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).