Final evaluation

During its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties agreed on a new approach for the preparation of the final evaluation of the strategic framework in time for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2021.

In its decision BC-13/1, the Conference of the Parties decided, among other things:

  • to establish a small intersessional working group and mandate it to undertake activities leading to the submission of a report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework by the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting;
  • to urge Parties to provide to the Secretariat, no later than 31 January 2020, information for the year 2019 relevant to the indicators listed in section V of the strategic framework using the format for reporting developed by the Secretariat.

The Secretariat was requested, in consultation with the SIWG, to:

  • Identify all relevant sources of information related to the indicators to be used for the preparation of the final evaluation of the strategic framework;
  • Gather and compile the necessary additional information;
  • Prepare a draft compilation of the information for consideration by the Open-ended Working Group at its eleventh meeting and finalize the compilation for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting;
  • Prepare, using as a basis the compilation of information and taking into account any further comments by Parties and others as requested by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting and the information provided by Parties relevant to the indicators and Parties’ annual national reports, a draft report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework for consideration by the Open-ended Working Group at its twelfth meeting; and
  • Submit a final version of the report to the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting.