In Decision XII/12, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) established the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) to replace the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention, with the terms of reference contained in the annex to decision XII/26.
The first meeting of the SBI was held on 2-6 May 2016, in Montreal, Canada. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the first SBI is here.
The four functions and core areas of work of SBI consist of: (a) review of progress in implementation; (b) strategic actions to enhance implementation; (c) strengthening means of implementation; and (d) operations of the convention and the Protocols. The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties serves as the Bureau of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation.
dates: 9-13 July 2018
location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
contact: CBD Secretariat