BIP Partnership Technical Meeting, 10th-12th December 2012 Cambridge
Representatives of almost all partners of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership are convening in Cambridge from 10th to 12th December to attend a BIP Partnership Technical Meeting. It has been two years since the previous Technical Meeting.Dduring this time the new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets have been adopted at CBD COP10 and Decisions adopted at CBD COP11 have reinforced the mandate of the BIP as main vehicle for coordinating the development of biodiversity indicators at global, regional and national level.
The meeting offers the perfect scenario to present the recent progress of the Partnership, to explore how to best respond to the renewed CBD mandate and to consider the future direction and opportunities for the BIP.
A summary of the outcomes and conclusions of the BIP Partnership Technical Meeting will be posted soon.
BIP hosts successful side event at CBD COP 11 - 16 October 2012
The event, jointly hosted by the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the CBD Secretariat was an opportunity to update Parties on the work of the BIP in support of the development and use of indicators for the implementation of the Aichi Targets both globally and nationally/regionally. The well attended event included presentations on how the BIP is supporting to SBSTTA-15 recommendations and COP-11 draft decisions under agenda item 3.3, as well as presentations by UNEP ROA and Bhutan on the experiences and challenges of developing national indicators as part of the NBSAP revision process.
photo L-R: Damon Stanwell-Smith (BIP Secretariat), Braulio F. de Souza Dias (CBD Executive Secretary), Spencer Thomas (Chair). ©BIP secretariat
In addition, the event was an opportunity to launch the beta version of the Aichi Passport, a new BIP product designed as a regular update on indicator trends for each of the Aichi Targets. The Passport is available both in hard copy and as a smart phone app, and has been enthusiastically received. The Executive Secretary Braulio Dias joined the panel for part of the event and gave an extremely positive address, welcoming the work of the BIP, signalling its importance to the convention and pledging full Secretariat support.
photo: participants during BIP side event. ©BIP secretariat
The BIP makes intervention at CBD COP 11 - Tuesday, 9 October 2012
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership made an intervention on the first day of CBD COP 11 during discussions on the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. The intervention demonstrated the significant role the BIP plays in coordinating and supporting indicator development at all levels. It also highlighted the recent agreement between the Partnership and CBD Secretariat to work more closely together and fully integrate the BIP into CBD processes. The intervention referenced a COP Information Document (UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/55) submitted by the BIP to verify how the Partnership could contribute to iplementing the draft decisions up for discussion by the Parties.
Thank you Mr Chair
I am speaking on behalf of UNEP. The biodiversity Indicators Partnership exists to support the development and use of indicators. The partnership, consisting of the Secretariat, other conventions, UN agencies, indigenous, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations is actively supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and is growing in size and scope to meet the needs of Parties.
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership is well positioned to coordinate and support the development of biodiversity indicators at global, regional and national scales and for the delivery of indicator information for monitoring progress towards the Aichi Targets. The partnership is actively contributing to the preparation of the fourth edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook.
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the CBD Secretariat have recently agreed to work more closely together to ensure that the BIP is fully integrated into CBD processes, including providing capacity building for indicator development at national level in support of NBSAP revision and implementation.
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership is ready to respond to the requests of Parties here at COP-11. For more information please refer to document UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/55.
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The Aichi Passport SmartPhone App now available!
The Aichi Passport is now available to download as a SmartPhone App and PDF document. The Beta version of the Passport, which will be ofiicially launched at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad, India, is a "proof of concept” for annual indicator reporting by the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership.
Download the Passport now:
Google Play: http://d.pr/3z1W
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Invite to BIP CBD COP 11 Side Event
The BIP Secretariat and a number of Partners will be present at CBD COP 11 held from 8-19 October in Hyderabad, India. As well as following discussions on the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. The BIP will host a side event to launch the Aichi Passport and present an update on BIP progress to Parties.
The BIP would like to invite all COP 11 attendees to this event. Details are as follows:
‘The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the Aichi Targets – Updates on progress at the global, regional and national level’
Monday 8 October 2012, 13:15 – 14:45
Room 1.05, Level 1, CBD COP 11, Hyderabad
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Protected Planet Report 2012: tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas - Monday, September 24, 2012
The Protected Planet Report was recently launched at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The Report is the first edition in a series that will be produced on a biannual basis to evaluated progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, which requires at least 17% of the world’s terrestrial areas and 10% of the world’s marine areas to be effectively, and equitably protected and managed by 2020. The report utilises information from three indicators brought together under the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership; Coverage of protected areas, protected area overlays with biodiversity and Management effectiveness of protected areas.
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