Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological
Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Highlights for Wednesday, 12 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
principles and guidance for sustainable use, guidelines for implementing
the ecosystem approach, and invasive alien species. Working Group II (WG-II)
continued discussions on the integration of outcome-oriented targets
into the programmes of work (PoWs) of the CBD, and considered Conference
Room Papers (CRP) on monitoring and indicators, and biodiversity and
Working Group I:
Nicola Beynon (Australia), stressed the need to opt for resource uses that maximize benefits and minimize impacts on biodiversity.
Caroll Muffett, Defenders of Wildlife, asked to make it clear throughout the documents on sustainable use that perverse incentives undermine the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Above photo: Delegates eager to get hold of new CRP documents
Working Group II: Out-come oriented targets
Mundita Lim (the Philippines), said achieving the targets proposed for marine and coastal biodiversity will require financial support and alternative livelihoods for communities that depend onmarine resources.
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