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NBSAP Capacity Building Workshops for Implementing the new Strategic Plan through NBSAPs

Identifying synergies among MEAs...

Further to the agreement reached among heads and representatives of five international conventions on biodiversity (CBD, CMS, CITES, Ramsar, WHC) and major conservation organizations on a common approach to address the biodiversity crisis, based on the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the workshops also served as an opportunity to promote synergies amongst the MEAs and reflect commonalities in the NBSAP.

The second series of regional or sub-regional workshops on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) was held in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The workshops held in 2012 and 2013 followed up on those conducted in 2011. The workshops were organized with the generous financial support of Japan and other donors.

Background

In decision X/2, the Conference of the Parties adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020). In the same decision, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties and other Governments to develop national and regional targets, using the Strategic Plan as a flexible framework, and to review, update and revise, as appropriate, their national biodiversity strategies and action plans in line with the Strategic Plan and the guidance adopted in decision IX/9. The Conference of the Parties also urged Parties and other Governments to support the updating of national biodiversity strategies and action plans as effective instruments to promote the implementation of the Strategic Plan and to use the revised and updated national biodiversity strategies and action plans as effective instruments for the integration of biodiversity targets into national development and poverty reduction policies and strategies, national accounting, economic sectors and spatial planning processes.

In the same decision, the Conference of the Parties also emphasized the need for capacity-building activities and the effective sharing of knowledge to support all countries, especially developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, small island developing States, and the most environmentally vulnerable countries, as well as countries with economies in transition, and indigenous and local communities, in the implementation of the Strategic Plan. In response, the Executive Secretary organized the second series of regional or sub-regional workshops on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme