“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
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.
For the biennium 2011-2012, the following activities are expected:
- Global Monitoring Report 2011 will focus on innovative financial mechanisms, with a view to document knowledge and experience on various innovative financial mechanisms;
- Global Monitoring Report 2012 will focus on assessments of funding needs that are required for implementing the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan of the Convention;
- Regional and topical technical and information notes that help to disseminate funding information, raise awareness and uptake practical experiences.
Global Monitoring 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
GMR Technical and Information Note
GMR Technical and Information Note No. 11: Arab Digest on Biodiversity and Finance (December 2010)
GMR Technical and Information Note: Exploring Innovative Financial Mechanisms (May 2010)