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Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 6) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

2-6 November 2009 | Montréal, Canada
 

CBDHighlights for Wednesday,
4 November 2009

Delegates met in plenary in the afternoon, to hear reports from the contact groups and address a draft recommendation on mechanisms for participation. The contact group on the international ABS regime met throughout the day, discussing each of the questions addressed by the expert groups on traditional knowledge and on compliance. The contact group on the work programme convened in the afternoon and evening to discuss a Co-Chairs’ text.

 
Delegates observed a moment of silence in memory of the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.

L-R: Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, Co-Chair Lucy Mulenkei, Co-Chair Nicola Breier, Olivier Jalbert, John Scott and Oliver Hillel, CBD Secretariat.
 
 
CONTACT GROUPS:
 
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L-R: ABS Contact Group Co-Chairs Merle Alexander, indigenous representative, and Damaso Luna, Mexico.
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Participants from IIFB consulting.

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L-R: Joji Cariño and Jennifer Corpuz, Tebtebba Foundation
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Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA
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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia

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Marc Auer, Germany
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View of the Contact Group on ABS in session.
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Janet Lowe, New Zealand

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Bance Soumayila, Burkina Faso
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Santiago Pastor, Peru
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L-R: The dais of the Contact Group on the Work Programme with John Scott, CBD Secretariat, Co-Chair Gunn-Britt Retter, indigenous representative, and Tone Solhaug, Norway.

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Delegates reviewing text on the work programme.

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Night session of the contact group on the work programme.

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PLENARY:
 
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L-R: WG Co-Chairs Lucy Mulenkei and Nicola Breier.

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Tone Solhaug, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on the Work Programme.

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Susanna Chung, Co-Chair of the Ethical Code Contact Group.

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Damaso Luna, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on ABS.

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Indigenous art work at the ICAO Headquarters.
 
Side Event:
 

UNEP and Natural Justice co-organized a side event on bio-cultural community protocols where a joint publication was launched by Bakary Kante, Director of UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Related Links

CBD resources
Meeting webpage and official documents
Provisional annotated agenda
Side Events
Global Biodiversity Outlook

General resources
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
FAO CGRFA website
WIPO Traditional Knowledge website
TRIPs Website on IPRs, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

IISD RS resources

IISD RS coverage of the Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the CBD, 2-8 April 2009, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France
IISD RS coverage of the Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (CBD COP 9), 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
IISD RS coverage of the Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 13) of the CBD, 18 February - 22 February 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters, Rome, Italy
IISD RS coverage of the Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Protected Areas (WGPA 2), 11-15 February 2008, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
IISD RS coverage of ABS 6, 21-25 January 2008, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
IISD RS coverage of Fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol, 22-26 October 2007, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of CBD Article 8(j) WG 5, 15-19 October 2007, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS archive of biodiversity and wildlife meetings
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
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