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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 Wednesday, 9 November 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

On Wednesday morning, Working Group I discussed sustainable use, including options for small-scale food and income alternatives in tropical and sub-tropical countries, revised recommendations of the Liaison Group on Bushmeat, and on improving sustainable use in a landscape perspective. Working Group II focused on Arctic biodiversity. In the morning, plenary discussed ways and means to improve SBSTTA effectiveness and took up a draft recommendation on the capacity-building strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) in the afternoon.

A Friends of the Chair group on ecosystem restoration, co-chaired by Horst Korn (Germany) and Krishna Chandra Paudel (Nepal), met at lunchtime. A Friends of the Chair group on invasive alien species, chaired by Hesiquio Benitez (Mexico), and the contact group on indicators met in the evening.

L-R: Carlos Roberto de Carvalho Fonseca, Brazil; Eric Blencowe, the UK; and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat, discussing a possible joint workshop to be co-chaired by Brazil and the UK on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).
 
L-R: ETC Group Pat Mooney and Jim Thomas in discussion with WG I Co-Chair Joyce Thomas Peters.
 
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L-R: WG I Co-Chair Ignatius Makumba, Zambia; and Tim Christophersen, CBD Secretariat
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Peter Bos, the Netherlands
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Matilde da Conceiçao Gomes Lopes, Guinea Bissau
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Teguh Triono, Indonesia
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Anki Weibull, Sweden
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Jean-Patrick Le Duc, France
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L-R:Louis Biswane, Lucy Mulenkei and Malia Nobrega, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)
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Emine Isciel, Norway
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Krishna Chandra Paudel, Nepal
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Maria Luisa Del Rio Mispireta, Peru
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L-R: Susan Walsh and Patrick Mulvany, CBD Alliance
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L-R: Working Group II dais with WG II Co-Chair Alexander Shatakov, the Russian Federation, Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat, and Kieran Noonan Mooney, CBD Secretariat
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Yasir Ahmed Salih Khairy, Sudan
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Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, the US
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Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland
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L-R: Jamie Reaser, Congruence LLC; Samy Gaiji, Global Biodiversity Information Facility; and Junko Shimura, CBD Secretariat
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Working Group II Co-Chair Gabriele Obermayr, Austria
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Neville Ash, UNEP
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Co-Chair of the contact group on indicators Tone Solhaug, Norway
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L-R:Plenary dais with Neville Ash, UNEP; David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; Chair Senka Barudanovic; Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat; and Kathryn Campbell, CBD Secretariat
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View of the plenary session discussing IPBES.
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Friends of the Chair group discussing invasive alien species.
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Installation depicting coral branches at the Palais de Congres, Montreal
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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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