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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 Saturday, 28 June 2014 - Day 6
Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See Our Daily Web Pages)
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Davi Bonavides and Saulo Arantes Ceolin showing their support for
"Team Brazil" in their World Cup Round of 16 football match vs. Chile

On Saturday morning, SBSTTA 18 delegates met in plenary to consider draft recommendations on, inter alia: obstacles encountered in implementing options identified for eliminating, phasing out or reforming incentives that are harmful for biodiversity; IAS; GBO-4; EBSAs and other marine and coastal biodiversity issues; biodiversity and climate change; ecosystem and restoration; sustainable use of biodiversity; and a revised recommendation on scientific and technical needs for implementing the Strategic Plan.

Plenary adopted 14 recommendations and the meeting report. In closing, Braulio Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, lauded delegates for priority actions adopted to help accelerate achievement of Aichi Target 10 (coral reefs and closely associated ecosystems), as well as the guidance adopted on devising and implementing measures towards achieving Aichi Target 9 (IAS). He announced that 41 countries have ratified the Nagoya Protocol, and called on others to consider ratifying the Protocol, noting that the UN Treaty Division accepts signed, scanned versions of instruments of ratification via email. SBSTTA Chair Dalle Tussie (Ethiopia) gaveled the meeting to a close at 1:12 pm.

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Closing Plenary

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary

SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
David Cooper, CBD Secretariat

Simone Schiele, CBD Secretariat
Seukwoo Kang, Republic of Korea

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Valeria González Posse, Argentina
Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation

Clare Hamilton, UK
Sigurdur Thrainsson, Iceland

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Hendrik Segers, Belgium
Renée Sauvé, Canada

Luana Melo, Brazil
Jessica Noelia Diaz, Argentina

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Mette Lyngsoe Svejgaard, Sweden
Youngbae Suh, Republic of Korea

Anne Teller, EU
Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Greece

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Melina Sakiyama, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
María Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Maadjou Bah, Guinea

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Delegates from the Central and Eastern European Group
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary,
and Suzi Malan, IISD Reporting Services / ENB

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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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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