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Biodiversity Policy & Practice
Second 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-2)

2-6 July 2012 | New Delhi, India
 
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ICNP 2

Friday, 6 July 2012

On Friday morning, the closing plenary adopted the report of the meeting and eight recommendations on: elaboration of guidance for the financial mechanism; guidance for resource mobilization for implementation of the Nagoya Protocol; awareness-raising; capacity building; the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism; modalities of operation of the ABS clearing-house; further work in preparation for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol; and cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and address cases of non-compliance. Following closing statements, Co-Chair Janet Lowe (New Zealand) gaveled the meeting to a close at 1:22 pm.

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L-R: Dubravka Stepic, Rapporteur, Croatia, Lyle Glowka, CBD Secretariat, CBD Executive Secretary
Braulio Dias, Co-Chair Fernando Casas, Colombia, Co-Chair Janet Lowe, New Zealand, and Valerie
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Anke van den Hurk, Plantum

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Teresa Aguero, Chile

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Begoña Venero Aguirre, World Intellectual Property Organization

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Krishna Prasad Oli, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

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Matthew Jebb, Ireland

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Atsushi Suginaka, Japan

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L-R: David Hafashimana, Uganda, reviewing final documents with Samuel Dieme, Senegal.

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M.F. Farooqui, India
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L-R: Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias; Hem Pande, India; and Mohamed Hassan, Somalia

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

ICNP 2 plenary met in morning, afternoon and evening sessions to finalize draft recommendations on: the ABS clearing-house; capacity-building; future work; and a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism. Delegates also agreed to defer to an ICNP 3 or COP/MOP 1 substantive discussion on a programme budget for the biennium following the Protocol’s entry into force, and rules of procedures and a draft provisional agenda for COP/MOP 1. The contact group on a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism met during lunchtime, and the group on compliance met in the afternoon and evening.

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Manuel Gerochi, the Philippines

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Kamar Yousuf, UNEP

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Carlos Roberto de Carvalho Fonseca, Brazil

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L-R: Lyle Glowka, CBD Secretariat; Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat; Contact Group on the Global Multilateral Benefit-Sharing Mechanism Co-Chairs Gurdial Singh, Malaysia and Andrew Bignell, New Zealand

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L-R: Co-Chairs of the contact group on compliance Larissa Lima Costa, Brazil, and Kaspar Sollberger, Switzerland

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

ICNP 2 plenary discussed procedural issues and draft recommendations on: guidance for the financial mechanism; resource mobilization; awareness raising; and the ABS clearing-house. Two contact groups addressed a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism and compliance.

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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia

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Boukar Attari, Niger

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Marcal Gusmao, Timor Leste

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L-R: Yibin Xiang, CBD Secretariat; Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network (TWN); and Liu Guozhi, China

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L-R: Leonard Hirsch, US, in a conversation with Carlos Roberto de Carvalho Fonseca, Brazil.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

ICNP 2 delegates met in plenary to discuss the ABS clearing-house, capacity building, awareness-raising and compliance. A lunchtime informal roundtable discusion illustrated progress made towards ratification of the Protocol.

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L-R: ENB writers Elsa Tsioumani, Catherine Benson and Elisa Morgera in conversation with Gurdial Singh, Malaysia.

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L-R: ENB writer Eugenia Recio with Edgar Selvin Pérez, Guatemala

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L-R: Benjamin Phillips, Australia, and Melesha Banhan, Antigua and Barbuda

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Sonia Peña Moreno, IUCN

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Hugo-Maria Schally, EU

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Monday, 2 July 2012

Delegates to the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in plenary to hear opening statements, address organizational matters, and discuss guidance to the financial mechanism, resource mobilization and a multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism.

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L-R: CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias and T. Chatterjee, Secretary of the Ministry of
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L-R: Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat, in a discussion with Co-Chair Fernando Casas, Colombia.

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Prudence Galega, Cameroon

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Gabriela Garduza Estrada, Mexico

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Lucy Mulunkei, African Indigenous Women Organization, Kenya

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Suhel Al-Janabi, Germany

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Related Links
CBD resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting anotated agenda
*Meeting documents
*Background on the Protocol
*Text of the Protocol
*Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing
*The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of ICNP-1, 5-10 June 2011, Montréal, Canada
*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
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