Conference report

Co-Chairs' Report from the Ninth Trondheim Conference

The primary purpose of the Trondheim Conference is the conversations amongst participants, supported by the many inputs made. The intention was that the exchanges at this conference would provide participants, and in particular negotiators, with increased understanding of a range of issues relevant to the upcoming negotiations on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The Conference Co-chairs have, with invaluable assistance from the Chief Rapporteur, produced a report which seeks to reflect the main inputs to and outcomes from the ninth Trondheim conference. However, the report can in no way capture all of the conversations, and the many inputs made, and it is not intended to do so. Based on the full report we have also prepared a summary and key points from the report (i.e. blue text and bold first sentence/phrases in the full report) and a summary (blue text only from the full report).

From Co-chairs August 14: Please note that we have made minor changes to the report that was sent to all participants (and published here) on August 1. These changes accommodate valuable comments received by July 26 which we had inadvertently omitted to address in the version distributed on August 1. The revisions do not affect the main content or direction of the report.

Powerpoint presentation of conference outputs

Based on the co-chairs' report, we have prepared a Powerpoint presentation with a set of slides that participants and others may use as a basis for communicating outputs from the conference. There are no restrictions on use, but please note that all photos in the slides should be credited to IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis.

Process behind Co-chairs' report

A first draft co-chairs report from the conference was distributed to participants on the morning of July 5. This draft was presented by the chief rapporteur for the conference, Jerry Harrison, in session 11 on July 5. Following this participants were invited to comment on the content of the report. A more complete draft of the report was sent to all participants on July 18 for review, with a deadline for comments by July 26. Most of the comments received have been accomodated in the final report. The conference co-chairs, Nina Vik and Finn Katerås, stand responsible for the content in the report.

Bymarka nature reserve in Trondheim (Photo Finn Katerås)