Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological
Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Highlights for Tuesday, 11 November 2003
Delegates to the
ninth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and
Technological Advice (SBSTTA-9) of the Convention on Biological
Diversity (CBD) convened in Working Group sessions throughout the day.
Working Group I (WG-I) considered a draft programme of work (PoW) on
protected areas (PAs). Working Group II (WG-II) discussed a draft PoW on
technology transfer and cooperation, and addressed the design of
national-level indicators and monitoring programmes and the integration
of outcome-oriented targets into the PoWs of the CBD.
Working Group I:
Stefan Leiner (the EC), stressed the need to strengthen participatory approaches in establishing, managing and monitoring PAs.
UNESCO said the World Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites are stepping stones to establishing a comprehensive system of protected areas.
Above photo L-R: Delegates from UNESCO Sarah Titchen (World Heritage Centre), Jane Robertson Vernhes, and Salvatore Arico
Chair Andren summarized the discussions on protected areas and proposed to produce a revised Programme of Work for consideration later in the week.
Working Group II:
Benedicto Fonseca Filho (Brazil), cautioned against delaying national needs assessment on technology transfer
Monitoring and Indicators:
Valery Orlov (Russian Federation), stressed the importance of outcome-oriented targets.
Diann Black Layne (Antigua and Barbuda) highlighted recommendations to share experience through the Clearing-house Mechanism.
Links . .
ENB Summary of CBD SBSTTA-8 (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB archives of CBD meetings.
CBD web site.
SD summary and coverage of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress
SD summary of the Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building