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How does the proposed Caribbean Harmonised Reporting template (CHART) work to meet reporting obligations for MEAs ?. Thera Edwards. Acknowledging SPREP’s work. Baseline template developed by SPREP was modified to produce the CHART

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How does the proposed Caribbean Harmonised Reporting template (CHART) work to meet reporting obligations for MEAs?

Thera Edwards


Acknowledging sprep s work
Acknowledging SPREP’s work

  • Baseline template developed by SPREP was modified to produce the CHART

  • The SPREP designed template and accompanying reports were an invaluable start


The four meas of the chart
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


The chart
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


The chart1
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 18-21 Annexes for convention specific information CBD, CITES, Ramsar and SPAW respectively


Checks balances
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.


Checks and balances
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 8.12.

  • (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.


Sections 1 2
SECTIONS 1 & 2

  • Section 1 – General Information

    • Name of contracting party

    • Focal points

  • Section 2- Introduction

    • Population

    • Land Area

    • Threats

    • etc


Section 3
SECTION 3

ECOSYSTEMS: STATUS, TRENDS & THREATS

  • Agricultural ecosystems

  • Forests

  • Inland waters

  • Marine and coastal areas

  • Mountains

  • etc


Section 4
SECTION 4

SPECIES INFORMATION: STATUS, TRENDS & THREATS

  • Species count

  • Threatened Species

  • Protected Species


Section 5
SECTION 5

PROTECTED AREAS

  • Captures a large amount of the information required by SPAW

  • 2 detailed summary tables and 7 questions


Section 6
SECTION 6

  • MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY

    • Plans

    • Rehabilitation programmes


Section 7
SECTION 7

SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY AAND BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES

  • Fair and equitable use of biological resources

  • Trade regulations


Section 8
SECTION 8

NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY LEGISLATION, POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

  • Primary legislation

  • Policies

  • Strategies

  • Actions

  • Plans

  • MOUs

  • NBSAPs


Section 9
SECTION 9

  • NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION, TARGETS AND INDICATORS

    • Asks for MEA specific actions and progress

    • Difficulties encountered


Section 10
SECTION 10

CEPA

  • National campaigns

  • Brochures, publications

  • Information centres

  • Availability of information


Section 11
SECTION 11

INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMNUNITIES

  • Participation in decision making

  • Traditional knowledge


Section 12
SECTION 12

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, DATA & RESOURCES

  • Inventories

  • Websites

  • Computerisation, electronic access to information

  • Internet access


Section 13
SECTION 13

RESEARCH & MONITORING

  • Research priorities

  • Research undertaken (govt., NGO or educational institutions)

  • Indicators for monitoring

  • Use of technology

    • Telemetry, GPS etc


Section 14
SECTION 14

CAPACITY BUILDING & TRAINING

  • Training activities

  • Budget for training

  • Representation at meetings


Section 15
SECTION 15

COLLABORATION WITH OTHER CONVENTIONS, INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION AND CROSS SECTOR ENGAGEMENT

  • Links to other conventions

  • Joint committees/task forces


Section 16
SECTION 16

NATIONAL FINANCES

  • Allocation to

    • Biodiversity

    • Wildlife trade

    • Wetlands

    • Protected areas

  • Funding received


Section 17
SECTION 17

COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


Section 18
SECTION 18

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBD


Section 19
SECTION 19

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CITES


Section 20
SECTION 20

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ramsar


Section 21
SECTION 21

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SPAW


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