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Documents

The following list of documents has been produced under or made available through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and deal specifically with taxonomy. Also included are a few key publications from external sources which have been designed to support the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI):

Guide to the Global Taxonomy Initiative
Comprehensive information on the Global Taxonomy Initiative

Linnaeus Lecture Series Booklet #1
Booklet about the inaugural CBD Linnaeus lectures containing summaries of presentations and information on the importance and legacy of Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy.

The Global Taxonomy Initiative - The Response to a Problem:
GTI brochure – English
GTI brochure – French
GTI brochure – Spanish

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/2/5
Practical approaches for capacity building for taxonomy.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/3/Inf.32/
GEF Workshop: Removing the taxonomic impediment.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/4/6/
Further advancement of the Global Taxonomy Initiative.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/4/6/CORR.1
Further advancement of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (corrigendum)

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/4/INF/1
The Global Taxonomy Initiative: Shortening the Distance Between Discovery and Delivery. Report of a meeting held at Linnean Society, London, UK on September 10-11 1998

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/4/INF/6
The Global Taxonomy Initiative: recommendations from DIVERSITAS Element 3, including an assessment of present knowledge of key species groups

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/4/INF/7
The Global Taxonomy Initiative: Using Systematic Inventories to Meet Country and Regional Needs.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/5/4
Item 3.3 of the Provisional Agenda Review of the Global Taxonomy Initiative.

SBSTTA/5 inf GTI.
Mechanisms for management of the GTI, with a consideration of traditional and indigenous knowledge perspectived on current taxonomic systems. Report of a meeting held 20 December 1999 at UNESCO, Paris.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/10
The Global Taxonomy Initiative. Draft work programme.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/4
Global Taxonomy Initiative. Progress report on the Global Taxonomy Initiative

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/4/ADD1
Global Taxonomy Initiative. Progress report on the Global Taxonomy Initiative Regional Meeting of Scientists in Central America, Costa Rica, 6-9 February 2001

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/8/3
Progress in the implementation of the programmes of work on cross cutting issues a component on the GTI

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/3
Progress in the implementation of the work on cross cutting issues a component on the GTI

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/16
Global Taxonomy Initiative: Progress and implementation of the programme of work

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/17
Preliminary report of first Global Taxonomy Initiative workshop in Asia

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/30
Draft guide to the global taxonomy initiative.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/10/3
Progress report on the implementation of the programmes of work on relevant cross-cutting issues a component on the GTI

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/10/16
The global taxonomy initiative: Development of the process and the guidelines for the in-depth review of the programme of work

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/10/17
Outline of the global taxonomy initiative guide.

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/11/5
In-depth Review of the Implementation of the Programme of Work for the Global Taxonomy Initiative

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/11/5/Add.1
In-depth Review of the Implementation of the Programme of Work for the Global Taxonomy Initiative: Elements of Planned Activities for the New Programmes of Work

UNEP/CBD/COP/4/INF/28
The Darwin Declaration. Submission by the Government of Australia
(accessed 1-12-2004)

UNEP/CBD/COP/6/INF/23
The Global Taxonomy Initiative. Report on progress and status
(accessed 1-12-2004)

UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/1/INF/2
Access and Benefit-sharing and the Global Taxonomy Initiative. Document submitted to First meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing (Bonn, Germany, 22 - 26 October 2001)

CBD Technical Series Publication No.21
Success stories in implementation of the programmes of work on dry and sub-humid lands and the Global Taxonomy Initiative - abstracts of poster presentations at SBSTTA-11. (Montreal 2005)

The European GTI Toolkit

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme