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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 SBSTTA 18 for Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - Day 2
Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See Our Daily Web Pages)
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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, and Hesiquio Benitez
Diaz, Mexico, signing the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership

On Tuesday, delegates convened in plenary throughout the day and considered: marine and coastal biodiversity, including: reports on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs); addressing impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity of underwater noise, marine debris, ocean acidification and coral bleaching; and developing tools and capacity, including marine spatial planning and training initiatives. In the afternoon, delegates considered synthetic biology under new and emerging issues. In the evening, a contact group, chaired by Brigitte Baptiste (Colombia), met to discuss GBO-4. A Friends of the Chair group, chaired by Alexander Shestakov (Russian Federation), was formed to continue discussions on meeting the criteria for EBSAs that will meet on Wednesday.


Morning Plenary

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Panel (L-R): CBD Secretariat; Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat; Chair Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation; David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; and Simone Schiele, CBD Secretariat

Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat
Chair Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation

Ghanim Abdulla Mohammad, Qatar
Philip Williamson, Univerity of East Anglia, UK

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Christina Baritaki, Greece
Andrea Cruz Angón, Mexico

Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma, Costa Rica
Eva Degré, Norway

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Matilde da Conceicao Gomes Lopes, Guinea-Bissau



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Nicole Breier, Germany
Renée Sauvé, Canada

Staffan Danielsson, Sweden
Parkinson Ndonye, Kenya

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Datin Hjh. Shahima Abdul Hamid, Malaysia
Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland

Elizabeth Maori Munro, the Cook Islands
Valeria González Posse, Argentina

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Ilham Atho Mohamed, Maldives
Anna Maria Maggiore, Italy

Nabil Hamada, Tunisia
El Khitma El Awad Mohammed Ahmed, Sudan

Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan
Laurette Hermine Rasoavahiny, Madagascar



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Side Events

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; and Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, General Director of International Cooperation and Implementation, CONABIO, Mexico, during the side event on Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership: Information Empowerers


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Panel from the side event by the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership: Information Empowerers


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Side event on Updated Scientific Synthesis on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

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Panel from the side event on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Planning in Practice: Transitioning from Planning to Implementation

Andrea Ramirez Martinez, Colombia
Hannah Thomas, UNEP-WCMC

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Stephen Olsen, GEF STAP
Tom Hammond, GEF STAP

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Afternoon Plenary

Jean-Patrick Le Duc, France
Yousef Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia

Jonathan Davies, Liberia

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Panel from afternoon plenary



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IISD Reporting Services’ ENB Team for CBD SBSTTA 18

Saijai Cheunsuk, Thailand


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Contact Group on GBO 4

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Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia
Tone Solhaug, Norway

David Cooper, CBD Secretariat
Andrew Bignell, New Zealand

Risa Smith, Canada

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

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Related Links
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

*BIODIVERSITY-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy

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

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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