This decision has been retired.
Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands
The Conference of the Parties
- Takes note of the progress reports on the implementation of the programme of work on the biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands prepared by the Executive Secretary and the report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-Humid Lands(2);
- Recognizing the interlinkages between biodiversity, desertification/land degradation and climate change, requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the secretariats of relevant conventions, to prepare a proposal for the development of a mechanism to coordinate activities in these areas, and for linking and ensuring integration of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the national action programmes under the Convention to Combat Desertification;
- Recognizing the horizontal nature of this programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands, recommends that the Executive Secretary and Parties enhance synergies in the implementation of this and other thematic programmes of work of the Convention.