Mandate of the CRIC

Mandate of the CRIC at intersessional sessions

Intersessional sessions of the CRIC are to focus their work on the review of the implementation of the Convention by Parties through, inter alia: 

(a) Undertaking an assessment of implementation against progress indicators every four years and against narrative sections within the reporting template every two years; 

(b) Reviewing financial flows for the implementation of the Convention; with a view to submitting to the COP a report. 

The review of implementation at intersessional sessions of the CRIC is to be based on reports by the Parties and submitted at the same intersessional sessions. In order to review inputs from the private sector, independent studies will be produced for an impact review subject to available resources. 

The participation of United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations in the discussions of all public intersessional sessions of the CRIC are to be facilitated. 

Mandate of CRIC at sessional sessions 

At sessions held in conjunction with ordinary sessions of the COP, the CRIC is to assist the COP in: 

(a) Reviewing the multi-year workplans of Convention institutions and subsidiary bodies; 

(b) Reviewing its report adopted at intersessional sessions of the CRIC on the assessment of implementation (progress indicators and/or information from narrative reporting) provided by Parties; 

(c) Carrying out a performance review of Convention institutions and subsidiary bodies using an RBM approach; 

(d) Reviewing the collaboration with the GEF at any time the COP may decide; 

(e) Providing advice on issues as requested by the CST; with a view to developing draft decisions, where necessary, as referred to in paragraph 4 (b) above. V.