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COP 7 Decision VII/17

Liability and redress (Article 14, paragraph 2)

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling its decision VI/11,

Taking note of the preparations by the Executive Secretary for the meeting of the group of legal and technical experts on liability and redress in the context of paragraph 2 of Article 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity,

1. Renews to the Executive Secretary contained in its decision VI/11, paragraph 1, to convene a group of legal and technical experts to discharge the mandate specified in that decision;

2. Requests the Executive Secretary to update the documentation prepared pursuant to decision VI/11, paragraph 2, and to make it available prior to convening the group of legal and technical experts;

3. Urges Parties and Governments to make the necessary voluntary financial contributions to facilitate the convening of the group of legal and technical experts.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme