You guessed it, we have another acronym for you to learn! The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, kind of a mouth full so let’s just use SBSTTA (sibsta?). SBSTTA is an intergovernmental advisory body. This body supports the implementation of the work of the COP. Members include government representatives from various fields of expertise. The body is responsible for providing assessments of the status of biological diversity and the measures taken in accordance with the Convention. They are also responsible for responding to questions from the COP. They have met 18 times since 1995 and have produced almost 200 recommendations to the COP! Recommendations are reviewed by the COP, those that are fully endorsed become decisions of the COP. Other recommendations may be partially endorsed or modified and then accepted by the COP.
For more information on SBSTTA take a look at the CBD website!
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