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1.Decides to maintain the interval for review regarding the retirement of decisions at eight years following the adoption of a decision;

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2.Requests the Executive Secretary to make proposals to the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting regarding the retirement of decisions and elements of decisions taken at its seventh meeting, and to communicate such proposals to Parties, Governments and relevant international organizations at least six months prior to its eleventh meeting;

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3.Decides to retire the decisions and elements of decisions adopted at its fifth and sixth meetings listed in the annex to the present decision;

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4. Requests the Executive Secretary to continue the practice of maintaining the full text of all decisions on the Secretariat website while indicating those decisions and elements of decisions that have been retired.

Body
Conference of the Parties (COP)

Meeting
COP-10
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
18 - 29 October, 2010
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Documents
UNEP/CBD/COP/10/INF/1/REV1
Proposals on the Retirement of Decisions Taken by the Conference of the Parties at its Fifth and Sixth Meetings: Proposals by the Executive Secretary pursuant to decision IX/29 on Operations of the Convention

Related decisions
V/1 para 1
Work plan of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
1.Endorses the work plan for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as contained in the annex to the present decision;
V/1 para 2
Work plan of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
2.Requests the Executive Secretary to invite all relevant stakeholders to contribute to the development and/or strengthening of capacities in biosafety for the purpose of the effective implementation of the Protocol, in particular in developing country Parties, and to report on progress made to the first meeting of the Parties;
V/1 para 3
Work plan of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
3.Requests also the Executive Secretary to convene, prior to the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the meeting of technical experts on the Biosafety Clearing-House referred to in the table at the end of decision EM-I/3, and reiterates its invitation to Parties and States to make contributions for the supplementary budget for biosafety to the Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the biennium 1999 2000, as presented in the table at the end of decision EM I/3;
V/1 para 4
Work plan of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
4.Welcomes the generous offer made by the Government of France to host the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety from 11 to 15 December 2000 in Montpellier.
V/2 para 1
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
1.Takes notes of the various ways and means to implement the programme of work and obstacles in implementing some aspects of the work plan of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, as contained in the note by the Executive Secretary on the subject prepared for the fifth meeting of the Subsidiary Body (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/5/6), and requests the Executive Secretary to report to it on these matters before the seventh meeting of the Conference of Parties as part of the review of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems by the Subsidiary Body at its eighth meeting;
V/2 para 3
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
3.Encourages Parties to address the lack of information on the status of inland water biological diversity as a basis for future decisions on inland water at the national level and to include this information in their national reports;
V/2 para 4
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
4.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to consider the recommendations contained in the forthcoming report of the World Commission on Dams, to be published in November 2000, and, as appropriate, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting the introduction of suitable elements into the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems;
V/2 para 5
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
5.Further requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to include in its review before the seventh meeting of the Conference of Parties advice on the further elaboration and refinement of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, having due regard to the issues relating, inter alia, to water supply, land use and tenure, pollution, alien invasive species, the effects of El Niño, and environmental impact assessment;
V/2 para 6
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
6.Requests the Executive Secretary to compile systematically information on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, including the report of the World Commission on Dams, for dissemination through the clearing-house mechanism, and to report on his efforts as part of the review of that programme of work that the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice will carry out before the seventh meeting of the Conference of Parties;
V/2 para 7
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
7.Invites relevant organizations and activities, in particular the Global International Waters Assessment, to contribute to the assessment of inland water biological diversity and to integrate a biological diversity component fully in their methodology protocols;
V/2 para 8
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (implementation of decision IV/4)
8.Urges the implementation of capacity-building measures for developing and implementing national and sectoral plans for the conservation and sustainable use of inland water ecosystems, including comprehensive assessments of the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, and capacity-building programmes for monitoring the implementation of the programme of work and the trends in inland water biological diversity, and for information-gathering and dissemination among the riparian communities.
V/3 para 1
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
1.Takes note of the tools that have been used for the implementation of the programme of work on the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity, as set out in the note by the Executive Secretary on the subject prepared for the fifth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/5/7, annex I), requests the Executive Secretary to report to future meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice on the application of these tools, encourages the Secretariat and the Subsidiary Body to complete, as soon as possible, the implementation of decision IV/5 on the programme of work on marine and coastal biodiversity as adopted by the Conference of Parties at its fourth meeting, and notes that the work element on coral reefs was enabled at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and will have a minimum three year time schedule;
V/3 para 2
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
2.Endorses the results of the Expert Consultation on Coral Bleaching, held in Manila from 11 to 13 October 1999, as contained in the annex to the present decision;
V/3 para 3
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
3.Decides to integrate coral reefs into programme element 2 (Marine and coastal living resources) of the programme of work;
V/3 para 4
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
4.Requests the Executive Secretary to integrate fully the issue of coral bleaching in the programme of work on the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity and to develop and implement a specific work plan on coral bleaching, taking into account the recommendations set out in the annex to the present decision, as appropriate, and in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and invites Parties, other Governments and relevant bodies to contribute to its implementation.  In conducting his work on coral bleaching, the Executive Secretary will also liaise with, inter alia, the Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (including the World Heritage Convention), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, regional fisheries organizations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Global International Waters Assessment and will formally liaise with the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and the International Coral Reef Initiative;
V/3 para 5
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
5.Notes that there is significant evidence that climate change is a primary cause of the recent and severe extensive coral bleaching, and that this evidence is sufficient to warrant remedial measures being taken in line with the precautionary approach, transmits that view to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and urges the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to take all possible actions to reduce the effect of climate change on water temperatures and to address the socio-economic impacts on the countries and communities most affected by coral bleaching;
V/3 para 6
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
6.Urges Parties, other Governments and relevant bodies to implement response measures to the phenomenon of coral bleaching by:(a)Identifying and instituting additional and alternative measures for securing the livelihoods of people who directly depend on coral-reef services;(b)Encouraging and supporting multidisciplinary approaches to action relating to coral-reef management, research and monitoring, including the use of early-warning systems for coral bleaching, and collaborating with the International Coral Reef Initiative and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network;(c)Building stakeholder partnerships, community participation programmes and public education campaigns and information products that address the causes and consequences of coral bleaching;(d)Using appropriate policy frameworks to implement integrated marine and coastal area management plans and programmes that supplement marine and coastal protected areas and the multiple conservation measures outlined in the Renewed Call to Action of the International Coral Reef Initiative;(e)Supporting capacity-building measures, including training of and career opportunities for marine taxonomists, ecologists and members of other relevant disciplines, particularly at the national level;(f)Implementing and coordinating targeted research programmes, including predictive modelling, in the context, as appropriate, of the ongoing activities referred to in paragraph 4 of the present decision;
V/3 para 7
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
7.Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant bodies to submit case-studies on the coral-bleaching phenomenon to the Executive Secretary, for dissemination through the clearing-house mechanism;
V/3 para 8
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
8.Agrees that physical degradation and destruction of coral reefs also pose a significant threat to the biological diversity of coral-reef ecosystems, and therefore decides to expand its request to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, as contained in section II, paragraph 1, of decision IV/5, so as to include the effects of such factors;
V/3 para 9
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
9.Endorses further work on developing guidelines for coastal areas, taking into account decision V/6, on the ecosystem approach;
V/3 para 10
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
10.Encourages the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, with the assistance of the Executive Secretary, to continue work on ecosystem evaluation and assessment, inter alia, through guidelines on evaluation and indicators;
V/3 para 11
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
11.Requests the Executive Secretary to gather information on approaches to management of marine and coastal living resources in relation to those used by local and indigenous communities and to make the information available through the clearing-house mechanism;
V/3 para 12
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
12.Takes note of the work of the Executive Secretary on marine and coastal genetic resources, including bioprospecting, and requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to analyse, and provide advice on scientific, technical and technological matters related to the issue of marine and coastal genetic resources;
V/3 para 13
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
13.Suggests that the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice consider the following issues and prioritize them as appropriate: the use of unsustainable fishing practices, including the effects on marine and coastal biological diversity of the discard of by-catch; the lack of use of marine and coastal protected areas in the context of management of marine and coastal living resources; and the economic value of marine and coastal resources, including sea grasses, mangroves and other coastal ecosystems; as well as capacity-building for undertaking stock assessments and for economic evaluations;
V/3 para 14
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
14.Requests the Executive Secretary to make use of existing information, expertise and best practices on alien species in the marine environment in the implementation of the work programme on alien species under decision IV/1 C;
V/3 para 15
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
15.Approves the terms of reference and the duration of work specified for the ad hoc technical expert groups on marine and coastal protected areas and mariculture, as contained in annex II to recommendation V/14 of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, with the addition of "Identification of best practices" for mariculture;
V/3 para 16
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
16.Requests the Executive Secretary to make further use of the roster of experts for peer-review and preparation of background documents;
V/3 para 17
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
17.Invites the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to continue its strong involvement in the implementation of the programme of work, and requests the Executive Secretary to further strengthen cooperation with other global organizations;
V/3 para 18
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)
18.Requests the Executive Secretary to coordinate with the secretariats of regional seas conventions and action plans with a view to exploring the possibility of further collaboration, including the development of joint work programmes, in the implementation of the Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity, paying particular attention to the identification of priorities for action at the regional level, the development of joint implementation strategies and identification of joint activities and the use of regional networks, and to report to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting on collaboration with the regional seas conventions and action plans.
