WORKING GROUP I: Working Group I will consider two agenda items: scientific and technical work between meetings; and biosafety. Several developed countries, including Japan, the US, and Germany, will make presentations on their national strategies as well as elements to include in implementation plans for the Convention.
WORKING GROUP II: Discussion will continue for the first half of the morning session, concluding debate on the financial mechanism. The remainder of the meeting will focus on the rules of procedure and incremental costs. The afternoon will be spent on technology cooperation and capacity building.
PLENARY: A night session is planned to take up country statements. Text of Rule 45(1) of the Rules of Procedure for the ICCBD as amended by Brazil will be available for distribution. This amendment was approved in substance subject to wording by Brazil.