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Eighth meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Seventeenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

7-11 and 14-18 October 2013
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, Montreal, Canada
 
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Summary Highlights of the Meeting

CBD

Friday, 18 October 2013

On Friday morning, SBSTTA 17 delegates met in plenary to consider draft recommendations on new and emerging issues, and on contributions to the IPBES intersessional process; and a revised recommendation on scientific and technical needs for implementing the Strategic Plan.

In the afternoon, plenary adopted all three recommendations and the meeting report. In delivering closing statements, regional groups and stakeholders offered their preliminary assessment of SBSTTA's new format. SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie (Ethiopia) gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:56 pm.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of the Working Group on Article 8(j) and SBSTTA 17 will be available on Monday, 21 October 2013.

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L-R: SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia, being congratulated by Robert Höft and David Cooper, CBD
Secretariat, at the close of SBSTTA 17
 
SBSTTA 17 participants saying their goodbyes
 
 
PLENARY
 
   
L-R: Ayman Tharwat Abdel Aziz, Egypt, and Jones Muleso Kharika, South Africa
   
 
L-R: Horst Korn, Germany, in discussion with Ricarda
Steinbrecher
, Federation of German Scientists
L-R: Cristina Romanelli, CBD Secretariat, with
Katheryn Campbell
, Australia
 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

On Thursday, SBSTTA 17 delegates met in plenary in the afternoon and evening. Alexander Shestakov (Russian Federation) reported on Wednesday evening’s “small” Friends of the Chair group, which agreed on part of the text of a draft recommendation reflecting key scientific and technical needs in implementing the Convention, as expressed in plenary discussions. Hesiquio Benitez Diaz (Mexico) reported on the “big” Friends of the Chair group, which agreed on two annexes to the draft recommendation, on cross-cutting issues and on a summary of views on the Strategic Goals respectively. Plenary considered the draft recommendation paragraph by paragraph.

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Delegates from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa and the EU in informal consultations
 
Gabriele Obermayr, Austria
Elizabeth Moari Munro, Cook Islands
Ines Verleye, Belgium
 
Kent Nnadozie, International Treaty on
Plant Genetic Resources for Food and
Agriculture
Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor, The
Philippines
Saulo Arantes Ceolin, Brazill
 
   

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

On Wednesday, SBSTTA 17 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to hear a report on Tuesday evening’s informal session and engage in panel discussions, followed by delivery of statements, on: Strategic Goal D on enhancing the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services, and on ecosystem restoration; new and emerging issues; preparations of the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4); and the CBD contribution to the intersessional process of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). In the evening, two Friends of the Chair groups convened.

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Panel on Strategic Goal D on enhancing the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosytem services
 
Maria Yolanda Terán Maigua, Andes
Chinchasuyo
 
Xu Jing, China
 
Malta Qwathekana, South Africa
 
Santiago Obispo, Amazon Cooperation
Network
 
Genene Tefera Belihu, Ethiopia
 
Jorge Ahumada, Conservation International
 
Delegates from the Philippines and Portugal
 
   

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

On Tuesday, SBSTTA 17 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to engage in panel discussions on facilitating through scientific and technical means implementation of, and assessing the effects of measures on, Strategic Goal B on reducing direct pressures on biodiversity and promoting sustainable use, and Strategic Goal C on improving the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. Each panel discussion was followed by delegations’ statements.

An informal session aiming to identify key building blocks for the meeting’s conclusions and recommendations convened in the evening.

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L-R: Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, DIVERSITAS and Anne Larigauderie, International
Council for Science (ICSU)
 
Atelaite Lupe Matoto, Tonga
Pedro Ivo Arriegas, Portugal
Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
 
L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda and Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat
 
L-R: Beate Antonich and Elisa Morgera, ENB; with Jaeho Lee, Jun Mi Hur, Jeong-Seok Lee
and Jin-Han Kim, Republic of Korea
 
   

Monday, 14 October 2013

The seventeenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) opened on Monday, 14 October 2013, in Montreal, Canada. Delegates met in plenary throughout the day for: keynote addresses on mobilizing science in support of policies to achieve the Aichi Targets and on the Article 8(j) Working Group’s in-depth dialogue on integrating traditional knowledge; and panel discussions on biodiversity monitoring and on Strategic Goal A (addressing underlying causes of biodiversity loss through biodiversity mainstreaming). 

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive
Secretary
     
SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
 
Delegates from New Zealand
 
Nabil Hamada, Tunisia
 
Kevin McCluskey, World Federation for
Culture Collections
 
Abdulhakim Abdullah Rajeh Aulaiah,
Yemen
 

Friday, 11 October 2013

On Friday, plenary convened in the morning and adopted all recommendations and the meeting report. Several delegations welcomed the adoption of the draft plan of action on customary sustainable use, and praised the Working Group for its unique openness to participation by indigenous and local communities in the deliberations.

