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Preparatory processes and milestones towards SBI-2

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Last updated on 2 March 2018.

SBI 2

9 -13 July 2018, Montreal, Canada.

Item 2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work

Background: SBI will consider the draft provisional agenda for its second meeting which the Executive Secretary prepared in consultation with the Bureau
Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of provisional agenda:   12 June 2017
Posting of annotations to provisional agenda:   16 June 2017

Item 3. Review of progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Background: SBI will, under this item, review national, regional and other actions, including targets established in the framework of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and assess the contribution of such national and regional targets towards the global targets.

Item 4. Assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization.

Background: The second meeting of the COP-MOP agreed on the elements and sources of information to be included in the first evaluation of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol. SBI will be invited to consider an analysis and synthesis of information on the assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol and to provide recommendations on the assessment and review to COP-MOP3.
Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Contribution to the first Assessment and Review of the Effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol   October 2016-November 2017
Posting of pre-session documents:   25 May 2018

Item 5. Mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors and other strategic actions to enhance implementation

Background: SBI will consider information on the mainstreaming and integration of biodiversity within and across sectors and other strategic actions to enhance implementation.

Item 6. Global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism (Article 10) of the Nagoya Protocol

Background: The second meeting of the COP-MOP invited Parties and others to submit information on different aspects related to Article 10, and also invited the submissions of views on the way forward in relation to Article 10. SBI will be invited to consider this information and provide recommendations to COP-MOP3.
Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Submission of views and information further to decision NP-2/10 on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol   September 2017 – January 2018
Posting of pre-session documents:   23 April 2018

Item 7. Specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments in the context of Article 4, paragraph 4, of the Nagoya Protocol

Background: SBI will be invited to consider a study related to Article 4(4) of the Nagoya Protocol on criteria that could be used to identify what constitutes a specialized international access and benefit-sharing instrument, and what could be a possible process for recognizing such an instrument.
Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents:   23 April 2018

Item 8. Resource mobilization

Background: SBI will consider an updated analysis of financial reports including methodological approaches and information on the contribution of collective actions of indigenous peoples and local communities and safeguards in biodiversity financing mechanisms.

Item 9. Financial mechanism

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents:   30 April 2018

Item 10. Capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation and technology transfer

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents:   9 April 2018

Item 11. Cooperation with other conventions, international organizations and initiatives

Item 12. Mechanisms for review of implementation

Background: SBI will consider options for mechanisms to enhance existing mechanisms for the review implementation by Parties of national biodiversity strategies and action plans and the provisions under the Convention, including information on the pilot phase of the voluntary peer review and on progress in the development of the decision-tracking tool.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Peer review: Mechanisms to facilitate review of implementation   March 2018
Posting of pre-session documents:   30 April 2018

Item 13. National reporting, and assessment and review, under the Convention and its Protocols.

Background: SBI will consider proposals for the alignment of reporting processes between the Convention and its Protocols and options for enhancing synergy on national reporting among the biodiversity-related conventions and Rio conventions.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Peer review: National reporting under the Convention and its Protocols   March 2018
Posting of pre-session documents:   9 April 2018

Item 14. Enhancing integration under the Convention and its Protocols with respect to provisions related to access and benefit-sharing, provisions related to biosafety, and provisions related to Article 8(j)

Background: SBI will be invited to consider notes on promoting integrated approaches to issues at the interface between: (a) the access and benefit-sharing related provisions of the Convention and the provisions of the Nagoya Protocol; and (b) the biosafety-related provisions of the Convention and the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol. It will also be invited to consider a note on integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities in the work of the Convention and its Protocols.
Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents:   16 April 2018

Item 15. Review of the effectiveness of the processes under the Convention and its Protocols

Item 16. Preparation for the follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Background: SBI will consider proposals for a participatory preparatory process and timetable for the follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including initial views provided by Parties and other partners.
Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Proposals for a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 biodiversity framework   November 2017 – February 2018
Peer review: Proposals for a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 biodiversity framework (November 2017-February 2018)   November 2017 – February 2018
Posting of pre-session document:   9 April 2018

Item 17. Allocation of resources and possibilities of engaging the private sector: trust fund for facilitating the participation of Parties in the Convention process

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents:   9 April 2018

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