The Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC)


The CRIC was established by decision 1/COP 5, as subsidiary body to the COP to assist it in regula rly reviewing the implementation of the Convention.

Parties at COP 9 adopted new Terms of Reference of the CRIC and decided that the CRIC will become a standing subsidiary body of the COP.

According to its Terms of Reference, the CRIC shall assist the COP in the review of the implementation of the Convention under the authority and guidance of the COP and as an integral part of the Performance Review and Assessment of Implementation System (PRAIS).  

Parties decided at COP12 to make the next reporting exercise optional until revised reporting tools are made available to Parties due to the need to finalize the reporting process's methodological approach. Parties also decided that the intersessional sessions of the CRIC taking place after January 2018 will focus on reviewing the reporting and national voluntary Land Degradation Neutrality target-setting exercise.