Value added for donor partners
1. Recognition of donor support and innovation for natural solutions.
All financial support provided in association with LifeWeb is monitored by the CBD Secretariat. Donor commitment and innovation is actively profiled by the Secretariat and other international forums. In order to provide international guidance and inform policy debate, experience gained from concrete projects implemented in association with the LifeWeb will be drawn from.
2. A user-friendly clearing house of Invitations for Support for viewing recipient priorities.
Expressions of Interest are submitted to the LifeWeb clearing house by national governments. In accordance with the Secretariat’s Programme of Work on Protected Areas, submissions are based on national priorities for ecological representation, management, and sectoral integration.
3. Facilitation of funding matches.
The LifeWeb Coordination Office helps generate Expressions of Interest that are consistent with recipient priorities as well as donors’ geographic and thematic focus. It also identifies potential matches and brings these to the attention of donors.
4. Counterpart funding.
Opportunities are identified to cost share Expressions of Interest and are brought to the attention of donors for their consideration.
5. Use and strengthening of existing financing mechanisms.
Funding flows directly from donor to recipient through existing development cooperation mechanisms.
6. Shaping of international guidance and policy debate.
Lessons learned from project implementation are used to develop international guidance and policy debate associated with the Convention on Biological Diversity.
7. Consistency with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness
- Ownership: recipient governments profile their needs based on national priorities for natural solutions.* Alignment: Donors enabled to align their support behind p riorities conveyed.
- Alignment: donors enabled to align their support behind the priorities conveyed.
- Harmonization: Open and simultaneous access to needs enables coordinated support.
- Results: protected areas provide natural solutions to address climate change and livelihoods.
- Mutual Accountability: the Programme of Work on Protected Areas enables reporting and tracking progress on results.