SBSTTA 14 - Agenda

  Provisional Agenda (PDF)

  1. Opening of the meeting.

  2. Election of officers, adoption of the agenda and organization of work.

  3. Scientific and technical issues of relevance to the implementation of, reporting on, and follow-up to, the 2010 target :
    1. In-depth reviews of implementation of the work on:
      1. Mountain biodiversity;
      2. Inland waters biodiversity;
      3. Marine and coastal biodiversity;
      4. Protected areas;
      5. Biodiversity and climate change;
      6. Article 10 of the Convention (sustainable use of biodiversity) and application of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines;
    2. Consideration of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, its messages and implications;
    3. Proposals for a consolidated update of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation;
    4. Examination of the outcome-oriented goals and targets, and associated indicators, and consideration of their possible adjustments for the period beyond 2010.

  4. Matters arising from other decisions adopted at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties:

    1. Agricultural biodiversity:
      1. Follow-up to requests of the Conference of the Parties in decision IX/1;
      2. Biofuels and biodiversity: consideration of ways and means to promote the positive and minimize the negative impacts of the production and use of biofuels on biodiversity;
    2. Consideration of proposals related to the programme of work on the biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands;
    3. Forest biodiversity: joint work plan with the Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and report on cooperation, on the monitoring of forest biodiversity and on clarifying the definitions of forest and forest types;
    4. Further work on gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework on invasive alien species introduced as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, as live bait and live food, and best practices for addressing the risks associated with their introduction;
    5. Global Taxonomy Initiative: results and lessons learned from regional taxonomic needs assessments and identification of priorities;
    6. Incentive measures (Article 11 of the Convention): Good-practice cases from different regions on the identification and removal or mitigation of perverse, and the promotion of positive, incentive measures;
    7. New and emerging issues.

  5. Ways and means to improve the effectiveness of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.

  6. Adoption of the report and closure of the meeting.