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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 Tuesday, 13 July 2010
 
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CBD

In the morning, delegates met in the inter-regional negotiating group to continue work on the draft protocol contained in the Cali Annex (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/3, Annex I), and in three informal groups to discuss compliance, derivatives and the relationship with other instruments. An afternoon plenary reviewed progress. In the evening, the inter-regional group worked on the basis of the revised text tabled in plenary, and addressed the relationship with other instruments and scope.

Left photo:
View of the afternoon plenary session.

 
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Informal group on derivatives.

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Informal group on compliance.

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Neva Collings, IIFB

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Robert Lamb, Switzerland

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Ruth Adler, Australia

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Participants representing Latin America and the Caribbean with Maximillano Arienzo, Brazil; José Luis Sutera, Argentina; Damaso Luna, Mexico; and Malachy Dottin, Grenada.

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L-R: James Seyani, Malawi and Muleso Kharika, South Africa.

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L-R: Yasmi Adrian-Syah, Indonesia and Elpidio Peria, the Philippines, discussing text with Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network (center)

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L-R: Co-Chairs Timothy Hodges (Canada) and Fernando Casas (Colombia).

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Osama Abdelkawy, Egypt

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Shirin Karreyeva, Turkmenistan

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P. L. Gautam, India

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L-R: Dais during the afternoon plenary with Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary and Working Group Co-Chairs Timothy Hodges (Canada) and Fernando Casas (Colombia).

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Masayoshi Mizuno, Japan

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Sem Shikongo, Namibia

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L-R: CBD Secretariat staff Franca D'Amico and Nader Ibrahim

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Tania Temata, Cook Islands

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Giannina Santiago and Ricardo Torres, delegates from Colombia.

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Indian delegation to resumed ABS 9 with Sarat Babu Gidda (CBD, far left) and Balakrishna Pisupati (UNEP, far right)

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Delegates from Norway Grethe Evjen, Tone Solhaug, Inger Holten and Birthe Ivars.

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Fountain outside 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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