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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
 
Highlights for Thursday, 5 July 2012
 
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ICNP 2

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.

Painting at the convention center entitled "Women at Market" by Thombi Singh.
 
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Plenary
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David Hafashimana, Uganda

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Matilde da Conçeicao Gomes Lopes, Guinea Bissau

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Anita James, Saint Lucia

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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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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: Co-Chairs Fernando Casas, Colombia, and Janet Lowe, New Zealand, in a discussion with CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias; Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat and Lyle Glowka, CBD Secretariat.

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Andrew Bignell, New Zealand, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on the Global Multilateral Benefit-Sharing Mechanism, reported the outcomes of the contact group.
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Kaspar Sollberger, Switzerland, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Compliance, reported on the progress made by the contact group.
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David Hafashimana, Uganda, confers with Co-Chair Janet Lowe, New Zealand, Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat and Sonia Gautreau, CBD Secretariat.

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L-R: Nader Ibrahim and Ailis Rego, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Apisake Monthienvichienchai, Thailand; Pattarin Tongsima, Thailand; and Karma Nyedrup, Bhutan

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Delegates from the EU, Brazil and Peru, working on a compromise text on ABS Clearing-house.

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Vassilis Koutsiouris, EU in a conversation with Jorge Cabrera, Costa Rica.

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Participants from TWN, South Centre and ECOROPA

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Delegates from Brazil and the Philippines consulting.

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Delegates from China

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L-R: Franca D'Amico, John Scott, and Terry Mazza, CBD Secretariat

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Local staff at the meeting.

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Contact Group on Compliance
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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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View of the contact group session on compliance.

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

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View of the contact group session on the global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism.

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L-R: Gan Pei Fern, Malaysia; Kangayatkarasu Nagulendran, Malaysia; Elpidio Peria, the Philippines, and Wendy Yap, Singapore, at the contact group on the global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism.

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L-R: Birthe Ivars, Norway, and Somaly Chan, Cambodia, at the contact group on the global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism.

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Side Event: Overview of National and Regional ABS Legislation in Light of the Nagoya Protocol

Presented by Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) and
Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

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L-R: Jorge Cabrera, CISDL/Costa Rica; Olivier Rukundo, CBD Secretariat; Marco D'Alessandro, Switzerland; Erick Vargas, Costa Rica; and Prudence Galega, Cameroon

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View of the side event presentation on national and regional ABS legislation.

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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
*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
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
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*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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