Following the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023, CMS COP11 acknowledged the need for additional inter-sessional work to strengthen the suite of materials to support implementation of the Strategic Plan, including:
a) indicators for the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species, drawing as far as possibile from existing work, such as that under the global Biodiversity Indicators Partnership; and
b) a Companion Volume on Implementation for the Strategic Plan, based on available tools, to provide guidance on implementation of the Plan.
In this perspective, COP11 also decided to extend the mandate of the Strategic Plan Working Group to include the tasks of elaborating the indicators and Companion Volume during the triennium 2015-2017, and requested the Working Group to submit progress reports to the Standing Committee for approval of their progressive implementation.
The fourth meeting of the Strategic Plan Working Group will take place in Bonn from 7-8 November 2016. It is mainly expected to review drafts of the SPMS indicators and of the Companion Volume on Implementation, and discuss and agree plans towards their further elaboration and finalization with a view to their submission to COP12 for consideration and adoption. Considering that the SPWG is expected to submit progress reports to the Standing Committee, the meeting is convened back-to-back with the 45th meeting of the CMS Standing Committee's on 9-10 November.
|Progress in the Development of Strategic Plan Indicators
|Progress in the Development of a Companion Document on Implementation for the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species
|Timetable for Development and Delivery to COP12 of the Strategic Plan Indicators and the Companion Volume on Implementation