UNEP-WCMC is working to assess existing indicators that focus on the linkages between biodiversity and poverty, commissioned by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). With a range of collaborators - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Nations University- Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) and a former WCMC staff – the team will propose a strategy for the development and use of such indicators. The review will suggest an initial suite of appropriate metrics that would speak to both conservation and development audiences.
This technical work will underpin the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020), enabling biodiversity to become better mainstreamed across national and sub-national development efforts and all sectors of society.
The findings of the review will be presented for the views of Parties to the Convention as an Information Document at the eleventh Conference of the Parties (COP 11) in Hyderabad, India (8-19 October 2012).
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