COP-8 Decisions


This webpage presents Decision-tracking Tool. It contains the text of the decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and information developed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) resulting from reviewing the nature and the status of implementation of each of the elements of the decisions in accordance with the criteria agreed by the Conference of the Parties in the Annex to decision XII/28 of the Conference of the Parties. The information is provided without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The SCBD specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information on this webpage. SCBD periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the information on this webpage without notice. Under no circumstances shall the SCBD be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this webpage, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto.

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Symbol Title  
Island biodiversity
Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands
Global Taxonomy Initiative:  in-depth review of the implementation of the programme of work for the Global Taxonomy Initiative
Access and benefit-sharing
Article 8(j) and related provisions
Global Initiative on Communication, Education and Public Awareness:  overview of implementation of the programme of work and options to advance future work
Global Biodiversity Outlook
Implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan
Implications of the findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Operations of the Convention
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
Technology transfer and cooperation (Articles 16 to 19)
Review of implementation of Article 20 (Financial resources) and Article 21 (Financial mechanism)
National reporting and the next Global Biodiversity Outlook
Framework for monitoring implementation of the achievement of the 2010 target and integration of targets into the thematic programmes of work
Cooperation with other conventions and international organizations and initiatives
Private‑sector engagement
Guidance to the financial mechanism
Forest biological diversity:  implementation of the programme of work
Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems:  reporting processes, improving the review of implementation and addressing threats
Marine and coastal biological diversity: conservation and sustainable use of deep seabed genetic resources beyond the limits of national jurisdiction
Marine and coastal biological diversity: enhancing the implementation of integrated marine and coastal area management
Agricultural biodiversity
Protected areas
Incentive measures: application of tools for valuation of biodiversity and biodiversity resources and functions
Incentive measures:  preparation for the in-depth review of the programme of work on incentive measures
Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species (Article 8 (h)):  further consideration of gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework
Impact assessment:  Voluntary guidelines on biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment
Liability and redress
Biodiversity and climate change:  guidance to promote synergy among activities for biodiversity conservation, mitigating or adapting to climate change and combating land degradation
Administration of the Convention and budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2007-2008
Potential impact of avian influenza on biodiversity
Date and venue of the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Tribute to the Government and people of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Conference of the Parties (COP)

Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
20 - 31 March, 2006
Curitiba, Brazil