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Review of implementation of Capacity-building Strategy for the GTI

Introduction

  • At the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, the Capacity-building Strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative was revised, and the Strategy annexed to decision XI/29 with ten strategic actions was welcomed by the Conference of the Parties. In the same decision, the Executive Secretary was requested to report on the progress of implementation of the Global Taxonomy Initiative, based on national reports submitted by Parties to the corresponding meetings of the Conference of the Parties (paragraph 9 of decision XI/29).

Analysis

  • Accordingly, the Secretariat conducted an analysis on the submissions by Parties of fifth national reports that arrived before 3 April 2016. In addition, the activities indicated in the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) that support taxonomic capacity-building were also included in the analysis, as they may indicate the progress on the implementation of the Global Taxonomy Initiative at the national level. The NBSAPs submitted by Parties after January 2011, when the information of Capacity-building Strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative became available for Parties, were also analyzed.

  • The information on national implementation of activities in taxonomic capacity building and relevant plans were extracted and reviewed in terms of their relevance with the ten strategic actions described in the Capacity-building Strategy for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (annex to decision XI/29). The regional analysis was conducted based on the regional composition of five United Nations Regional Groups: African Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Central and Eastern European (CEE) Group, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), and Western European and Others Group (WEOG).

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  • United Nations Environment Programme