GEO BON and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
An information document (UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/49) for the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
"AN INITIATIVE OF THE GROUP ON EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND ITS BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATION NETWORK TO ENHANCE GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATIONS FOR MONITORING PROGRESS TOWARDS THE AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS"
prepared by GEO and the SC of GEO BON for the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Hyderabad, India, 8-19 October 2012,
"...To address countries’ needs in terms of gathering and using biodiversity observations, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) with its Biodiversity Observation Network component (GEO BON), proposes to intensify biodiversity monitoring efforts so they can better meet the needs of Parties to the CBD. This initiative will enhance existing GEO BON activities by adding greater focus on the specific country needs and draw upon complementary work from GEO and beyond."
Dr Dan Faith , Principal Research Scientist