In August 2001, a Joint Liaison Group (JLG) between the three Rio Conventions - on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification - was established as an informal forum for exchanging information, exploring opportunities for synergistic activities and increasing coordination. The JLG comprises the officers of the Conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies, the Executive Secretaries, and members of the secretariats. Each of the Conference of the Parties of the three conventions has encouraged the JLG to facilitate cooperation at the national and international levels, to identify possible areas of joint activities, and to enhance coordination.
In support of Rio+20 outcome paragraph
Parties to multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) to consider further measures promote policy coherence at all relevant levels, improve efficiency, reduce unnecessary overlap and duplication, and enhance coordination and cooperation among MEAs, including the three Rio Conventions as well as with the UN system in the field.