COP-MOP 3 (November 2018)
On the basis of the outcomes of second meeting
of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP), at its third meeting
, adopted decision NP-3/1
on the first assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol four years after its entry into force.
In this decision, COP-MOP welcomed the progress made by Parties, as well as non-Parties, in establishing legislative, administrative or policy measures on ABS and institutional arrangements. However, it was also recognized that further efforts were needed to make the Protocol fully operational. Parties also identified areas where further work is needed, challenges in implementation and possible mechanisms to address those challenges in accordance with national circumstances. The outcomes from the first assessment and review, including its key findings
contained in annex I of the decision, can assist in advancing the implementation of the Protocol and provide guidance for future work to ensure the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge.
Furthermore, in decision NP-3/1 COP-MOP agreed to a framework of indicators
to measure progress in implementation in the future (annex II of the decision). The framework also includes reference points for each indicator as of February 2018 resulting from the analysis conducted. The reference points allow having a baseline against which progress can be measured in the future. COP-MOP also decided to revisit and adapt the framework in the light of further progress made with implementation. COP-MOP also decided to conduct the second assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Protocol at its sixth meeting, which will take place in 2024, and requested the Executive Secretary to propose a methodology for conducting the second assessment and review, taking into account the outcomes and lessons learned from the first assessment and review process, experiences from the assessment and review process under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Meeting of SBI-2 (July 2018)
The second meeting
of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, which convened from 9 to 13 July 2018 in Montreal, Canada, considered the analysis and synthesis of information as well as the draft framework of indicators prepared by the Secretariat, taking into account the inputs from the Compliance Committee and adopted a recommendation for consideration by the Parties to the Protocol at their third meeting.
The recommendation from SBI-2 (Recommendation SBI-2/2)
includes a draft decision to MOP-3.
The following documents were prepared to inform discussions at SBI-2
COP-MOP 2 (December 2016)
Assessment and review was first considered by the COP-MOP at its second meeting
. The meeting considered a note
by the Executive Secretary, containing a proposed methodology for conducting the first assessment and review of the Protocol, including a suggested timeline and possible sources of information. In decision NP-2/4
, the COP-MOP agreed on the elements
to be included in the first assessment and review and on the sources of information to be used for assessing each of these elements, and requested the Executive Secretary to, among other actions, assess any needs for additional information. Per decision decision NP-2/2
, the implementation and operation of the ABS Clearing-House will be reviewed as part of the assessment and review process.
In 2017-2018, in line with decision NP-2/4, the Executive Secretary prepared an analysis and synthesis of relevant information for the first assessment and review of the Protocol and a draft framework of indicators as a basis for measuring, in the second assessment and review and thereafter, progress in achieving the objective of the Protocol, for the consideration of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting. The Compliance Committee
also provided inputs to the first assessment and review of the Protocol to assist in addressing challenges to its implementation.