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CBD Invites Second Peer Review of Draft Studies on Climate-Related Geo-Engineering

CBD24 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited parties to participate in the second peer review of the draft study on the impacts of climate-related geo-engineering on biodiversity, and on the draft study on the regulatory framework of climate-related geo-engineering relevant to the CBD.

The draft study on the impacts of climate-related geo-engineering on biodiversity compiles and synthesizes available scientific information on the possible impacts of geo-engineering techniques on biodiversity, including information on associated social, economic and cultural considerations. It also considers options on definitions and understandings of climate-related geo-engineering relevant to the CBD. The draft study was reviewed by the Informal Expert Meeting on the Impacts of Climate-related Geo-engineering on Biological Diversity, held from 5-7 January 2012, in Newport Pagnell, UK.

The second draft study examines the regulatory framework of climate-related geo-engineering relevant to the CBD.

Comments are invited until 22 February 2012. The final reports will be used to prepare a pre-session document to be submitted to the 16th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16). [CBD Notification] [Draft Studies]