Sixth National Report Information Portal

Sixth National Report

As of 22 November 2019, the "BIP Dashboard" has been enhanced with 4 new indicators and data updates to two existing indicators. The BIP Dashboard now serves a total of 15 indicators providing at least one indicator for tracking progress on Aichi Biodiversity Targets 1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 19. All indicators can be flexibly visualized at global, regional and national scales. Both the visualizations (in graph and map form) and the data behind the indicators can be downloaded for inclusion as evidence-based indicators for reporting on national target progress in National Reports. The BIP Dashboard, originally launched in November 2018, was developed through collaboration between UNEP-WCMC, as the BIP secretariat, and NatureServe, and provides improved visualisation and exploration of BIP Partners' indicators. It also features spatial information at multiple scales with downloadable graphs of trend data. The BIP Dashboard can support the development of the sixth national report.


The "UNBiodiversity Lab" launched at SBSTTA-22 consists of an online platform which allows policymakers and other partners to access global data layers, upload and manipulate their own datasets, and query multiple datasets to provide key information on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and nature-based Sustainable Development Goals. The UNBiodiversity Lab can support the development of the sixth national report.

Background

In its decision XIII/27, COP 13 adopted guidelines, including reporting templates, for the sixth national report due 31 December 2018. These reporting guidelines, and a resource manual to assist Parties in the preparation of their sixth national report, are available in the six UN languages below.

A compilation of all COP 13 requests related to national reports or national reporting is available here.

Reporting guidelines, including reporting templates

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Resource Manual (accompaniment to the reporting guidelines)

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Online Reporting Tool

Further to decision XIII/27, the online reporting tool is now available in the six UN languages to facilitate the preparation of the sixth national report (Notification 2017-031). The online reporting tool can be accessed through the Clearing-house Mechanism (CHM) of the Convention.

User Manual for the Online Reporting Tool

Guidance for the online preparation of the sixth national report is provided in the User Manual for the Online Reporting Tool available below in the six UN languages.