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1 January 23, 2013 How does the proposed Caribbean Harmonised Reporting template (CHART) work to meet reporting obligations for MEAs ? Thera Edwards

2 Acknowledging SPREPs work Baseline template developed by SPREP was modified to produce the CHART The SPREP designed template and accompanying reports were an invaluable start Baseline template developed by SPREP was modified to produce the CHART The SPREP designed template and accompanying reports were an invaluable start

3 The Four MEAs of the CHART CBD CITES Ramsar SPAW Not usual suite of biodiversity MEAs as CMS and WHC not included BUT most relevant for Caribbean based on conventions reported upon or related to the region CBD CITES Ramsar SPAW Not usual suite of biodiversity MEAs as CMS and WHC not included BUT most relevant for Caribbean based on conventions reported upon or related to the region

4 The CHART Builds on core report + MEA specific report concept Common modules/areas of reporting identified to form core report Convention specific information required exclusively by any one MEA put in a MEA specific annex Builds on core report + MEA specific report concept Common modules/areas of reporting identified to form core report Convention specific information required exclusively by any one MEA put in a MEA specific annex

5 THE CHART Has 2 main sections –Reporting Guidance –The Report Template Reporting Guidance –Introduction –Guidance –Glossary Report Template –21 sections Sections 1-16 are common to the four MEAs Sections 17 – general recommendations Sections Annexes for convention specific information CBD, CITES, Ramsar and SPAW respectively Has 2 main sections –Reporting Guidance –The Report Template Reporting Guidance –Introduction –Guidance –Glossary Report Template –21 sections Sections 1-16 are common to the four MEAs Sections 17 – general recommendations Sections Annexes for convention specific information CBD, CITES, Ramsar and SPAW respectively

6 CHECKS & BALANCES CBD Chapter I - Overview of biodiversity status, trends and threats 2. (a) Overview of biodiversity and importance for human well-being. Question 2.2 & 4.3 (b) Status and trends of biodiversity, using any indicators. Question 3 & 4. (c) Main threats to biodiversity components and underlying drivers and causes. Question 2.3. (d) Implications of changes in status of biodiversity components for ecology, livelihood and social and economic development. Question 3 & 4. CBD Chapter I - Overview of biodiversity status, trends and threats 2. (a) Overview of biodiversity and importance for human well-being. Question 2.2 & 4.3 (b) Status and trends of biodiversity, using any indicators. Question 3 & 4. (c) Main threats to biodiversity components and underlying drivers and causes. Question 2.3. (d) Implications of changes in status of biodiversity components for ecology, livelihood and social and economic development. Question 3 & 4.

7 CHECKS AND BALANCES CBD Chapter II - Current status of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans 2. (a) Brief description of the NBSAP, identifying main/priority activities. Question 8.8/8.9. (b) Indicate whether and where CBD targets and indicators (global and national) have been incorporated in NBSAPs. Question (c) Contribution of activities under NBSAPs to implementation of CBD articles and thematic programmes and cross-cutting issues. Not included (d) Progress with implementation of priority activities, focusing on concrete results. Question CBD Chapter II - Current status of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans 2. (a) Brief description of the NBSAP, identifying main/priority activities. Question 8.8/8.9. (b) Indicate whether and where CBD targets and indicators (global and national) have been incorporated in NBSAPs. Question (c) Contribution of activities under NBSAPs to implementation of CBD articles and thematic programmes and cross-cutting issues. Not included (d) Progress with implementation of priority activities, focusing on concrete results. Question 8.10.

8 SECTIONS 1 & 2 Section 1 – General Information –Name of contracting party –Focal points Section 2- Introduction –Population –Land Area –Threats –etc Section 1 – General Information –Name of contracting party –Focal points Section 2- Introduction –Population –Land Area –Threats –etc

9 SECTION 3 ECOSYSTEMS: STATUS, TRENDS & THREATS –Agricultural ecosystems –Forests –Inland waters –Marine and coastal areas –Mountains –etc ECOSYSTEMS: STATUS, TRENDS & THREATS –Agricultural ecosystems –Forests –Inland waters –Marine and coastal areas –Mountains –etc

10 SECTION 4 SPECIES INFORMATION: STATUS, TRENDS & THREATS Species count Threatened Species Protected Species SPECIES INFORMATION: STATUS, TRENDS & THREATS Species count Threatened Species Protected Species

11 SECTION 5 PROTECTED AREAS –Captures a large amount of the information required by SPAW –2 detailed summary tables and 7 questions PROTECTED AREAS –Captures a large amount of the information required by SPAW –2 detailed summary tables and 7 questions

12 SECTION 6 MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY –Plans –Rehabilitation programmes MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY –Plans –Rehabilitation programmes

13 SECTION 7 SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY AAND BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES –Fair and equitable use of biological resources –Trade regulations SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY AAND BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES –Fair and equitable use of biological resources –Trade regulations

14 SECTION 8 NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY LEGISLATION, POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS –Primary legislation –Policies –Strategies –Actions –Plans –MOUs –NBSAPs NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY LEGISLATION, POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS –Primary legislation –Policies –Strategies –Actions –Plans –MOUs –NBSAPs

15 SECTION 9 NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION, TARGETS AND INDICATORS –Asks for MEA specific actions and progress –Difficulties encountered NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION, TARGETS AND INDICATORS –Asks for MEA specific actions and progress –Difficulties encountered

16 SECTION 10 CEPA National campaigns Brochures, publications Information centres Availability of information CEPA National campaigns Brochures, publications Information centres Availability of information

17 SECTION 11 INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMNUNITIES –Participation in decision making –Traditional knowledge INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMNUNITIES –Participation in decision making –Traditional knowledge

18 SECTION 12 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, DATA & RESOURCES –Inventories –Websites –Computerisation, electronic access to information –Internet access INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, DATA & RESOURCES –Inventories –Websites –Computerisation, electronic access to information –Internet access

19 SECTION 13 RESEARCH & MONITORING –Research priorities –Research undertaken (govt., NGO or educational institutions) –Indicators for monitoring –Use of technology Telemetry, GPS etc RESEARCH & MONITORING –Research priorities –Research undertaken (govt., NGO or educational institutions) –Indicators for monitoring –Use of technology Telemetry, GPS etc

20 SECTION 14 CAPACITY BUILDING & TRAINING Training activities Budget for training Representation at meetings CAPACITY BUILDING & TRAINING Training activities Budget for training Representation at meetings

21 SECTION 15 COLLABORATION WITH OTHER CONVENTIONS, INTERNATIONAL CO- OPERATION AND CROSS SECTOR ENGAGEMENT Links to other conventions Joint committees/task forces COLLABORATION WITH OTHER CONVENTIONS, INTERNATIONAL CO- OPERATION AND CROSS SECTOR ENGAGEMENT Links to other conventions Joint committees/task forces

22 SECTION 16 NATIONAL FINANCES Allocation to –Biodiversity –Wildlife trade –Wetlands –Protected areas Funding received NATIONAL FINANCES Allocation to –Biodiversity –Wildlife trade –Wetlands –Protected areas Funding received

23 SECTION 17 COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

24 SECTION 18 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBD

25 SECTION 19 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CITES

26 SECTION 20 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ramsar

27 SECTION 21 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SPAW


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