SBSTTA, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, was established by the Convention on Biological Diversity to ensure that all aspects of its work have a sound scientific base. This group of experts and government representatives provides assessments of the status of biological diversity and responds to questions put forward by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention.
SBSTTA is a multidisciplinary body of government representatives competent in the relevant fields of expertise, and it is open to all parties to the Convention. Its 14th meeting will take place from 10-21 May in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Following SBSTTA, another body of the Convention will meet in Nairobi 24-28 May to evaluate and review the implementation of the Convention and to ensure that its objectives are delivered in an effective and coherent manner. The Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention, WGRI, will meet to prepare a long-term vision for biodiversity conservation. It will revise the Convention’s Strategic Plan, the biodiversity target and the Convention’s work programme for 2011-2022.
The decisions taken in Nairobi will serve as a basis for discussions that will take place in October in Japan, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.