Montreal, April 25, 2016
The CCEA participated in the meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA20) in preparation for the next Conference of Parties (COP13) to be held in December 2016.
Three Council members followed the work on the update of the progress made in achieving some Aichi objectives and specifically target 11 on protected areas. The general information suggests that quantitative terrestrial target is on track for realization worldwide.
This meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss directly with delegates from other countries and organisations, particularly with our colleagues WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre) to discuss issues related to CARTS.
This participation CCEA has provided an opportunity to present our work to the IUCN Working Group on Other Effective Area Based Conservation Measures (OEABCM). The event was chaired by Kathy MacKinnon, World Commission on Protected Areas Chair (IUCN-WCPA) and jointly opened by Dr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Trevor Sandwith, Director of the World Programme on protected areas (IUCN-GPAP). An overview of the work done to date, the road map of next steps and a presentation by the CCEA on the Canadian experience were the highlights of this event.
You can download the CCEA presentation HERE.