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, singled out as accomplishments of the meeting: the draft plan of action on customary sustainable use; agreement on the way forward on tasks 7, 10 and 12, which will complement work under the Nagoya Protocol and other international agreements by fleshing out free prior informed consent and benefit-sharing for traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources; and progress on repatriation of traditional knowledge, which is a challenging area of work where the CBD can make a difference. Co-Chair Pande congratulated delegates for their constructive debates and drew the meeting to a close at 11:50am.

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, presented Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat, a
bouquet of flowers and congratulated him on his upcoming retirement
   
 
Jessica Noelia Diaz, Argentina
Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA
Lina Caplikaité, Lithuania, for the EU
 
USC Canada, seeds of survival exhibit
 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Delegates met in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, they considered draft recommendations on: customary sustainable use; repatriation of traditional knowledge; sui generis systems; the contribution of tasks 7, 10 and 12 of the Article 8(j) work programme (benefit-sharing from, and unlawful appropriation of, traditional knowledge) to the work under the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol; and on UNPFII recommendations. In the afternoon, following informal consultations, plenary considered a revised draft recommendation on tasks 7, 10 and 12. 

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Delegates from the Saami peoples of Sweden and Finland
 
Ali Al-Lami, Iraq
Boubacar Boureima, Niger
Neimatullo Safarov, Tajikistan
 
   
Delegates from Switzerland, Brazil, Ethiopia and Mexico in informal consultations
   
 
   

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Delegates to the CBD Article 8(j) Working Group met in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, they considered draft recommendations on progress in implementation of the Article 8(j) work programme, and customary sustainable use. In the afternoon, delegates participated in an in-depth dialogue on “Connecting traditional knowledge systems and science, such as under the IPBES, including gender dimensions.”

Informal discussions on UNPFII recommendations, including consideration of the term “indigenous peoples and local communities” took place at lunchtime and the evening.

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L-R: Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat; Co-Chair Gunn-Britt Retter; Co-Chair Hem Pande; and John Scott,
CBD Secretariat
 
Robert McLean, Canada
Carlos Martin-Novella, UNEP
Xue Dayuan, China
 
L-R: Jessica Noelia Diaz and Valeria Gonzalez Posse, Argentina
 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Delegates to the Article 8(j) Working Group met in plenary in the morning to continue discussion of sui generis systems, and consider recommendations from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), including the matter of terminology related to “indigenous peoples and local communities” and its implications for the CBD. A contact group on repatriation of traditional knowledge, chaired by Valeria Gonzalez Posse (Argentina) and Gam Shimray (IIFB), met in the afternoon.

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The World Indigenous Network presented the paddles from the "Magic Canoe" installation which was inspired
by the work of Cecil Paul, a Haisla elder, to protect the Kitlope River Valley area in British Columbia, Canada
 
L-R: Co-Chairs Gunn-Britt Retter and Hem Pande
 
Clare Hamilton, UK
Thilde Flindt, Denmark
Yoko Watanabe, Global Environment
Facility
 

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on Monday, 7 October 2013, in Montreal, Canada. Meeting in plenary throughout the day, delegates attended an indigenous welcoming ceremony and addressed: progress in implementation of Article 8(j); a draft plan of action on customary sustainable use; draft best-practice guidelines on the repatriation to traditional knowledge; the contribution of tasks 7, 10 and 12 of the Article 8(j) work programme (benefit-sharing from, and unlawful appropriation of, traditional knowledge) to the work under the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol; and sui generis systems for the protection, preservation and promotion of traditional knowledge.

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Charlie Patton, Mohawk elder, opened the meeting with a traditional Mohawk blessing
 
Lucy Mulenkei, African Indigenous
Women Organization
 
Aslak Holmberg, Saami Council, speaking
on behalf of indigenous youth
 
María Eugenia Choque, Indigenous
Women's Network on Biodiversity
 
L-R: Lucia Fernanda Jófej Kaingáng, Instituto Indegena Brasileiro para
Propriedade Intelectual, Brazil, and Esther Camac, Assosciacion Ixavacaa,
Costa Rica
 
Tone Solhaug, Norway
Riena Dwi Astuty, Indonesia
Krista Blackborow, Canada
 
L-R: Khalid Al Ghamdi, Saudi Arabia; Hassan Alayied, Saudia Arabia; and Abdul-Hakim
Aulaiah
, Yemen
 
 
 
 
 
Related Links
Article 8(j) WG8 resources

bulletMeeting website and documents

bulletMeeting revised annotated agenda

SBSTTA 17 resources

bulletMeeting website and documents

bulletMeeting annotated agenda


IISD RS resources

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

bulletIISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 16, 30 April - 5 May 2012, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

bulletIISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 15, 7-11 November 2011, Montréal, Canada

bulletIISD RS coverage of Article 8(j) WG 7, 31 October - 4 November 2011, Montréal, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS coverage of Article 8(j) WG 6, 2-6 November 2009, Montreal, Canada

bulletIISD RS archive of meetings on the Commission on Genetic Resources (CGRFA) and ITPGRFA

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