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Advancing More, Better and Faster Financing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Resource Mobilization Focal Points

Basis for action: “Each Party should consider appointing a “resource mobilization focal point” to facilitate national implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization” -- Strategy for resource mobilization, paragraph 12

In adopting the strategy for resource mobilization in May 2008, the Conference of the Parties recommended that each Party should consider appointing a “resource mobilization focal point” to facilitate national implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization. The primary function of resource mobilization focal points is organizing the design and dissemination of a country-specific resource mobilization strategy, with the involvement of key stakeholders such as non-governmental organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities, environmental funds, businesses and donors, in the framework of updated national biodiversity strategies and action plans. In addition, resource mobilization focal points should act as liaisons with the Secretariat on behalf of their Parties and in so doing, they are responsible for:

  1. Receiving and disseminating funding information related to the Convention;
  2. Ensuring that Parties are represented at finance-related capacity building and awareness raising workshops under the Convention;
  3. Identifying experts to assist with the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization of the Convention;
  4. Responding to other requests for input by Parties from the Conference of the Parties and the Secretariat;
  5. Collaborating with resource mobilization focal points in other countries to facilitate implementation of Articles 20 and 21 and other related provisions of the Convention, particularly at the regional and subregional level;
  6. Monitoring, promoting and/or facilitating national implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization of the Convention.

List of resource mobilization focal points

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme