Decision COP XII/28

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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/12/28 filtered
Retirement of decisions
The Conference of the Parties
operational active

paragraph 1

1.Decides to discontinue the current approach for the retirement of decisions and to replace the exercise by a new approach for the review of decisions or elements of decisions in a manner that supports implementation and creates a good basis for the preparation and adoption of new decisions;
operational active

paragraph 2

2.Also decides to refocus the exercise of retiring decisions, using an online decision tracking tool to be developed and maintained in the clearing house mechanism, with a view to supporting the review of existing decisions and improving the development and adoption of new decisions;

paragraph 3

3.Requests the Executive Secretary:
operational active es

paragraph 3 item (a)

(a)To develop, by building on existing tools, as appropriate, and maintain an online decision tracking tool in the clearing-house mechanism with a view to supporting the review of existing decisions and improving the development and adoption of new decisions;
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paragraph 3 item (b)

(b)To implement the online decision-tracking tool on a pilot basis and use it to review the decisions of the eighth and ninth meetings of the Conference of the Parties, assemble information on their status and any other related information as outlined in the annex to this decision and make the information on the outcome of this exercise available to the Subsidiary Body on Implementation;
operational implemented es

paragraph 3 item (c)

(c)To prepare a summary of the information contained in the online decision tracking tool and make it available to Parties, as necessary;
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paragraph 3 item (d)

(d)To identify cases where the preparation of elements for a new decision on the same subject matter show that the previous decision in question: (i) would inevitably be superseded by the new decision; and (ii) may not be consistent with the new decision;
operational implemented es

paragraph 3 item (e)

(e)To explore the experience of other multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora,  in managing and consolidating decisions and resolutions, and include proposals in the information to be made available in accordance with paragraph (b) above;
operational implemented SBI

paragraph 4

4.Requests the Subsidiary Body on Implementation to consider, at its first meeting, the information from the Executive Secretary referred to in paragraph 3 (b) above and to prepare a recommendation regarding the online decision tracking tool beyond the pilot phase for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting.
Body
Conference of the Parties (COP)

Meeting
COP-12
Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
6 - 17 October, 2014
Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Elements of decision
9 0 informational 8 operational
8 4 implemented 0 superseded 0 elapsed 4 active

Actors
6 5 executive-secretary   1 SBI  

AICHI targets
0

Subjects
4 Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI)

Related decisions
X/14 para 1
Retirement of decisions
1.Decides to maintain the interval for review regarding the retirement of decisions at eight years following the adoption of a decision;
XI/12 para 1
Retirement of decisions
1.Decides to retire the decisions and elements of decisions adopted at its seventh meeting listed in the annex to the present decision;
XI/12 para 2
Retirement of decisions
2.Also decides to refocus the exercise towards supporting the review of implementation of existing decisions and creating a good basis for the adoption of new decisions by integrating the exercise and proposals for retirement into the preparation and adoption of new decisions on the same subject matter, wherever possible;
XI/12 para 3
Retirement of decisions
3.Requests the Executive Secretary to make proposals on how best to implement paragraph 2 above, while ensuring that decisions that do not fall within paragraph 2 can also be considered for retirement, for consideration by the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention at its fifth meeting;
XI/12 para 4
Retirement of decisions
4.Requests the Working Group, at its fifth meeting, to prepare a recommendation for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting.