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Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

30 April - 5 May 2012 | International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, Montreal, Canada
 
Highlights for Tuesday, 1 May 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, in a conversation with David Cooper, CBD Secretariat

SBSTTA 16 delegates met in two working groups (WGs) throughout the day. WG 1 discussed: climate change and biodiversity, including REDD+ safeguards and geo-engineering; biofuels; incentive measures and collaborative work on forests, agriculture and health.

WG II considered: marine and coastal biodiversity including ecologically and biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), human impacts on the marine environment, and marine spatial planning and guidelines for considering biodiversity environmental assessments in marine areas; the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC); and capacity-building for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI).

 
 
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WG I Co-Chair Maadjou Bah, Guinea, confers with Jaime Webbe, CBD Secretariat.

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Risa Smith, Canada

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Luis Suarez, Ecuador

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Linda Collette, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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An Lidan, China

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Gemedo Dalle, Ethiopia

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L-R: Jaime Webbe, CBD Secretariat; WG I Co-Chair Ole Hendrickson, Canada; and Annie Cung, CBD Secretariat

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Joji Cariño, Tebtebba Foundation

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Boukar Attari, Niger

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Tone Solhaug, Norway

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J.R. Bhatt, India

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Pierre Sigaud, France

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Brad Fraleigh, Canada

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Anki Weibull, Sweden

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Heikki Toivonen, Finland

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Hassan Y. Al-Ayied, Saudi Arabia

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Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek, Global Forest Coalition

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L-R: Kathryn Campbell, CBD Secretariat; David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; and WG II Co-Chair Gabrielle Obermayr, Austria

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Alissa Takesy, Federated States of Micronesia

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Ramya Rajagopalan, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICFS)

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Yvonne Vizina, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

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Juan Pablo Pertierra, EU

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Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

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Daniela Diz, WWF

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L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; Kathryn Campbell, CBD Secretariat; WG II Co-Chair Gabrielle Obermayr, Austria; Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat; and Jacqueline Grekin, CBD Secretariat

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Braulio Díaz, Venezuela

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Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council

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Samuel Diémé, Senegal

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Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; WG II Co-Chair Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil; and Junko Shimura, CBD Secretariat

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Laurette Hermine Rasoavahiny, Madagascar

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Carolina Linares, Argentina

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Yocasta Valenzuela, Dominican Republic

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Wilson Rojas, Ecuador

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Yousef Alhafedh, Saudi Arabia

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SBSTTA 16 Snapshots
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Participants from Island States consulting.

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L-R: Len Hirsch and Stas Burgiel, US

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EU coordination in the corridors.

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Invasive Alien Species and Taxonomy Expert Kiosk
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Reception hosted by the CBD Secretariat
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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, holding a gift from Kuwait, a replica of a tradtional Kuwaiti boat.

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L-R: Len Hirsch, US and Eric Blencowe, UK

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Leina Al-Awadhi, Kuwait, presenting a gift to CBD Museum of Culture.

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*Meeting provisional and annotated agenda
*Meeting documents
*Review of documents in preparation for SBSTTA 16
*Calendar of side events

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