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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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Highlights for Monday, 14 October 2013

CBD

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). 

 

Civil society protest against GMOs over the weekend
 
L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia; and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat
 
 
OPENING PLENARY
 
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive
Secretary
SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
 
Jonathan Davies, Liberia
Hendrik Segers, Belgium
Alexander Shestakov, Russian
Federation
 
View of the SBSTTA 17 opening plenary session
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
 
Abdul Hamid Zakri, Malaysia, Chair of the
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity
and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme
 
PANEL ON BIODIVERSITY MONITORING
 
Donald Hobern, Global Biodiversity
Information Facility
 
Bob Scholes, Chair of the Group on Earth
Observations Biodiversity Observation
Network (GEO BON)
 
Pernilla Malmer, Sweden, Stockholm
Resilience Centre
 
Panel on Biodiversity Monitoring
 

Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma, Costa
Rica

Marc Paganini, European Space Agency
 
Rajae Chafil, Institut de la Francophonie
pour le développement durable
 
Risa Smith, Canada
 
Clarissa Arida, ASEAN Centre for
Biodiversity
 
PANEL ON BIODIVERSITY MAINSTREAMING
 
Tone Solhaug, Norway
 
Stanley Asah, University of Washington
Valerie Hickey, World Bank
Somanegré Nana, Burkina Faso
 
   
View of the participants in plenary
   
 
Gina Malia Sui Lin Nobrega, IIFB
Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek, Global Forest
Coalition
Malta Qwathekana, South Africa
 
Nabil Hamada, Tunisia
Kevin McCluskey, World Federation for
Culture Collections
Abdulhakim Abdullah Rajeh Aulaiah,
Yemen
 
L-R: Bozena Haczek, Poland; Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation; and Shirin Karryeva,
Turkmenistan
 
L-R: Raylene Liufalani, Wendy Jackson and Andrew Bignell, New Zealand
 
   
L-R: Mostafa Madbouhi; Morocco; Nabil Hamada, Tunisia; and Ali Al-Lami, Iraq
   
 
   
L-R: Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat and Sue Diguer, Secretariat local staff
   
 
 
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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