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First 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-1)

5-10 June 2011 | Montréal, Canada
 
Summary Highlights of the Meeting
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

L-R: Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary; Co-Chair Janet Lowe, New Zealand; Co-Chair Fernando Casas, Colombia; and Valerie Normand, CBD

Friday, 10 June 2011

On Friday morning, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP) adopted four recommendations on: capacity building, awareness raising, the ABS clearinghouse, and cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms on compliance. The Committee then discussed other matters, and heard closing statements.

Cameroon, for the African Group, stated that following uncertainties about the future of the Protocol after Nagoya, ICNP 1 had charted the way forward towards implementation. Saint Lucia, for Latin America and the Caribbean, called for a strong partnership with the Secretariat in ensuring capacity building and awareness raising. India, for the Asia-Pacific Group, urged delegates to “get over the negotiation mode” and work more positively towards implementation.

The Philippines for the Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries recommended that ICNP 2: design compliance procedures in relation to ongoing practices of “biopiracy” with the full participation of relevant stakeholders, and provide concrete proposals to facilitate a common understanding on the tracking of the use of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in the clearinghouse, noting the importance of the clearinghouse as a tool to facilitate compliance. Ukraine, on behalf of Central and Eastern Europe, stressed the importance of awareness raising among policymakers; and the pilot phase of the ABS clearing house.

The EU commended all parties for moving into full implementation mode to complete the tasks needed in time for COP/MOP 1. Japan, on behalf of the COP Presidency, expressed hope that all preparatory activities be completed by ICNP 2. The International Indigenous Forum for Biodiversity and the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council called for the “full and effective participation,” rather than just “involvement,” of indigenous and local communities. Co-Chair Lowe drew the meeting to a close at 12:41 pm.

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L-R: Ossama El-Tayeb, Egypt, with Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network.
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L-R: Abdou Chakour Chadhouliati, Comoros, in a conversation with Mensah Bienvenu Celestin Bossou, Benin
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View of the closing plenary.

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L-R: Noriko Moriwake, Japan, consulting with Atsushi Suginaka, Japan.

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L-R: Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary in a lively discussion with Cheikh Ould Sidi Mohamed, Mauritania, and Abdou Chakour Chadhouliati, Comoros.

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Co-Chairs Casas and Lowe gaveled the meeting to a close at 12:41 pm (EST)
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Related Links
CBD resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting documents
*Meeting annotated agenda
*Side events
*Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing
*CBD webpage on the Nagoya Protocol
*Nagoya Protocol text

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Session of the Governing Body (GB) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), 14-18 March 2011, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS archive of meetings on biodiversity
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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