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Assessing Implementation

Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI)

Recognizing that, to achieve the 2010 Target, and to review the impacts and effectiveness of existing processes under the Convention, such as meetings of the Conference of the Parties, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, national focal points and the Secretariat, more effective processes for evaluation, reporting and reviewing implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan were needed, the Conference of the Parties adopted decision VII/30, paragraph 23 in 2004, thereby establishing the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI). Further details are available here.

Fourth National Reports

The fourth national reports were due 30 March 2009 (Decision VIII/14) and provided essential information to assess progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target, at the national level, as well to assess progress at the global level, the details of which are presented in the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook published in 2010.

Fifth National Reports

The fifth national reports are due by 31 March 2014 (Decision X/10) and should focus on implementation of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted by the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in October 2010. The timely submission of the fifth national report is very crucial for a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) to be undertaken at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2014 or early 2015.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme