The ICCA-GSI participated in the Stocktaking, Coordination and Development of Monitoring Plan Meeting for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 by 2020 Workshop held in Vilm, Germany on 24-27 April 2019. The workshop objective was to convene some of the partners to the Global Partnership on Aichi Target 11 to discuss what actions are needed to achieve the Aichi Target 11 by 2020. The workshop was designed to take stock, coordinate and monitor progress to date and identify gaps, opportunities and challenges to meeting Aichi Target 11.
The ICCA-GSI, represented by Ms. Karen Richardson and Ms. Colleen Corrigan, joined 35 other participants. Workshop activities included (i) presentations on current status and action plans from sub-regions, (ii) discussions on thematic areas and tools relevant to Aichi Target 11, and (iii) actions that can be undertaken before 2020 to accelerate achievement of the target. Breakout groups also identified appropriate mechanisms for monitoring and reporting results. Of importance to ICCAs are new guidelines and screening tools to identify Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs). This provides an opportunity for ICCAs not yet counted to be identified with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and included in reporting towards the achievement of Aichi Target 11.
The workshop provided some key outcomes for participants, including an agreed process for updating Protected Area (PA) data from sources such as the 6th National Reports received by the CBD Secretariat, as well as through support given by regional and national coordinators. This effort will support the monitoring of Target 11, including six critical elements, and allow for the most updated information to be used in reporting by 2020. For more information, please see the workshop report.