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

Global Monitoring Report

Basis for action:
“The Executive Secretary should prepare periodic global monitoring reports on the implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties, and promote, in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, exchange of experience and good practice in financing for biological diversity” -- Strategy for resource mobilization, paragraph 15

"Reiterates decision X/3, paragraph 5, which states that the global monitoring reports on the implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization should be prepared in time for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its ordinary meetings, and requests the Executive Secretary to prepare periodic global monitoring reports on the implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization"... Decision XI/4, paragraph 11

When the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Strategy for Resource Mobilization in Support of the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention in May 2008, it called for preparing periodic global monitoring reports on the implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization. The Conference of the Parties in October 2010 further decided that global monitoring reports should provide essential information on the status and trends in biodiversity financing as well as help to disseminate funding knowledge and know-how as related to biodiversity.

The Global Monitoring Report series, prepared by the Secretariat staff in collaboration with the staff of partner agencies, focuses on how the world is doing in financing the implementation of biodiversity policies and actions designed to achieve the internationally agreed biodiversity goals, targets and related outcomes. The reports are a framework for accountability in global biodiversity policy.

Global Monitoring Report

Global Monitoring Report 2012: State of Financing for Biodiversity. This draft report documents the status of biodiversity finance for information of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties. For the first time, the monitoring report utilized the resource mobilization indicators to assess the status, trends and options in resource mobilization at the global level. (Full report)

Global Monitoring Report 2010: Innovative Financing for Biodiversity. This pilot phase report documents the status of biodiversity finance in 2008, the latest year when data were available. It observed that the decade-long increasing trends in bilateral assistance to biodiversity were reversed in the year 2008, while the global target to reverse loss of biodiversity was not met by 2010. (Full report)

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  • United Nations Environment Programme