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Fourteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

10-21 May 2010 | UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

CBD SBSTTA 14


Highlights for Monday, 10 May 2010

SBSTTA 14 opens in Nairobi, Kenya.

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CBD


Delegates to SBSTTA 14 met in plenary in the morning to hear opening remarks and a keynote presentation on the third editon of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 3), and address organizational matters.

Two Working Groups met throughout the day to start discussions on in-depth reviews of implementation of programmes of work on: mountain biodiversity, inland waters, and marine and coastal biodiversity (Working Group I); biodiversity and climate change, and Article 10 on sustainable use (Working Group II).

Opening Plenary
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, emphasized the importance of SBSTTA’s contribution to the new strategic plan.
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme, highlighted the need to: communicate progress achieved, frame policy options in economic terms, and enhance synergies between multilateral environmental agreements.

Amb. Spencer Linus Thomas (Grenada), Chair of CBD SBSTTA, urged delegates to set new ambitious targets and send a clear message to high-level meetings.

Delegates listening to a keynote presentation during the opening plenary.

Thomas Lovejoy, Heinz Centre for Science, Economics and the Environment, gave the keynote presentation on the key findings of the the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 3).

Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD, and Chair Thomas presenting the GBO 3.
Kieran Noonan-Mooney, CBD, was rewarded for his work on the GBO 3.
Working Group I: Mountain Biodiversity, Inland Waters, and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
The dais during the opening of Working Group I. The Group's Co-Chair is Asghar Mohammadi Fazel (Iran).
Olivier Biber (Switzerland)
Norma Girard (Mexico)

Ignacio Ruiz-Huerta (Spain)

Anne Larigauderie (DIVERSITAS)
Li Yuan (China)
Giannina Santiago (Colombia)
Working Group II: Biodiversity and Climate Change, and Article 10 on Sustainable Use
View of the Working Group II room.
Astrid Thyssen (Germany)
Hesiquio Benitez-Diaz (Mexico), Co-Chair, Working Group II
Hanna Hoffman (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
James Seyani (Malawi)
Robert Lamb (Switzerland)
Side Event: Santoyama Initiative
Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Center, presented a proposal to launch an International Partnership to support the implementation of the Initiative.
Somaly Chan, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia, spoke on the Initiative and what it seeks to achieve.
James Seyani (Malawi) and Alfred Oteng Yeboah (Ghana) during the lunchtime event.
Delegates during the side event.
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10 May - 11 May - 12 May - 13 May

Related Links
CBD resources
*Meeting web site
*Provisional agenda
*Annotated agenda
*SBSTTA 14 documents
*Calendar of side events

IISD RS resources
*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 Selected Side Events at CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 13, 11-22 February 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 12 and the Second meeting of the CBD Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation, 2-13 July 2007, UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Headquarters, Paris, France
*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
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