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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 Thursday, 13 May 2010
Delegates huddle to agree on text in Working Group I.
 
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Working Groups I and II met throughout the day and into the night.

Working Group I discussed draft recommendations on forest and marine and coastal biodiversity, and Working Group II on climate change, sustainable use, protected areas and the Global Taxonomy Initiative.

A joint drafting group was established to consider REDD and geo-engineering as cross-cutting pending items for the draft recommendations on forest, protected areas, climate change and marine biodiversity, which met at lunchtime.

A Friends of the Co-chairs’ group discussed the proposed joint work programme between the Rio Conventions in the afternoon, and a contact group met to discuss pending issues on sustainable use at lunchtime.

Working Group I: Forest Biodiversity, and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Ana Tejedor Arceredillo (Spain)
Alara Aydil (Turkey) (right)
Hideki Moronuki (Japan)
Iain Gordon (Australia)
Elizabeth McLanahan (US)
Massoud Rezvanian (Iran)
Alana Lomónaco Busto (Argentina)
Delegates working on compromise text on the issue of marine and coastal biodiversity during the evening session.

Working Group II: Climate Change, Sustainable Use, Protected Areas and the Global Taxonomy Initiative
Co-Chair Benitez-Diaz led delegates through text on climate change and biodiversity.
Boukar Attari (Niger)
Jo Elphinstone (Australia) (left)
Emine Isciel (Norway)
A view of the Working Group which met into the night.
Co-Chair Obermayr during the evening session.
Nicola Breier (Germany)
Paulino Franco de Carvalho Neto (Brazil)
Stephanie Godliman (UK)
Khanyisa Brian Matlana
(South Africa)
Delegates from Kiribati and Kenya.
The Indonesian delegation in consultation.

Joint Drafting Group on REDD and Geo-Engineering
A view of the joint drafting group.
Co-Chairs of the drafting group, L-R: Heikki Toivonen (Finland) and Maria Mbengashe (South Africa)
Side Event: 2010 calls for new biodiversity targets - results from the Trondheim Conference
Peter Schei, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, making his presentation.
Delegates during the event.

Side Event: The GEO BON Initiative - Building a Global Biodiversity Observing System
Anne Larigauderie (DIVERSITAS)
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*Meeting web site
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*SBSTTA 14 documents
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*IISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 13, 11-22 February 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters, Rome, Italy
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