The Conference of the Parties,
STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
A. The issue
Biodiversity is the living foundation for sustainable development
The rate of loss is still accelerating
The threats must be addressed
The Convention is an essential instrument for achieving sustainable development
C. Strategic goals and objectives
Goal 1: The Convention is fulfilling its leadership role in international biodiversity issues.
1.1 The Convention is setting the global biodiversity agenda.
1.2 The Convention is promoting cooperation between all relevant international instruments and processes to enhance policy coherence.
1.3 Other international processes are actively supporting implementation of the Convention, in a manner consistent with their respective frameworks.
1.4 The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is widely implemented.
1.5 Biodiversity concerns are being integrated into relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies at the regional and global levels.
1.6 Parties are collaborating at the regional and subregional levels to implement the Convention.
Goal 2: Parties have improved financial, human, scientific, technical, and technological capacity to implement the Convention.
2.1 All Parties have adequate capacity for implementation of priority actions in national biodiversity strategy and action plans.
2.2 Developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States amongst them, and other Parties with economies in transition, have sufficient resources available to implement the three objectives of the Convention.
2.3 Developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States amongst them, and other Parties with economies in transition, have increased resources and technology transfer available to implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
2.4 All Parties have adequate capacity to implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
2.5 Technical and scientific cooperation is making a significant contribution to building capacity.
Goal 3: National biodiversity strategies and action plans and the integration of biodiversity concerns into relevant sectors serve as an effective framework for the implementation of the objectives of the Convention.
3.1 Every Party has effective national strategies, plans and programmes in place to provide a national framework for implementing the three objectives of the Convention and to set clear national priorities.
3.2 Every Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has a regulatory framework in place and functioning to implement the Protocol.
3.3 Biodiversity concerns are being integrated into relevant national sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies.
3.4 The priorities in national biodiversity strategies and action plans are being actively implemented, as a means to achieve national implementation of the Convention, and as a significant contribution towards the global biodiversity agenda.
Goal 4: There is a better understanding of the importance of biodiversity and of the Convention, and this has led to broader engagement across society in implementation.
4.1 All Parties are implementing a communication, education, and public awareness strategy and promoting public participation in support of the Convention.
4.2 Every Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is promoting and facilitating public awareness, education and participation in support of the Protocol.
4.3 Indigenous and local communities are effectively involved in implementation and in the processes of the Convention, at national, regional and international levels.
4.4 Key actors and stakeholders, including the private sector, are engaged in partnership to implement the Convention and are integrating biodiversity concerns into their relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies.
OBSTACLES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY