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Preparatory processes and milestones towards SBSTTA 21

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Last updated on 21 June 2017.

SBSTTA 21

11-14 December 2017, Montreal, Canada.

A page dedicated to peer review of documents for SBSTTA 21 and WG8J 10 has been established.

Item 2. Organizational matters

Adoption of agenda and organization of work

Background: SBSTTA will consider the draft provisional agenda for its twenty-first meeting which the Executive Secretary prepared in consultation with the Bureau.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of provisional agenda   16 June 2017
Posting of annotations to provisional agenda   19 June 2017

Item 3. Scenarios for the 2050 Vision for biodiversity and links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals

Background: SBSTTA will consider biodiversity-related scenarios and other scientific and technical information, including that drawn from work prepared for third and fourth editions of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, complemented by an assessment of the links between elements of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals, drawing on information available from previous analyses.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents   4 September 2017

Item 4. Sustainable wildlife management: guidance for achieving a more sustainable bushmeat sector

Background: SBSTTA will consider a progress report and technical guidance for better governance towards a more sustainable bushmeat sector.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Seventh Meeting of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management   8 - 9 May 2017
Peer review   11 - 25 August 2017
Posting of pre-session document   11 September 2017

Item 5. Biodiversity and human health

Background: SBSTTA will consider a progress report and technical guidance to support consideration of biodiversity and ecosystem management in the application of the “One Health” approach.

Preparatory process and milestones:

First Meeting of the Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health   4 - 5 May 2017
Peer review   31 July - 21 August 2017
Posting of pre-session document   4 September 2017

Item 6. Mainstreaming of biodiversity into the sectors of energy and mining, infrastructure, and manufacturing and processing industry, and health: scientific and technical considerations and use of the programmes of work of the Convention

Background: SBSTTA will consider information identifying key scientific and technical matters relevant to the mainstreaming of biodiversity in these sectors.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session document   11 September 2017

Item 7. Fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook

Background: SBSTTA will consider the draft workplan, proposed budget and draft communication strategy for the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Peer review of pre-session document   23 June - 4 August 2017
Posting of pre-session document   25 August 2017

Item 8. Tools for evaluating the effectiveness of policy instruments for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Background: SBSTTA will consider methodologies applied towards evaluations of the effectiveness of measures or policy instruments, including on experiences and lessons learned in their application.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Peer review of pre-session document   23 June - 4 August 2017
Posting of pre-session document   25 August 2017

Item 9. New and emerging issues

Background: SBSTTA will consider the submissions of proposals for new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

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