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Preparation for Upcoming Meeting

Eighteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18)

The eighteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18) will be held from 23 to 28 June 2014, in Montreal, Canada.

Official meeting documents are available here.

Proposed Organization of Work

DATE 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, 23 June 2014 1. Opening of the meeting
2. Organizational matters
  • 2.1 Election of officers
  • 2.2 Adoption of agenda and organization of work
3. Global Biodiversity Outlook: mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
  • 3.1 Review of the draft of the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook
  • 3.2 Review of the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020
3. continued
8. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
7. Incentive measures: obstacles encountered in implementing options identified for eliminating, phasing out or reforming incentives that are harmful for biodiversity
9. Consideration of issues in progress (if time is available)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
4. Marine and coastal biodiversity
  • 4.1 Ecologically or biologically significant marine areas
  • 4.2 Addressing impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity
  • 4.3 Addressing impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity
  • 4.4 Systematic review on the impacts of ocean acidification and proposal to update the specific work plan on coral bleaching
  • 4.5 Tools and capacity development, including marine spatial planning and training initiatives

4. continued
6. New and emerging issues: synthetic biology
9. Consideration of issues in progress (if time is available)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014
5. Invasive alien species
  • 5.1. Management of risks associated with introduction of alien species introduced as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food
  • 5.2. Review of work on invasive alien species and considerations for future work

9. Consideration of issues in progress
  • 9.1 Integration of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into climate-change mitigation and adaptation activities
  • 9.2 Application of relevant safeguards for biodiversity with regard to policy approaches and positive incentives on issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries
  • 9.3 Climate-related geoengineering
  • 9.4 Ecosystem conservation and restoration
  • 9.5 Definitions of key terms related to biofuels and biodiversity
  • 9.6 Sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management
  • 9.7 Health and biodiversity

Thursday, 26 June 2014
Pending issues

Pending issues

Friday, 27 June 2014
Pending issues

Pending issues

Saturday, 28 June 2014
10. Other matters
11. Adoption of the report
12. Closure of the meeting

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme