COP 4 Decision IV/12
This decision has been retired.

Additional financial resources

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling Article 20, paragraphs 2 and 3, and Article 21, paragraph 4, of the Convention,

Recalling also decision III/6, by which it requested the Executive Secretary to explore possible ways of collaborating with funding institutions to facilitate efforts to achieve greater support for the Convention, and to explore further possibilities for encouraging the involvement of the private sector in support of the Convention,

Having examined the note by the Executive Secretary contained in document UNEP/CBD/COP/4/17,

Noting concerns expressed by Parties on the downward trend of development assistance in the past few years,

Noting also the lack of comprehensive information about trends in development assistance with respect to biological diversity,

Reaffirming the need to continue the implementation of decision III/6, paragraph 4, with regard to the provision of standardized information on financial support from developed country Parties for the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity,

Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare, for consideration by the Parties at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, a report on additional financial resources to include proposals for:

  1. Monitoring financial support for the implementation of the Convention;
  2. Possible collaboration with international organizations, institutions, conventions and agreements of relevance;
  3. Exploring possibilities for additional financial support to elements in the programme of work outlined in decision IV/16, annex II;
  4. Examining the constraints to, opportunities for and implications of private sector support for the implementation of the Convention.