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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 Thursday, 3 May 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

Delegates with WG I Co-Chair Gabrielle Obermayr, Austria, (center) discussing synthetic biology.

Delegates met in WG sessions in the morning and evening and in plenary in the afternoon. WG I continued discussing: integration of biodiversity considerations into climate-change related activities; incentive measures; and collaborative work on forests, agriculture and health in the morning and evening. WG II addressed: the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC); capacity building for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI); and new and emerging issues.

Plenary considered: ways and means to increase SBSTTA's effectiveness and collaboration with IPBES, and adopted recommendations on the in-depth review of the work programme on island biodiversity and the preparations for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 4).

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

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El Khitma El Awad Mohammed Ahmed, Sudan

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Ines Verleye, Belgium

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Christoph Dürr, Switzerland

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Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil

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Shinichi Amada, Japan

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L-R: J.R. Bhatt and Rajiv Pande, India

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L-R: David Coates, CBD Secretariat consulting with Horst Korn, Germany

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L-R:WG I Co-Chair Gabrielle Obermayr, Austria, confers with Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat

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Mark Graham, Canada

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Natasha Ali, UK

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Utchang Kang, Republic of Korea

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Betty Millan Salazar, Peru

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Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia

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L-R: Braulio Díaz, Venezuela conversing with Victor Canton, Uruguay

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Delegates from South Africa in a discussion.

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Delegates from Australia consulting text.

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

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Benoit Nzigidahera, Burundi

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Silvia Ribeiro, Alianza por la Biodiversidad en América Latina

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Andrew Bignell, New Zealand

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Carlos Alberto Cattaneo, Argentina

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Neil Frank R. Ferrer, the Philippines

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Drafting Group on Synthetic Biology
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Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico, drafting group Chair

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View of the drafting group in session.

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Friends of the Chair Group on REDD+
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View of the packed session of the Friends of the Chair Group on REDD+.

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Plenary
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L-R: SBSTTA 16 Chair Senka Barudanovic confers with Robert Höft, CBD Secretariat; and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat.

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Somaly Chan, Cambodia

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Angela Williamson, Australia

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Karma Nyedrup, Bhutan

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Joseph Lawrence Brider, Cook Islands

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SBSTTA 16 Snapshots
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Small Islands Big Difference campaign from Island Conservation

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L-R: Lucy Mulenkei, African Indigenous Women's Organization; Yoko Watanabe, Global Environment Facility (GEF); and Joji Cariño, Tebtebba Foundation

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L-R: Neil Pratt, Charles Gbedemah, Michele Rattray, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Ailis Rego and Maria Crespo, CBD Secretariat

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L-R: Sirikul Bunpapong, Thailand and Somaly Chan, Cambodia

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