Harmonization of reporting to the biodiversity-related conventions has been the subject of four UNEP pilot projects, the results of which were discussed at a workshop in Belgium in September 2004, convened by UNEP-WCMC in cooperation with the governments of Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. In December 2004, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) contracted UNEP-WCMC to develop some of the actions envisaged by the recommendations of the workshop.
This report presents the results of the following two objectives of this project:
• To review the extent to which the purpose of reporting is made clear to Parties, and the extent to which the information in the reports is used, inter alia for measuring progress in achieving the 2010 target, including assessing the links between reporting and strategic planning
• To identify potential overlaps between conventions in information requested, to identify themes relevant across several conventions and agreements, and to assess the experience in the forest sector of harmonizing reporting by theme.
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