V/4 para 1
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
1.Urges the Parties, Governments and relevant organizations to advance the implementation of the work programme for forest biological diversity, as contained in decision IV/7;
V/4 para 2
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
2.Decides to consider expanding the focus of the work programme from research to practical action at its sixth meeting;
V/4 para 3
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
3.Decides to call upon Parties, Governments and organizations to take practical actions within the scope of the existing programme of work in order to address urgently the conservation and sustainable use of forest biological diversity, applying the ecosystem approach and taking into consideration the outcome of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/16), and also contributing to the future work of the United Nations Forum on Forests;
V/4 para 4
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
4.Decides to establish an ad hoc technical expert group on forest biological diversity to assist the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, on the basis of the terms specified in the annex, in its work on forest biological diversity;
V/4 para 7
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
6.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare for the work of the ad hoc technical expert group by inviting various international organizations and institutions to contribute data and information relevant to the terms of reference;
V/4 para 8
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
8.Encourages Parties and other Governments to promote the integration of national forest programmes with national biodiversity strategies, applying the ecosystem approach and sustainable forest management;
V/4 para 9
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
9.Further encourages Parties and other Governments to ensure participation by the forest sector, private sector, indigenous and local communities and non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the programme of work;
V/4 para 10
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
10.Recognizes past efforts by different organizations and encourages Parties and other Governments to strengthen national capacities, including local capacities, to enhance the effectiveness and functions of forest protected area networks, as well as national and local capacities for implementation of sustainable forest management, including restoration, when needed;
V/4 para 11
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
11.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to consider before the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, where appropriate and feasible in collaboration with the appropriate bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the impact of climate change on forest biological diversity;
V/4 para 12
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
12.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to consider the causes and effects of human induced uncontrolled forest fires on forest biological diversity and propose possible approaches to address negative impacts;
V/4 para 13
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
13.Urges Parties to consider without delay the proposals for action of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests and the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests on programme element II.d (v), on valuation of forest goods and services;
V/4 para 14
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
14.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to consider the impact of, and propose sustainable practices for, the harvesting of non-timber forest resources, including bush meat and living botanical resources;
V/4 para 15
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
15.Requests the Executive Secretary to invite relevant organizations and forest-related bodies, institutions and processes, including criteria and indicator processes, as well as indigenous and local communities, non-governmental organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to contribute to the assessment of status and trends, including gaps and priority actions needed to address threats to forest biological diversity;
V/4 para 16
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
16.Urges the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including its Kyoto Protocol, to ensure that future activities of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including forest and carbon sequestration, are consistent with and supportive of the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity;
V/4 para 17
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
17.Requests the Executive Secretary to assemble, in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, existing information relating to the integration of biodiversity considerations, including biodiversity conservation, in the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol;
V/4 para 18
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
18.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties, to prepare scientific advice, where appropriate and feasible in collaboration with the appropriate bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in order to integrate biodiversity considerations, including biodiversity conservation, in the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol;
V/4 para 19
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
19.Requests the President of the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity to transmit the present decision to the meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at its sixth meeting;
V/4 para 20
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity
20.Invites the Executive Secretary to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including its Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands especially on issues relevant to forest biological diversity, taking into account the role of the United Nations Forum on Forests.
V/5 para 1
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
1.Welcomes the assessment of ongoing activities and instruments (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/5/INF/10) and its main findings as presented in the note by the Executive Secretary on agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year programme of work (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/11);
V/5 para 2
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
2.Takes note of the decision on agriculture adopted by the Commission on Sustainable Development at its eighth session, held in New York from 24 April to 5 May 2000;
V/5 para 8
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
8.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a progress report and proposals for the further implementation of this programme of work for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the basis of which the Conference of the Parties may provide further guidance, for example, in the form of:  (a)A timetable for implementation of activities, including milestones;(b)A schedule for reporting on further progress;(c)Resource requirements; and(d)Responsibilities of partners and collaborators;
V/5 para 20
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
20.Desiring to make the most efficient use of resources by avoiding duplication of effort and being cognizant of the work being undertaken and the expertise available in different forums, in particular, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, invites the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in close collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme and other member organizations of the Ecosystem Conservation Group, and other competent organizations and research bodies, to further study the potential implications of genetic use restriction technologies for the conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biological diversity and the range of agricultural production systems in different countries, and identify relevant policy questions and socio-economic issues that may need to be addressed;
V/5 para 21
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
21.Invites the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and other competent organizations to inform the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting of their initiatives in this area;
V/5 para 28
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
28.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a report, to be considered by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at a future meeting prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, on the status of development of genetic use restriction technologies and of relevant initiatives at international, regional and national levels on the basis of information provided by organizations, Parties and Governments;
V/5 para 29
Agricultural biological diversity:  review of phase I of the programme of work and adoption of a multi-year work programme
29.Recognizing the importance of indigenous and local communities in the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources according to Article 8(j) of the Convention, and taking into account the revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, requests the Executive Secretary to discuss with those organizations with relevant expertise and representatives of indigenous and local communities on the potential impacts of the application of genetic use restriction technologies on those communities and on Farmers' Rights in keeping with the revision of the aforementioned International Undertaking to keep, use, exchange and sell seed or propagating material and to prepare a report to be considered by the Conference of the Parties.
V/6 para 4
Ecosystem approach
4.Requests the Executive Secretary to collect, analyse and compare the case-studies referred to in paragraph 3 above, and prepare a synthesis of case studies and lessons learned for presentation to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
V/6 para 5
Ecosystem approach
5.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, at a meeting prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, to review the principles and guidelines of the ecosystem approach, to prepare guidelines for its implementation, on the basis of case-studies and lessons learned, and to review the incorporation of the ecosystem approach into various programmes of work of the Convention;
V/7 para 1
Identification, monitoring and assessment, and indicators
1.Requests the Executive Secretary, in broad consultation with Parties, drawing on the roster of experts, and in collaboration with other relevant organizations, bodies and processes, to carry out the pending activities set out in the work programme on indicators of biological diversity as approved by decision IV/1 A of the Conference of the Parties and, in particular, to develop:(a)A set of principles for designing national-level monitoring programmes and indicators; (b)A key set of standard questions and a list of available and potential indicators, covering the ecosystem, species and genetic levels, taking into account the ecosystem approach, that may be used by Parties at their national level and in national reporting and that also allow for regional and global overviews on the state and trends of biodiversity and, if possible and appropriate, any responses from policy measures;
V/7 para 2
Identification, monitoring and assessment, and indicators
2.Encourages Parties and Governments to establish or increase regional cooperation in the field of indicators, monitoring and assessment and invites the Executive Secretary to establish a process through which the documents mentioned above are reviewed and broadly discussed at regional workshops on the basis of case-studies submitted by Parties, Governments and relevant organizations;
V/7 para 3
Identification, monitoring and assessment, and indicators
3.Acknowledges that the capacity of many countries, particularly least developed countries, to reliably and consistently monitor indicators is limited and that, therefore, indicators will need to be developed incrementally over time, based on national priorities;
V/7 para 5
Identification, monitoring and assessment, and indicators
5.Requests the Executive Secretary to produce an interim report on progress, including the ongoing work on indicators in the thematic and other work programmes, for review by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties and to submit a final report on the conclusions of this initiative to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting.
V/8 para 3
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
3.Urges Parties, Governments and relevant organizations to submit case-studies to the Executive Secretary, particularly focusing on thematic assessments, on the basis of the outline contained in the annex to the present decision;
V/8 para 5
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
5.Requests Parties, other Governments, relevant bodies and other relevant international and regional binding and non-binding instruments, in the light of discussions by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at its fifth meeting, to submit to the Executive Secretary written comments on the interim guiding principles, to be taken into account, together with the case-studies, in the further elaboration of the interim guiding principles, to be considered by the Subsidiary Body prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties, and requests the Executive Secretary to distribute those comments through the national focal points;
V/8 para 13
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
13.Invites the Global Invasive Species Programme to report on its September 2000 meeting on the "synthesis of GISP phase 1" to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties, recognizing the need to continue the work of the Global Invasive Species Programme through the prompt development of the second phase of the Global Invasive Species Programme, with emphasis on ecosystems vulnerable to alien species invasions;
V/8 para 15 1)
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
(a)A comprehensive review on the efficiency and efficacy of existing measures for prevention, early detection, eradication and control of alien invasive species and their impacts;
V/8 para 15 2)
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
(b)A progress report on the matters listed in paragraphs 5 and 14 of the present decision;
V/8 para 15 3)
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
(c)All options for future work on alien invasive species under the Convention on Biological Diversity, which would provide practical support to Parties, Governments and organizations in the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention and lead to the full and effective implementation of Article 8(h);
V/8 para 16
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
16. Decides that, at its sixth meeting, the Conference of the Parties, on the basis of the information referred to in paragraphs 5 and 15 of the present decision, will consider options for the full and effective implementation of Article 8(h) including the possibilities of: (a) Further developing the guiding principles on the prevention of introduction, and mitigation of the impacts, of alien invasive species; (b) Developing an international instrument; and/or (c) Other options;
V/9 para 2 1)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(a)The identification of national and regional priority taxonomic information requirements;
V/9 para 2 2)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(b)Assessments of national taxonomic capacity to identify and, where possible, quantify national and regional-level taxonomic impediments and needs, including the identification of taxonomic tools, facilities and services required at all levels, and mechanisms to establish, support and maintain such tools, facilities and services;
V/9 para 2 3)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(c)Establishment or consolidation of regional and national taxonomic reference centres;
V/9 para 2 4)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(d)The building of taxonomic capacity, in particular in developing countries, including through partnerships between national, regional and international taxonomic reference centres, and through information networks;
V/9 para 2 5)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(e)Communication to the Executive Secretary and Global Taxonomy Initiative coordination mechanism, by 31 December 2001, of suitable programmes, projects and initiatives for consideration as pilot projects under the Global Taxonomy Initiative;
V/9 para 3 1)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(a)Draft as a component of the strategic plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity a work programme for the Global Taxonomy Initiative defining timetables, goals, products and pilot projects, emphasizing its role in underpinning conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits, for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice;
V/9 para 3 2)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(b)Initiate short-term activities, including regional meetings of scientists, managers and policy makers to prioritize the most urgent global taxonomic needs and facilitate the formulation of specific regional and national projects to meet the needs identified, and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting;
V/9 para 3 3)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(c)Synthesize the findings of previous meetings of experts on the Global Taxonomy Initiative (as contained in the note by the Executive Secretary on the review of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/5/4)), relevant sections of national reports submitted to the Conference of the Parties and recommendations of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice on the Global Taxonomy Initiative, as advice for the proposed regional meetings;
V/9 para 3 4)
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
(d)Use the Global Taxonomy Initiative as a forum to promote the importance of taxonomy and taxonomic tools in the implementation of the Convention;
V/9 para 6
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  implementation and further advance of the Suggestions for Action
6.Urges eligible Parties and consortia of eligible Parties to seek resources for the above priority actions through the financial mechanism, and requests the financial mechanism to continue promoting awareness of the Global Taxonomy Initiative in its outreach activities, such as the Capacity Development Initiative and the Country Dialogue Workshops, and to investigate ways both within and outside its operational programme structure to facilitate capacity-building in taxonomy, and the implementation of the short-term activities referred to in the annex to the present decision.
V/10 para 1
Global strategy for plant conservation
1.Recognizes that the Convention on Biological Diversity is a leading international convention for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and further recognizes the cross-cutting nature of plant conservation;
V/10 para 2
Global strategy for plant conservation
2.Recognizes also the important role of other existing initiatives, in particular the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, and is aware of current efforts to revise the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;
V/10 para 3
Global strategy for plant conservation
3.Decides to consider, at its sixth meeting, the establishment of a global strategy for plant conservation;
V/10 para 4
Global strategy for plant conservation
4.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to make recommendations to the Conference of the Parties, for consideration at its sixth meeting, regarding the development of a global strategy for plant conservation, which would be aimed at halting the current and continuing unacceptable loss of plant diversity;
V/10 para 5
Global strategy for plant conservation
5.In order to better enable the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to carry out this task, requests the Executive Secretary to solicit the views of Parties, and to liaise with relevant organizations, including, inter alia, the Global Plan of Action of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Man and the Biosphere Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, in order to gather information regarding plant conservation, including information on existing international initiatives.  This information is to be reported to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, together with advice on the relationship between plant conservation and the thematic work programmes.
V/11 para 2
Additional financial resources
2.Invites the Global Environment Facility to assist the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the relevant international organizations and institutions, to convene a workshop on financing for biodiversity with a view to sharing knowledge and experience among funding institutions, and to explore the potential of the Global Environment Facility to act as a funding catalyst;
V/11 para 3
Additional financial resources
3.Recognizes the difficulties in developing a format for standardized information on financial support from developed country Parties for the objectives of the Convention and requests the workshop referred to in paragraph 2 of the present decision to provide further advice to the Executive Secretary on this matter;
V/11 para 17
Additional financial resources
17.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a report on the implementation of the present decision for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting.
V/12 para 1
Second review of the financial mechanism
1.Decides to adopt the annex to the present decision, containing the objectives and criteria for the second review of the effectiveness of the financial mechanism to be conducted in time for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
V/12 para 2
Second review of the financial mechanism
2.Decides also that this second review should be conducted under the authority of the Conference of the Parties;
V/12 para 3
Second review of the financial mechanism
3.Decides further that, based on the results of the review, the Conference of the Parties shall take appropriate action to improve the effectiveness of the mechanism if necessary.
V/13 para 1
Further guidance to the financial mechanism
1.Welcomes the decision of the Council of the Global Environment Facility requesting its secretariat, in consultation with the Implementing Agencies and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to develop an initial strategy for assisting countries to prepare for the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
V/14 para 4
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
4.Decides that the strategic plan for the clearing-house mechanism shall become a component of the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
V/14 para 5
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
5.Endorses the longer-term programme of work for the clearing-house mechanism (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/4), recognizing the important role that country partnerships can play in implementing this programme of work;
V/14 para 7
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
7.Decides that the informal advisory committee referred to in decision III/4 shall have the following objectives:(a)Provide advice on matters relating to the clearing-house mechanism and, in particular, on how to improve the effectiveness of the clearing-house mechanism as a mechanism to promote scientific and technical cooperation;(b) Facilitate the implementation of guidance from the Conference of the Parties concerning the clearing-house mechanism;(c)Facilitate greater input of Parties into the development of the clearing-house mechanism;(d)Advise on ways and means to facilitate the development of the clearing-house mechanism network;(e) Facilitate and encourage cooperation with other relevant international and regional information networks and initiatives;
V/14 para 8
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
8.Decides that the continuation and mandate of the informal advisory committee shall be reviewed at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
V/14 para 9
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
9.Calls upon the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the informal advisory committee, to develop operational procedures for the informal advisory committee, for review at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and to make these procedures, as well as the membership, available through the clearing-house mechanism;
V/14 para 10
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
10.Requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the informal advisory committee and other relevant bodies, and subject to available resources, to undertake the activities identified in annex II to the present decision.
V/16 para 6
Article 8(j) and related provisions
6.Takes into account the importance of the proposals for action on traditional forest-related knowledge of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests/Intergovernmental Forum on Forests as an important part of this programme of work;
V/16 para 8
Article 8(j) and related provisions
8.Requests the Executive Secretary to facilitate the integration of the relevant tasks of the programme of work in the future elaboration of the thematic programmes of the Convention on Biological Diversity and provide a report on the progress of the thematic programmes to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
V/17 para 1
Education and public awareness
1.Takes note of the information provided by the Executive Secretary with regard to education and public awareness (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/13, section IV);
V/17 para 2
Education and public awareness
2.Requests the Executive Secretary, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, to convene a consultative working group of experts, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Commission for Education and Communication of IUCN, the World-Wide Fund for Nature, representatives of Parties and other relevant bodies to further advance and, in particular, to identify priority activities for the proposed global initiative on biological diversity education and public awareness;
V/17 para 3
Education and public awareness
3.Decides that the working group should take into account priorities developed by the Conference of the Parties for its work programme, and, when approved by the Conference of the Parties, priorities identified in the strategic plan for the Convention;
V/17 para 5
Education and public awareness
5.Endorses paragraph 7 of recommendation IV/1 A of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, which states that education and public awareness be included in the discussions on the work programmes on thematic issues;
V/17 para 7 3)
Education and public awareness
(c)Consult the United Nations Secretariat on the feasibility of changing the designated date of the International Day for Biological Diversity to 22 May and provide advice on this matter to the Parties by February 2001;
V/17 para 7 4)
Education and public awareness
(d) Report on progress achieved in developing the global initiative to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting.
V/18 para 1 1)
Impact assessment, liability and redress
(a)To implement paragraph 1 of Article 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in conjunction with other components of the Convention and to integrate environmental impact assessment into the work programmes on thematic areas, including the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, marine and coastal biological diversity, forest biological diversity, agricultural biological diversity, and the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands, and on alien species and tourism;
V/18 para 1 2)
Impact assessment, liability and redress
(b)To address loss of biological diversity and the interrelated socio-economic, cultural and human-health aspects relevant to biological diversity when carrying out environmental impact assessments;
V/18 para 1 3)
Impact assessment, liability and redress
(c)To consider biological diversity concerns from the early stages of the drafting process, when developing new legislative and regulatory frameworks;
V/18 para 1 4)
Impact assessment, liability and redress
(d)To ensure the involvement of interested and affected stakeholders in a participatory approach to all stages of the assessment process, including governmental bodies, the private sector, research and scientific institutions, indigenous and local communities and non-governmental organizations, including by using appropriate mechanisms, such as the establishment of committees, at the appropriate level;
V/18 para 1 5)
Impact assessment, liability and redress
(e)To organize expert meetings, workshops and seminars, as well as training, educational and public awareness programmes and exchange programmes, and carry out pilot environmental impact assessment projects, in order to promote the development of local expertise in methodologies, techniques and procedures;
V/18 para 2
Impact assessment, liability and redress
2.Encourages Parties, Governments and relevant organizations:(a)To use strategic environmental assessments to assess not only the impact of individual projects, but also their cumulative and global effects, incorporating biological diversity considerations at the decision making and/or environmental planning level;(b)To include the development of alternatives, mitigation measures and consideration of the elaboration of compensation measures in environmental impact assessment;
V/18 para 3
Impact assessment, liability and redress
3.Requests Parties to include in their national reports information on practices, systems, mechanisms and experiences in the area of strategic environmental assessment and impact assessment;
V/18 para 4
Impact assessment, liability and redress
4.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to further develop guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into legislation and/or processes on strategic environmental assessment impact assessment, in collaboration with the scientific community, the private sector, indigenous and local communities, non-governmental organizations and relevant organizations at the international, regional, subregional and national levels, such as the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Convention on Wetlands, the Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species, DIVERSITAS, IUCN The World Conservation Union, the International Association for Impact Assessment and the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as the Parties, and further elaborate the application of the precautionary approach and the ecosystem approach, taking into account needs for capacity-building, with a view to completion by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
V/18 para 5
Impact assessment, liability and redress
5.Also requests the Executive Secretary:(a)To disseminate case-studies received;(b)To renew the call for further case-studies, including case-studies on negative impacts and, in particular, on impact assessments that take the ecosystem approach into account;(c)To compile and evaluate existing guidelines, procedures and provisions for environmental impact assessment; (d)To make this information available, together with information on existing guidelines on incorporating biological diversity considerations into environmental impact assessment, through, inter alia, the clearing-house mechanism in order to facilitate sharing of information and exchange of experiences at the regional, national and local levels;
V/18 para 6
Impact assessment, liability and redress
6.Renews the invitation to Parties, Governments, and relevant international organizations, contained in its decision IV/10 C, paragraph 8, to provide the Executive Secretary with information on national, international and regional measures and agreements on liability and redress applicable to damage to biological diversity, acknowledging that some Parties, Governments and organizations have already provided the Executive Secretary with such information;
V/18 para 8
Impact assessment, liability and redress
8.Welcomes the offer of the Government of France to organize a workshop on liability and redress in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
V/18 para 9
Impact assessment, liability and redress
9.Decides to consider at its sixth meeting a process for reviewing paragraph 2 of Article 14, including the establishment of an ad hoc technical expert group, taking into account consideration of these issues within the framework of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and the outcome of the workshop referred to in paragraph 8 of the present decision.
V/19 para 2
National reporting
2.Endorses the format contained in annex I of the note by the Executive Secretary on national reporting (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/13/Add.2) as the recommended format for future national reports to be submitted by Parties in accordance with Article 26 of the Convention;
V/19 para 3
National reporting
3.Requests the Executive Secretary to further develop this format to incorporate the views expressed by Parties and further questions arising from the decisions of its fifth meeting and to make the revised format available to Parties by September 2000;
V/19 para 4
National reporting
4.Is of the view that national reports developed in this format will help Parties to measure the state of national implementation of the Convention and to review national priorities and actions;
V/19 para 8
National reporting
8.Accordingly, invites Parties to submit to the Executive Secretary, reports on forest ecosystems, alien species and benefit-sharing for consideration at its sixth meeting:(a)In accordance with the formats contained, respectively, in annexes II, III and IV of the note by the Executive Secretary on national reporting;(b)By, respectively, 15 May 2001, 30 September 2000, and 30 December 2000; (c)In an official language of the Conference of the Parties;(d)In both hard copy and electronic format;
V/20 para 4
Operations of the Convention
4.Decides to review its previous decisions periodically in order to assess their status of implementation;
V/20 para 6
Operations of the Convention
6.Decides to review the effectiveness of the changes referred to in paragraph 5 of the present decision, in the light of experience, at its seventh meeting;
V/20 para 10
Operations of the Convention
10.Decides to prepare and develop a Strategic Plan for the Convention, with a view to considering and adopting the Strategic Plan at its sixth meeting;
V/20 para 11
Operations of the Convention
11.Decides that the Strategic Plan shall be based on the longer-term programmes of work of the Conference of the Parties and of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, and that the Strategic Plan shall provide strategic and operational guidance for the implementation of these programmes of work;
V/20 para 12
Operations of the Convention
12.Decides that the Strategic Plan will initially cover the period 2002-2010;
V/20 para 13
Operations of the Convention
13.Decides that the Strategic Plan shall contain a set of operational goals that the Conference of the Parties has decided that it wishes to be achieved in the period covered by the Strategic Plan, and that these operational goals shall relate to the following three main areas of work:(a)The thematic programmes; (b)Cross-cutting issues and initiatives; and (c)The implementation of the provisions of the Convention;
V/20 para 14
Operations of the Convention
14.Decides that these operational goals shall reflect levels of elaboration, progress of development, stages of implementation, state of knowledge and capacities, and degrees of cooperation, with respect to the three main areas of work;
V/20 para 15
Operations of the Convention
15.Decides that within each of these goals, the Strategic Plan shall identify, as far as possible, the following parameters:(a)Planned activities;(b)The expected products;(c)The timing of each of these activities and products;(d)The actors carrying out these activities and cooperation with relevant organizations;(e)The mechanisms used to realize and/or support the goals and activities, or to generate the expected products; and(f)Financial, human-resource and other capacity requirements;
V/20 para 16
Operations of the Convention
16.Requests the Executive Secretary to develop the Strategic Plan, in accordance with the above parameters, and including options where appropriate, and to engage in a participatory process that ensures: (a)Incorporation of the views of Parties and the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties; (b)Consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and its Bureau, and other relevant subsidiary bodies of the Convention on matters relevant to their mandates; and (c)Input from other interested countries and organizations;with a view to preparing a full draft Strategic Plan in time for consideration and adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting;
V/20 para 23
Operations of the Convention
23.Decides to make an assessment at its sixth meeting of the recommendations made to it by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice with a view to providing guidance to the Subsidiary Body on ways to improve its inputs;
V/20 para 27
Operations of the Convention
27.Decides that, in its scientific, technical and technological work and, in particular, scientific assessments, the Convention should make use of existing programmes and activities of the Convention or of other bodies and of expertise made available by Parties;
V/20 para 28
Operations of the Convention
28.Notes the report of the brainstorming meeting on scientific assessment (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/1), and refers it to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice for consideration and, where appropriate, use in its work;
V/20 para 29 2)
Operations of the Convention
(b)To undertake a limited number of pilot scientific assessment projects, in preparation for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and to invite, among others, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment to work closely together with the Subsidiary Body in this area; and to facilitate and support the implementation of these projects; and, at an appropriate stage, to carry out an evaluation of them;
V/20 para 29 5)
Operations of the Convention
(e)To review the implementation of decision II/1 relating to the Global Biodiversity Outlook and provide the results of that review to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting, together with advice on means to enhance implementation and/or any desirable amendments to the decision;
V/20 para 30
Operations of the Convention
30.Notes the proposed uniform methodology for the use of the roster of experts, set out in annex I to recommendation V/14 of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, and refers this to the Subsidiary Body and the Executive Secretary for consideration and, where appropriate, use in their work;
V/20 para 31
Operations of the Convention
31.Encourages Parties, other Governments and relevant bodies when nominating their experts for inclusion in the roster to consider:(a) Gender balance;(b) Involvement of indigenous people and members of local communities;(c) Range of relevant disciplines and expertise, including, inter alia, biological, legal, social and economic sciences, and traditional knowledge;
V/20 para 32
Operations of the Convention
32.Decides that every effort should be made to promote the development of the clearing-house mechanism with respect to its role in facilitating the transfer of technology and know-how through exchanging and disseminating information, and in enhancing capacity building, especially at the national level, taking into account the review of the mechanism;
V/20 para 33
Operations of the Convention
33.Recognizes that activities at the subregional and regional levels, including existing regional processes established for other biological-diversity-related purposes, have an important role to play in preparing for Convention meetings and enhancing implementation of the Convention, and calls on Parties to participate actively in suitable subregional and regional activities, as well as on the Executive Secretary, subject to necessary voluntary contributions, to facilitate the involvement in such subregional and regional activities of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing States, and other Parties with economies in transition;
V/20 para 37
Operations of the Convention
37.Decides that it is necessary to enhance the review and facilitation of implementation of the Convention;
V/20 para 38
Operations of the Convention
38.Decides to hold an open-ended inter-sessional meeting, to assist with preparations for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.  The meeting will be of three days duration and is to be held in conjunction with an existing meeting.   The meeting will consider, and to the extent possible develop draft elements of decisions on, the following topics:(a)Preparation of the Strategic Plan for the Convention;(b)The second national reports; and(c)Means to support implementation of the Convention, in particular, implementation of priority actions in national biodiversity strategies and action plans;
V/20 para 39
Operations of the Convention
39.Decides to review at its sixth meeting, in the light of this experience, the role of inter sessional processes in enhancing implementation of the Convention;
V/20 para 40
Operations of the Convention
40.Decides to enhance further the functions of subregional and regional processes in preparing for meetings under the Convention and in promoting the implementation of the Convention at the regional, subregional and national levels;
V/21 para 6
Cooperation with other bodies
6.Recalling decision III/21, takes note of the United Nations Environment Programme/Convention on Migratory Species study on the complementarities between the Convention on Migratory Species and the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/28);
V/21 para 7
Cooperation with other bodies
7.Requests the Executive Secretary to take the study into consideration and, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species, to develop a proposal on how migratory species could be integrated into the work programme of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the role the Convention on Migratory Species could play in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity with regard to, inter alia, the ecosystem approach, the Global Taxonomy Initiative, indicators, assessments and monitoring, protected areas, public education and awareness, and sustainable use, including tourism;
V/21 para 8
Cooperation with other bodies
8.Requests the Executive Secretary to submit the proposal referred to in paragraph 7 above for review by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice prior to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties and requests the Subsidiary Body to provide advice to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting;
V/21 para 9
Cooperation with other bodies
9.Takes note of the International Biodiversity Observation Year of DIVERSITAS, to take place from 2001 to 2002, and requests the Executive Secretary and invites Parties, to find ways and means of collaborating with this initiative and ensure complementarity with the initiative foreseen to be undertaken by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to increase scientific knowledge and public awareness of the crucial role of biodiversity for sustainable development;
V/21 para 10
Cooperation with other bodies
10.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to identify opportunities for collaboration with the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in contributing to the assessment needs of the Convention, in particular through the pilot scientific assessment projects referred to in paragraph 29 (b) of decision V/20;
V/21 para 11
Cooperation with other bodies
11.Decides to accept the invitation of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment to be represented in the Executive Committee, nominates for this purpose the Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the Executive Secretary, and directs that the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice be kept informed on developments and progress;
V/23 para 6
Consideration of options for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in dryland, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland and savannah ecosystems
6.Requests the Executive Secretary to review this programme of work and identify expected outcomes, further activities to achieve these outcomes, those who should implement these activities, and timetables for action and follow-up, taking into account the suggestions of the technical group of experts, and to present these to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice for consideration at a following meeting.  This process should be carried out in close collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and other relevant bodies to provide synergy and avoid duplication;
V/23 para 7
Consideration of options for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in dryland, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland and savannah ecosystems
7.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to establish an ad hoc technical group of experts with the following tasks:(a)Consolidate and assess information on the status and trends of biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands, on the possible establishment of an international network of dry and sub-humid areas of particular value for biodiversity, on indicators, on processes affecting biodiversity, on global benefits derived from biodiversity, and on the socio-economic impacts of its loss, including the interrelationship between biodiversity and poverty;(b)Assess the progress and the effects of the specific measures that have been taken for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, for resource management and for the support of sustainable livelihoods;(c)Assess international priorities set up at the regional and global levels and make proposals for expected outcomes, further activities, possible actors that may implement them, and timetables for action;
V/23 para 8
Consideration of options for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in dryland, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland and savannah ecosystems
8.Requests the Executive Secretary to collaborate with the Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification, including through the development of a joint work programme, drawing upon the elements contained in the note by the Executive Secretary on coordination between the Convention on Biological diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/15), as well as with other relevant bodies, in the implementation and further elaboration of the programme of work and further requests the Executive Secretary to seek inputs from and collaborate with countries with sub-humid lands, and with other bodies relevant to sub-humid lands;
V/23 para 9
Consideration of options for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in dryland, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland and savannah ecosystems
9.Requests the Executive Secretary to establish a roster of experts on the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands.  This should be carried out in close collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the Convention to Combat Desertification and other relevant bodies to provide synergy and avoid duplication;
V/24 para 1
Sustainable use as a cross-cutting issue
1.Requests the Executive Secretary to invite organizations involved in sustainable-use initiatives, and other relevant organizations, to gather, compile and disseminate through the clearing-house mechanism and other means, case-studies on best practices and lessons learned from the use of biological diversity under the thematic areas of the Convention, drawing on the experience of Parties, Governments, relevant organizations, the private sector and indigenous and local communities;
V/24 para 2
Sustainable use as a cross-cutting issue
2.Commends to the Executive Secretary the process being used to develop the ecosystem approach and requests him, together with relevant organizations, to adapt and immediately initiate that process for relevant work on sustainable use;
V/24 para 7
Sustainable use as a cross-cutting issue
7.Recognizes that sustainable use can be an effective tool in imbuing value to biodiversity, and invites Parties to identify areas for conservation that would benefit through the sustainable use of biological diversity, and to communicate this information to the Executive Secretary.
V/25 para 1
Biological diversity and tourism
1.Endorses the assessment of the interlinkages between biological diversity and tourism contained in the annex to the present decision, which includes:(a)The economic importance of tourism and its interrelationship with the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity;(b)The potential impacts of tourism on biological diversity, including economic, social and environmental impacts;
V/25 para 2
Biological diversity and tourism
2.Accepts the invitation to participate in the international work programme on sustainable tourism development under the Commission on Sustainable Development process with regard to biological diversity, in particular, with a view to contributing to international guidelines for activities related to sustainable tourism development in vulnerable terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems and habitats of major importance for biological diversity and protected areas, including fragile riparian and mountain ecosystems, bearing in mind the need for such guidelines to apply to activities both within and outside protected areas, and taking into account existing guidelines, and requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a proposal for the contribution on guidelines, for example by convening an international workshop;
V/25 para 3
Biological diversity and tourism
3.Decides to transmit the assessment of the interlinkages between tourism and biological diversity to the Commission on Sustainable Development, with the recommendation to the Commission on Sustainable Development to incorporate the assessment in the international work programme on sustainable tourism development;
V/25 para 4
Biological diversity and tourism
4.Recommends to Parties, Governments, the tourism industry and relevant international organizations, in particular the World Tourism Organization, to consider this assessment as a basis for their policies, programmes and activities in the field of sustainable tourism, and encourages them to pay particular attention to:(a)The unique role of ecotourism – that is, tourism that relies on the existence and maintenance of biological diversity and habitats - and the need to develop clear strategies to develop sustainable ecotourism sectors which provides for full and effective participation and viable income-generating opportunities for indigenous and local communities;(b)The need to develop, with all the potential stakeholders, strategies and plans, based on the ecosystem approach and aiming at a balance between economic, social, cultural and environmental concerns, while maximizing opportunities for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, the equitable sharing of benefits and the recognition of traditional knowledge, in accordance with Article 8(j) of the Convention, and seeking to minimize risks to biological diversity;(c)The need for long-term monitoring and assessment, including the development and use of indicators to measure impacts of tourism on biological diversity and consequently to improve strategies and plans for tourism activities;(d)Tangible benefits to the local economies, such as job creation and the sharing of benefits arising from the sustainable use of biological diversity for tourism purposes.  In this regard, small and medium-sized enterprises can play a major role;(e)The need to develop sustainable tourism which is an important mechanism for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and to meet the expectations of all stakeholders, while encouraging responsible behaviour on the part of tourists and the tourist industry, tourism enterprises and the local population;(f)Awareness-raising, information-sharing, education and training of tourism operators and their staff and sensitization of tourists on biological diversity issues and technical and capacity-building at the local level, which enhance the goal of the respect and the conservation of biological diversity and its sustainable use;(g)The fact that in order to contribute to the sustainable use of biological diversity through tourism, there is a need to implement a flexible mix of instruments, such as integrated planning, multi-stakeholder dialogue that includes indigenous peoples, zoning in land use planning, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, standards, industry performance-recognition programmes, recognized accreditation bodies, ecolabelling, codes of good practice, environmental management and audit systems, economic instruments, indicators and limits regarding the carrying capacity of the natural areas;(h)The importance of the involvement and the need for the participation of indigenous and local communities and their interface with other sectors in the development and management of tourism, as well as their monitoring and assessment, including of cultural and spiritual impacts; (i)The importance of the understanding of the values and knowledge of use of biological diversity held by the indigenous and local communities and the opportunities these offer for sustainable tourism and the support of local tourism;
V/25 para 5
Biological diversity and tourism
5.Endorses the work of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice on tourism as an example of sustainable use of biological diversity by exchanging experiences, knowledge and best practices through the clearing-house mechanism, and encourages Parties, Governments and relevant organizations to continue to submit to the Executive Secretary case studies in this regard;
V/25 para 6
Biological diversity and tourism
6.In order to contribute further to the international work programme on sustainable tourism development under the Commission on Sustainable Development process with regard to biological diversity, and, in particular, to the review of its implementation, which will be carried out in 2002, requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to transmit its findings, through the Executive Secretary, to the Commission on Sustainable Development at its tenth session;
V/25 para 7
Biological diversity and tourism
7.Encourages Parties, Governments, the tourism industry and relevant organizations to undertake activities including local capacity-building, that would be supportive of the preparations for both the International Year of Ecotourism and the International Year of Mountains, as well as activities of the International Coral Reef Initiative, and, in particular: (a)Urges the tourism industry to work in partnership with all stakeholders and to commit to work within principles and guidelines for sustainable tourism development;(b)Encourages Parties and Governments to complement voluntary efforts by establishing enabling policies and legal frameworks for the effective implementation of sustainable tourism.
V/26 para 15 1)
Access to genetic resources
(a)Invites Parties and relevant organizations to submit to the Executive Secretary information on these issues by 31 December 2000;
V/26 para 15 2)
Access to genetic resources
(b)Requests the Executive Secretary, on the basis of these submissions and other relevant material, to make available for the second meeting of the Panel, or the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group, a report on these specific issues;
V/26 A para 15 3)
Access to genetic resources
(c)Recalls recommendation 3 of the Inter-Sessional Meeting on the Operations of the Convention, and requests the Executive Secretary to prepare his report in consultation with, inter alia, the Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization;
V/26 A para 15 4)
Access to genetic resources
(d)Invites relevant international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, to analyse issues of intellectual property rights as they relate to access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing, including the provision of information on the origin of genetic resources, if known, when submitting applications for intellectual property rights, including patents;
V/26 A para 15 5)
Access to genetic resources
(e) Requests relevant international organizations, for example, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, in their work on intellectual property rights issues, to take due account of relevant provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the impact of intellectual property rights on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and in particular the value of knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity;
V/26 A para 15 6)
Access to genetic resources
(f) Requests the Executive Secretary to explore experience and possibilities for synergistic interactions resulting from collaboration in research, joint development and the transfer of technology following access to genetic resources.
V/27 para 1
Contribution of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the ten-year review of progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
1.Welcomes General Assembly resolution 54/218, in which the General Assembly, inter alia, invited the secretariat of the Convention to provide reports on how its activities are contributing to the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, for the consideration of the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session,
V/27 para 2
Contribution of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the ten-year review of progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
2.Also welcomes the invitation of the Commission on Sustainable Development extended to secretariats of UNCED-related conventions to support preparatory activities of the ten-year review, and to review and assess their respective programmes of work since United Nations Conference on Environment and Development;
V/27 para 3
Contribution of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the ten-year review of progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
3.Requests the Executive Secretary to support such preparatory activities and, in particular, to report to the Commission on Sustainable Development on progress made in the implementation of the Convention;
V/27 para 4
Contribution of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the ten-year review of progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
4.Encourages Parties, Governments and countries to highlight and emphasize biological diversity considerations in their contributions to the ten-year review.
V/29 para 1
Date and venue of the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
1.Welcomes the kind offer of the Government of the Netherlands to host the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
V/29 para 2
Date and venue of the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2.Decides that the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands, at a date to be specified by the Bureau, in the second quarter of 2002, and communicated to all Parties.
VI/1 para 1
Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
1.Endorses the decision of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties regarding the authorization of the convening of a third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety back-to-back with the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/1 para 2
Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
2.Welcomes the kind invitation of the Government of the Netherlands to host the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in The Hague from 22 to 26 April 2002;
VI/1 para 3
Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
3.Requests the Executive Secretary:(a)In the event that the Protocol enters into force within one year of the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, to convene the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in conjunction with an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties, no later than eight months after the entry into force of the Protocol and taking into account that adequate preparations for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol may require at least six months;(b)In the event that the Protocol enters into force more than one year after the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties but before the seventh meeting, to convene the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in conjunction with the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Article 29 of the Protocol, taking into account that adequate preparations for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties may require at least six months;
VI/1 para 4
Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
4.Decides that, in the event that the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol cannot be held in conjunction with an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties between the sixth and seventh regular meetings of the Conference of the Parties, further meetings of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety may be convened for preparations of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties, and, to this end, requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the bureaux of the Conference of the Parties and of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, to keep the situation under review and make appropriate arrangements in this regard;
VI/1 para 5
Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
5.Invites Parties and States to make contributions for the supplementary budget for biosafety to the Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in support of any inter-sessional activities and the meetings of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety referred to in paragraph 4 above;
VI/1 para 7
Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
7.Urges Parties to designate national focal points and competent national authorities pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 19 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
VI/2 para 1
Biological diversity of inland waters
1.Welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, and of the second joint work plan with the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), including the River Basin Initiative;
VI/2 para 2
Biological diversity of inland waters
2.Takes note of the report of the World Commission on Dams, issued in November 2000, in regard to the implementation of the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems;
VI/2 para 3
Biological diversity of inland waters
3.Emphasizes the importance of review and elaboration of the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, as outlined in the progress report of the Executive Secretary on thematic programmes of work,  / and of the implementation of activity 11 of programme of work on the Global Taxonomy Initiative;
VI/2 para 5
Biological diversity of inland waters
5. Requests the Executive Secretary and Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) to facilitate the implementation of the third work plan with the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), as endorsed by the Conference of the Parties in its decision VI/20 C, on cooperation with the Convention on Wetlands;
VI/4 para 1
Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands
1. 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;
VI/4 para 2
Biological diversity 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;
VI/4 para 3
Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands
3.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.
