visit the Convention on BioDiversity's Clearing House Mechanism website

5th Meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies for Scientific,Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD).

Montréal, CANADA
31 January - 04 February 2000

 

Monday 31 January :

The fifth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-5) to the convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) begans today and will continues until Friday 04 February 2000. SBSTTA delegates met in two working groups.

Working Group I  considered:

  • alien species
  • marine and coastal biodiversity
  • the programme of work for drylands, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland and savannah biodiversity
  • agricultural biodiversity
Working Group II considered:
  • the ecosystem approach
  • development of biodiversity indicators
  • sustainable use of the components of biodiversity

Plenary reviewed:

  • the global taxonomy initiative
  • the pilot phase of the Clearing House Mechanism (CHM);
  • guidelines for the second national reports
  • work programmes on inland waters and forest biodiversity
  • rosters and terms of reference for the ad hoc technical experts groups.

Opening Plenary was at 10:00 a.m. in the ICAO building and addressed the agenda and organization of work.

SBSTTA will report its recommendations to the Fifth Conference of the Parties (COP-5) to be held in Nairobi from 15 - 26 May 2000.



Convention on Biodiversity Homepage [CBD]
CBD Secretariat page for the Resumed ExCOP
Clearing House Mechanism [CHM]
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
ENB Coverage of Cartagena (BSWG-6)
ENB Coverage of BSWG-5, BSWG-4, BSWG-3, BSWG-2, BSWG-1

This page was last updated 01/31/2000 22:00:38 -0600
click to top 

� 2000, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). All rights reserved.

Click here to get the free RealPlayer To listen to IISD's RealAudio coverage  you will need the free RealAudio Player.
Download the free Real Audio player by clicking on this button.


| Linkages CBD Page | Linkages home | E-Mail |