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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)
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.
David Hafashimana, Uganda
Matilde da Conçeicao Gomes Lopes, Guinea Bissau
Anita James, Saint Lucia
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
Manuel Gerochi, the Philippines
Kamar Yousuf, UNEP
Carlos Roberto de Carvalho Fonseca, Brazil
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.
Andrew Bignell, New Zealand, Co-Chair of the
Contact Group on the Global Multilateral Benefit-Sharing Mechanism, reported the outcomes of the contact group.
Kaspar Sollberger, Switzerland, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Compliance, reported on the progress made by the contact group.
David Hafashimana, Uganda, confers with Co-Chair Janet Lowe, New Zealand, Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat and Sonia Gautreau, CBD Secretariat.
L-R: Nader Ibrahim and Ailis Rego, CBD Secretariat