11 July 2012 - On Monday, 9 July the CMS Family
Online Reporting System (ORS) was show-cased during an event
organized by the UNEP/CMS and UNEP/AEWA Secretariats in
collaboration with UNEP-WCMC in the margins of the 11th
Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention
in Bucharest, Romania.
This event marked an important step on
the long journey towards enhancing synergies and harmonization
in national reporting among biodiversity-related MEAs.
The CMS Family ORS, which was developed
by UNEP-WCMC in close collaboration and under the guidance
of the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat, provides a concrete example
and proposal for streamlining of national reporting under
the various MEAs and ultimately harmonization of their reporting
processes. Given the participation in the event by countries'
as well as organizations’ representatives and the
interest that these expressed, it seems that we are now
all sailing before the wind!
Photo courtesy of IISD/Earth Negotiations
Last updated on 16 June 2014