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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Fifth meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 5) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and
Eighteenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18)

WGRI 5 & SBSTTA 18

16-20 & 23-28 June 2014
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Headquarters,
Montreal, Canada


Highlights of WGRI 5 for Friday, 20 June 2014 - Day 5
Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See Our Daily Web Pages)
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Chair Hem Pande signaled the adoption of final recommendations from WGRI 5 to forward to COP 12

WGRI 5 reconvened in plenary on Friday morning and considered draft recommendations on: biodiversity for poverty eradication and sustainable development; review of progress in providing support in implementing the objectives of the Convention and its Strategic Plan; resource mobilization; an updated Gender Plan of Action to 2020 and progress in gender mainstreaming; and retirement of decisions. WGRI 5 adopted final recommendations, to be forwarded to COP 12.

In the closing plenary, CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias, lauded delegates for the positive spirit of cooperation demonstrated throughout the week. He informed delegates that South Sudan is the newest party to the Convention, bringing the number to 194, and announced Guatemala’s ratification of the Nagoya Protocol, bringing the number of ratifications to 38. Chair Pande closed the meeting at 4:59 pm.


Morning Plenary

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Dais during the morning plenary session

Atsuhiro Yoshinaka, CBD Secretariat
Laure Ledoux, EU

Anne Theo Seinen, EU

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Naohisa Okuda, Japan

Andreas Obrecht, Switzerland

Héctor Conde Almeida, Cuba
Jeremy Eppel, UK

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive
Secretary, and Chair Hem Pande, India


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Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

François Wakenhut, EU
Gabriela Blatter, Switzerland


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Matthias Leonhard Maier, EU

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary
Mariana Bellot Rojas, Mexico

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Saulo Arantes Ceolin, Brazil



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Afternoon Plenary

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Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon

Ines Verleye, Belgium


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Tone Solhaug, Norway


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Closing Plenary

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Panel (L-R): Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; Chair Pande, India; Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat; and Atsuhiro Yoshinaka, CBD Secretariat

Ravi Sharma, CBD Secretariat
Seukwoo Kang, Republic of Korea

Cheikh Sidi Mohammed, Mauritania
Chaweewan Hutacharern, Thailand


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(L-R): Melina Sakiyama, Swetha Stotra, and Christian Schwarzer, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
María Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Chair Pande, India


Specific funding for coverage of WGRI 5 and SBSTTA 18 has been provided by the
Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
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WGRI 5 Resources

*WGRI 5 Website

*WGRI 5 Annotated Agenda

*WGRI 5 Documents

*WGRI 5 Side Events

*Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) 3rd Bureau and Full Members of the Platform (MEP) meetings, 10-14 March 2014, Bonn, Germany


SBSTTA 18 Resources

*SBSTTA 18 Website and Documents

*SBSTTA 18 Annotated Agenda

*SBSTTA 18 Side Events


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Third Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP 3), 24-28 February 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the CBD and CBD SBSTTA 17, 7-11 and 14-18 October 2013, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of the Rio Conventions Pavilion at the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD, 9-18 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of CBD WGRI 4, 7-11 May 2012, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of CBD SBSTTA 16, 30 April - 5 May 2012, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of CBD SBSTTA 15, 7-11 November 2011, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

*IISD RS coverage of CBD WGRI 3, 24-28 May 2010, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

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