Skip to main content

Definition(s)

Institutional bodies or committees that advise the Parties to MEAs. The first type is open to representatives from all Parties, and the second is a small expert group. Smaller bodies are usually established to provide specific technical advice to MEAs. Some notable examples include the Science Policy Interface or Committee on Science and Technology (UNCCD), the scientific and technical advisory bodies to CITES, PIC, Ramsar, and Ozone Conventions. In such cases where only a limited number of experts are invited to participate, criteria for invitations usually include strict stipulations for regional representation. (Source: http://www.un.org/earthwatch/about/docs/sciadv2p1.htm)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
scientific council
scientific panel

In other languages

French
organe consultatif
Russian
консультативный орган
Spanish
órgano consultivo
Arabic
هيئة استشارية

Explore content

Follow up the links below to see InforMEA content related to advisory body coming up from several external sources.

Multilateral environment agreements tagged with advisory body

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with advisory body. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Vienna Convention
Montreal Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
The Convention on Wetlands
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Espoo Convention
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

Multimedia

KP Compliance Mechanism - Enforcement and Facilitative Branches / Case G77

Compliance under biodiversity - related conventions - CITES

Compliance under biodiversity - related conventions - CBD