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SBSTTA 12 Recommendation XII/4

XII/4. Lessons learned from the preparation of the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook

1. The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA):

(a) Notes the progress made in preparing products that complement and strengthen the messages contained in the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook;

(b) Requests the Executive Secretary to:

(i) Continue disseminating the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook and future supplementary products to different audiences in all the regions;

(ii) Pursue efforts to make the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook available in the six languages of the United Nations;

(iii) Pursue efforts to develop focused ancillary products that present and communicate key messages to specific audiences as recommended by the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Indicators for Assessing Progress Towards, and Communicating, the 2010 target at the Global Level and foreseen in the communication strategy for the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, and, recalling decision VIII/7, undertake as a priority a short graphic summary that highlights the headline indicators and actions needed to achieve the 2010 target;

(iv) Make these ancillary products available through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention and other appropriate means;

(v) Invite the clearing house mechanism focal points to assist in the dissemination at the national level of the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook and relevant ancillary products;

(vi) Report the deliberations in the Subsidiary Body on lessons learned from the preparation of the second edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook and proposals on the scope and focus of the third edition to the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation for its consideration;

(vii) Reflect on the lessons learned from the incorporation of information from the second edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook into the United Nations Environment Programme’s fourth Global Environment Outlook in order to inform cooperation in the production of future editions of the Global Biodiversity Outlook and the Global Environment Outlook and follow-up to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

2. The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice recommends that the Conference of the Parties urge Parties and invite other Governments, organizations and relevant scientific bodies to make available relevant data on status and trends of biological diversity, progress in the implementation of the Convention including its Strategic Plan and lessons learned in carrying out actions designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss, including by timely submission of the fourth national reports for use in the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme