Decision COP XIII/26

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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/13/26 filtered
Enhancing integration among the Convention and its Protocols and the organization of meetings
The Conference of the Parties
Integrated approaches to issues under the Convention and the Protocols
operational implemented es

paragraph 1

1.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a note on possible ways and means to promote integrated approaches to issues at the interface between the biosafety-related provisions of the Convention and the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol, taking into account Article 8(g) and Article 19, paragraph 4, of the Convention, and other issues of relevance to both the Convention and the Cartagena Protocol, for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting and the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting;
operational active es

paragraph 2

2.Also requests the Executive Secretary to continue using, where appropriate, integrated approaches in proposing agenda items and organizations of work, in the preparation of documents, and in planning and implementation of intersessional activities, and especially in addressing common cross-cutting areas, such as capacity-building, national reporting, the administration of clearing-house mechanisms, communication, education and public awareness, resource mobilization and financial mechanisms, with a view to achieving synergies in the consideration of issues and efficiency in processes related to these areas under the Convention and the Protocols;
operational implemented parties other governments IPLC es

paragraph 3

3.Invites Parties, other Governments and representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities to submit views on possible ways and instruments for achieving full integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities and their full and effective participation in the work of the Convention and its Protocols that are aiming at enhancing efficiencies, coherence and coordination; and requests the Executive Secretary to develop on the basis of the views submitted, proposals on ways and instruments which should entail no additional financial burden and make such proposals available to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions for its consideration and recommendation to the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation for further consideration;
Criteria for the review of concurrent meetings
operational implemented

paragraph 4

4.Decides to use the following list of criteria as identified in decision XII/27, paragraph 6, and as further developed, for reviewing, at the fourteenth and fifteenth meetings of the Conference of the Parties, experience in holding meetings concurrently:

paragraph 4 item (a)

(a)Full and effective participation of representatives of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States among them, and Parties with economies in transition, in the meetings of the Conference of the Parties;

paragraph 4 item (b)

(b)Effective development of outcomes of the Conference of the Parties;

paragraph 4 item (c)

(c)Increased integration among the Convention and its Protocols;

paragraph 4 item (d)

(d)Cost-effectiveness;

paragraph 4 item (e)

(e)The number of Parties reporting improved consultations, coordination and synergies among their national focal points for the Convention and the Protocols;

paragraph 4 item (f)

(f)Evaluation by the host Governments of the logistical and technical burdens of the concurrent meetings they hosted;
operational implemented es

paragraph 5

5.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a preliminary review of the experience in concurrent meetings, using the criteria referred to above, for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting;
Regional preparatory meetings
operational es donors

paragraph 6

6.Welcomes the collaboration between the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna in organizing regional meetings to prepare for the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the former and the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the latter, requests the Executive Secretary to enhance similar collaboration with others, and invites donors to make a further financial contribution to enable the organization of such regional preparatory meetings.
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

Elements of decision
12 0 informational 6 operational
5 4 implemented 0 superseded 0 elapsed 1 active

Actors
10 5 executive-secretary   1 parties   1 other-governments   1 IPLC   1   1 donors  

AICHI targets
0

Subjects
9 Conference of the Parties Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing Capacity-building National Reports Clearing-House Mechanisms Communication, Education and Public Awareness Financial Mechanism and Resources Mobilization Indigenous peoples and local communities

Document
Related decisions
XII/27 para 2
Improving the efficiency of structures and processes of the Convention: Concurrent meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meetings of the Parties to the Protocols
2.Decides to include an item on the agenda of its future meetings on integrated approaches to the Convention and its Protocols;