At 5:03 am today COP-13 came to a close… I had left earlier in the evening as the negotiations dragged on and on earlier in the day. But thankfully many members of GYBN stayed until the end to give our closing statement! I’ll try to write more but for now, here’s a link to a … More COP-13 is over
Yesterday, the first real day of negotiations began. The first item on the list (after the President of Mexico concluded the opening ceremony – which took all morning!) was Ecological and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) and other marine conservation issues. The major issue for negotiations was two sections of bracketed text that relate to the … More Intervention: Marine issues
It’s been a busy three days here at COP. After the weekend ‘High Level Segment’, where ministers and high up officials network and present their countries’ priorities, the conference opened and the real negotiators got to work. Much of the main events here at the CBD convention are focused on negotiating the remaining contentious text from … More First 3 days: Interventions!
I’m thrilled to be in Cancun this month as a Canadian Youth delegate for the Convention on Biological Biodiversity (CBD) Conference of Parties meeting. I’m part of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBD), which acts at the COP as observers and members of ‘civil society’ who have an interest in the outcome of the ongoing … More COP-13 in Cancun