SBSTTA 16 Highlights:
Monday 30 April, 2012
The sixteenth session of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific,
Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on Monday
in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, delegates heard opening
statements, addressed organizational matters and considered
ways and means to increase SBSTTA’s effectiveness.
In the afternoon, delegates convened in two working groups
(WGs). WG I considered the preparation of the fourth Global
Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 4) and biodiversity and climate
change. WG II addressed the in-depth review of the Programme
of Work (PoW) on Island Biodiversity and ecologically or
biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs).