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Resumed Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit‑sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD Resumed ABS 9)

10-16 July 2010 | Montréal, Canada
 
Highlights for Monday, 12 July 2010
 
Daily web highlights

CBD

Delegates met in the inter-regional negotiating group throughout the day and into the evening. They addressed provisions of the draft protocol contained in the Cali Annex (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/3, Annex I) on access to genetic resources, access to associated traditional knowledge, research and emergency situations, contribution to conservation and sustainable use, transboundary cooperation, traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, national focal points, and ABS clearing-house and information sharing. Informal groups met on the relationship with other instruments, and derivatives.

Above photo: Delegates in informal consultations on the
relationship with other international instruments.

 
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L-R: Co-Chairs Fernando Casas (Colombia) and Timothy Hodges (Canada) consulting with CBD's Lyle Glowka and Valerie Normand.

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Ossama El-Tayeb, Egypt

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Pierre du Plessis, Namibia

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Birthe Ivars, Norway

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Participants representing Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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Delegates in informal consultations on the relationship with other international instruments.

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Delegates in informal consultations on the relationship with other international instruments.

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Participants from Brazil pose for a group photo.

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Susette Biber-Klemm, Swiss Academy of Science

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Merle Alexander, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

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Anne Daniel, Canada

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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, reported on progress made in the informal group on the relationship with other international instruments.

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Desmond Mahon, Canada, reported on progress made in the informal group on derivatives.

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L-R: Joji Cariño, IIFB, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Jennifer Corpuz, IIFB.

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L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda (CBD) and Balakrishna Pisupati (UNEP)

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Informal group on derivatives

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L-R: Damaso Luna, Mexico, confers with José Luis Sutera, Argentina.

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L-R: Matthias Buck and Hugo Schally (European Commission).

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Delegates from Malaysia coordinating.

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Outside view through the colored glass windows of the Palais de Congres.

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Related Links
CBD resources
*Meeting web site
*Co-Chairs scenario note
*Official documents
*Annotated provisional agenda
*Information Portal on the ABS negotiations
*Report of the first part of the ninth meeting of the ABS Working Group, including draft protocol text
*Negotiations of the international regime on ABS
*Global Biodiversity Outlook

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of CBD ABS 9, 22-28 March 2010, Santiago de Cali, Colombia
*IISD RS coverage of CBD ABS 8, 9-15 November 2009, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 6) of the CBD, 2-6 November 2009, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the CBD, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of CBD ABS 7, 2-8 April 2009, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France
*IISD RS coverage of CBD ABS 6, 21-25 January 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
*IISD RS coverage of CBD Article 8(j) WG 5, 15-19 October 2007, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*Biodiv-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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