17.55 (Rev. CoP18) - 17.56 (Rev. CoP18) & 18.47 - 18.48 Cooperation with other biodiversity-related conventions

18.47
Decision directed to:
Secretariat
The Secretariat shall prepare a report summarizing existing CITES Resolutions and Decisions related to synergies, partnerships and cooperation with other biodiversity-related entities, and advise on any measures to enhance the implementation of the Convention in this regard, drawing on the practices of other relevant biodiversity-related entities, together with the outputs resulting from the decisions and resolutions of their governing bodies.
18.48
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall:
a) consider the report of the Secretariat under Decision 18.47 and the merits of proposing to the Conference of the Parties any measures to enhance the implementation of the Convention through a more streamlined, cohesive, and effective approach to synergy, partnership and cooperation with other biodiversity-related entities; and
b) prepare a report on its implementation of the present Decision and submit any resulting recommendations for consideration by the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
17.55 (Rev. CoP18)
Decision directed to:
Parties
Parties are encouraged to strengthen synergies among biodiversity multilateral environmental agreements at the national level by, among others, improving coordination and cooperation between national focal points and strengthening capacity-building activities.
17.56 (Rev. CoP18)
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall, with support of the Secretariat, explore options consistent with the CITES Strategic Vision to strengthen cooperation, collaboration and synergies at all relevant levels between CITES and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, its Aichi Targets and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, as appropriate, as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. This should involve the members of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions, and, as appropriate, engagement with other relevant organizations and processes, including processes under the Rio Conventions. The Standing Committee shall report on the implementation of this Decision at the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.