VI/5 para 4
Agricultural biological diversity
4.Invites Parties and Governments to provide, thematic reports on the implementation of the programme of work on agricultural biodiversity, as part of the third national reports, prior to the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/5 para 5
Agricultural biological diversity
5.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a draft  format for the thematic report on agricultural biodiversity, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its seventh session;
VI/5 para 6
Agricultural biological diversity
6.Requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to prepare, in time for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its the eighth meeting, syntheses of relevant studies and an analysis of gaps and opportunities in the implementation of the programme of work, drawing upon the national thematic reports referred to in paragraph 4 above, as well as information provided by relevant organizations;
VI/5 para 14
Agricultural biological diversity
14.Welcomes the process initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the preparation of the first Report on the State of World’s Animal Genetic Resources, as a contribution to the Convention’s programme of work on agricultural biodiversity, as adopted by decision V/5;
VI/5 para 15
Agricultural biological diversity
15.Encourages Parties to participate in the development of the first Report on the State of World’s Animal Genetic Resources, in particular through the preparation of country reports;
VI/5 para 17
Agricultural biological diversity
17.Requests the Executive Secretary to study further the impacts of trade liberalization on agricultural biodiversity, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and other relevant organizations;
VI/5 para 21
Agricultural biological diversity
21.Decides to establish an ad hoc technical expert group on genetic use restriction technologies to further analyse the potential impacts of genetic use restriction technologies on smallholder farmers, indigenous and local communities and on Farmers’ Rights, taking into account relevant ongoing work, and, as far as possible, the outcome of the work described in paragraphs 23 and 24 below, as well as comments from Parties, international organizations, and smallholder farmers, indigenous and local communities in order to prepare advice for consideration at its seventh meeting.  The ad hoc technical expert group will include experts from smallholder farmers and indigenous and local communities, and will report to both to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions  and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/6 para 1
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
1.Congratulates the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, where the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was negotiated, on successfully completing this important process;
VI/6 para 3
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
3.Appeals to Parties and other Governments to give priority consideration to the signature and ratification of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, so that it may enter expeditiously into force;
VI/8 para 2
Global Taxonomy Initiative
2.Urges Parties, Governments, international and regional organizations, and other relevant organizations to promote, and, as appropriate, carry out, the programme of work;
VI/8 para 8
Global Taxonomy Initiative
8.Decides that the post of Global Taxonomy Initiative Programme Officer within the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity be made permanent, with funding from the core budget of the Convention, and that adequate operational funds be provided to enable the occupant of the post to carry out her or his duties.
VI/10 para 1
Article 8(j) and related provisions
1.Requests the Executive Secretary of the Convention to examine, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the implication of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture on the issues under Article 8(j) and related provisions;
VI/10 para 4
Article 8(j) and related provisions
4.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a progress report on the integration of the relevant tasks of the programme of work on Article 8(j) into each of the thematic areas, taking into account the above information, for the consideration of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions at its third meeting;
VI/10 para 6
Article 8(j) and related provisions
6.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a report on progress on the implementation of the programme of work on Article 8(j) and related provisions based on information submitted in national reports, and other relevant information, for the next meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions;
VI/10 para 7
Article 8(j) and related provisions
7.Decides that one meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8 (j) and Related Provisions be organized prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties in order to ensure further advancement of the implementation of the work programme on Article 8(j) and related provisions;
VI/10 para 8
Article 8(j) and related provisions
8.Adopts the outline of the composite report on the status and trends regarding the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity as a basis for proceeding with the first phase of information-gathering and reporting, as contained in annex I to the present decision;
VI/10 para 9
Article 8(j) and related provisions
9.Requests the Executive Secretary to undertake the first phase of the composite report, based upon elements 1 and 2 in the outline, and to submit the first phase report to the next meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions. This will include recommendations for the subsequent phases and, as necessary, revision of the outline;
VI/10 para 12
Article 8(j) and related provisions
12.Adopts, pursuant to Article 8(j) and Article 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity and decision V/16 of the Conference of the Parties, the recommendations for the conduct of cultural, environmental, and social impact assessments regarding development proposed to take place on, or which are likely to impact on,  sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied or used by indigenous and local communities contained in annex II to the present decision;
VI/10 para 13
Article 8(j) and related provisions
13.Requests the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, at its third meeting, to carry out further work on guidelines for the conduct of cultural, environmental and social impact assessments regarding developments proposed to take place on, or which are likely to impact on, sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied or used by indigenous and local communities.  Such work, with the aim of strengthening the social and cultural aspects, should complement and be in conjunction with the “guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental assessment legislation and/or processes and in strategic environmental assessment”, endorsed by the Conference of the Parties in its decision VI/7 A, and address institutional and procedural considerations;
VI/10 para 14
Article 8(j) and related provisions
14.Also requests the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions to submit the outcome of its work from its third meeting for consideration at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/10 para 15
Article 8(j) and related provisions
15.Invites Parties and Governments to pay due regard to these recommendations until the complete set of guidelines for impact assessment is finalized;
VI/10 para 16
Article 8(j) and related provisions
16.Requests Parties and Governments to undertake education and awareness-raising and develop communication strategies that allows indigenous and local communities, with special attention to indigenous and local community women, relevant government departments and agencies, private sector developers, potential stakeholders in development projects, and the public at large to be made aware of these recommendations, for incorporation, as appropriate, into policies and processes for the assessment of proposed developments;
VI/10 para 17
Article 8(j) and related provisions
17.Invites those secretariats of intergovernmental agreements, agencies, organizations and processes whose mandates and activities involve potential significant impacts on biological diversity, or who are in the process of developing guidelines or policies regarding such impacts, to take into consideration the recommendations contained in annex II to the present decision;
VI/10 para 18
Article 8(j) and related provisions
18.Also invites international funding and development agencies that provide funding and other forms of assistance to Governments, developing countries, in particular least developed countries and small island developing States, to facilitate the incorporation of the recommendations into policies and processes for the assessment of proposed developments;
VI/10 para 19
Article 8(j) and related provisions
19.Further invites international funding and development agencies and relevant non-governmental organizations, where requested, and in accordance with their mandates and responsibilities, to consider providing assistance to indigenous and local communities, particularly women, for the conduct of cultural, environmental and social impact assessments regarding developments proposed to take place on territories, lands and waters traditionally occupied or used by them, and which take into account the recommendations in annex II to the present decision.
VI/10 para 22
Article 8(j) and related provisions
22.Requests the Executive Secretary to explore and, as appropriate, secure potential sources of funding to facilitate the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities of all geographical regions in meetings organized within the framework of the Convention and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties;
VI/10 para 25
Article 8(j) and related provisions
25.Requests the Executive Secretary to consult with the secretariats of relevant environmental conventions and programmes, such as the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), the Convention on the Conservation on Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and to explore the possibility of cooperating in order to facilitate collaboration among the different conventions with regard to the participation and involvement of indigenous and local communities in discussions related to the maintenance and application of traditional knowledge relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity;
VI/10 para 28
Article 8(j) and related provisions
28.Requests the Executive Secretary to establish a technical expert group to develop the roles and responsibilities of the thematic focal point within the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention on issues related to Article 8(j) and related provisions, in accordance with task 8 of the programme of work adopted by the Conference of the Parties in its decision V/16;
VI/11 para 1
Liability and redress (Article 14, paragraph 2)
1.Requests the Executive Secretary to convene a group of legal and technical experts composed of government-nominated experts based on a fair and equitable geographical representation and including observers from relevant international organizations, including non-governmental organizations and convention secretariats, and with the mandate to review information gathered in accordance with paragraph 2 below, and conduct further analysis of pertinent issues relating to liability and redress in the context of paragraph 2 of Article 14 of the Convention, and in particular:(a)Clarifying basic concepts and developing definitions relevant to paragraph 2 of Article 14 (such as the concept of damage to biological diversity, its valuation, classification, and its relationship with environmental damage, the meaning of “purely internal matter”);(b)Proposing the possible introduction of elements, as appropriate, to address specifically liability and redress relating to damage to biological diversity into existing liability and redress regimes;(c)Examining the appropriateness of a liability and redress regime under the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as exploring issues relating to restoration and compensation;(d)Analysing activities and situations that contribute to damage to biological diversity, including situations of potential concern; and(e)Considering preventive measures on the basis of the responsibility recognized under Article 3 of the Convention.The legal and technical expert group shall report to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/13 para 1
Sustainable use
1.Welcomes the outcome of the three regional workshops on the Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity, which took place in Maputo (Mozambique) in September 2001, Hanoi (Viet Nam) in January 2002 and Salinas (Ecuador) in February 2002;
VI/13 para 2
Sustainable use
2.Expresses its appreciation to the Government of the Netherlands for the financial support for these three workshops;
VI/13 para 3
Sustainable use
3.Notes with appreciation the collaborative efforts and synergies developed during the three workshops by the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international organizations such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, IUCN, the International Tropical Timber Organization and the World Wide Fund For Nature, welcomes their future contributions to the process, and invites other relevant international organizations to participate in the process;
VI/13 para 4
Sustainable use
4.Requests the Executive Secretary to organize a fourth open-ended workshop on the sustainable use of biodiversity to synthesize the outcomes of the three workshops, integrate different views and regional differences and develop a set of practical principles and operational guidelines for the sustainable use of biological diversity, to be submitted to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice for its consideration prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/13 para 5
Sustainable use
5.Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant international organizations to provide appropriate financial support for the organization of the fourth workshop on the sustainable use of biological diversity, with a view to ensuring broad-based participation in the fourth open-ended workshop on the sustainable use of biodiversity;
VI/14 para 1
Biological diversity and tourism
1.Welcomes the joint efforts of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Commission on Sustainable Development and the World Tourism Organization with regard to the international work programme on sustainable tourism development;
VI/14 para 2
Biological diversity and tourism
2.Takes note of the progress made in the development of the guidelines for activities related to sustainable tourism development and biological diversity in vulnerable terrestrial, marine and mountain ecosystems;
VI/14 para 3 1)
Biological diversity and tourism
(a)To transmit the draft guidelines on sustainable tourism development in vulnerable areas to the World Ecotourism Summit, which will take place in Quebec City from 19 to 22 May 2002;
VI/14 para 3 2)
Biological diversity and tourism
(b)To review the current draft guidelines taking into account the results of the electronic consultation on the draft international guidelines for activities related to sustainable tourism development and the outcome of the World Ecotourism Summit, and to transmit the reviewed draft to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice for its consideration at a meeting prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties for its consideration;
VI/14 para 3 3)
Biological diversity and tourism
(c)To gather and compile existing case-studies on the implementation of the guidelines and make them available to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice for its consideration at a meeting prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
VI/15 para 1
Incentive measures
1.Takes note with appreciation of the progress made in the implementation of the programme of work on incentive measures, established in decision V/15 of the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/15 para 5
Incentive measures
5.Encourages Parties and relevant organizations to submit case-studies, lessons learned and other relevant information on incentive measures, especially on positive and perverse incentives, to the Executive Secretary;
VI/15 para 6
Incentive measures
6.Requests the Executive Secretary to continue compiling and disseminating the information on incentive measures submitted by Parties and organizations, through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention and other means;
VI/15 para 7
Incentive measures
7.Also requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with relevant organizations, to elaborate proposals for the application of ways and means to remove or mitigate perverse incentives, for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at a meeting prior to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/16 para 1
Additional financial resources
1.Commends the Executive Secretary for the information concerning access to funding for biodiversity projects that has been provided on the website of the Convention;
VI/16 para 2
Additional financial resources
2.Commends also the efforts made by some Governments and organizations to develop partnerships aiming at promoting financial investments in biodiversity;
VI/16 para 11 7)
Additional financial resources
(g)To prepare a progress report on the implementation of the present decision for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting.
VI/17 para 1
Financial mechanism under the Convention
1.Notes the strong support expressed by developing countries, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States amongst them, and countries with economies in transition, as well as developed countries, for assistance from the Global Environment Facility in the implementation of the Convention;
VI/17 para 9
Financial mechanism under the Convention
9.Requests the Executive Secretary and the Global Environment Facility to explore possible synergies between the review processes of the Convention and the Global Environment Facility, and make suggestions on the arrangements for the third review of the effectiveness of the financial mechanism;
VI/17 para 11
Financial mechanism under the Convention
11.Requests the Global Environment Facility to report on the implementation of the present decision to the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting.
VI/18 para 1
Scientific and Technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
1.Invites Parties to use effectively the central portal of the clearing-house mechanism and to establish or strengthen national, subregional or regional focal points for the clearing-house mechanism, if they have not done so already;
VI/18 para 2
Scientific and Technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
2.Requests the Executive Secretary to commission a review to assess the current and potential role of the clearing-house mechanism in promoting technical and scientific cooperation, including its role in facilitating the transfer of technology and know-how and capacity-building to support implementation of the Convention at the national level, and to report on this review to the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting;
VI/18 para 3
Scientific and Technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
3.Recommends that the Executive Secretary update and further develop the clearing-house mechanism tool kit referred to in decision IV/2 of the Conference of the Parties, incorporating the use of guidelines, best practices and new information formats, protocols and standards to assist Parties in the establishment or improvement of national, subregional or regional focal points for the clearing-house mechanism;
VI/18 para 4
Scientific and Technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
4.Urges the Executive Secretary to convene additional capacity-building workshops at the national, subregional and regional levels referred to in decision V/14 of the Conference of the Parties for clearing-house activities and training in support of national capacities to implement the Convention;
VI/18 para 5
Scientific and Technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
5.Urges the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with existing international networks of indigenous and local communities and, as appropriate, national focal points, to assist in the further development of communication networks for use by these communities, with an initial emphasis on information-sharing formats, protocols and standards, having regard to ethical issues pertaining to traditional knowledge. These networks would not be used to exchange or disclose traditional knowledge.
VI/19 para 4
Communication, education and public awareness
4.Requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the IUCN Commission for Education and Communication, and other members of the Consultative Working Group of Experts established by decision V/17, as well as any relevant institutions, to:(a)Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Global Initiative according to the conditions established in the annex to the present decision for its start-up phase and report regularly on its implementation to the meetings of the Conference of the Parties; (b)Review the communication, education and public-awareness dimensions of existing and new cross-cutting issues and thematic areas, and specifically those priorities and action plans established in the Strategic Plan for the Convention;(c)Promote, in collaboration with the relevant agencies, the development and implementation of demonstration projects that can serve as models to initiate similar projects that can be adopted by Parties, and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting; (d)Seek the submission of relevant case-studies on biodiversity communication, education and public awareness from relevant sources;(e)Develop and implement a corporate communication strategy for the Secretariat.
VI/19 para 4 1)
Communication, education and public awareness
(a)Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Global Initiative according to the conditions established in the annex to the present decision for its start-up phase and report regularly on its implementation to the meetings of the Conference of the Parties;
VI/19 para 4 2)
Communication, education and public awareness
(b)Review the communication, education and public-awareness dimensions of existing and new cross-cutting issues and thematic areas, and specifically those priorities and action plans established in the Strategic Plan for the Convention;
VI/19 para 4 3)
Communication, education and public awareness
(c)Promote, in collaboration with the relevant agencies, the development and implementation of demonstration projects that can serve as models to initiate similar projects that can be adopted by Parties, and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting;
VI/19 para 4 4)
Communication, education and public awareness
(d)Seek the submission of relevant case-studies on biodiversity communication, education and public awareness from relevant sources;
VI/19 para 4 5)
Communication, education and public awareness
(e)Develop and implement a corporate communication strategy for the Secretariat.
VI/20 para 3
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
3.Invites those conducting these assessments to keep the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice informed of their work, and further invites them to report to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at its eighth and ninth meetings;
VI/20 para 14
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
14.Invites Parties to provide views to the Executive Secretary on the need for further enhanced cooperation between the Subsidiary Body for  Scientific and Technological Advice of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity, including suggestions for specific actions by 30 May 2002;
VI/20 para 15
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
15.Welcomes and endorses the third joint work plan (2002-2006) between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971);
VI/20 para 16
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
16.Notes that the third joint work plan includes a range of cooperative actions in relation to several ecosystem themes and cross-cutting issues of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as proposing actions to harmonize institutional processes, and requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the Executive Secretary to take these actions fully into consideration in furthering the respective programmes of work for these areas;
VI/20 para 17
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
17.Welcomes and endorses the joint work programme between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals;
VI/20 para 18
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
18.Notes that the joint work programme between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Migratory Species includes a range of cooperative actions in relation to several ecosystem themes and cross-cutting issues of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as proposing actions to harmonize institutional processes, and requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the Executive Secretary to take these actions fully into consideration in furthering the respective programmes of work for these areas;
VI/20 para 28
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
28.Welcomes the practice established between the Executive Secretary and the World Trade Organization to exchange information regarding developments under the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
VI/20 para 31
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
31.Welcomes the recommendations of the Open-ended Working Group of the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures on Specifications for an International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures on Living Modified Organisms, in particular to include expertise on the provisions and implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and on the requirement for consistency with the Protocol;
VI/20 para 37
Cooperation with other organizations, initiatives and conventions
37.Invites the World Intellectual Property Organization to address, as a matter priority, the invitation extended to it under paragraph 4 of its decision VI/24 C, on the role of intellectual property rights in the implementation of access and benefit-sharing arrangements;
VI/22 para 1
Forest biological diversity
1.Welcomes the report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Forest Biological Diversity established by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting,  and takes note of the assessment of status and trends of, and major threats to, forest biological diversity contained in the report;
VI/22 para 2
Forest biological diversity
2.Expresses its gratitude to the Government of Canada and to the Government of the United Kingdom for their financial support to the work of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Forest Biological Diversity, and to the other Governments and international organizations for the participation of their representatives;
VI/22 para 3
Forest biological diversity
3.Also expresses its gratitude to the Co-Chairs, the experts and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for their work regarding the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Forest Biological Diversity;
VI/22 para 4
Forest biological diversity
4.Welcomes the report of the Workshop on Forests and Biological Diversity, held in Accra from 28 to 30 January 2002 and takes note of the recommendations of the Workshop for an effective collaboration on forests and biodiversity among the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Forum on Forests, and their partners contained in the report;