Jones Muleso Kharika, South Africa
Julian Jackson, UK
Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat
Victor Cantón, Uruguay
Cornelia Paulsch and Alex Paulsch, Germany
Mike Ipanga Mwaku, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Trish
Hayes
, Canada
Andrea Cruz-Angón, Mexico, and Roxana Solis Ortiz, Peru
Amélie Rioux, World Health Organization, and Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat
Delegates having a discussion during Working Group I
Delegates consulting

WORKING GROUP II

WG II Chair María Luisa del Rio Mispireta consulting with the CBD Secretariat
Marte Sendstad, Norway
Cecilia Wong, Canada
Hans Friederich and Michael Devlin, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
Kamar Yousuf, UNEP, Wendy Jackson, New Zealand and Makiko Yashiro, UNEP
Santiago Obispo, Red de Cooperacion Amazonica (REDCAM), Paul Oldham, One World Analytics, and Akemi Mitsuishi, Japan Civil Network for United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
Delegates from Ecuador

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


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 7), 29 September - 3 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 5) of the CBD and Eighteenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18), 16-20 and 23-28 June 2014, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of the Third Meeting of the Open-ended Ad-Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP 3), 24-28 February 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the CBD and CBD SBSTTA 17, 7-11 and 14-18 October 2013, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 6), 1-5 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

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