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Tool Box

A number of training tools and good-practice guides already exist to increase awareness on the links between biodiversity, poverty alleviation and development. This section introduces those developed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity as well as a list of useful guidance developed by a range of partners.

Biodiversity for Development Good-Practice Guides

The Biodiversity for Development unit is developing a series of Good Practice Guides focusing on the role biodiversity can play in relation to poverty alleviation and development.

A sector-based approach will be adopted with specific communication and public awareness material linking biodiversity with different development sectors.

To this effect, good practice guides focusing on sectors such as forestry, tourism, pastoralism, drinking water, fisheries, health, and quarrying are being developed by the initiative and partnering organisations. These training guides serve as a resource to assist Parties in the mainstreaming of biodiversity into targeted development sectors, as well as policies and programmes addressing poverty alleviation.

They present a set of policy, strategic planning, and legislative tools including a suite of best-practice initiatives in selected development sectors which can serve to advance the integration of biodiversity conservation in that sector. They also provide a list of reference materials related to the sector, including case studies and references to other training programmes.

The guides are targeted at experts, practitioners, policy-makers and planners in each respective development sector, including National Focal Points of the Parties to the Convention, mid- and top-level government officers involved in planning and policy development, programmes officers in implementing agencies of the Convention and bi-lateral development cooperation agencies, international conservation and development NGOs, private sector planners, developers, consultants / specialists and industry groups.

Each guide comprises two main components: a handbook and a power point presentation. Hard copies can be ordered upon request at dev-pov@cbd.int

CBD Training Modules

A set of training modules on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), and other aspects of implementation of the Convention, is available here.

This set of training modules aims to provide CBD focal points, biodiversity managers and other national stakeholders with an introduction to the Convention and the role of national focal points, as well as practical guides to the process of preparing National Reports and a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and to making best use of the NBSAP once it has been prepared.

Other Resources

Several guides and training modules are available to assist planners in better integrating biodiversity into sectoral policies. To assist the initiative in completing its list of related publications, please inform us of complementary information by contacting the Secretariat at dev-pov@cbd.int

Biodiversity Planning Support Programme

The Biodiversity Planning Support Programme (BPSP) is a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project, jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Guide for the oil and gas industry

The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Guide for the Oil and Gas Industry
IPIECA, OGP (2008)
(PDF)

Good Practice Guidance for Mining and Biodiversity

Good Practice Guidance for Mining and Biodiversityy
ICMM, (2006)
(PDF)

Poverty-Forests Linkages Toolkit

Poverty-Forests Linkages Toolkit
PROFOR / WORLD BANK, (2008)

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme