UNEP-WCMC and IIED have just released a Biodiversity and Development Mainstreaming state of knowledge review intended to support biodiversity and development mainstreaming efforts.

UNEP-WCMC and IIED have just released a Biodiversity and Development Mainstreaming state of knowledge review intended to support biodiversity and development mainstreaming efforts.

The review synthesizes experience to date and highlights lessons learned that can support a strong business case for integrating biodiversity in policy, planning and budgetary processes. It will be of use to policy-makers and stakeholders interested in or working on biodiversity and development mainstreaming.

A revised version of this review is due to be published in late 2014 and we would very much appreciate your feedback on this discussion paper. We are especially keen to identify more practical experience of mainstreaming biodiversity and development on the ground, and analysis of what works (and what doesn’t). Please send feedback and details of any additional resources you would like to see included to: Dilys Roe, IIED and Abisha Mapendembe, UNEP-WCMC.

The review is an output of the project NBSAPs 2.0: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development - a three-year (2012-15) project led by IIED and UNEP-WCMC in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat, UNEP, UNDP and the Poverty Environment Initiative. The project is funded by the UK Government's Darwin Initiative with co-funding from UK aid. For more information on the project please click here.

Biodiversity and Development Mainstreaming: A State of Knowledge Review:
Discussion Paper
Author: IIED and UNEP-WCMC
Date Published: May 2013