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WGRI 4

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Montreal, 7-11 May 2012

The Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 4) was held from 7-11 May 2012 at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, back-to-back with the Sixteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.

The Working group discussed the following items, as agreed through decision X/45:
  • Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, including:
    • Review of progress in implementation, including the establishment of national targets and the updating of biodiversity national strategies and action plans; and
    • Review of progress in providing capacity building support to Parties, promoting communication, education and public awareness and strengthening of the clearing house mechanism and technical and scientific cooperation
  • Message to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20)
  • Integration of Biodiversity into Poverty Eradication and Development
  • Resource Mobilization: Implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization and Progress in Assessing Financing Needs and Gaps
  • Financial Mechanism: Review of GEF-5 and needs for GEF 6
  • Cooperation with other Conventions and International Organizations and Initiatives, and Engagement of Stakeholders, including:
    • Cooperation with other conventions
    • Engagement with business
  • Multi-Year Plan of Action for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development

For in-depth detail on these items, please see the Revised Annotated Agenda.

What's New

7 May 2012
Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Review of Implementation of the Convention, Montreal, Canada, 7 May 2012. More »

Notifications

12 April 2012 (2012-055)
Revised documents of the Fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-4). More »
6 February 2012 (2012-024)
Fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-4) Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 11 May 2012. More »

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