Guidance for incoporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPs

Author: UNEP-WCMC and IEEP

This guidance document has been produced to support NSBAP practitioners to produce updated NBSAPs which are compliant with Aichi Biodiversity Targets 1 and 2 through the incorporation of biodiversity and ecosystem service values. Specific content, which can be found in this guidance, includes:


• An upfront document map detailing the key steps for NBSAP updating, the different approaches that can support the process, and how this relates to the rest of the document

• Information on the different stages in the NBSAP updating process

• The different approaches to identifying, integrating and accounting for values, and where these fit in the NBSAP revision process

• Common lessons of good practice extracted from six case studies (full case studies provided in the annexes)

• Sources for further information

This document has been produced in conjunction with a summary roadmap. The Roadmap for incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPs can be viewed online.

This guidance and the accompanying road map have been produced as an output of a joint UNEP-WCMC and IEEP project, funded by Defra, and in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat to examine the ‘Lessons learnt from incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into NBSAPs