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WGRI 3 Recommendation 3/4

3/4.Science-policy interface on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being and consideration of the outcome of the intergovernmental meetings

The Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention,
Recalling the global strategy for follow-up to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the outcomes5 of the consultative process towards an international mechanism of scientific expertise on biodiversity (IMoSEB), 6
1.Takes note of the outcomes of the two ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meetings on an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services; 7
2.Welcomes the decision SS.XI/3 on the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystems services adopted at the eleventh special session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, 8 held in Bali, Indonesia from 24 to 26 February 2010, as well as the section on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Nusa Dua Declaration, 9 noting the ministerial commitment to negotiating and reaching agreement on whether or not to establish an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services;
3.Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to collaborate with the United Nations Environment Programme and other relevant partners to ensure the full involvement of key stakeholders including environmental and social science and organization, of indigenous and local communities and civil society in the preparation of the third and final ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
4.Requests the Executive Secretary to participate in the third and final ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services so that the role of the Convention on Biological Diversity receives the necessary recognition in this process and informs the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity of the outcomes;
5.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties, at its tenth meeting, consider the outcome of the third and final ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an intergovernmental platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services and implications for the implementation and organization of work of the Convention, in particular, the work of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice.

7 UNEP/IPBES/1/6 and UNEP/IPBES/2/4/Rev.1. (The latter report was also as information document for the third meeting of the Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/3/INF/6)).
8 See UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/3/4, annex I.
9 See UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/3/4, annex II.

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