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Biodiversity Policy & Practice
Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 4) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

7-11 May 2012 | International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada
 
Highlights for Monday, 7 May 2012
 
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WGRI 4

The meeting of the fourth ad hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI 4) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened today at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada.

In the morning, Kazuaki Hosino, Japan, on behalf of Ryu Matsumoto, President of the Conference of the Parties (COP), highlighted the importance of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

New CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias noted that this meeting and the twelve draft recommendations that are tabled represent the first opportunity for the parties to review the progress made in moving towards the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Participants then discussed: the review of progress in implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2012 and in providing support to parties in the context of the Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets; and resource mobilization.

At the end of the day. Chair Kazuaki Hosino announced that two informal contact groups would be set up. He invited representatives of India and Belgium to chair the contact group on resource mobilization.  He noted that details of the contact group on the Strategic Plan would be announced in the morning.

View of the dome of the Bonsecour Market, Montreal.
 
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Opening Plenary
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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary

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Kazuaki Hosino, Japan

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Snežana Prokic, (Serbia) Rapporteur

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Maria Schultz, Sweden, reported on the outcomes of the Quito Seminar on Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance.

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Gilles Kleitz, France, reported on the outcomes of the GEF-6 Funding Needs Assessment

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Delegates from China consulting on text.

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Eunice Dus, Papua New Guinea

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El Khitma El Awad Mohammed Ahmed, Sudan

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Patama Domrongphol, Thailand

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Christian Prip, Denmark speaking on behalf of the EU.

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Carlos Martin-Novella, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

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Victor Canton, Uruguay

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L-R: Lucy Mulenkei and Joji Cariño, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

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Rolf Hogan, WWF

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Sarah Pearson Perret, Switzerland

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Mike Ipanga Mwaku, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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L-R: Axel Benemann, Germany; A. Domodaran, India and M.F. Farooqui, India

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Hassan Haji Ibrahim, Somalia

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Neil Frank R. Ferrer, the Philippines

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Youssef Al-Watid, Saudi Arabia

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Delegates from the Republic of Korea

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Raed Bani Hani, Jordan

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Jane Smart, IUCN

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Shinichi Kitajima, Japan

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L-R: Jerry Harrison, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC); Damon Stanwell-Smith, UNEP WCMC; and Mark Zimsky, GEF

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Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico

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Jonathan W. Davies, Liberia

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Ioseb Kartsivadze, Georgia

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L-R: Tanya Rosen, ENB in a conversation with Neimatullo Safarov, Tajikistan and Kylychbek Zhundubaev, Kyrgyzstan.

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Side Event on the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) Implementation
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Dais during the side event.

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L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; and Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat

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View of the side event on PoWPA Implementation.

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