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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 Wednesday, 2 May 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

Participants in a huddle discussing marine spatial planning.

SBSTTA 16 delegates met in two working groups (WGs) throughout the day. WG I discussed: collaborative work on forests, agriculture and health; the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 4); and proposals on integrating biodiversity considerations into climate-change related activities.

WG II considered: capacity building for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI); new and emerging issues; and island biodiversity. A contact group on marine and coastal biodiversity met in the afternoon and evening.

 
 
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L-R: WG I dais with Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat; Jaime Webbe, CBD Secretariat; WG I Co-Chair Maadjou Bah, Guinea; WG I Co-Chair Ole Hendrickson, Canada; and Kieran Noonan Mooney, CBD Secretariat

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Eva Juul, Denmark

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Boniface Soumayila Bancé, Burkina Faso

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Wendy Jackson, New Zealand

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Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico

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Edgar Selvin Pérez, Guatemala

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L-R: David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; WG I Co-Chair Maadjou Bah, Guinea; and WG I Co-Chair Ole Hendrickson, Canada

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L-R: Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia and Francis Ogwal, Uganda

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L-R: Ivanise de Melo Maciel, Brazil, in discussion with delegates from India.

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Delegates from Mexico in consultation.

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Working Group II
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L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; WG II Co-Chair Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil; and Oliver Hillel, CBD Secretariat

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Faleafaga Toni Tipama'a, Samoa

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Neil Frank R. Ferrer, the Philippines

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Floyd Homer, Trinidad and Tobago

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L-R: Daniela Diz, WWF, in a conversation with Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation.

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Participants from NGOs consulting.

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L-R: Delegates from Iceland, Sigurdur Thrainsson and Ásta Einarsdóttir

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Sophie Mirgaux, Belgium

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Contact Group on Marine Biodiversity
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L-R: Contact Group Co-Chair Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil; Contact Group Co-Chair Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation; Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat; and Jacquelin Grekin, CBD Secretariat

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Contact Group session on Marine Biodversity.

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Side Event: Synthetic Biology and Potential Impacts on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

Presented by Friends of the Earth, ETC Group, EcoNexus, CTA
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Participants from Island States consulting.

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SBSTTA 16 Snapshots
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L-R: Shyama Pagad, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Samy Gaiji, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF); and Sarah Simons, CAB International

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Len Hirsch, US, at the Invasive Alien Species and Taxonomy Expert Kiosk.

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L-R: Victor Ogbuneke and Olivier Rukundo, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Cynthia Conlon; Johanne Huppe; and Veronique Allain, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Didier Babin, CBD Secretariat (center) with Patama Domrongphol and Sirikul Bunpapong, Thailand

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Related Links
CBD resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting provisional and annotated agenda
*Meeting documents
*Review of documents in preparation for SBSTTA 16
*Calendar of side events

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*IISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 14, 10-21 May 2010, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
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