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Policy Recommendations for CBD SBSTTA-22 and SBI-2

The 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-22) and the 2nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-2) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held from 2-7 July and 9-13 July 2018, respectively, in Montréal, Canada. SBSTTA-22 and SBI-2 will consider issues ranging from protected areas and other conservation measures and climate change to progress in implementation of the Strategic Plan and preparation for the post-2020 biodiversity framework.

Download the policy recommendations in English (web quality) and in French (web quality).

This position paper highlights key issues and identifies ways to strengthen the draft recommendations to more appropriately recognise conservation by Indigenous peoples and local communities. It draws on the recommendations and perspectives of Indigenous peoples and local communities involved in the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) from 2015-2017. The CCRI aims to contribute to the implementation of the CBD Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for conservation and restoration initiatives by Indigenous peoples and local communities. Coordinated by the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), the CCRI has been supporting more than 65 communities in 22 countries to assess their own conservation efforts and to identify forms of support needed to sustain and strengthen them.

For more information about this position paper and our activities at SBSTTA-22 and SBI-2, please contact:
Simone Lovera, PhD, Executive Director, GFC:
Holly Jonas, Legal Team Coordinator, CCRI, GFC:
Mrinalini Rai, Indigenous advisor, GFC:

For general information about the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative, please visit:

To access the documents referenced in this position paper, please visit: and

Cover  page  photos:  Environment  around  Los  Maklenkes  Reserve,  Colombia  (CENSAT/GFC);  Local varieties yield  a  good harvest  in Tajikistan (Noosfera/GFC); Women  from  the Bambuti Babuluko Pygmy community in DRC (PIDP-KIVU/GFC); Prayer of gratitude by Rabha women before a feast, Buxa‐Chilapata, India (Souparna Lahiri/GFC)

Infographic on page 7: Oliver Munnion (GFC)

Our activities have been made possible through generous support of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), EU DEVCO, The Christensen Fund and the Siemenpuu Foundation. The views expressed in this document are not necessarily those of our contributors.


26 juin, 2018
Posted in community conservation resilience initiative, Defending Rights, Supporting Community Conservation