Preparing reports on biodiversity


This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends producing regularly updated world reports on biodiversity based on national assessments in all countries.

The most relevant international action at the global level takes place within the institutions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), above all the Conference of the Parties (COP) but also in other bodies such as the Subsidiary Body for Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA). In 1995 COP2 decided that Parties' first national reports – an important means of tracking implementation – should be submitted by the end of 1997; in May 1998 COP4 briefly took stock of the reports by then received; and COP5 will conclude this process including by deciding on the intervals and content of future national reports.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions