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Mechanisms for Implementation

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

NBSAPs are national strategies, plans or programmes for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity that integrate, as far as possible and as appropriate, the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity into relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies.
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National Reports

Article 26 of the Convention states that the objective of national reporting is to provide information on measures taken for the implementation of the Convention and the effectiveness of these measures.
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Cooperation and Partnerships

Achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the 2010 target, requires cooperation and coordination with a wide range of other conventions, institutions and processes.
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Financial Resources and Mechanism

The Convention on Biological Diversity acknowledges that substantial investments are required to conserve biological diversity, and that the provision of new and additional financial resources and appropriate access to relevant technologies can be expected to make a substantial difference in the world’s ability to address the loss of biological diversity.
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Clearing-House Mechanism

The Clearing-House Mechanism seeks to support the Convention's thematic and cross-cutting programmes of work by promoting cooperation, exchanging information and developing a network of partners.
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Biosafety Clearing-House

The BCH is an information exchange mechanism that provides open and easy access to key information about Living Modified Organisms, in accordance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
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LifeWeb for Financing Protected Areas

The LifeWeb for Financing Protected Areas seeks to strengthen financing for protected areas to conserve biodiversity, secure livelihoods and address climate change, through implementation of the Convention's Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA).
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  • United Nations Environment Programme