Peer review of documents in preparation for SBSTTA-21 and WG8J-10

Peer review of the Information Note "Towards A Sustainable, Participatory and Inclusive Wild Meat Sector”

Under agenda item 4, SBSTTA-21 will consider a report on guidance to achieve a more sustainable wild meat sector, containing technical guidelines and recommendations prepared in response to decision XIII/8, paragraph 5(a) (CBD/COP/DEC/XIII/8).

The Subsidiary Body is expected to consider this information and prepare recommendations for the Conference of the Parties, at its fourteenth meeting. The recommendations are also expected to be taken into account by the Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions at its tenth meeting.

The information document preparation by CIFOR, in collaboration with CBDS is now available for peer review.

To provide comments on this document, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 31 December 2017

Peer review of Finalization of Tasks 7, 10 and 12 of the Multi-Year Programme of Work

Under agenda item 5, the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J 10) will be invited to consider the document and make recommendations that contribute to the finalization of tasks 7 and 12 of the revised multi-year programme of work on Article 8(j) and related provisions, as appropriate.

To provide comments on this document, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 3 October 2017

Peer review of draft pre-session report on "Guidance for better governance towards a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector”

Under agenda item 4, SBSTTA-21 will consider a report on guidance to achieve a more sustainable wild meat sector, containing technical guidelines and recommendations prepared in response to decision XIII/8, paragraph 5(a) (CBD/COP/DEC/XIII/8).

The Subsidiary Body is expected to consider this information and prepare recommendations for the Conference of the Parties, at its fourteenth meeting. The recommendations are also expected to be taken into account by the Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions at its tenth meeting.

In addition, an information document is under preparation by CIFOR, in collaboration with CBDS.

To provide comments on this document, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 13 September 2017

Peer review of a glossary of relevant key terms and concepts within the context of Article 8(j) and related provisions

Under agenda item 4, the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J 10) will be invited to consider a revised draft of the glossary of relevant key terms and concepts within the context of Article 8(j) and related provisions.

To provide comments on this document, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 28 August 2017

Peer review of draft documentation related to the integration of Article 8(j) and related provisions in the work of the Convention and its Protocols

Under agenda item 7, the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J 10) will be invited to consider proposals on the integration of Article 8(j) and related provisions in the work of the Convention and its Protocols and to prepare recommendations for further consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting.

To provide comments on this document, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 14 August 2017

Peer review of draft documentation related to the Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities relevant for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity (Task 15 of the Multi-Year Programme of Work)

Under agenda item 3, the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J 10) will be invited to consider a revised draft of the Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Relevant for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity.

To provide comments on this document, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 14 August 2017

Now closed: Peer review of draft documentation related to the preparation of GBO-5

Under agenda item 7, SBSTTA-21 will consider the preparation of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook.

A draft document containing a workplan and proposed budget for the preparation of GBO-5 as well as a joint communication strategy, prepared in collaboration with the secretariats of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and biodiversity related conventions.

To provide comments on these documents, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588.

Deadline for peer review comments: 30 July 2017

Now closed: Peer review of draft documentation related to evaluations of the effectiveness of measures undertaken to implement the Strategic Plan

Under agenda item 8, SBSTTA-21 will consider tools to evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

A draft document on approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of measures taken to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity.

In decision XIII/1 the Conference of the Parties encouraged Parties to undertake evaluations of the effectiveness of measures undertaken to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, to document experiences, including the methodologies applied, to identify lessons learned, and to provide this information to the Executive Secretary, including through their sixth national report and the clearing-house mechanism. Section III of the draft document provides brief descriptions of the types of approaches Parties might consider using as they undertake assessments of the effectiveness of measures taken. The intention is to complement each approach with examples provided by Parties in response to the request in decision XIII/1. These examples would help to illustrate the descriptions in Section III and thereby facilitate the work of Parties as they plan and carry out assessment of the effectiveness of measures taken towards national targets established in the updated NBSAPs.

To provide comments on these documents, please use the template for comments, and return it to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax at +1 514 288 6588. Please also provide examples of experiences in undertaking effectiveness evaluations, including the methodologies applied, in any suitable format.

Deadline for peer review comments and submission of experiences and methodologies: 30 July 2017

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