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SBSTTA-19 Recommendations

SBSTTA 19 Recommendation XIX/3

XIX/3.Tools to evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,
Recalling Article 25, paragraph 2(b), of the Convention,
Emphasizing the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of measures undertaken to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 to achieve continuous learning and improvement of implementation efforts towards the full implementation of the Strategic Plan and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020,
Acknowledging that the regional and global assessments of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) are expected to include information on and analysis of the effectiveness of policy instruments and measures to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and noting, in this regard, the need to avoid duplication of work,
Noting that the Subsidiary Body on Implementation may also consider ways to improve the review of implementation of the Convention,
Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting:
(a)Encourage Parties to undertake evaluations of the effectiveness of measures undertaken to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, to document this experience, including the methodologies applied, to identify lessons learned, and to provide this information to the Executive Secretary, including through their sixth national report;
(b)Request the Executive Secretary, subject to availability of resources, to compile and analyse this information provided by Parties and make it available for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body on Implementation as appropriate.
XIX/2XIX/4

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme