As a contribution to the preparations for COP-11 on the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, the Governments of India and the United Kingdom are co-sponsoring an assessment of the financial resources needed to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The assessment will draw upon the work of experts guided by an a regionally-balanced high-level panel.
Accordingly, through Notification SCBD/ITS/RS/78931
, Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations were invited to nominate experts to serve on the panel. The work of the panel will be supported by a number of expert teams who will conduct preliminary assessments of the costs of implementing clusters of the targets.
During the fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention the working group welcomed the establishment of this high-level panel on global assessment of resources for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, expressed its gratitude to Governments of the United Kingdom and India for co-sponsoring the panel and invited the panel to report to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;