The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) sets a challenging and ambitious vision that biodiversity is fully valued and integrated into national decision making, and that concrete actions are taken to reverse biodiversity losses during the next decade. Embedded in this plan is a concerted global effort to update Parties’ National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). In fact, the revised NBSAPs are not endpoints in themselves but the key conduit for achieving all of the Aichi Targets and implementing the Strategic Plan over the coming decade.
There have been recent discussions on how the CBD, UNEP, UNDP and other partners can collaborate more effectively on supporting countries to revise their NBSAPs successfully.
To this end, the Government of Norway, via UNEP’s Division of Environment Policy Implementation (DEPI), has provided support to kick-start a more coordinated and comprehensive technical support programme. The intention is to bring to bear the resources and collective capacities of key partners and collaborators supporting countries to transform their NBSAPs towards achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Targets.
Outputs from the seed project by the end of 2012 would be an agreement on the scope and modalities of the partnership, a capacity needs assessment and gap analysis presented as an Information Document for Parties’ views at COP11, a visual identity and set of clearly articulated key messages, working principles to clarify the partnership arrangements, joint work planning, and collaborative resource mobilisation for the needs identified by Parties. UNEP-WCMC is playing a coordinating and secretarial role during this inception phase.
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