6. Regional Preparatory Meetings
Subject to the availability of funding, the meeting will be preceded by regional preparatory meetings. To date, the Secretariat has received the generous financial support from the Government of Germany and the African Union for the African Group preparatory meeting.
The Secretariat will assist in the convening of COP-MOP/4 preparatory meetings by the regional groups for Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. These regional preparatory meetings would take place over the weekend prior to the official opening of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol. More information will be provided in due course.