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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.

Peer review of draft documentation for SBSTTA 18

Unedited advance drafts of documents are being made available for peer review by Parties and other partners. Please use the Template for comments and additional views on draft documentation for SBSTTA 18.

Draft documents for review and background material for the preparation of documents

  • Item 3. Global Biodiversity Outlook: mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets:
    • Item 3.1 Review of the draft of the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook

      Draft technical background documents for GBO-4 on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets were made available for peer review from 25 February to 21 March 2014, accessible at www.cbd.int/gbo4review. These technical background documents will provide the basis for the main GBO-4 report which will be launched in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, during the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in October 2014, and of which SBSTTA-18 will consider a draft. More information on GBO-4 is available here.

    • Item 3.2 Review of the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020 (peer review for this document is closed)

      The pre-session document will be supported by a technical report, provided as an information note. The draft technical report in support of the mid-term review of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020 was made available for peer review together with technical background documents for GBO-4, accessible at www.cbd.int/gbo4review.
  • Item 4. Marine and coastal biodiversity:
  • Item 5. Invasive alien species:
    • Item 5.1 Management of risks associated with invasive alien species introduced as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food (peer review for this document is closed)

    • Item 5.2 Review of work on invasive alien species and considerations for future work
  • Item 6. New and emerging issues: synthetic biology (peer review for this document is closed)

  • Item 7. Incentive measures: obstacles encountered in implementing options identified for eliminating, phasing out or reforming incentives that are harmful for biodiversity (peer review for this document is closed)

  • Item 8. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (peer review for this document is closed)

  • Item 9.Consideration of issues in progress:

    • Item 9.1 Integration of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into climate-change mitigation and adaptation activities

    • Item 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

    • Item 9.3 Climate-related geoengineering

      A progress report on items 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 will be contained in pre-session document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/13.

      An Interim update on information on the potential impacts of climate geoengineering on biodiversity and the regulatory framework relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be contained in document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/5. Comments on this document can be provided by 27 April 2014.

    • Item 9.4 Ecosystem conservation and restoration

    • Item 9.5 Definitions of key terms related to biofuels and biodiversity (peer review for this document is closed)

    • Item 9.6 Sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

    • Item 9.7 Health and biodiversity

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  • United Nations Environment Programme