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Third Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI)

24-28 May 2010 | UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

CBD WGRI 3
Summary of the Meeting
WGRI 3 participants from the Netherlands and Norway in informal consultations during the morning session.
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Friday, 28 May
CBD

On Friday morning, Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, opened the plenary stressing the need to communicate a more sophisticated story about the 2010 target than merely “failure.” WGRI-3 delegates then adopted recommendations on, inter alia, the strategy for resource mobilization, implementation of the Strategic Plan and its revision. Chair Flasbarth heralded the “tremendous progress” made on a number of “heavy” issues at WGRI 3, and noted this boded well for negotiations at Nagoya at COP 10. He gaveled the meeting to a close at 5:12 pm.

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Chair Flasbarth with Ahmed Djoghlaf (CBD) during a plenary recess.
Cai Lei (China)
Amb. Spencer Linus Thomas (Grenada)

Mohammed Solaiman Haider (Bangladesh)

Ignatius Makumba (Zambia)
A bird's eye view of the meeting room during the plenary session.
Thursday, 27 May
CBD


On Thursday morning in plenary, WGRI 3 participants considered: progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target, MYPOW 2011-2020 and BTI. Contact Groups met during the lunch break. Participants gathered in plenary in the afternoon to discuss the draft new Strategic Plan, strategic goals and 2020 headline targets.After an intermission during which delegates split into Contact Groups again, the plenary reconvened for a late evening session.
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David Cooper (CBD) and Chair Flasbarth consulting during the morning plenary.
Janet Lowe (New Zealand)
Jeremy Onyango
(East African Wildlife Society)

Francis Ogwal (Uganda)

Hesiquio Benitez-Diaz (Mexico)
The dais during the day-long plenary session.
Wednesday, 26 May
CBD

On Wednesday morning, in plenary, Chair Flasbarth proposed a short morning plenary session to allow the two Contact Groups, on revision of the Strategic Plan and resource mobilization, to continue and finish their work before night.

In plenary, WGRI 3 participants considered the proposed Biodiversity Technology Initiative (BTI) and the establishment of an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in plenary. In the late morning, they split into Contact Groups and continued working into the evening.
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The Co-Chairs of the session, L-R: Damaso Luna (Mexico) and Maria Schultz (Sweden)
Snežana Prokić (Serbia)
Nancy Hamzawi (Canada)
Paul Matiku (Kenya)
Co-Chairs during the session, L-R: Ashgar Fazel (Iran) and Finn Katerås (Norway)
Tuesday, 25 May
CBD


On Tuesday morning, in plenary, WGRI 3 participants tackled the implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization. In the afternoon, and into the evening, discussions continued in two contact groups: one on revision of the Strategic Plan and the other on resource mobilization.
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M.F. Farooqui (India)
Li Yuan (China)

Lara Samaha (Lebanon)

Fundisile Mketeni (South Africa)
Part of the African Group in an informal meeting.
Monday, 24 May
CBD

The third meeting of the Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI 3) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on Monday at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Delegates met in plenary to hear opening statements, address organizational matters, and consider issues relating to: progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target, revision of the Strategic Plan for the post-2010 period, and the multi-year programme of work (MYPOW) of the Convention for the period 2011-2022.
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WGRI 3 opens in Nairobi, Kenya. L-R: Ahmed Djoglaf, Executive Secretary, CBD; Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP; Jochen Flasbarth, CBD COP President.
Jane Smart (IUCN)
Ivar Baste (UNEP Environment Management Group)

Snežana Prokić (Serbia)

Raed Bani Hani (Jordan)
A bird's eye view of plenary during the opening session.
The third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook.
The ENB team at WGRI 3 with CBD Executive Secretary, L-R: Tallash Kantai (Kenya), Kate Harris (Canada), Tanya Rosen (Italy/Former Yugoslavia), Resson Kantai (Kenya), Ahmed Djoghlaf (CBD), Johannes Gnann (Germany), and Claudio Chiarolla (Italy).
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CBD resources
*WGRI 3 meeting web site
*WGRI 3 agenda
*WGRI 3 documents
*WGRI 3 information for participants
*WGRI 3 side events information
*2010 Biodiversity Target
*2010 International Year of Biodiversity

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the CBD, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of WGRI 2, 9-13 July 2007, UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Headquarters, Paris, France
*IISD RS coverage of CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of WGRI 1, 5-9 September 2005, Montréal, Canada
*Biodiv-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*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
*African Regional Coverage
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