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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 Saturday, 5 May 2012
 
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Delegates from Africa in informal consultations regarding EBSAS.

The SBSTTA 16 final plenary convened at 10 am on Saturday morning to resolve outstanding issues on draft recommendations on capacity building for the Global Taxonomy initiative, biodiversity safeguards for REDD+, and identification of ecologically and biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). After prolonged discussions and informal consultations on EBSAs, SBSTTA 16 adopted these and eight other recom-mendations in addition to the recommendations on island biodiversity and the preparations for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, which were already adopted on Thursday. Delegates also adopted the reports of the WGs and the meeting report. CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias said that SBSTTA 16 had underlined the important role that IPBES will play for SBSTTA and the implementation of the Convention, and encouraged delegates to promote the mainstreaming of biodiversity in all sectors through the review of their national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

Chair Barudanovic thanked participants for their work and gaveled the meeting to close at: 4:16 pm.

 
 
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L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; SBSTTA 16 Chair Senka Barudanovic; and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat

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Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi, Lebanon

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Eunice Dus, Papua New Guinea

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John Esitadimma Onyekuru, Nigeria

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Raed Bani Hani, Jordan

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Rachel Pearlin Muthumanikam, Greenpeace

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L-R: China, Denmark and Belgium in informal consultations.

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Valeria Gonzalez Posse, Argentina

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Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor, the Philippines

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Daniela Diz, WWF

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WG I Co-Chair Maadjou Bah, Guinea, reported on the outcomes of WG I.

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WG II Co-Chair Gabrielle Obermayr, Austria, reported the outcomes of WG II.

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View of the closing plenary session.

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Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

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WG II Co-Chair Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil

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Louis Biswane, IIFB

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Delegates from Turkey

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L-R: Neimatullo Safarov, Tajikistan consulting with Andreas Obecht, Switzerland

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Monyrak Meng, Cambodia, SBSTTA 16 Rapporteur

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Christian Prip, Denmark

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Barbara DeRosa-Joynt, US

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Sergiy I. Gubar, Ukraine

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SBSTTA 16 Chair Senka Barudanovic gavelled the meeting to a close at 4:16pm.

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Delegates from Republic of Korea

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Delegates from the Philippines

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SBSTTA 16 Chair Senka Barudanovic posing with participants from WWF.

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L-R: Lisa Janishevski, Nader Ibrahim and Jacqueline Grekin, CBD Secretariat

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*Meeting website
*Meeting provisional and annotated agenda
*Meeting documents
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*Calendar of side events

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