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Milestones and Measures of Success

Milestones

2006
  • COP 8 adopts a strong CBD programme of work on island biodiversity with clear links between conservation, sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction.
  • At least five key countries commit to major island conservation initiatives that implement priority actions within the new CBD island programme of work.
  • GEF provides a special window with appropriate access and implementation procedures for islands in its “Resource Allocation Framework”. For more information click here.
  • Broad input from active island partners on the Global Island Partnership concept and priorities.

2007
  • At least five countries report high-impact results in island conservation, and these are publicized/shared widely
  • At least 10 countries make new commitments to major island conservation initiatives that implement priority actions within the CBD island programme of work or related policies.
  • Island exchanges facilitated to accelerate conservation progress on priority island issues.
  • Strategic learning networks established or strengthened to rapidly strengthen capacity in at least two island regions
  • Global Island Partnership structure established.

2008
  • At least 5 countries report high-impact results on their island conservation commitments, and these are publicised/shared widely.
  • At least 10 countries or organisations make new commitments to major island conservation initiatives that implement priority actions within the CBD Islands Programme of Work or related policies.
  • At least 3 countries report significant progress on sustainable finance mechanisms to ensure long-term conservation.
  • Island exchanges facilitated to accelerate conservation progress on priority island issues, as requested.
  • Global Island Partnership structure established, funding secured and staff hired.
  • GLISPA communications plan developed and at least 10 major media hits on island conservation issues/leaders.
  • At least U.S.$25 million in new funds pledged to support Partner commitments, including $2 million for GLISPA coordination.

Measures of Success

2010
  • At least 10 countries report high-impact results on their island conservation commitments, which are publicised/shared widely.
  • Sustainable funding targets met by at least two initiatives, with significant GLISPA assistance.
  • Efficient mechanisms, in place to help islands rapidly share solutions, technology, capacity and practices to address invasive species and sea level rise (e.g. exchanges, networks, database, etc).
  • More than 50% of active GLISPA partners report significant benefits from participating in the Partnership.
  • At least 20 major media hits on island issues/leaders and measurable change in perception of island ecosystem challenges and progress/achievements.
  • At least one partnership with the private sector announced to address a major island challenge, such as sustainable tourism, fisheries, forestry, agriculture, waste management, coastal development, invasive species management, and protected areas.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme