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National-Level Indicators

The need to develop suitable indicators for monitoring important components of biodiversity is reflected in the most programmes of work developed under the Convention. In its decision VI/7-B, the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to convene an expert meeting to provide guidance to Parties on the development of biodiversity indicators. The expert meeting, which took place in Montreal from 10 to 12 February 2003, developed:

The report is summarized in document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/10. The full report is available as document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/7.

Additional guidance is available from the following sources and publications:

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme