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Pilot Assessments

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) decided, in recommendation VI/5, to test a range of methods and modalities for assessments and to advance assessment on the following priority issues:

  • The status and trends of forest biological diversity;
  • Socio-economic and ecological impacts of invasive alien species on island and on inland water ecosystems;
  • Interlinkages between biological diversity and climate change.

SBSTTA further decided to

  • Develop rapid assessment methods for the biodiversity of inland water ecosystems and for marine and coastal biological diversity.

Document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/10/7 reviews methods and modalities for these assessments and recommends a number of steps for pilot assessments initiated by SBSTTA.

Status and trends of forest biological diversity

Socio-economic and ecological impacts of invasive alien species on island and on inland water ecosystems

Interlinkages between biological diversity and climate change

Rapid assessment methods for the biodiversity of inland water ecosystems and for marine and coastal biological diversity

Next: Steps for Assessments

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme