Convention on Biological Diversity

SBSTTA 16 and WGRI 4

These conferences, the 16th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the 4th meeting of the Working Group for the Review of Implementation (WGRI) of the CBD, took place from from April 30 – May 5 and May 7 –11, respectively, in Montreal, Canada. CBD negotiators addressed a variety of issues, including climate change safeguards, marine priority areas, incentives for conservation and funding targets, as they prepared for the 11th CBD Conference of the Parties in Hydrabad, India October 2012.

Our role

CI's engagement with these meetings included providing technical support to Parties, meeting with intergovernmental bodies and non- governmental partners, and participating in side events.

CI prepared two position papers to inform the negotiations:
REDD+ (PDF - 520 KB)
Financing (PDF - 229 KB)

CI also worked with partners to develop step-by-step guidance for countries who wish to identifying their funding needs for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets established under the CBD at the last Conference of the Parties.
Draft Guidance for estimating cost of achieving the Convention on Biological Diversity Targets for 2020 (Aichi Biodiversity Targets) (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Our Participation

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

REDD+ Safeguards
An information session about safeguards initiatives of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility; the UN REDD Programme; and the REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards
Convener: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
13:15 – 14:45, Room 5 (Level 3)

TEAM: Tropical Forest Monitoring for the Aichi Targets
Experts will discuss how results from the program for Tropical Ecosystem Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) can provide scalable data for multiple indicators and assessments under the Aichi Targets. Refreshments will be provided.
Conveners: Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International
18:15 – 19:45, Room 5 (Level 3)

Our Delegation

Fred Boltz, Senior Vice President, International Policy
Jorge Ahumada, Technical Director, TEAM Initiative
Lina Barrera, Director, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Luis Suarez, Executive Director, CI-Ecuador
Yoji Natori, Program Manager, Ecosystems Policy, CI-Japan