Submission of scientific and technical comments on appendices 1 and 2 of SBSTTA recommendation 24/2

In its recommendation 24/2, paragraph 2, SBSTTA requested the Executive Secretary, under the guidance of the SBSTTA Bureau, to compile comments from Parties, other Governments and relevant stakeholders on appendices 1 and 2 of this recommendation, and to facilitate a scientific and technical review, ensuring consultation with Parties, including through the organization of an expert workshop, of the proposed indicators of the monitoring framework for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

In response to this request regarding the compilation of comments, the Secretariat, with the technical support of UNEP-WCMC, prepared an online survey. Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations were invited to submit their comments on appendices 1 and 2 of SBSTTA recommendation 24/2 using this online survey, which was open from 1 June to 20 June 2022 (notification 2022-034).

This online survey also allowed for comments to be provided on the compilation of available metadata for the proposed headline indicators of the draft monitoring framework available in information document CBD/SBSTTA/24/INF/38, in response to the same recommendation 24/2.

The comments received through this online survey are compiled below and will be made available as information for participants at WG2020-4 and COP-15 (Part II). The compilation will also be made available as information for participants at the expert workshop on the monitoring framework for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, being convened by the Secretariat in Bonn, Germany from 29 June to 1 July 2022, as announced in notification 2022-019.

Submissions received by 20 June 2022

Parties

Costa Rica

European Union

Germany

Honduras

Libya

Netherlands

Poland

Sweden

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Observers

BirdLife International

CDC Biodiversité

Center for Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC)

CITES

Coalition for Conservation Genetics and GEO BON

CSIRO

DGAAA – MIDAGRI

EDGE

Forest Stewardship Council A.C.

GBIF

GEO BON

Scientist working with GEO BON

Global Forest Coalition

Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Individual Scientists

IUCN

Minamata Convention on Mercury

OECD

UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas

WWF

Zoological Society of London