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Possibilities of enhancing co-operation and co-ordination among MEAs in the biodiversity cluster

Environment/Biodiversity

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The Nordic Product Registers has since 2003 been working on harmonizing the reporting process for companies in the Nordic countries. The objective of this report is to clarify the technical solution needed to accommodate the harmonization. This report describes a software model for implementing a joint reporting tool for the Nordic Product Registers. There exist various methods for implementing a solution to afford this, but the conclusion in this report is that a new client based on the fat-client paradigm should be developed. The report also contains cost estimates for the development and proposes two development plans for implementation.

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Final remarks

It is common that through treaty-learning, best practices and lessons learned are incorporated into the design and decision-making of other MEAs. Until recently, the MEAs in the biodiversity cluster have lacked a strong model to guide co-operation and co-ordination efforts. This report has shown, most importantly, that the contracting parties must be involved in the design, implementation and follow-up of synergistic solutions. The AHJWG process in the chemicals and waste cluster has provided a model for involving the Parties in the synergies work. In addition, the IPCC, which functions as a science-assessment mechanism for the UNFCCC, has provided a model for improving the science—policy interface on biodiversity. These models clearly show the way forward, although they should not be directly applied to the biodiversity cluster, but specific modifications should be adjusted as necessary.

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