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Structure of the Global Partnership

The Global Partnership is essentially a network of networks, linking together the various National and Regional Initiatives such that they can share information and best practices, and cooperate on common projects, so as to encourage mainstreaming of biodiversity concerns by companies. The National and Regional Initiatives link together businesses, government and other key stakeholders so as to encourage information sharing and the facilitation of greater understanding and action by businesses at the national level. To this end, it is very important that the Global Partnership not be seen as a competitor to the good work that groups dealing with these issues already undertake. Rather, the Partnership should be seen as facilitating greater dialogue and cooperation amongst all groups and thus ensuring that our collective efforts are as complementary and efficient as possible.

This network of networks is illustrated below:


  • Each country and region has many different organizations:


  • National and Regional Initiatives are created to link together these organizations:


  • The Global Partnership links together these various National and Regional Initiatives:


  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme