Decision XIII/25 paragraph 5

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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/XIII/25 up
Modus operandi of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and mechanisms to support review of implementation
The Conference of the Parties
informational

paragraph 1

1.Adopts the modus operandi of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation as annexed to the present decision;
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paragraph 2

2.Takes note of the progress made in the development of a voluntary peer review mechanism, especially the development of a draft methodology for the review, and requests the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of resources, to facilitate the further testing, and development of the methodology, including its application through a pilot phase, and to report on progress, including information on the cost of the pilot phase, to the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting;
operational active parties

paragraph 3

3.Invites Parties to develop, enhance and make use of national processes to review the measures that they have taken for the implementation of the Convention and related strategic plans, including, as appropriate, participatory approaches and engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities, civil society, women and youth, to identify obstacles that may exist to such implementation, and to share this information through the clearing-house mechanism;
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paragraph 4

4.Requests the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of resources, to prepare, in consultation with Parties and relevant stakeholders, information on the obstacles identified in paragraph 3 above, as well as to identify effective practices related to the implementation of national and global targets, based on national reports, including consideration of possible elements of mechanisms for review of implementation, such as the voluntary peer review mechanism for national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and taking into account the views expressed by Parties and observers at the first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and additional views provided by Parties and observers, including indigenous peoples and local communities, to be considered by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting;
operational active es

paragraph 5

5.Also requests the Executive Secretary to further develop the decision-tracking tool, taking into account any views or comments provided by Parties and other Governments, and to continue reviewing the decisions of the Conference of the Parties taken from the first to the seventh meetings, as well as the decisions of the tenth and eleventh meetings, and to provide the Subsidiary Body on Implementation with an update at its second meeting;
informational

paragraph 6

6.Emphasizes the importance of ensuring complementarity and avoiding duplication in its requests to its subsidiary bodies, as specified in paragraph 3 of the terms of reference of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation; 
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paragraph 7

7.Requests the Executive Secretary to identify options to strengthen processes for integrating matters related to indigenous peoples and local communities into the work of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation in accordance with the process referred to in decision XIII/26, paragraph 3.
Body
Conference of the Parties (COP)

Meeting
COP-13
Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
4 - 17 December, 2016
Cancun, Mexico

Type
operational

Status
active

Actors
executive-secretary


Subjects
Conference of the Parties
Documents

Related decisions
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.
XII/28 para 2
Retirement of decisions
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;
XII/28 para 3 1)
Retirement of decisions
(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;
XII/28 para 3 2)
Retirement of decisions
(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;
XII/28 para 3 3)
Retirement of decisions
(c)To prepare a summary of the information contained in the online decision tracking tool and make it available to Parties, as necessary;
XII/28 para 3 4)
Retirement of decisions
(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;
XII/28 para 3 5)
Retirement of decisions
(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;
XII/28 para 4
Retirement of decisions
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.