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20th Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD)
Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and
1st Meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Implementation

25-30 April and 2-6 May 2016 | Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada

Highlights for Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary, presented on the thematic, methodological,
regional and global assessments conducted or discussed under IPBES.

On Thursday, 28 April 2016, Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary, presented on the thematic, methodological, regional and global assessments conducted or discussed under IPBES, and their contribution to the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5) and the Strategic Plan. SBSTTA plenary addressed GBO-5, national reporting, guidelines for the sixth national reports, and indicators for assessing progress towards the Aichi targets, focusing on scientific and technical aspects. Plenary also considered draft recommendations on: scientific assessment of progress towards selected Aichi targets; progress towards the achievement of Aichi targets 11 (protected areas) and 12 (threatened species); invasive alien species; and pollinators. The contact group on synthetic biology reconvened at lunchtime, in the evening and at night.

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.

SBSTTA 20 Chair Andrew Bignell, New Zealand
Joji Cariño, IIFB
A view of SBSTTA 20 plenary

The contact group on synthetic biology co-chaired by Gemedo dalle Tussie (Ethiopia) and Anne Teller (European Union).
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IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).