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22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) and 2nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 2)
of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

2-7 and 9-13 July 2018 | Montreal, Canada

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A bird’s eye view of SBSTTA 21

The twenty-second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in Montreal, Canada, from 2-7 July 2018. It will be followed by the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) from 9-13 July 2018.

SBSTTA 22 and SBI 2 are expected to prepare recommendations for the consideration of the CBD Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting, as well as by the Conference of the Parties serving as the third meeting of the parties to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing and the ninth meeting of the parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which will convene in November 2018.

SBSTTA 22 will discuss:

  • digital sequence information on genetic resources
  • risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms
  • synthetic biology
  • updated scientific assessments of progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Targets, in particular targets on which the least progress has been made
  • protected areas and other measures for enhanced conservation and management
  • marine and coastal biodiversity, including:
    • ecologically or biologically significant marine areas
    • anthropogenic underwater noise and marine debris
    • biodiversity in cold water areas
    • marine and spatial planning
  • ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  • invasive alien species
  • conservation and sustainable use of pollinators, and
  • the second work programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

See the Earth Negotiation Bulletin (ENB) summary and analysis from SBSTTA 21.

SBI 2 will discuss:

  • progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
  • assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol
  • mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors and other strategic actions to enhance implementation
  • the need for a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol
  • specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments under the Nagoya Protocol
  • resource mobilization
  • financial mechanism
  • capacity building, technical and scientific cooperation and technology transfer
  • cooperation with other conventions, international organizations and initiatives
  • mechanisms for review of implementation
  • national reporting, and assessment and review, under the Convention and its Protocols
  • enhancing integration under the Convention and its Protocols with respect to access and benefit-sharing, biosafety, and Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and related provisions
  • preparation for the follow up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and
  • trust fund for facilitating participation of the parties in the Convention process

See the ENB summary and analysis of SBSTTA 20 and SBI 1.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, will provide daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis from SBSTTA 22 and SBI 2.

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