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GEO BON & CBD held a successful workshop on enhancing biodiversity data and observing systems

On 12th October, 80 participants from 50 countries and international organisations met in Montreal in preparation of the CBD SBSTTA 17...

Participants discussed ways in which the collection of, access to, and the use of biodiversity data and observations can be enhanced to support evidence based decision making and planning with a view to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and corresponding national targets. They examined, in particular, how the tools, products and approaches developed by the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) could help Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) achieve these goals.

The workshop was co-organized by GEO BON and the CBD Secretariat, with support from DIVERSITAS
and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The workshop conclusions were presented by Prof Robert Scholes, Chair of GEO BON, during the SBSTTA 17 Plenary on Monday 14th October morning. See the presentation.

Read the bulletin published by IISD Reporting Services here.

The full report of the workshop is available as an information document for the SBSTTA 17 participants: UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/Inf/14.

More information on this event here.

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