BfN Schriften 17 - Report on the expert meeting in preparation of the fifth meeting of SBSTTA, December 2 - 4, 1999
The "expert meeting in preparation of SBSTTA-5" was an informal scientific workshop, aiming to exchange information on the topics to be discussed at the upcoming fifth meeting of SBSTTA of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The 36 participants, including a member of the CBD Secretariat and representatives from national ministries, agencies and scientific institutions from 16 countries (EU-member states and PHARE countries) attended in their personal capacity as experts for the Convention.
In this report the main points of discussion are summarized and general comments on the Secretariat's documents are given. In addition, amendments to the recommendations given in the Secretariat's documents are suggested. All major points raised during the discussion - even though they may have been controversal - are represented in this report.