Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological
Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity
ninth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and
Technological Advice (SBSTTA-9) will convene from 10-14 November 2003 at
the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in
to Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, SBSTTA provides
advice to the Conference of the Parties and other subsidiary bodies
regarding the implementation of the Convention.
seventh Conference of the Parties (COP-7), to be held from 9-20 February
2004, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will focus on three main themes: mountain
biodiversity, protected areas, and technology transfer and cooperation.
With COP-7 in view, SBSTTA-8 (March 2003, Montreal, Canada) began
discussions on a programme of work for mountain biodiversity. Under the
Chairmanship of Alfred Oteng-Yeboah (Ghana), SBSTTA-9 will consider draft
programmes of work on protected areas and technology transfer and
cooperation, and is expected to further elaborate the draft programme of
work for mountain ecosystems.
will also consider a report on the inter-linkages between biodiversity and
climate change, develop principles and guidelines for implementing the
ecosystem approach, consider principles, guidelines and associated
instruments for sustainable use, including measures to remove or mitigate
perverse incentives, and address the design of national-level monitoring
programmes and indicators. Other topics for discussion include the
integration of outcome-oriented targets into the various programmes of
work of the Convention, and gaps and inconsistencies in the international
regulatory framework regarding invasive alien species.
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