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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
 
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
 
Highlights for Tuesday, 15 October 2013

CBD

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.

 

Quartier des Spectacles, an urban square for Montreal's cultural events and festivals
 
L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; Panel Chair Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh,
Saudi Arabia; and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat
 
 
PANEL DISCUSSIONS
 
Strategic Goal B on reducing direct pressures on biodiversity and promoting sustainable use
 
Panel Chair Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia
Carlos Alberto de Mattos Scaramuzza, Brazil
 
Linda Collette, UN Food and Agriculture
Organization
Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council
 
Bird's eye view of the SBSTTA 17 plenary
 
Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon
Jake Rice, Canada
 
   
Panel on Strategic Goal B on reducing direct pressures on biodiversity and promoting sustainable use
   
 
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico
 
Laurette Hermine Rasoavahiny,
Madagascar
 
Manuel Benedicto Lucas López,
Guatemala
 
L-R: CBD Secretariat staff including Kieran Noonan Mooney, David Coates, Junko Shimura, Catalina Santamaria, Johany Martinez and
Jacqueline Grekin
 

Sagar Kumar Rimal, Nepal

 

Johanna Niemivuo-Lahti, Finland

 

Naohisa Okuda, Japan

 
Strategic Goal C on improving the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity
 
Piers Dunstan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Panel Chair Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu, Kiribati
 
Claudia Marcela Sanchez Medina,
Colombia
     
Roxana Solis Ortiz, Peru
 
Jane Smart, IUCN
Brad Fraleigh, Canada
 
   
Panel on Strategic Goal C on improving the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity
   
 
   
L-R: Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, DIVERSITAS and Anne Larigauderie, International
Council for Science (ICSU)
   
 
Atelaite Lupe Matoto, Tonga
Rosette Soriano Ferrer, the Philippines
Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
 
Xiaoqiang Lu, China
Pedro Ivo Arriegas, Portugal
Vin Fleming, UK
 
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
 
   
L-R: Vijayeta Patel, Megan Howes and Holly Dressel, McGill University, Canada, with Christine von
Weizsäcker
, ECOROPA
   
 
L-R: Dana Perls, Friends of the Earth, US and Jim Thomas,
ETC Group
L-R: Yolanda Saito and Rodrigo Vazquez, International
Development Law Organization (IDLO) with Elisa Morgera, ENB
 
   
L-R: Wan Hasmah Wan Mohd, Malaysia; Saw Leng Guan, Malaysia; Anantha Duraiappah, UNU
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change; Stanley Asah,
University of Washington; and Naohisa Okuda, Japan
   
 
 
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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