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Joint NGO Submission to CBD SBSTTA on forest, climate and biofuels programmes of work

The organisations of Pro Natura (Friends of the Earth Switzerland), Wetlands International, Humane
Society International and The Wilderness Society are working together in order to strengthen and safeguard biodiversity aspects in climate change mitigation policy, with the aim to create synergies in incentives to conserve forests, wetlands, peatlands and other natural habitats. We have engaged ourselves since 2008 in the context of the UNFCCC negotiations. The CBD has an important role in addressing biodiversity aspects in the UNFCCC negotiations. We therefore wish to make joint a proposal related to these topics to the 14th SBSTTA of the CBD in Nairobi.


The papers that have been analyzed for this submission are:
· UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/6: In-depth Review of the Work on Biodiversity and Climate Change
· UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/10: Examination of the Outcome-oriented Goals and Targets (and Associated Indicators) and Consideration of Their Possible Adjustment for the Period beyond 2010
· UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/12: Agricultural Biodiversity - Biofuels and Biodiversity:
Consideration of Ways and Means to Promote the Positive and Minimize the Negative Impacts of the Production and Use of Biofuels on Biodiversity
· UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/14: Forest Biodiversity: Collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests, and with the Food and Agriculture Organization
(Decision IX/5)
Our key demands on these documents are included in the attached document, followed by concrete text suggestions for these documents.

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