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SBSTTA 18 Recommendation XVIII/9

XVIII/9.The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
1.Welcomes the adoption of the work programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for 2014 – 2018;
2.Requests the Executive Secretary:
(a)In consultation with the Chair and Bureau of the Subsidiary Body, to continue to collaborate with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, where relevant, strengthening synergies and avoiding duplication of work and to report on progress to the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting;
(b)To facilitate the participation of the Chair of the Subsidiary Body in the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Platform as an observer.
3.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting adopt a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties,
Recalling decisions XI/2 E and XI/13 C,
Welcoming the adoption of the work programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for 2014-2018,
[1.Decides that the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice should, in accordance with procedures established by the Intergovernmental Science- Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, prepare recommendations [to the Conference of the Parties] regarding issues that may be submitted as requests to the Platform, taking into account the multi-year programme of work of the Conference of the Parties, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, submissions from Parties, and other relevant information;
2.Also decides that the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice may formulate requests to the Platform, where the subject is within the mandate given to it by the Conference of the Parties, and the matter requires urgent attention by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, which would be significantly impaired by the delay needed for transmission to the Conference of the Parties. In such cases, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice may transmit these requests through the Executive Secretary to the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, in accordance with the procedures established by the Platform;]
3.Requests the Executive Secretary:
(a)In consultation with the Chair and Bureau of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, to continue to collaborate with the Platform where relevant, strengthening synergies and avoiding duplication of work, to review the progress on elements of the programme of work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that are relevant to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and to report to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice on progress;
(b)To compile information, as necessary, for consideration of the Subsidiary Body with regard to the matters referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 above, and exchange relevant information with the secretariats of other biodiversity-related conventions, as appropriate, including through the Biodiversity Liaison Group, with a view to achieving synergies and avoiding duplication;
(c)To bring to the attention of all relevant focal points under the Convention and its Protocols, draft versions of deliverables of the Platform when they become available for peer-review, and to invite them to participate in the peer-review processes by engaging with and providing input through their Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services focal points where appropriate, and in accordance with the procedures for the preparation of deliverables of the Platform;
(d)To make available, through the clearing-house mechanism, information on progress in the implementation of the work programme 2014-2018 of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, including the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services to be launched in 2018, and to bring this information to the attention of the Subsidiary Body, as appropriate;
(e)To make available, through the clearing-house mechanism, deliverables of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as they become available, with a view to sharing knowledge on biodiversity issues and integrating and mainstreaming these issues into national policy processes, where appropriate;
(f)To bring the deliverables of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to the attention of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice for its consideration with regard to the relevance of the findings for the work of the Convention, and for the development, as appropriate, of recommendations to the Conference of the Parties;
(g)To continue to facilitate the participation of the Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice in the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Platform as an observer.
XVIII/8XVIII/10

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme