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Objectives and workplan

The overall goal of the Biodiversity for Development initiative is to improve the integration of the three objectives of the Convention into development plans and priorities in keeping the spirit of Article 6 (b).

The three inter-related objectives of the initiative are:

  1. To promote the integration of biodiversity considerations into sectoral policies or cross-sectoral strategies (e.g. Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers or Sustainable Development Strategies) as well as ensuring the development dimension in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs);
  2. To facilitate the exchange of experiences and the dissemination of lessons learned and good practices regarding the integration of biodiversity into development sectors and poverty reduction strategies and programmes;
  3. To strengthen the linkages between CBD Programmes of Work and development / poverty alleviation, and raise awareness of the Parties on this crucial issue.

The initiative produces tools, guidelines and training materials and seeks to mobilize support from a range of partners at global, regional and country level for implementation of the Convention and the mainstreaming of biodiversity.

The initiative’s work plan focuses on a set of products for COP 10:

  • A set of tools for biodiversity mainstreaming such as sectoral and cross-cutting good-practice guides and training modules;
  • A compilation of case experiences and lessons learned in partnership with the GEF Small Grant Programme and the Equator Initiative;
  • A CBD technical series on the interdependence between biodiversity and development;
  • Various information materials such as a booklet for IBD 2010, a multi-agency mainstreaming source book, the translation of existing and up-coming CEPA documents;
  • A compilation of case studies contributing to the Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 (GBO-3), the Strategic Plan and other SCBD publications;
  • Technical support to regional and global initiatives.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme