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Hosting of Convention on Biological Diversity Technical Expert Workshop on Marine Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures
by Canada (Government)
Aichi target 11 states that by 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes. This goal is reinforced by Sustainable Development Goal 14.5 (by 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information).

In December 2016, at CBDs 13th Conference of the Parties (COP), Canada offered to host an international technical expert workshop on marine other effective area-based conservation measures, to contribute to discussions on how these measures, mentioned in Aichi Target 11, should be qualified. As a follow-up to this, Canada will be hosting a this workshop in the Fall of 2017. This technical expert workshop will consolidate scientific and technical information on approaches for assessing the contribution and effectiveness of marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, as well as provide scientific and technical advice on the definition and identification of other effective area-based conservation measures for marine and coastal areas.

The workshop will result in scientific/technical information and advice related to the contribution and effectiveness of marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, as well as advice on the definition and identification of other effective area-based conservation measures for marine and coastal areas. This advice will then be used by the CBD Secretariat to inform the development of voluntary guidance on other measures. The CBD voluntary guidance will be discussed by CBDs Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) in July 2018 and then considered at CBD COP 14 scheduled for November 2018.
Progress reports
14.5
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Advancement of international discussions on Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures
Fall 2017
Hosting of technical expert workshop on marine other effective area-based conservation measures
Financing (in USD)
115,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
As host country, Canada will be funding the attendance of a Canadian expert to contribute to discussions at this workshop.
Staff / Technical expertise
As host country, Canada will be providing a co-chair to the workshop.
Basic information
Time-frame: Fall 2017 - Fall 2017
Partners
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -(Government) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - (Other intergovernmental organization (IGO))
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Liisa Peramaki, National Manager, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science, Liisa.Peramaki@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, 613-990-0286
Ottawa, Canada
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