Americas and the Caribbean

South America

Information Digest No. 175: Sectoral integration in Venezuela. This digest briefs on national project Simón Bolívar 2007-2013; National Land Plan; National Environmental Plan.

Information Digest No. 174: Sectoral integration in Uruguay. This digest briefs on agriculture and rural development, environmental education, participation in biodiversity management, biodiversity and health, fishing and marine and coastal biodiversity, forest resources, tourism, energy and industry.

Information Digest No. 173: Sectoral integration in Suriname. This digest briefs on mining, including gold mining, agriculture such as rice, forestry; processes and initiatives to integrate biodiversity into sectors including international perspective, regional perspective, national perspective; environmental management structure; policy and legal framework; private sector.

Information Digest No. 172: Sectoral integration in Peru. This digest contains information on national policies and plans; Peruvian state policy on the environment; Peruvian government plans on the environment; sectoral and intersectoral plans and programmes, such as environment, production, agriculture, education, health, trade and tourism, energy and mining, Presidency of the Council of Ministers; other national action plans and programs and investments in research and development at the national level, including national food security strategy Peru 2004 – 2015; advances in research related to biodiversity; other conventions development initiatives within the framework of biodiversity; initiatives; analysis and conclusions of the level of integration of ENDB in national government sectors.

Information Digest No. 171: Sectoral integration in Guyana. This digest briefs on processes taken to integrate biodiversity into the sectors.

Information Digest No. 170: Sectoral integration in Ecuador. This digest contains information on economic sectors, such as agriculture, education, health, fisheries, water resources, mining and oil, tourism, finance, commerce and industry, decentralized autonomous governments; policy and legal framework, including advances in environmental management legislation, Biodiversity in national and subnational policies, strategies, plans and programmes, such as normative-strategic policy framework referring to biodiversity, national development plan, national development plan 2007-2010, national well-being plan 2009-2013; environmental policies and plans in Ecuador, including national environmental plan (PAN), strategic plan for national protected areas system, sectoral agenda of natural and cultural heritage; international conventions subscribed by Ecuador; approaches and initiatives, such as Socio Bosque programme, Yasuni-ITT Initiative, sustainable financing of SNAP, ecosystem approach.

Information Digest No. 169: Sectoral integration in Colombia. This digest covers sectoral environmental interaction mechanisms , such as mining; synergies in national implementation of the Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCCD, Ramsar, CITES, CMS, etc.); biodiversity considered in international development assistance; national mechanisms; ecosystem approach and the sectors.

Information Digest No. 168: Sectoral integration in Chile. This digest collects information on integration of biodiverstiy in sectoral and intersectoral plans and strategies, such as agriculture, forestry, rural development, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, education, health, tourism, finance, commerce, industry; integration of biodiversity in other national and subnational strategies and programmes, including Millennium Development Goal, National Poverty Reduction Strategy, National Sustainable Development Plan; integration into other conventions; adoption and application of ecosystem approach; inclusion of Biodiversity in environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments carried out at various levels; results achieved by implementing measures regarding the status and trends of components of biological diversity.

Information Digest No. 167: Sectoral integration in Brazil. This digest contains information on pharmaceutical and cosmetic products; biotechnology; agriculture including integrated production in agriculture certification, family production, organic agricultural production, on-farm conservation, moratorium on soybean from Amazon Deforestation – ABIOVE and ANEC; fisheries and aquaculture; forestry, including deforestation, forest fire, non-timber forest products, sustainable forest management; biofuels; extractive activities; mining; livestock; health; industry; construction sector; science and technology; commerce; education; bank and administrative services; tourism; general initiatives for the economic sectors; ecological and economic zoning and priority areas; pollution, including water quality, agricultural pollution, mining pollution and degradation, air pollution; achievements.

Information Digest No. 166: Sectoral integration in Argentina. This digest contains information on organizations related to biodiversity conservation, including national organizations, provincial agencies, research and education centers, nongovernmental organizations; biodiversity and education, integration of biological diversity theme in higher education; other policy instruments on biodiversity conservation; international treaties, conventions, and agreements signed by the Argentina; international regional agreements; national regional instruments, including federal system of protected areas (SIFAP), federal environmental pact, federal environment council.

North and Central Americas

Information Digest No. 358: Sectoral integration in Panama. This digest briefs on overview of incorporating biodiversity considerations in different sectors within their strategies, plans and programs; integration of biodiversity in relevant sectors and cross-sectoral strategies, policies, plans and programs; national coordination mechanisms; tools for Incorporating considerations of biodiversity conservation in different sectors, such as general indicative plan for land environmental management (PIGOT), economic valuation of protected areas, environmental impact assessment, national action plan for marine contamination prevention; synergies in the national implementation of relevant conventions; biodiversity considered in international development assistance, such as Panama UN-REDD Strategy, LifeWeb initiative, marine turtle binational programme.

Information Digest No. 357: Sectoral integration in Nicaragua. This digest briefs on sectoral context; more forests for the future; conservation of water sources; control and reduction of pollution; other plans, programs and strategies that include biodiversity targets and indicators; National Forest Programme 2000 – 2015; National Action Plan to Combat Desertification and Drought.

Information Digest No. 356: Sectoral integration in Mexico. This digest provides information on background of environmental mainstreaming agencies of the Federal Public Administration (APF); contribution of public policy of the APF to the conservation of biological diversity, such as biodiversity conservation, address threats to biodiversity, promote sustainable use, maintain goods and services from biodiversity to support human well-being, protect the traditional knowledge, innovations, practices and promote education and training, research and technological development; perspectives, including to strengthen intersectoral coordination, increase management capacity through engagement at the highest level of decision, ensure policy consistency, strengthen commitments at the state and municipal levels, formalize legal instruments of actions consistent with environmental sector with other agencies, promote the participation of research institutions in the environmental impact assessment of laws, regulations, policies and programs and if necessary arrange appropriate modifications, strengthening citizen participation in the evaluation of the agreed commitments, incorporate environmental criteria in investment projects financed by development banks.

Information Digest No. 355: Sectoral integration in Honduras. This digest covers integration of biodiversity into sectoral and inter-sectoral plans and strategies, including forest, protected areas and wildlife policy, policy for the agrifood sector and rural areas of Honduras, for the period 2004-2021, environmental policy, poverty reduction strategy, National Sustainable Development Strategy, National Ecotourism Strategy, Forest Action Plan, Plan of Action to Combat Desertification and Drought, National Sustainable Tourism Strategy, National Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, business sector, education sector, civil society, media; process description; incorporation of the ecosystem approach in mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies, plans and programs, and explain how it was done; how much biodiversity is included in environmental impact assessments (EIA) and strategic environmental assessments; results achieved from the implementation of these measures, in terms of changes in the status and trends of major components of the DB, and how much they contribute to the implementation of the NBSAP.

Information Digest No. 354: Sectoral integration in Guatemala. This digest briefs on introduction of environmental sector and biodiversity management; current status of biodiversity institutions, including mainstreaming biodiversity into national planning, mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral plans, role of NGOs in biodiversity management, importance of private sector in biodiversity management; biodiversity management and challenges of the academic; implementation of international conventions and treaties.

Information Digest No. 353: Sectoral integration in Costa Rica. This digest briefs on social education sector, tourism sector, food-agriculture sector.

Information Digest No. 352: Sectoral integration in Canada. This digest contains information on provincial and territorial governments; urban areas; aboriginal peoples; educational and research institutions; environmental nongovernmental organizations (ENGOs); industry and business, including fisheries, forest products, mining and prospecting, energy, tourism, agriculture and agri-foods; economics, including a case study on ecosystem goods and services valuation; human health; stewardship.

Information Digest No. 351: Sectoral integration in Belize. This digest briefs on legal and regulatory framework, including the forest act, forests (mangrove protection) regulations, the national parks system act, wildlife protection act, the fisheries act, the environmental protection act, ancient monuments and antiquities act, Cayes development policy, Belize tourism policy, national lands act, protected areas conservation trust, the donor community, national capacity self-assessment, sustainable land management; existing measures and programmes in place for the conservation of biodiversity, such as the national protected areas system, regional partnerships, international agreements; mainstreaming biological diversity through the education system and capacity building.

Caribbean

Information Digest No. 50: Sectoral integration in Trinidad and Tobago. This digest describes information on national framework for biodiversity management, including governance and institutional framework, legal, policy and regulatory framework, commitment to and synergies with other international conventions; success stories in mainstreaming biodiversity. for instance, strengthening of the policy and legislative framework, collaboration and coordination in support of biodiversity management, the ecosystem approach to management, education and awareness, sustainable financing for biodiversity management; main challenges in mainstreaming biodiversity; measures to improve mainstreaming of biodiversity.

Information Digest No. 49: Sectoral integration in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The digest briefs on sectoral coordination, such as inter-ministerial coordination, environmental and biodiversity coordination act, multi-sectoral committees, co-management partnerships, professional networks: fostering multi-scale integration; integration of biodiversity concerns in sectoral plans and policies, including forestry sector plans and policies, tourism sector plans, fisheries sector policy, agricultural sector policies; cross-sectoral integration (biodiversity mainstreaming), for instance, national environmental management strategy and action plan (NEMS), the interim poverty reduction strategy paper, (draft) national economic and social development plan (NESDP), (draft) national physical development plan (NPDP); integration of biodiversity in EIAs and SEAs; effectiveness of mainstreaming; ways forward for enhancing cross-sectoral integration (mainstreaming) of biodiversity in SVG, such as to sensitize key decision-makers/ policy-makers, link the NBSAP process more closely to the national planning cycle, adopt the ecosystem approach, more comprehensively address biodiversity in the poverty reduction strategy paper.

Information Digest No. 48: Sectoral integration in Saint Lucia. This digest covers mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans; processes for mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans, such as legislative mandate, functional collaboration, integrated development planning, inter-sectoral committees, networking, the use of any positive incentives and removal of perverse incentives; ecosystem approach adopted and employed; biodiversity in environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments; outcomes achieved through implementation of measures for mainstreaming.

Information Digest No. 47: Sectoral integration in Grenada. The digest informs on policy on integration, national strategic development plan, national environment policy and management strategy, legal and regulatory framework, institutional framework, other issues on mainstreaming biodiversity (ecosystem approach, and environmental impact assessments), financing for integration, communication for integration.

Information Digest No. 46: Sectoral integration in Dominican Republic. The digest includes information on integration of biodiversity into sectoral and intersectoral strategic plans, including agriculture, rural development, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, education, health, tourism, trade, industry, National Water Resources Institute (INDRHI); integration of biodiversity in other national and sub-national strategies and programs; and integration of biodiversity in other conventions.

Information Digest No. 45: Sectoral integration in Dominica. This digest provides information on coastal vulnerability; preservation of species; marine; physical planning; access and benefit sharing; terminal phase-out management plan of cfcs dependent refrigeration systems; biosphere reserve.

Information Digest No. 44: Sectoral integration in Cuba. The digest contains information on integration of biodiversity into sectoral and intersectoral plans and programs, such as incorporation of aspects relating to biodiversity in the EAN 2007-2010, incorporation of biodiversity aspects in Sectoral and Territorial Environmental Strategies; incorporating aspects of biodiversity into other plans and programs, including Plan of the National Protected Areas System, National Forest Programme 2000-2015, National Science and Technology Programmes, Branches and Territorial, National Action Plan to Combat Desertification and Drought, National Environmental Education Strategy, Strategy and National Program for fire management, National Action Plan on Biosafety; processes of integration of biodiversity into sectoral and intersectoral plans and programs, such as working groups and national councils, using incentives to protect biodiversity, inter-institutional collaboration, integration of monitoring and protection bodies; ecosystem approach in mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral and intersectoral plans and programs, including integrated coastal management, watershed, integrated mountain development, management of protected areas; biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments; results achieved with the incorporation of biodiversity into sectoral and intersectoral plans and programs; South - South Cooperation.

Information Digest No. 43: Sectoral integration in Barbados. This digest provides information on biodiversity management framework, including National Strategic Plan of Barbados: 2006-2025, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2002, Barbados Sustainable Development Policy 2004, Physical Development Plan Amended 2003, Medium Term Development Strategy – Building the Green Economy, National Park Plan; institutional arrangements; existing legislation for land use, protected areas/habitats, agriculture/livestock, marine resources, protection of wild flora and fauna; cross-sectoral biodiversity coordination; cross-cutting national plans and strategies, such as Tourism Plan, Agricultural Plan, Plant Protection, Millennium Development Goals; linkages with other un conventions; cross-cutting programmes and projects, including fiscal incentives; ecosystem approach; mainstreaming biodiversity in land use planning and decision-making.

Information Digest No. 42: Sectoral integration in Bahamas. The digest provides information on biodiversity management framework, including National Strategic Plan of Barbados: 2006-2025, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2002, Barbados Sustainable Development Policy 2004, Physical Development Plan Amended 2003, Medium Term Development Strategy – Building the Green Economy, National Park Plan; institutional Arrangements; existing Legislation, such as on land use, protected areas/habitats, agriculture/livestock, marine resources, protection of wild flora and fauna; cross-sectoral biodiversity coordination; cross-cutting national plans and strategies, including tourism plan, agricultural plan, plant protection, Millennium Development Goals; linkages with other UN conventions; cross-cutting programmes and projects, for instance, fiscal incentives; ecosystem approach; mainstreaming biodiversity in land use planning and decision-making.

Information Digest No. 41: Sectoral integration in Antigua and Barbuda. This digest contains information on sectoral integration of biodiversity – policy; physical planning and environmental impact assessment; public sector budgetary process; environmental education; biodiversity & climate change.

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