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

Upcoming Event

The fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI 5) will be held from 16 to 20 June 2014. Recommendations from the meeting will be submitted to COP-12 in Peyongchang, Republic of Korea, in October 2014 for its consideration and adoption. Kindly note that the designation of representative(s) should be submitted in the form of an official letter, addressed to the CBD Executive Secretary, and sent to the Secretariat, as soon as possible, but no later than 30 April 2014, as a scanned email attachment to secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514-288-6588.

Introduction

In 2002, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Strategic Plan for the Convention (2002-2010), committing themselves to more effective and coherent implementation of the objectives of the Convention to achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction in the current rate of biodiversity loss. The 2010 Target was subsequently endorsed by the World Summit on Sustainable Development in its Plan of Implementation (paragraph 44).

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).

Recommendations adopted by the Working Group are included in draft decisions submitted to the Conference of the Parties for its consideration and adoption.

The outcomes of the four meetings of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI) held to date are available below:

The fifth meeting (WGRI-5) is scheduled in June 2014 at ICAO HQs in Montreal

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme