Saturday, May 15, 2010
Setting the Stage at SBSTTA
At the 14th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) that is currently happening in Nairobi, one of the main tasks is to table a revise Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) to the upcoming Conference of Parties in Nagoya. The revised PoWPA is intended to be based on the recent in-depth review and recommendations, which acknowledge the particular lack of implementation of Element 2 on governance, participation, equity, and benefit-sharing. Another emerging critique of the PoWPA is that it fails to integrate existing legal provisions for communities' rights, such as under Articles 8(j) and 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity.