Decision COP XIII/27

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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/13/27 filtered
National reporting
The Conference of the Parties
informational

paragraph 1

1.Adopts the guidelines, including the reporting templates, for the sixth national report;
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2.Requests the Executive Secretary:
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paragraph 2 item (a)

(a)To make the guidelines, including the reporting templates, for the sixth national report available to Parties in the six official languages of the United Nations no later than 31 March 2017, including through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention and the voluntary online reporting tool;
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paragraph 2 item (b)

(b)To further develop the voluntary online reporting tool with a view to fully aligning it with the reporting templates for the sixth national report, by 31 March 2017 at the latest;
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paragraph 2 item (c)

(c)To finalize the resource manual for the sixth national report, taking into account, among other relevant elements, guidance on common data sources, indicators and other relevant information provided by the secretariats of other biodiversity-related conventions and to the Liaison Group of biodiversity-related conventions, and to make it available through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention and other means;
operational active parties

paragraph 3

3.Encourages Parties to submit their sixth national report by 31 December 2018, taking into account preparations for the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, and encourages Parties to submit elements of their sixth national report as soon as they are ready, as appropriate, through the voluntary online reporting tool;
operational implemented GEF

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4.Requests the Global Environment Facility to provide adequate funding for the preparation of the sixth national report in a timely and expeditious manner to developing countries, in particular least developed countries and small island developing States as well as Parties with economies in transition;
operational active parties other governments organizations

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5.Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to provide, including through the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the Group on Earth Observations–Biodiversity Observation Network, where possible, support for developing countries in the preparation of their sixth national reports, in particular with regard to the development of indicators and the use of scientifically sound data for reporting and the assessment of progress in the achievement of national targets;
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6.Requests the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of resources, and, where possible and appropriate, in collaboration with relevant partners and related processes, to organize capacity-building activities, such as regional workshops, to support developing countries, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States as well as Parties with economies in transition, in the preparation of their sixth national reports, including the use of the voluntary online reporting tool;
operational active parties

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7.Invites Parties to facilitate, as appropriate, the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant stakeholders, including focal points for other biodiversity-related conventions and Rio conventions, in the preparation of the sixth national report to ensure that national reports reflect national implementation, and to increase alignment and coordination in reporting to the Convention and its Protocols and synergies in reporting among related conventions;
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paragraph 8

8.Requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, to develop, subject to subsequent endorsement by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols, proposals for the alignment of national reporting under the Convention and its Protocols, and to report on progress to the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting, taking into account the following elements:

paragraph 8 item (a)

(a)Synchronized reporting cycles for the Convention, the Cartagena Protocol and the Nagoya Protocol, with common deadlines for submission of the reports after the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, in 2020;

paragraph 8 item (b)

(b)A common approach to the format of the national reports under the Convention and its Protocols;

paragraph 8 item (c)

(c)Gradual integration of the reporting facilities available in the clearing-house mechanism, the Biosafety Clearing House and the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House, including unified user accounts, a single portal to access the reports for each of the three instruments, a common branding and design for all national reports, and a common system to analyse and display national report submissions;

paragraph 8 item (d)

(d)Appropriate cross-linkages between future strategic plans of the Convention and its Protocols with a view to facilitating alignment in reporting to the Convention and its Protocols;
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9.Requests the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of resources, in collaboration with the secretariats of the biodiversity-related conventions and Rio conventions, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre, to explore options for enhancing synergy on national reporting among these conventions, including consideration of the following possibilities:

paragraph 9 item (a)

(a)Common sets of indicators, where appropriate;

paragraph 9 item (b)

(b)Common reporting modules on shared issues;

paragraph 9 item (c)

(c)Interoperability of information management and reporting systems;

paragraph 9 item (d)

(d)Harmonization of tools for national reporting;
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paragraph 10

10.Also requests the Executive Secretary to submit a report on the progress of the activity referred to in paragraph 9 above to the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting.
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
21 1 informational 12 operational
12 8 implemented 0 superseded 0 elapsed 4 active

Actors
14 8 executive-secretary   3 parties   1 GEF   1 other-governments   1 organizations  

AICHI targets
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Subjects
6 National Reports Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) Indicators Capacity-building Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Document
Related decisions
VII/19 F para 5
Access and benefit-sharing as related to genetic resources (Article 15)
5.Requests Parties and Governments to make information available through the clearing-house mechanism and to include information in national reports regarding their implementation of capacity-building measures on access to genetic resources and related traditional knowledge, and benefit-sharing;
X/10 para 10
National reporting: review of experience and proposals for the fifth national report
10.Decides that the fifth national report will use a narrative format where appropriate, combined with use of suggested tools, including tables, charts and questionnaires for statistical analysis, and that the format for the fifth and sixth national reports should be consistent to allow for long-term tracking of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
XII/3 para 26
Resource mobilization
26.Also requests the Executive Secretary to integrate the financial reporting framework into the draft guidelines for the sixth national report, in a manner that maintains consistency between the formats for the fifth and sixth national reports as per paragraph 10 of decision X/10, in order to allow for long-term tracking of progress towards the achievement of all the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in an integrated and coordinated manner;
XII/3 para 28
Resource mobilization
28.Urges Parties and other Governments to report on their contribution to the collective efforts to reach the global targets for resource mobilization, against the established baseline, in their sixth national reports as well as subsequent national reports;
XII/29 para 4
Improving the efficiency of structures and processes under the Convention: other matters
4.With a view to enabling the Conference of the Parties, at each of its meetings through 2020, to review progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and in line with paragraph 3 (e) of decision X/2, requests the Executive Secretary to make the online reporting tool of the clearing-house mechanism fully operational as soon as possible, invites Parties and other Governments, on a voluntary basis, to make available information on progress towards the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and related national targets and on indicators and approaches towards assessing progress, including through use of the online reporting tool of the clearing-house mechanism, and requests the Executive Secretary to report on progress on the use of the online reporting tool by Parties and other Governments, and the information submitted therein, to the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting;
XII/29 para 6
Improving the efficiency of structures and processes under the Convention: other matters
6.Also requests the Executive Secretary to explore the potential for a more coherent reporting framework with other biodiversity-related conventions to improve access to relevant data for the implementation of the Convention and to reduce the reporting burden on Parties, and make use of the experiences from this work when preparing proposals for the sixth national report;