WORLD FEDERATION FOR CULTURE COLLECTIONS:
400 affiliated ex-situ microbial resource centres and their
users, the WFCC offered its collective expertise -- particularly as
it involves inventorying, monitoring, and national and property
rights issues -- in helping to establish appropriate measures.
@HEAD2.5 = WORKING GROUP I
Working Group I was responsible for addressing the following
- Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: the full range of important national activities for reducing the loss of biodiversity; overview of categories of action supported by UNDP, the World Bank and UNEP in recent years; and factors for setting national priorities;
- Biosafety: simultaneous action on (i) immediate action to enhance biosafety, and (ii) consideration of an international instrument on biosafety; and
- Scientific and technical work between sessions: tasks to be done prior to the first meeting of the COP by an interim scientific and technical advisory committee (ISTAC) or other designated body; number of members of the body; fields of expertise of members; and selection process for the body.