Highlights and images for 5 May 2016



On Thursday, 5 May 2016, in the morning, delegates to the first meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) considered draft recommendations on: review of progress in the implementation of the Convention, the financial mechanism, resource mobilization, review of progress towards Aichi target 16 on the Nagoya Protocol, and on the assessment and review of effectiveness of the Cartagena Protocol, including a discussion on whether the terminology “indigenous peoples and local communities” should be used under that Protocol.

In the afternoon, SBI 1 plenary considered draft recommendations on: biodiversity mainstreaming; administration of the Convention, including functional review of the Secretariat; and national reporting. Plenary reconvened in the evening to consider draft recommendations on: the SBI modus operandi; enhancing integration among the Convention and its Protocols, and the organization of meetings; capacity building; and use of the terminology “indigenous peoples and local communities.”

A Friends of the Chair group on synergies among biodiversity-related conventions met at lunchtime and in the evening. Another Friends of the Chair group on biodiversity mainstreaming met in the evening.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates from the 20th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the 1st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has produced a summary and analysis of both meetings which is available in HTML and PDF format.

L-R: Danita Mariaca and Sorka Jannet Copa Romero, Bolivia

L-R: Jesica Ayala Brito and Hesiquio Benitez, Mexico

SBI 1 delegates consider draft recommendations

Global Youth Biodiversity Network


Non-state coalitions