The need for an enhanced review mechanism under the Convention has emerged clearly from the submissions and the consultations that have taken place to date in the process to develop the post 2020 global biodiversity framework.
A clear message from the discussions at the first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is that such a mechanism should include consideration of strengthened assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and review.
The Thematic Consultation discussed options for an enhanced review mechanism for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its third meeting and the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at its third meeting.
The consultation aimed to provide concrete and constructive inputs to the Co-Chairs of the Working Group for consideration in their future work on the draft post-2020 global biodiversity framework and make these available to the Working Group on the Post-2020 for its consideration. The consultation does not constitute a negotiation process but will serve to seek areas of convergence.
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