SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL WORK BETWEEN SESSIONS:
Group recommended that, before the next ICCBD meeting, the UNEP
Executive Director should convene a scientific meeting to report on
several issues including: international cooperation and research to
implement the Convention; scientific and technical assessment of
status of biodiversity; and state-of-the-art technology.
Governments would be able to nominate competent experts. There
should be one meeting with tightly defined terms of reference.
@HEAD2.5 = WORKING GROUP II
Working Group II was responsible for addressing the following
- Institution or institutions operating the financial mechanism: characteristics desired in the institution or institutions operating the financial mechanism under the Convention; process for developing an evaluation framework to propose to the COP; process to examine funding needs; and, how to select an institution to operate the financial mechanism upon entry into force;
- Rules of procedure for the COP;
- Full incremental costs: meaning of this term in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity; and
- Technical cooperation and capacity building: ways of transferring technology relevant to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, including the clearing house mechanism, and early opportunities for technical cooperation to build capacity in conservation and sustainable use of the components of biodiversity.