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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 Monday, 6 October 2014
CBD COP 12 & NP COP/MOP 1 COP 12 opening plenary heard opening and regional statements; addressed organizational issues; and discussed the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4). In the afternoon, Working Group I (WG I) addressed the GBO-4 and the mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan. WG II addressed Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge).
Performance of traditional Korean drums during the opening plenary of COP 12 in Pyeongchang,
Republic of Korea




OPENING PLENARY
 
L-R: Hem Pande, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of India
and COP 11 President, hands over the COP Presidency to Yoon Seongkyu, Minister of Environment,
Republic of Korea
,
 
 
Hem Pande, COP 11 President
 
Yoon Seongkyu, COP 12 President
 
 
 
Choi Moon-soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, Republic of
Korea
 
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
(UNEP)
 
 
   
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
   
 
   
L-R: Jae Chun Choe, President, National Institute of Ecology, Republic of Korea; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio
Ferreira de Souza Dias
; Choi Moon-soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea; Hem Pande, COP 11
President; Yoon Seongkyu, COP 12 President; Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP; Dong Yeol Yeom, Member of
the National Assembly, Republic of Korea; David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; and Kim Si-sung, Chairperson of the
Gangwon Province Council
   
 
Moustafa Mokhtar Ali Fouda, Egypt
 
Chaweewan Hutacharern, Thailand
 
Sean Sullivan, Australia
 
Spencer Thomas, Grenada
 
Felice Cappelluti, EU
 
Malta Qwathekana, South Africa
 
Mohamed El Abd Cheikh Sidi Mohamed, Mauritania
Ioseb Kartsivadze, Georgia
 
   
View of the COP 12 opening plenary session
   
 
ICNP Co-Chair Fernando Casas
 
Neth Daño, ETC Group, on behalf of NGOs
 
Susan Brown, WWF International
 
 
Aslak Holmberg, International Indigenous Forum on
Biodiversity (IIFB)
 
Ho-Min Jang, Republic of Korea
 
 
L-R: Minjae Song and Reem Al Mealla, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
 
WORKING GROUP I
 
   
Working Group I Chair Tone Solhaug, Norway
   
 
Yousef Saleh Alhafedh, Saudi Arabia
 
Somaly Chan, Cambodia
 
Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
 
Léontine Crisson, the Netherlands
     
Edgar Selvin Pérez, Guatemala
 
WORKING GROUP II
 
Working Group II Chair María Luisa del Rio Mispireta, Peru
 
Naohisa Okuda, Japan
 
Jennifer Tauli Corpuz, the Philippines
 
Gaute Voigt-Hanssen, Norway
 
Abdoulaye Bine Guindo, Mali
 
Saulo Ceolin, Brazil
 
Rosemary Paterson, New Zealand
 
 
Claudio Chiarolla, EU
 
María Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN Permanent Forum on
Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
 
 
   
Participants from indigenous and local communities
   
 

Side Events at CBD COP 12

ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning and practice
Inventory of methods and country application to assess, value and integrate ecosystem services into decision making
Ulrike Tröger, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Marina Kosmus, GIZ
Rudolf Specht, German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) hosted this side event on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), in collaboration with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF). The project aims to develop instruments and training courses, provide technical advice, facilitate planning and decision-making processes and promote knowledge-sharing. An inventory of methods, tools and indicators on how best to assess, valuate and integrate ecosystem services into policies and practices was presented, as well as experiences in assessing and integrating ecosystem services into national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) in selected countries, including Mexico and Namibia. 

Side event participants following a presentation
 
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More Information:

www.aboutvalues.net

Contacts:

Konrad Uebelhör, GIZ
konrad.uebelhoer@giz.de
Marina Kosmus, GIZ
marina.kosmus@giz.de
Ulrike Tröger, GIZ
ulrike.troeger@giz.de
Rudolf Specht, BMUB
rudolf.specht@bmub.bund.de
Alonso Martínez
alonso.martinez@conanp.gob.mx

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The UK’s Darwin Initiative: Experiences from the NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Project
John Tayleur, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Karime Ndapanda, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia
Aggrey Rwetsiba, Uganda Wildlife Authority

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) convened a side event to show how the UK’s Darwin Initiative supports implementation of the CBD. The side event focused on the wide range of projects that the Initiative supports, showcasing the NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Project, funded by the Darwin Initiative. The NBSAP 2.0 is a three-year project supporting four African countries – Botswana, Namibia, the Seychelles and Uganda – to build resilient NBSAPs. During the event, Jeremy Eppel (Defra) announced additional funding of £150,000 as a follow-up to this project.

Babucarr Dumbaya, Gambia
Delegates having a discussion during the side event
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Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity
Diego Pacheco, Bolivia
Yves de Soye, UNDP
Claudia Ituarte-Lima, International Environmental Law at Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC)
Bente Herstad, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
Rikiya Konishi, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

This side event reported on the Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Financing for Biodiversity, organized by the Governments of Ecuador, Norway, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Uganda, the European Commission and the CBD Secretariat, which took place from 9-12 April 2014, in Quito, Ecuador. The dialogue seminar focused on: building trust and mutual understanding of the diversity of views and perspectives on values of biodiversity; reviewing ways and means to mainstream various biodiversity values into national decision making and other multilateral processes; and seeking enhanced understanding of various operationalizing mechanisms for mobilizing financial and non-financial resources, including safeguards for their implementation.

Participants following a presentation during the session
 

COP 12 SNAPSHOTS

COP 12 delegates from the Philippines
Yoon Seongkyu, COP 12 President
Moon-soon Choi, Governor of Gangwon Province, Republic of
Korea
L-R: Marco Rebelo, Portugal, Pedro Arriegas, Portugal and Paulo Carmo, Portugal
Kiruben Naicker, South Africa and Wilma Lutsch, South Africa
Protesters at COP 12

Around the Venue

Delegates entering the convention hall
Participants reading the Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Alpensia Convention Center
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

Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See our Daily Webpages)
Related Links

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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