Discussion forum on development of IAS management tools and guidance

Welcome to the Online Discussion Forum on Invasive Alien Species Management to prepare for the upcoming Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada in November 2019 (to be confirmed).

In decision 14/11, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its fourteenth meeting requested the Executive Secretary to facilitate the work of the online forum and the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group to provide advice or develop elements of technical guidance on management measures on invasive alien species to be implemented by broad sectors to facilitate achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 and beyond.

The discussion forum will be open-ended and moderated by designated experts.

Under this forum everyone can post text and reply with comments to each post to discuss on the topic. Everyone can upload files on each post.

The designated moderators and the Secretariat may delete/edit posting if it was inappropriate, referring to decision 14/11 and its annexes. Thanks for your kind understanding and we wish happy discussions.

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Discussion forum on development of IAS management tools and guidance

In response to paragraph 13 of decision 14/11 the Secretariat hosts the Online Discussion Forum.

Last Post
    Clarification of terminology under the CBD article 8(h) and related COP decisions
    Methods for cost-benefit analysis (open during 1 May - 31 May 2019)
    Guidance for participants
    How can we classify the costs and benefits associated with IAS management?
    Session 3: Tools and guidance required in the management of Invasive Alien Species) IAS taking into consideration the impacts of Climate change, Land-use change and Natural disasters on biological invasions
    Session 2: Methods, tools and measures for identification and minimization of risk of e-commerce
    NEW THREAD: Strengths and weaknesses of different methods for national implementation
    Session 2e: Where are the gaps when considering the most effective control points along the supply chain?
    Session 2d: Examples of how jurisdictions have resolved specific e-commerce issues (positive and negative outcomes) and what tools or measures in place or under development
    Session 2b: Why is e-commerce a challenge for manageing invasive alien species?
    Session 2a: How do we define e-commerce?
    Session 2c: What are the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders, partners, risk-makers, governments involved?
    New Thread - Best Practice in Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis to inform Invasive Alien Species Management
    Additional conments on our project.
    Cuban experiences on cost-benefits analysis
    Measurement and availability of data to support the analysis of the costs and benefits of IAS management
    Why is management limited to 'invasive' alien species and not ALL alien species ?
    What decisions are based on the analysis of management costs and benefits?
    Examples of the use of cost and benefit analysis to support IAS management.
    What do we mean by cost-benefit?

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