Decision COP XIII/31

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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/13/31 filtered
Key scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and related research
The Conference of the Parties,
Recalling the key scientific and technical needs identified by the Subsidiary Body in recommendation XVII/1 and paragraphs 14 to 16 of decision XII/1 of the Conference of the Parties:
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1.Welcomes the ongoing efforts of partner organizations to support Parties in addressing the scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 2020;
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2.Also welcomes the outcomes of the third Science for Biodiversity Forum  and the commitment of the scientific community gathered in Cancun, and invites Parties to make use of those outcomes;
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3.Further welcomes the collaboration of Parties with relevant organizations to strengthen biodiversity monitoring systems;
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4.Welcomes the Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook, and, recalling paragraph 3 of decision VIII/11, paragraph 13 of decision XI/2, and Action 6 of the capacity-building strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative,  invite Parties and relevant organizations to further promote open access to biodiversity-related data and transparency in the development of derived metrics and, to this end, to consider, as appropriate, the voluntary guidance annexed to the present decision;
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5.Requests the Executive Secretary:
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(a)To continue collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the United Nations Environment Programme and other partners to promote the coordinated development of existing portals to facilitate access to policy support tools and methodologies, as well as to related case studies and evaluations of the use and effectiveness of such tools, taking into account the different capacities and capabilities of countries;
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(b)To collaborate with relevant organizations to promote tools and methodologies for assessing the contribution of indigenous peoples and local communities to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and to make these tools and methodologies available through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention and by other means;
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(c)To collaborate with relevant organizations for compiling information on tools to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including those areas in which gaps have been identified, in particular methods to assess motives for and barriers to behavioural change, social marketing strategies, engagement techniques and participatory processes and mechanisms to promote the development of social, moral and economic incentives, taking into account cultural and socioeconomic differences among countries and regions, for people to sustainably manage biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services;
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(d)To invite Parties, especially developing countries, to provide information on their priorities and needs related to the implementation of Article 12 of the Convention and to compile this information to inform future work under the Convention;
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(e)To develop, through the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions and in collaboration with other relevant organizations, actions for an enhanced collaborative framework to guide the work of the conventions and their partners and to assist Parties in meeting Aichi Biodiversity Target 12, subject to the availability of resources, and to submit the actions to the Subsidiary Body at a meeting prior to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
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(f)To report on the above to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at a meeting prior to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
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6.Encourages Parties:
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(a)To further work to identify their biodiversity monitoring, assessment, project implementation, and research needs at the national level;
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(b)To strengthen in-country efforts to link science and policy, including through increased and enhanced communication between data providers and users, including decision makers, to improve decision making;
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(c)To make full use of the clearing house mechanism to share information, particularly, with regard to paragraph 4 of the voluntary guidance to improve the accessibility of biodiversity-related data and information;
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(d)To provide support for biodiversity monitoring, assessment, project implementation, and research;
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(e)To increase national, regional and global efforts related to the promotion of research programmes related to the objectives of the Convention, taking into account Article 12 of the Convention and Aichi Biodiversity Target 19;
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(f)To increase awareness of the Global Taxonomy Initiative and to implement its Capacity Building Strategy (decision XI/29);
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(g)To support the development, with the assistance, as appropriate, of the international barcode of life network, of DNA sequence-based technology (DNA barcoding) and associated DNA barcode reference libraries for priority taxonomic groups of organisms, to promote the application of these techniques for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and to support related capacity-building activities, including relevant academic training, as appropriate, further to the Strategic Actions 3 and 4 of the capacity-building strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative;
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(h)To continue to promote awareness about the role of traditional knowledge systems and the collective actions of indigenous peoples and local communities to complement the scientific knowledge in support of the effective implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020;
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(i)To take into consideration the important work undertaken by indigenous peoples and local communities related to taxonomy.
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 3 informational 18 operational
6 0 implemented 0 superseded 0 elapsed 6 active

Actors
18 10 parties   1 organizations   6 executive-secretary   1 executive-director  

AICHI targets
2

Subjects
8 Strategic Plan 2011-2020 Taxonomy Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Clearing-House Mechanisms Indigenous peoples and local communities Aichi Biodiversity Targets Capacity-building Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices

Document
Related decisions
XII/31 para 1
Multi-year programme of work of the Conference of the Parties up to 2020
1.Reaffirms that the Conference of the Parties should review progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 at each of its meetings to 2020, and that the development of further guidance for policy development and to support implementation should be based on this review as well as on information available in national reports and on other information that may become available, including through scientific assessments;
XII/31 para 2
Multi-year programme of work of the Conference of the Parties up to 2020
2.Decides to update the multi-year programme of work for the Conference of the Parties up to 2020 according to the list of issues in the annex to the present decision;
XII/31 para 3
Multi-year programme of work of the Conference of the Parties up to 2020
3.Also decides to address, at each of its meetings, standing items consistent with earlier decisions as well as other issues arising from decisions of the Conference of the Parties in relation to particular programmes of work and cross-cutting issues, and to maintain sufficient flexibility in the multi-year programme of work in order to accommodate urgent emerging issues and respond to emerging opportunities.