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Biodiversity Policy & Practice
Fifteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

7-11 November 2011 | Montréal, Canada

Highlights for Monday, 7 November 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE
The fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened today in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, plenary heard opening statements and a keynote presentation by Jo Mulongoy before his retirement. Then plenary tackled the draft capacity-building strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI). In the afternoon, plenary discussed the updated technical rationale and indicators of the new Strategic Plan. Delegates also heard a presentation on the “contribution of ecosystem restoration to the objectives of the CBD and a healthy planet for all people.” In the evening, the Secretariat hosted a reception.
View of the SBSTTA 15 plenary showcasing the revamped convention website.
 
OPENING PLENARY:
 
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L-R: The opening plenary with David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary; SBSTTA Chair Senka Barudanovich, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat; Kathryn Campbell, CBD Secretariat.
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Carlos Martin-Novella, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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SBSTTA 15 Chair Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary
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L-R: Steve Whisenant, Society for Ecological Restoration, presented the 2011 Special Recognition Award to parties of the CBD, while Chair Barudanovic accepted the award on behalf of the parties.
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L-R: Steve Whisenant, Society for Ecological Restoration, receiving a token of appreciation from Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD EXecutive Secretary.
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Norbert Röttgen, Minister of Environment and Nuclear Safety, Germany, delivered a video message to SBSTTA 15.
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Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat, delivered a keynote presentation to SBSTTA 15.
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Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat, being congratulated by Chair Barudanovic on his retirement.
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David Cooper, CBD Secretariat, congratulates Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat
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L-R: Ioseb Kartsivadze, Georgia, in consultation with Horst Korn, Germany.
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Hesiquio Benitez-Diaz, Mexico
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Mundita Lim, the Philippines
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Raed Bani-Hani, Jordan
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L-R: Indian delegates J. R. Bhatt and Sujata Arora consulting.
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James Seyani, Malawi
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Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation
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Wataru Suzuki, Japan
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CBD Secretariat Behind the Scenes:
 
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Sandra Penney, in discussion with Marie Aminata Khan.
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Ailis Rego
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Terry Mazza and Franca d'Amico
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Maple tree with golden autumn leaves.
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Related Links
CBD resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting provisional annotated agenda
*Calendar of side events

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the 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
*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 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 2-6 November 2009, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of the Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 13) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 18 February - 22 February 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS archive of biodiversity and wildlife meetings
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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